Ten Quirky Things to do in Buenos Aires

Written by Mike (Editor) on . Posted in Whats up

Buenos Aires is a great city, full of interest. Here are our suggestions for some different things to do:

1. Ride the subway (Subte) to take a look at the great mosiacs on many stations

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2. Visit Theatre Colon, one of the leading opera houses in the world. Better still book a performance

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3. Visit the beautiful Alteno bookshop in Sante Fe Avenue , situated in a beautifully converted theatre

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4. Visit The Calle Murillo Leather District  where fashionable leather clothes are sold at much lower prices than in the Florida stores

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5.  Book a performance at the Astor Piazolla theatre – wonderful dancing and music to Piazolla and Pugilese without all the gimmicks

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6.  Visit the store where you can listen to tango music before you buy it – Zivals

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7.  As an alternative to the San Telmo market visit the Sunday craft market in Recoleta, followed by a coffee or something stronger at the adjacent la Biela cafe (cheaper inside than outside)

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8.  Take a walk around some of the beautiful old buildings like The Water Company Palace (originally British owned)

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9.  If you want to get a feel of another Argentina city take the train from the beautiful Constitution station to La Plata (about 1.5 hours). Vendors will jump into your carriage and offer food, music, clothes, etc but nobody is hassled

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10. Explore the graffiti art of Old Palermo. take a tour with Graffitimundo

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