Named for the “good winds” that brought the Spanish sailors to the coast of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America. It is also the most European city on the continent with its sophisticated and eclectic architectural styles. Just a stroll down the Avenida de Mayo reveals majestic buildings in Art Nouveau, Neoclassic and Art Deco. Home to hundreds of book stores, Buenos Aires has been called “the city of books” and a visit to El Ateneo the most beautiful bookshop in the world is a must! You must leave time too for music as the spectacular Teatro Colón (Columbus Theatre) and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic is world renown.
Argentina is the birthplace of tango so your guide will make sure you find out where the best clubs are found. It is also a great place for informal art lovers, with large murals everywhere in the city including the subway. If you are more politically minded, ask your guide about the Perón years or the haunting stories of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. And of course, you will hear about the current Pope Francis coming from Buenos Aires!
Visit La Boca district with its colorful 19th century homes and the Caminto--a sort of street museum--where to this day, tango is danced in the street. Contrast that with the upscale Recoleta district with its combination of trendy skyscrapers and old Parisian-style architecture. Always a liberal port city open to foreigners, a visit to the Amerika disco will prove that Buenos Aires has something for everyone--a gay disco on three floors where heterosexuals are welcome!
With a sub-tropical climate and average temperatures of 28 °C (82 °F) Buenos Aires attracts over 2.5 million visitors a year. Come and join Milk & Honey Tours in an exciting, pluralistic city and feel the tango-spirit!