Daytime in Buenos Aires

The work day in Argentina isn’t particularly taxing (they take long lunches and numerous breaks for mate), but it’s long. Argentines won’t come home until as late as 7 p.m. and prepare dinner, have a mate and relax at home. So, needless to say, there isn’t a lot of entertainment during the week. Spend that time shopping, browsing through museums or visiting other tourist attractions worth the effort.

El Barrio Chino: It’s only four blocks, but it will satisfy the craving for moon cakes and sesame chicken >

*Cementerio de la Recoleta: A city of tombstones rests in the middle of a bustling neighborhood >

Centro Cultural Borges: Try a few weeks of a dance workshop or stop by to see an art exhibit >

Confitería Ideal: A traditional milonga right in the center of the city >

*Feria de San Telmo: Antiquing on a lazy Sunday will lead you through trinkets and clothing >

*MALBA: This modern art museum is free for students and changes exhibits frequently >

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: This national art museum has free admission and large collections of renaissance art >

Palacio Barolo: This building is famous for its architecture, inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy >

Palacio Paz and Círculo Militar: A former aristocrat’s residence, this palace offers beautiful views >

La UBA: The public university is telling of the way socialism works in Argentina >

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