Buenos Aires, Argentina
Collected by Maggie Fuller, AFAR Staff
While often called the “Paris of the Americas,” Buenos Aires’s blend of historical and contemporary creates a romance all its own. Days are best spent wandering the parks, taking in Rodin’s sensual sculptures, or sipping afternoon tea amidst the elegance of European architecture, but it’s when the sun goes down that Buenos Aires really starts to heat up. Begin at a chic bar with stunning views and move on to an intimate table for two. Only then will you be ready to tango till dawn.
Av. Alvear 1891, C1129 CABA, Argentina
Av. Rivadavia 3899, C1204AAD C1204AAD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
On weekends, the line to get into Las Violetas stretches halfway around the block. (A little much, you say, in a city that's filled with lovely cafes?) No, in fact, the locals know what they're doing. This gem of a corner cafe may be the most...
Av. Casares 2966, C1425 CABA, Argentina
When the city gets too hectic, retreat to one of Buenos Aires’ loveliest parks or gardens for a walk, a picnic, or a siesta under the trees. The sprawling Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods) offers a lovely rose garden and a picturesque lake with...
Gorriti 5132, C1414BJT CABA, Argentina
With a smart and simple chalkboard menu of cheese plates, salads, sandwiches made with homemade bread, good coffee, and Argentinian wines by the glass, Pain et Vin is a lovely venue for lunch or an afternoon glass of Malbec rosado. The Palermo...
Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Entering the main exhibit area, I was greeted by a large collection of sculptures by Auguste Rodin. I was mesmerized by "The Kiss" and how lifelike the lovers seemed, almost as if I were intruding on a private moment. Wandering the fine collection...
Buenos Aires, C1103 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is, of course, the world capital of tango, and there is no finer place for learning how to dance cheek to cheek. Opportunities to learn the legendary dance abound throughout the city. At traditional tango venues, like downtown’s...
Av. de Mayo 1370, C1085 CABA, Argentina
It's a guidebook staple: most visitors to Buenos Aires read about Palacio Barolo, the architectural marvel on Avenida de Mayo that's based on the structure of Dante's Divine Comedy, and they stop by to see it from the outside. But Palacio Barolo...
Cerrito 628, C1010 CABA, Argentina
Teatro Colón is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. Though the theater was, to the great disappointment of many travelers, closed for years while undergoing major renovations, the Colón has now reopened and is playing host...
1072, AAT, Defensa, C1065 CABA, Argentina
In Buenos Aires, dinner happens late. Most restaurants don’t even open until 8:00 p.m., and many locals don’t think of making a reservation before 10:00 p.m. It means that restaurants are packed well into the night, often with couples sharing a...
Salta 1050, C1103ACY CABA, Argentina
The unmarked door at an unremarkable address might have you thinking you're in the wrong place—but you're at Aramburu, one of the city's most talked-about dining venues, and the location is a reminder of the chef's humble start in the business....
Estados Unidos 299, C1101AAE CABA, Argentina
Every time I am in Buenos Aires I make my way to Bar Sur, a 45-year-old tango club in San Telmo. It is a tiny café with black and white tiles on the floor, a restroom tucked right behind the piano, and a doorman who remembers you from years...
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