ARGENTINA – Buenos Aires
ave 9 de julio
The main drag in BA named in honor of their independence day. It’s the widest avenue in the world at 12-14 lanes wide plus medians and sidewalks. The entire von Trapp family could pose for an Abbey Rd-style crosswalk pic, and it would take up less than half the street.
200 year celebration of the May Revolution of 1810. Along Ave 9 de Julio.
The “mini Washington monument” built in 1936 to commemorate 400 years of Buenos Aires being a city. (barrio: San Nicolás)
This pink house is like Argentina’s White House. It’s the presidential mansion. (barrio: Monserrat)
A gorgeous Art Nouveau building that was once the tallest building in Buenos Aires and is based on Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. (barrio: Monserrat)
Argentina’s National Congress. (barrio: Balvanera)
caminito and la boca
A colorful street full of art and street performers. Go during the day. (barrio: La Boca)
eva perón museum
A museum about Evita’s life that Kaitlin really wanted to go to… (barrio: Palermo)
Japanese Gardens. (barrio: Palermo)
buenos aires zoo
The zoo. (barrio: Palermo)
A famous cemetery with ornate mausoleums and statues. Evita’s buried here. (barrio: Recoleta)
feria de mataderos
This one’s got it all: ladies in doily hats hand-making empanadas and frying them on the spot, stalls selling leather products, candied fruit and popcorn kabobs, gauchos (cowboys) in traditional garb with miniature ponies…
The center of the market is a stage where they perform Argentine folk dances like Chacarera. At one point everyone in the market stops and the Argentine national anthem plays.
Sundays 11am-8pm. March-December. (barrio: Mataderos)
A square with street vendors and performers. (barrio: San Telmo)
puente de la mujer
Santiago Calatrava’s pedestrian bridge. (barrio: Puerto Madero)