Glamorous and gritty, Buenos Aires is two cities in one. What makes Argentina's capital so fascinating is its dual heritage—part European, part Latin American. Plaza de Mayo resembles a grand square in Madrid, and the ornate Teatro Colón would not be out of place in Vienna. But you’ll know you’re in South America by the leather shoes for sale on cobbled streets and impromptu parades of triumphant soccer fans. Limited-production wines, juicy steaks, and ice cream in countless flavors are among the old-world imports the city has perfected.
- Food Modern Andean cuisine, tantalizing tapas, and some of the world's best beef.
- Tango On packed dance floors or at ritzy shows, people move to the 2/4 beat.
- Shopping Palermo for hipsters, Recoleta for the jet set, San Telmo for bohemians.
- Nightlife Artsy cafés, romantic wine bars, pounding clubs, or packed rock concerts.
- History Eva Perón and Che Guevara are among the city’s unforgettable figures.
- Modern Art Paintings at the museums, colorful murals on walls throughout town.