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Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, is frequently referred to as South America's most European metropolis. This is due to the city's notable architecture, culture, and immigration history.

Top 5 Places to Discover in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires reflects Argentina's soul, elegant yet always bustling. Buenos Aires, the second-largest city in South America, serves as Argentina's political, economic, and cultural center.

1. Recoleta Cemetery

You can spend hours wandering through a maze of tombs in this small section of the city, which is densely packed with stunning, elegant mausoleums. Although admission is free, you may need to purchase a map to go around.

The burial of former first lady Eva Perón, philanthropist, activist, and actress, is perhaps the most "popular" one here.

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2. Explore the city of Tigre

If you want to get away for a day, take the train to Tigre and spend the day exploring the riverside. It's really affordable, costs approximately 6 pesos (0.11€), and takes about an hour to reach.

Sunday is the greatest day to visit because the city's Puerto de Frutos, a big market with crafts, delicacies, and artisan furniture, is open.

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3. Walk around San Telmo Market

The Feria de San Telmo is a vibrant Sunday street market that attracts more than 11,000 visitors each week. You can explore Defensa's pedestrian strip, there are several antiques, artwork, trinkets, and other treasures to pick up an authentic Buenos Aires souvenir from the city's golden age.

As you stroll the 270 stalls of this local market, buy some homemade delicacies, and watch the street performers.

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4. Day Trip to La Plata

The cathedral and the natural history museum are two examples of the hidden gems in this underrated destination. Definitely an off-the-beaten-path destination, but well worth it.

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5. Stroll around La Boca

The colorful district of La Boca is home to street performers, tango, intriguing coffee shops, and eclectic art and design, which is a must-see on any list of things to do in Buenos Aires.

You can stay for an hour or a day, this is definitely a must-see attraction in Buenos Aires!

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Top Things to do in Buenos Aires

1. Visit MALBA

The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, or MALBA, is Argentina's finest modern art museum, with works by well-known Latino painters such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as local artists.

2. Tango at a Milonga

A "milonga" is a tango dancing hall and depending on the day of the week, there are dozens of authentic ones across the city. In San Telmo's Plaza Dorrego, there is a Sunday night milonga where you can observe people dancing in the street.

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3. Grab a cup of coffee at a historical cafe

Visit the iconic Café La Biela for a café con Leche, much like Argentinian literary icons Borges and Casares did — observe the life-size statues of the two authors at their favorite table.

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4. Explore Puerto Madero

This modern cosmopolitan neighborhood is situated along the water and is perfect for a stroll. We recommend going to the iconic Puente de la Mujer (“Bridge of the Woman”).

What makes it more unique is that if you manage to catch the name of the streets here, it's all named after females.

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5. Feria de Mataderos

This Folk market occurs every Sunday and is an excellent spot to enjoy traditional delicacies like locro (meat and corn stew), empanadas, and humita (a cheese and corn mixture wrapped inside husks).

You can enjoy a variety of entertainment such as dancers, folk singers, and gauchos on horseback, and you're sure to find original and rustic mementos to take home.

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Cost of living in Buenos Aires 

The majority of daily living expenses in Argentina (groceries, internet access, restaurant meals, entertainment, etc.) are 60-70% lower than in Germany. Which makes it a great place to live!

Below are some of the monthly expenses you might need to shell out to live in Argentina

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How to get to Buenos Aires and how to get around

Buenos Aires has 3 airports that you can opt for:

  • Ezeiza International Airport, Ministro Pistarini (EZE)
    Ezeiza, Argentina's largest airport, lies 32 kilometers from the city center of Buenos Aires. Most long-haul international flights, as well as certain domestic and regional flights, arrive and depart from here. It takes roughly 40-50 minutes to go from the airport to the city center.
  • Aeroparque, or Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
    This airport is located in the city itself, in the Palermo neighborhood, and is only 25-30 minutes away from the city's major hotels. It mostly serves domestic flights as well as a few international flights.
  • Palomar del Mar (EPA)
    El Palomar Airport, 18 kilometers from the city, they began operating a variety of low-cost domestic flights to locations across Argentina.

How to get around Buenos Aires

At all three airports, taxis are readily available.

Private transfers can be scheduled ahead of time or on the day of arrival. Tienda León operates buses from Ezeiza Airport to its facility in Puerto Madero, which is located in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Boat

  • Cruise
    Buenos Aires hosts a number of cruise lines, making its cruise terminal one of the most important in the region. Quinquela Martin cruise terminal is located in the Retiro neighborhood, close to the city center and major tourist attractions.
  • Ferry
    Ferries run frequently between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, as well as Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. In Buenos Aires, the ferry terminals are located in Puerto Madero and La Boca.

