Here’s a few snaps from my recent trip to one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Buenos Aires. I like to see this city, that is home to Evita and the Tango, South America’s equivalent to New York.
I travelled to Buenos Aries to celebrate in the new year of 2015. We had just two days there and unfortunately the majority of the attractions were closed on the 1st of January so we had to really cram in as much as possible in one day!
The city is the very famous home of Eva Peron, she was first lady to the country between the years of 1946 to 1952 and has always been seen as a patron for the lower classes of Argentina. She was adored by her people and it is truly evident in a visit to the city of Buenos Aries. Her face is everywhere! As a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Evita, I was more than happy to wander down the streets singing away……’whats new, Buenos Aries?’
Her grave is situated in the Cementerio de la Recoleta, which is not just a graveyard, but a private city almost. It’s huge! It was quite incredible to see the extent in size of this cemetery, and the lavish tombs of those lost to Buenos Aries. Eva Peron’s was actually quite small in comparison.
One good thing about visiting during the New Year break is that all the main tourist attractions were really quiet, bonus!
Would you believe that in these photos it was chucking it down with rain just 2 hours prior?! Thank goodness our hotel had a gym and swimming pool for us to escape too. No one is a match for the South American showers!
After navigating our way through the main tourist attractions we took a short taxi ride to the La Boca region of the city. I would say this is like the little Soho of Argentina. Although far brighter! The buildings are so fun and vibrant and the atmosphere was incredible! Tango dancers on the streets and live music everywhere, a fab place for a spot of lunch and glass (OK, maybe a bottle) of wine!
See more photos from La Boca in my style post here.
The architecture was wonderful, I love to see such incredible structures abroad. It always reminds me that I don’t appreciate London and it’s wonders as much a I should!
The house above is the famous Casa De la Rosa, the famous spot as to where the Peron’s made their famous speeches to the masses.
We spent the evening celebrating in the New Year at the famous Tango show, Esquina Carlos Gardel – one of the best shows I have ever seen!! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any great photos as it was so dark but you can watch a short clip of the show here. It was a truly great experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
We then spent New Year’s Day just strolling around the beautiful and quirky streets of the City.
Are you planning a trip to Buenos Aries? Feel free to contact me for advice, it’s always great to hear from you!!
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