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Buenos Aires: Activities and city walks we love

Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city that effortlessly blends rich history, vibrant culture, and a culinary scene that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re a history buff, a food enthusiast, or someone seeking a unique city tour or cultural experience, Buenos Aires has something for everyone. In this guide, we’ll explore the best activities in the city, from free city tours to interactive cooking classes and food tours that promise to make your visit unforgettable.

Free Activities:

  1. Downtown Delights: Begin your city tour exploration by immersing yourself in the heart of Buenos Aires. Wander through the downtown area and marvel at iconic landmarks like the historic Palacio Barolo, Parliament, Cathedral and the Casa Rosada where Evita graced the balcony. You may want to visit Puerto Madero and the waterfront and stop along at the Centro Cultural Kirchner where art exhibits and performances happen all the time. If you want to try out an amazing guided city tour, seeing the main highlights of the city in just 5 hours, you can check out Furia city tours.
    Feel the pulse of the city as you stroll through bustling streets steeped in history, from Puerto Madero, to Plaza de Mayo and La Boca, and make your way to San Telmo.
  2. San Telmo’s Timeless Charm: Discover the enchanting San Telmo Market, a historic marketplace where the past and present collide with a chaotic but exciting mix of booths, food stands, and coffee shops. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and explore antique shops, art galleries, and cafes. Grab a bite at any of the stalls, and marvel at the massive historic building. We also recommend visiting the Casa Ezeiza mansion, one of the most historic buildings in the neighbourhood and a great place to take photos.
    Bue please remember to watch your belongings in this part of town, especially cameras and phones!

    Don’t miss the Plaza de Dorrego, where tango dancers often grace the square with their passionate performances – a mesmerizing spectacle that won’t cost you a dime. On Sundays, you can enjoy the famous San Telmo outdoor market, where artisans, antique dealers, and entrepreneurs show their wares.
    Our favorite place for a little something to snack and drink is Beba Cocina, or Café San Juan for some Spanish-inspired delicacies, but you will also see Choripan sellers on the street! For dessert, don’t forget to grab a gelato, from one of the many ice cream parlors! There’s something for everyone! If you want to try a guided city food tour, you should definitely reach out to Sherpa Food Tours, that include a guided walk of some of the best restaurants in town.
  3. Museum Marvels: Immerse yourself in Buenos Aires’ rich cultural heritage with visits to the city’s best free museums. Explore the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, housing an extensive collection of Argentine art. Delve into history at the Museo Historico Nacional, showcasing artifacts that tell the story of the nation. The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA) offers a modern twist, featuring contemporary works from local and international artists.

Interactive Cooking Classes:

  1. Criolla Cooking Masterclass: Dive into the heart of Argentine cuisine with interactive cooking classes at Criolla. Learn the art of crafting empanadas, a beloved Argentinean staple, and master the secrets behind preparing mouthwatering steak dishes. You can even choose to join the Asado Masterclass, and learn everything there is about Asado, from starting the fire, which meat cuts to select, and the sauces we serve steak ith. Led by skilled chefs, these classes offer a hands-on experience that combines learning and indulgence – also a lot of fun!

Food Tours:

  1. Sherpa Food Tours: For a gastronomic adventure, embark on a Sherpa Food Tour that promises to unveil the best local culinary gems. Traverse the city’s neighborhoods with knowledgeable guides, sampling authentic Argentine flavors from the most revered restaurants. From sizzling steaks to delectable desserts, Sherpa Food Tours ensure you savor the essence of Buenos Aires one bite at a time.

Conclusion: Buenos Aires welcomes you with open arms with a blend of historical charm, European architecture, hustle and bustle, and culinary delights. Whether you’re captivated by the grandeur of iconic landmarks downtown, or eager to master the art of Argentine cooking, or craving an authentic taste of local cuisine, this city has it all. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Buenos Aires, where every street corner tells a story, every bite is a celebration of culture and flavor, and every corner opens windows to the city’s captivating past.