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And the award for the most colorful city in the World goes to…
Welcome to Buenos Aires!
The city of tango, the city of love, the Paris of South America, or the city of Evita Perón – these are just some of the things that might pop in your mind when you think of Buenos Aires. This huge megapolis is a true jewel of South America – rich in history, vibrant in street life, delicious in cuisine, this city knows no boundaries or limits when it comes to having it all.
Like all the large cities, Buenos Aires is divided into various districts and neighborhoods, each pretty famous on its own. There is San Telmo and tango, El Caminito and its colorful casas, Recoleta and Evita, Puerto Madero and its beautiful and futuristic Puente de la Mujer, Retiro and the Galerías Pacifico and other, no less famous places.
So if you have never been to Buenos Aires (or maybe you’ve been there and just miss this gorgeous town) – check out the gallery below for a visual introduction to some of the most beautiful and colorful things that this city has to offer.
Buenos Aires has a number of magnificent Cathedrals spread across its vast city lines. Some might even look ‘abandoned’ and ancient, but they are still amazing inside! They are all free to enter and most allow their pictures taken (just be discreet when a mass is in session).
Offering some of the best panoramic views in town (pictured below), this hidden gem is not to be missed. Check out our article – Buenos Aires: Top 10 Sights, for more information on how to get there, since this is not your average touristic spot.
Buenos Aires is a very ‘artsy’ town, as the pictures below demonstrate. It is quite hard to pass a street without seeing some colorful graffiti, murals, or even fun monuments that make this town so awesome.
Probably the most famous neighborhood in Buenos Aires – El Caminito is anything but dull. In addition to colorful homes, you will find some interesting cafes and bars, souvenir shops and even an ‘art’ market conveniently located in the heart of this vibrant area.
In addition to the old and historic buildings, this city of love has gained a huge number of modern sky-rises, with the passing of the 20th century. It is no longer the domes of cathedrals, or even the Galeria Güemes that provide the best views from above, but the numerous tall giants, made of glass, steel and stone.
There is a limited number of cemeteries in the World that look like an open-air museum, and Recoleta is surely one of them. It is the final resting place to one of the most famous residents of Buenos Aires, after all. (Yep, you guessed it correctly – it is Evita Perón).
Known for its pricey restaurants, shipping docks, and of course a gorgeous bridge (Puente de la Mujer, aka ‘Women’s Bridge’), Puerto Madero is a very scenic area of Buenos Aires.
Besides its awesome street art, the city is full of traditional museums with huge collections of South American, European, Oriental and other collections that’s readily available to any curious visitor.
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