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Weekend Breaks to Buenos Aires

Planning a short break to Buenos Aires? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Buenos Aires. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Buenos Aires. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Teatro Colon

Libertas This extravagant seven stories Opera House has impressed visitors since it was opened in 1908. A small museum is situated in the lobby and guided tours are available in English. The tours go through the basement workshops, rehearsal rooms, stage and seating areas.

Shopping

Buenos Aries is considered to be a shopper’s paradise. From the antique and flea markets in the San Telmo district to the sophisticated stores in the Galerías Pacifico The Galerias Pacifico in Florida 750 has fashionable boutiques and bookstores in a lovely building, which is decorated with murals by leading Argentine artists.

Patio de Comidas

Situated on the lower level of the Galeria Pacifico, this is a food hall that contains a number of reasonably priced, fast food versions of some excellent restaurants. You can eat Japanese, Italian and Argentinean food here are they all share a common eating area.

Dance

There are numerous Tango clubs but to see the Tango performed for free go to the Sunday flea market in San Telmos’ Plaza Dorrego. The performers are all professional dancers and they make no allowances for the tourists when dancing.

Cathedral Metroploitana

Plaza de Mayo The cathedral was built on the site of the original colonial church and completed in 1827. It is a very important historical site and contains the tomb of Jose de San Martin, Argentina’s most revered hero who lived in the 19th century.

Plaza de Mayo

in one form or another the plaza has been here since the 16th century. At the eastern end is the Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace. This is where the Peron’s and other of the country’s leaders stepped out onto its balcony and to address the populace.

Recoleta

This is one of the most fashionable districts in Buenos Aries. It is the site of the Iglesia de Nuestra senora de Pilar, a colonial church that is a national monument. It has several very attractive open spaces and public gardens, including the Plaza Francia where the city’s craft fair takes place on a Sunday.

La Recoleta Cemetery

Avenue Quintana and Junín. This is an awe-inspiring cemetery which visitors find completely fascinating, primarily because it's where Evita Peron is buried. The necropolis is a city within a city, with numerous huge monuments fashioned in white marble, dark granite, and lustrous bronze, decorated with numerous stone angels and statues of the Virgin. The cemetery is a lovely place to wander with its serene atmosphere and sense of great history.

El Puentecito

Luján 2101, Barracas. This restaurant is an amazing one hundred-years-old. It is to be found in the traditional barrio of Barracas and a trip out to sample its food is well worth it. The large portions of among other dishes, puchero, boiled meat and vegetables, parrilla and seafood are very tasty. The restaurant is open round the clock so you can get a meal whenever you want.

Mataderos

6km southwest of Caballito.This barrio takes its name from the slaughterhouses, which used to be here, they went a long time ago but Mataderos is still home to a livestock market.

You will find here one of Buenos Aires' most incredible events: the Feria de Mataderas which takes place on Sundays.

This is a celebration of the country’s rural traditions, folk music, traditional crafts and regional food specialities are served and local dances are performed, however, the highpoint of the day is the display of gaucho skill in which riders participate in exciting traditional events.

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