Things to do
This former working dock is the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll, or bite to eat. The area is adorned with beautiful old red-brick warehouses that have been recently converted into house galleries, bars and restaurants.
One of the Buenos Aires's oldest districts, these narrow streets and dilapidated buildings add to the heightened heritage of the area. There are plenty of cafés, book stores, antique shops and artist studios around the area as well as a bric-a-brac market that opens on Sundays. Tango music and dance demonstrations are often performed out on the square also- much to the delight of passerbys. Make sure to drop into the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires- where you can view some of the areas most acclaimed and experimental artwork.
Evita has become the subject of various books, films and a stage musical- this museum depicts this iconic Argentinian figure’s life story through a mixture of personal artefacts, dresses, photographs and audiovisual displays. Perfect for those interested in the social discourse behind present day Argentinia.
This Renaissance-style building, designed by Italian architect Francisco Tamburri, is regarded as one of the greatest opera houses in the world and has seen some of the greatest dancers, composers and singers pack out its 2,500 seats. It is a definite visit for all art-enthusiasts!
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