Art & Football in La Boca
La Boca is a colorful neighborhood that loves its sports and arts. La Boca is a football-crazed neighborhood and an ideal place to watch a game. You’ll feel an instant vibe change when you enter this area from anywhere else in the city, mostly from the colorful metal houses and artistic décor. Check out the art museum of Bellas Artes here to see the beautiful works of Benito Quinquela Martin.
Art & Football in La Boca
Dance at a Neighborhood Milonga
Tango captures the essence of Buenos Aires, and either watching or partaking in this dance is a must for your trip to Buenos Aires. Milongas are nights of tango dancing at social clubs and on ballroom floors. Some popular ones to check out include La Calesita, Tango Cool, La Marshall, and La Virtua. Read some reviews about local milongas so that you pick one that suits your style. Some are geared towards a younger or older crowd, while others are more formal or casual. And if you’d rather watch than participate, consider catching the Rojo Tango show at the Faena to learn more about Buenos Aires’ heritage without getting your toes stepped on.
Puerto Madero Waterfront
Many world-class cities bring life to their riverfronts, and Buenos Aires is no exception. This is a big business area, so you might be based here if you’re traveling for work. There are lots of fashionable restaurants and clubs here, but be forewarned that they tend to be pretty pricey. To explore the water area even more, hop on a ferry to check out the delta. This area doesn’t have the traditional Buenos Aires culture of other neighborhoods, but it provides an interesting contrast, and the ecological reserve is definitely worth visiting.
History buffs will love visiting the San Telmo area of Buenos Aires because it really shows off its colonial history that has evolved over time. San Telmo has gone through many changes over the years, from being a fashionable district to being plagued by yellow fever and seeing an influx of immigrants move in. It’s famous for picturesque narrow streets and antique shops, some of which can be found at the flea market on Sunday. Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, the market is a fun place to be. Check out the area’s tango bars and ask for an impromptu lesson if you’re feeling inspired.
El Tigre and Fruits Port
Although there’s plenty to do in the city of Buenos Aires to keep you busy, there’s certainly no harm in venturing outside the city limits for a weekend escape at El Tigre. This is a great place to relax and breathe in some fresh air because the forested islands and beautiful waterways are less than an hour from downtown.