Essential Buenos Aires City Guide 2015: Eating | Drinking | Sightseeing | Tango | Hotels | Football | Shopping | Nightlife | And More…
by Jack Davidson
Buenos Aires is the number one tourist destination in South America. Its exquisite architecture, world-renowned cuisine, legendary nightlife and welcoming atmosphere attract millions of visitors each year. The Paris of South America pulls off the conjuring trick of being both a thoroughly modern metropolis while retaining the seductive charm which has made it famous throughout the world. Whether you head here for the mouth-watering steak, the vibrant cultural scene or the romance of tango, this city delivers.
So, what should you expect from Argentina’s grand capital? Well, this guide aims to shed some light on just that question. Essential Buenos Aires City Guide 2015 has 11 chapters focussing on the country’s history, the basics of getting in and getting around, a guide to its most popular neighbourhoods, a comprehensive cultural calendar, an accommodation guide, its must-see sights, museums and places of interest, the world of football, eating and drinking, nightlife, tango and shopping.
The five most important people to have called Buenos Aires home.
How to get around by taxi, bus, subway or by foot.
Maximising your travel money.
How to avoid common scams.
What you can find in each neighbourhood (including where you’ll want to stay).
A month-by-month guide to the city’s best festivals, exhibitions, national holidays and sporting events.
The best accommodation options whether you’re looking for backpacker hostels or boutique hotels.
How to find an apartment or a shared house for longer stays.
Features on the city’s best sights, places of interest, museums and attractions including Recoleta Cemetery, the colourful buildings of La Boca and some less-visited spots.
Sections devoted to solo travellers, couples, families and LGBT visitors.
Free things to do in the city including the best parks, self-guided tours,
A history of arch rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.
How to get your hands on those coveted superclasico tickets (the Boca/River derby).
Features on how to find the best steak in Buenos Aires, including what to order and how to order.
The best parrillas (steakhouses) in the city.
The low-down on Argentinian favourites including empanadas, choripan and Buenos Aires’ distinctive pizzas.
Restaurant recommendations spanning everything from parrillas to pizzerias and Peruvian food to sushi.
Dozens of bar and nightclubs recommendations, ranging from historic and quaint to thoroughly modern.
A history of tango in Buenos Aires.
The best milongas (tango events) in the city as well as most spectacular tango shows.
Crucial tips on tango etiquette you need to know before you hit the dance floor.
Where to learn tango, including the best milongas for beginners and tango schools.
Where to buy leather, souvenirs, art, antiques and even groceries.
The best malls and main shopping areas in the city.
The city’s famed street markets and what you can expect to find there.
As well as light-hearted but informative features on all of the above, Essential Buenos Aires City Guide 2015 contains directories of restaurants, museums, places of interest and more, meaning you can plan your own trip with up-to-date knowledge.
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