Big, cosmopolitan and full of Latin American, Spanish and Italian influences, Buenos Aires is Argentina’s capital city and up there in the top three stops on our trip so far (along with New Orleans and Mexico City).
As we explored the Downtown area, we visited Mother’s of May Square, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Congress buildings and the Pink House (where the president works). As well as Tortoni Cafe for Submarinos (hot milk with melted chocolate in – essential for the winter cold) and Pope Francis’ last residence in the city.
Recoleta Cemetery was one of our favourite stops in the city, filled with grand tombs to match the occupants’ grand houses and, of course, the site of Eva Peron’s grave. Other highlights included our visit to Le Grill, on the water in Puerto Madero, for one of the best steaks in the city (and plenty of Argentinian wine) and strolling through the Sunday market in San Telmo – filled with local artists, music and street food.
See our pics from Buenos Aires below…