Coach

Hundreds of coach services are available from the Terminal de Omnibus de Retiro, or Retiro coach station, to locations throughout Argentina and Latin America. You can also purchase an executive class ticket to enjoy the long-distance bus travel.

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Best CoWorking Hubs in Buenos Aires

AreaTres El Salvador

This CoWorking location is enormous. It is one of the largest coworking spaces in Latin America, with 4,600 square meters.

It features a nice modern style with lots of open areas and brightly colored furnishings and decor. If you enjoy nature and wide spaces, this is the place to be.

La Maquinita Co

Palermo, Microcentro, Villa Crespo, Vicente López, and the cities of Córdoba and Rosario all have La Maquinita offices. There are indoor and outdoor resting and relaxing places, in the Palermo office, they even have a pool!

The only downside for some is that they only provide monthly memberships.

Huerta CoWorking Space

This CoWorking space prides itself in being sustainable and vouches to care for the environment. It boasts a lot of natural light and large open spaces. They have their own small orchard on their lovely terrace, and they urge their neighbors to ride their bikes there.

Manawa CoWorking Space

Manawa Coworking is located in the heart of Palermo Soho. It features three stories, sun decks, and natural light-filled office areas. They provide a free day trial so you can get a feel for Manawa and make your own decision.

The best Food Spots in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a large city with an abundance of dining options. Although no guide can be completely comprehensive, this list covers some of the city's most iconic cuisines, most popular standbys, a few hidden treasures, and some hot newcomers.

1. Alo's ($$$)

This trendy café, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, soon gained a following for its innovative take on traditional Argentine cuisine and elevating it's flavours to the next level.

2. Corte Comedor ($$$)

The spicy lamb merguez appetiser and fresh vegetable side dishes are not to be missed. Also, next door is Corte Carniceria, one of the city's greatest butcher shops, where you can get sausages, pig, and dry-aged beef.

3. Don Carlos ($$)

What exactly is it? The family-run Don Carlos in La Boca is a fascinating insight into Buenos Aires' old bodegóns, serving typical Argentinian/Italian dishes.

4. Comedor Narda ($$)

Narda Lepes is one of the best female chefs in Latin America, her restaurant delivers varied cuisine influenced by foreign flavors, with plant-based ingredients at the forefront.

5. Fuerza Atelier Do ($)

This bakery is on a mission to highlight Argentina's beloved bakery culture, including classic favorites such as ricotta cake, pastafrola, palmeritas, alfajores, coquitos, and chipa. The shop is perfect for quick coffee and pastries to go.

6. La Mezzetta ($)

La Mezzetta's cheese and onion fugazetta slice strike the perfect blend of quality and consistency, with enough history to hold its own in any competition.

7. Medio Oriente Panaderia ($)

This Armenian bakery, which has been feeding devoted clients since 1972, has a lunch line that flows out onto the street on Fridays and Saturdays, dubbed shawarma days.

Choose Belén salad from the Middle Eastern and Armenian delicacies (eggplant and roasted red pepper salad).

Tips & Tricks for CoWorking in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most desirable cities to be if you're a digital nomad, here are several tips and tricks to follow to make sure you have the best experience there!

1. Become part of the community

If you don't want to go out of your way to meet new people or build connections, definitely participate in events and social gatherings hosted by your CoWorking space one of the ways to build connections seamlessly.

2. Always take your headphones with you

In a coworking space, a nice pair of headphones is a must-have. Noise-canceling headphones can assist shut out conversations and activities going on around you, in addition to ensuring you don't bother others. Remember that this applies to both calls and meetings, as well as music.

3. Invest in a good CoWorking space

There are tons of these around the city and each of these spaces offers different benefits and facilities. Be sure to research and visit each of the places before settling in and paying a monthly fee.

4. Where do most nomads stay?

The majority of digital nomads in Buenos Aires prefer Palermo, as well as Recoleta and new Puerto Madero areas, which provide the most activities and attractions.

Surrounding areas such as San Telmo, Belgrano, and Villa Crespo, on the other hand, are beautiful and significantly less pricey.

5. Be mindful of hygiene

Cleaning up after yourself is standard etiquette in most public settings, and coworking spaces are no exception. While janitorial services are provided in every shared office, it is crucial to leave your workspace as clean as you found it.

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