Often referred to as the "Paris of the South", the fantastic city of Buenos Aires is a modern day cosmopolitan metropolis, a distinct difference to its previous history as a colonial port after being founded in the 16th century. One of the greatest pleasures here is to simply stroll around the city and soak up the wonderfully vibrant and charismatic atmosphere. Buenos Aires is full of charm and is not to be missed when cruising this fascinating part of the world. There are many attractions in this city but many people just enjoy heading ashore and enjoying the unique ambience as Buenos Aires flaunts its European heritage with an array of Parisian style confiterias, cafes, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the ever popular tango clubs. The tango originated in Buenos Aires in the 1800s and went on to become one of the most renowned and sultry dances to be performed all over the world. This passionate dance can be found here throughout the city at the many tango cafes and ballrooms dedicated to showcasing local talents.
One of the most popular attractions in the city is the magnificently elegant Colon Theatre. This beautiful venue is located at 9 de Julio Ave, the largest avenue in Buenos Aires and is a great place to visit. Here you’ll discover one of the most famed opera houses in the world and a venue that is considered a truly historic monument of Argentina. It is the diverse enigmas of the city that really set this exciting port of call apart from others. Such a grand building as the opera house combines somehow effortlessly with the working class barrios.
There are many superb sightseeing opportunities when cruising into Buenos Aires. The political life of the city can be explored at the famous imposing city square and the impressive Casa Rosada presidential mansion. Both have had a significant role over the years and represent the chance to learn more about the revolution of Argentinian independence in 1810. Other historical sights to see include the La Boca District located at the mouth of the Riachuelo River. There is an intriguing European tone here with many cafes to enjoy and a bustling street art scene. There’s also Buenos Aires oldest neighborhood to be seen, known as San Telmo. Here you will soak up traditional Argentina and authentic colonial architecture. Musicians are renowned for performing in the streets creating a festival like atmosphere.
Recoleta Cemetery is a hugely popular place to visit here and can be found in a highly exclusive part of the city. The size of this stunning cemetery is truly breath taking, virtually a city in itself. There are 6,400 architecturally diverse mausoleums here that include the black marble crypt of legendary Eva "Evita" Peron.
The enchanting capital of Argentina never fails to deliver an outstanding cruise port experience for all passengers. This fabulous destination survived the bust of the original cattle boom to go on to become a truly awe inspiring modern day metropolis. Whether you wish to explore the sights of it’s historical heritage or sit back and watch the world go by at one of the many delectable cafes, this city has it all. Shopping lovers will also relish the chance to visit this city and take in the vast array of boutique stores and tremendous retail havens. From elegant refinement to vibrant passion, Buenos Aires makes a South American cruise truly special.