Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Buenos Aires Travel Guide


Paris of the South? Or stylish Latin America capital with European flair? Old world blends with new in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s bustling metropolis ... Read More

Paris of the South? Or stylish Latin America capital with European flair? Old world blends with new in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s bustling metropolis that will have you sighing over its Belle Époque architecture, cobblestone streets lined with adorable cafés and boutiques, and neighborhoods (barrios) bursting with personality. First-time visitors tend to associate Buenos Aires with tango, steak, and wine—that trifecta of local passions—but the Argentine capital’s French buildings, Italian food, and Spanish nightlife also tell the story of a city with one foot in Latin America and the other in Europe. Tree-lined avenues, a thriving nightlife and great food and wine make the Argentinian capital one of the most exciting cities in the continent.

Although it was rebuilt in the early 20th century and modeled after Paris and Madrid, when you visit Buenos Aires you’ll see that the city buzzes with a passion that is entirely its own. This dynamic city is home to three million, mostly very good-looking porteños (port dwellers), and is perfect for wandering at leisure. While there are key sites worth ticking off such as the Casa Rosada or Teatro Colón opera house, the essence of Buenos Aires is taking coffee at a barrio café watching the world saunter by, or browsing the latest exhibit at a hip gallery before lingering over a three-hour lunch.

Porteños adore culture and nightlife, and their city takes on a different energy once the sun sets. Dinner starts late—typically from 9 p.m. onwards—then moves onto a watering-hole for cocktails, or even a club. Do as the porteños do, and take a siesta before venturing out. Surprised you made it to dawn? Buenos Aires is now under your skin, and you’ll want to enjoy every minute. T+L’s Buenos Aires travel guide brings together the most thrilling experiences in the city.

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Best Time To Visit

Buenos Aires radiates all year-long, but fall (from April to June) and spring (from September to December) are the best seasons to visit Buenos Aires, when temperatures are mild and hotels offer lower rates. During the summer months of January and February, expect outdoor concerts and markets, as well as humid heat and considerable crowds. Cultural happenings include the World Tango Festival in August and the Circus Festival in May.

Buenos Aires Transportation

Buenos Aires is a flat, walkable city. The Subte subway system costs $0.67 a ticket, while bus fares vary between $0.30-$0.35. A magnetic SUBE card costs $2.57 and can be used on all modes of public transit. You can also rent bikes for free (registration required) on the EcoBici scheme or flag down distinctive black and yellow taxis.

Buenos Aires Weather

January is the hottest month with an average temperature of 86°F (30°C). July is the coldest with an average temperature of 44°F (7°C).

Know Before Visiting

Many businesses close for all or part of January for summer vacation. Otherwise, restaurants are generally open from 12.30 p.m. until 3 p.m. for lunch, and 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. for dinner. Argentines observe 17 public holidays when banks close.




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