The city is divided into districts, or barrios, with each one having a distinctive atmosphere. The north of the city is where the wealth resides and the most expensive shops and hotels can be found. However, the south is very much the working-class area with its historical connections, pretty, low-rise buildings and tango nights (milongas). When night falls the streets throng with residents enjoying a drink or dinner at the restaurants that nestle in the walls. As with all Spanish-speaking countries, the night is still young long into the dawn so prepared to be swept up in the energy and sleep when you return home!
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There are many interesting day trips within reach of Buenos Aires. Take a ferry across the border to Uruguay and explore the beautiful Montevideo or, if it’s summer, head to the Mar del Plata beach. Lying 250 miles south of the city, there is 30 miles of sand which just about caters for the one million visitors plus that arrive in January and February. Alternatively, head for the fascinating town of San Antonio de Areco, just 70 miles north-west of Buenos Aires. You are immediately transported to gaucho country with its century-old wooden buildings, cobbled streets and crafts for sale on every corner.
Back in the city, make sure you visit some of the museums and galleries that display world-renowned collections of art. Religion plays a huge part in the lives of the people here too and the glorious cemeteries and churches are a reminder of that, as is the wonderfully tacky ‘Tierra Santa’ - a religious theme park that the locals adore.
There is a wide range of accommodation available with a number of established Buenos Aires Hotels being renovated in recent years. At both ends of the spectrum there has been a boom in hotel construction with as many great value budget places as luxury ones springing up. If you fancy staying longer then some good-value rented apartments can be found with rents decreasing the longer you choose to stay.
So come and experience this lively and cosmopolitan city and order a famous-Argentinean steak or sip mojito cocktails in one of the elegant café’s. As the prolific writer Jorge Luis Borges once summed up, ‘Buenos Aires inhabits me like a poem that I haven’t yet managed to out down in words.’