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San Telmo, Plaza Dorrego (1-2 hrs)

Buenos AiresSan Telmo
San Telmo is the oldest neighbourhood in the city. The area around Plaza Dorrego (Humberto Primo and Defensa) is home to many antique shops.

At Plaza Dorrego you can see Tango dancers and street singers. In the restaurants around the square you can see Tango shows. During weekdays the park is packed with small tables where you can have lunch or dinner outdoors.

Especially on Sunday’s this is a great place to go for the antique and bric-a brac market. The whole square and streets around are one huge outdoor market.

The restaurants direct around the Plaza Dorrego are real tourist traps. So for better lunch or dinner options we suggest you walk a few streets and find yourself a better place.

Downtown shopping (1-2 hrs)

Buenos Aires Florida
Just a few blocks from the intersection with 9 de Julio Avenue you will find Florida Pedestrian Street, one of the most important buying circuits. There are large bookstores, art galleries, apparel stores, shoes, leather stuff and any much more. And there are some more pedestrian shopping streets like Lavalle, Suipacha and Reconquista.

Corrientes Avenue (between Florida and 9 de Julio) assembles an amazing amount of bookstores. This street is also known as the local ‘Broadway’ and houses the most famous theatre rooms.

Buller Brewing Company (1-2 hrs)

Buenos Aires Buller Brewing
Opposite the Cementerio de Recoleta you will find a very special bar, Buller Brewing Company. The Buller Bar has its own brewery inside the bar. At weekdays you can watch the brewer at work during daytime.

They produce several beers and it is possible to order a tasting of several small beers. More information about the beers can be found at their website. The opening hours are: Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 am and on Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 4 am.

The bar and brewery (and great outdoor terrace) are located at Pte Roberto M. Ortiz 1827. There’s also a Buller Pub downtown, at Paraguay 428, but that one doesn’t have a brewery.

La Boca (1 afternoon)

Buenos Aires La Boca
La Boca is one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires. The place you have to visit in this area is ‘Caminito’. Here you will see the painted houses with washed clothes hanging from their windows.

The place acquired cultural significance because it inspired the music for the famous tango ‘Caminito’ (1926), composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto. That’s why in Caminito you can watch tango shows or other local dancing shows in almost every bar or restaurant. Best time to visit the place is in the afternoon.

Palermo (2-3 hrs)

Buenos Aires Palermo
Palermo is the neighbourhood chosen by musicians, artists and intellectuals. It is one of the avant-garde centres in the Latin America, not only in design terms, (apparel, shoes, home objects) but also in movie and TV productions and publicity sought for by companies from all around the world.

Palermo never sleeps. During weekdays the restaurants are open till midnight. Its streets are quiet and safe. On weekends, the area becomes populated during the day, and at night a visit there is a must. The offer is wide and varied: pubs, thematic bars, clubs with DJ’s, amazing terraces and even bars open from 8 pm to 9 am.

The neighbourhood is divided into two sections. Palermo Soho, around Plaza Cortazar, which is good for shopping, dining and drinking. North of Juan B Gusto Avenue is Palermo Hollywood. Here you will find a lot of restaurants. The area got its name because there are a lot of TV and movie production companies located here.

Restaurant La Cabrera (1-2 hrs)

Buenos Aires La Cabrera
Argentina is known for its beef and when visiting Buenos Aires venturing to the top Buenos Aires steak restaurants is a must. If you are looking for the best ‘Lomo’ meat in Palermo you have to go to a ‘Parilla’, which is an Argentinian Steakhouse and the best one is Restaurant La Cabrera.

The restaurant is located at Jose Antonio Cabrera 5127 (they also have another location at J.A. Cabrera 5099). Both locations are open from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 pm to 1 am and on Friday to Sunday until 2 am.

Only the lunch hours vary. The 5127 location is open from Friday to Monday from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. The 5099 location is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. It’s advisable to make a reservation +5411-4832-5754, or do it online. If you don’t make a reservation, you may have to wait a while or not be able to get a table at all. And this counts even for lunchtime.

Gran Cafe Tortoni (2 hrs)

Buenos Aires Tortoni
Gran Café Tortoni is one of the oldest bars in Buenos Aires. It was founded in 1858. Enjoy breakfast or brunch here. Have a great hot chocolate, coffee with chocolate cake or cold cuts with beer or cider. You can even watch Tango and jazz performances in the small theatre in the back of the bar.

The opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 2 am and Sunday from 8 am to 1 am. You will find this bar in downtown Buenos Aires at Avenida de Mayo 825, just around the corner of Avenida de 9 Julio.

Shopping Patio Bullrich (1 hr)

Buenos Aires Patio Bullrich
The Bullrich Mansion, the historic building of the Bullrich family, was a traditional auction house for all kinds of objects of collection, livestock and thoroughbreds. It is located at Avenida Libertador 750.

In 1988 it was inaugurated as a modern shopping mall, preserving its original qualities and neoclassical architecture. This is the place to do your absolute high end shopping. In this mall you will find all exclusive international brands. So if you decide to go in, dress properly, bring a lot of money or a platinum credit card.

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