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Buenos Aires Cruises

At once modern and traditional, Buenos Aires offers a chic blend of European and Latin American influences. It’s a major hub for art, culture and design in Argentina, positioned on the banks of the Rio de la Plata. Visit a parilla (steakhouse) to sample the city’s famous beef, grilled to perfection and served with copious glasses of Malbec! Take in a tango show in colourful La Boca, view an operatic performance in the historic Colon theatre, or browse through chic vintage wares in Palermo. This city has loads to explore, from antique markets in San Telmo to stately museums in Recoleta.

Buenos Aires

What You Need To Know About Buenos Aires

What are the can’t-miss sights in Buenos Aires?

Gaze up at the balcony where Eva Peron gave her famous speeches at the Casa Rosada or just watch the world go by from the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires’ famous central square. Head to the Recoleta Cemetery to view elegant mausoleums of the city’s most aristocratic residents, or venture to La Boca to wander the cobbled streets where it’s said the tango was born. Have a wander down the colourful Caminito here were you’ll see couples dancing to traditional accordion music. There are also loads of museums in Buenos Aires, including the Museum of Fine Arts and MALBA collection of contemporary fine arts.

How can you reach Buenos Aires from the cruise terminal?

The port in Buenos Aires isn’t far from the swanky Puerto Madero dock area, just a short stroll down the river. With its warehouse restaurants and dockside shops, it’s worth a visit on its own. This gorgeous city is best explored on foot, with a walkable centre and efficient subway system. Hop from one neighbourhood to the next on the Subte system, or take the bus to see the sights above ground (just be sure to have coins on hand, as the buses don’t accept bills or cards!) Taxis are also available at the port if you have a specific destination in mind.

When is the best time to visit Buenos Aires?

The best times to visit Buenos Aires are either during the autumn (which falls between March to May) and spring (between September and November). During the summer months, the temperatures are hot and sticky, with many locals leaving town to hit the beaches of Mar del Plata or Uruguay rather than stay in the city. October and November are a particularly lovely time to visit, when you’ll see all the jacaranda trees in bloom. Winters are generally mild, which makes the June- August period a fine time to visit as well particularly if you want to avoid crowds.


Buenos Aires features a wealth of high-end museums, most of which are housed in historic, ornate buildings. A prime example is the National Museum of Decorative Arts, which showcase Russian miniatures and European tapestries in a French-styled villa. See local dinosaur skeletons along with an aquarium in the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences, or visit the Eva Peron Museum to learn more about this famous resident! When you’re in need of a moment of tranquillity, explore one of the many gardens in the city. Trendy Palermo is bordered by the Botanical Gardens and Buenos Aires Zoo, as well as Tres de Febrero Park with its beautiful lakes, cultivated gardens and roses. You can’t visit Buenos Aires without at least watching (or even participating!) in a tango show. The historic San Telmo and La Boca districts are filled with tango bars, where you can watch the dancers in romantic, intimate surroundings. Milongas start with tango lessons, so you can learn the steps even if you’ve never danced before. The beef in Buenos Aires is fairly legendary, and it’s as good as its reputation! Visit a traditional steakhouse or popular chain like El Mirasol to see what all the fuss is about. There’s a significant Italian population in the city, making Italian food top-notch here.

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