Hotels in the Paris of South America - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina and one of the biggest economic hubs in Latin America. The city is known for its beautiful architecture, boulevards, and busy streets.

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Day one

Buenos Aires

Begin your first day in Buenos Aires by immersing yourself in the historic charm of the San Telmo neighborhood. Start at Plaza Dorrego, the heart of this bohemian district, surrounded by cobblestone streets and colonial-style buildings. If you're visiting on a Sunday, explore the vibrant Feria de San Telmo, a bustling street market featuring local crafts, antiques, and street performances. From there, wander through the narrow streets lined with cafes, boutiques, and art galleries. Don't miss the chance to visit the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA) to get a glimpse of Argentina's contemporary art scene. Enjoy a leisurely brunch at one of the charming cafes, where you can savor traditional Argentine pastries and coffee.

In the afternoon, head to the iconic neighborhood of La Boca, known for its colorful buildings and rich cultural heritage. Stroll along Caminito, a lively street filled with tango music, street art, and local artisans. Visit the Proa Foundation, a contemporary art space housed in a renovated warehouse, showcasing both national and international artists. Explore the vibrant neighborhood, including the famous La Bombonera stadium, home to the Boca Juniors football club. For lunch, indulge in classic Argentine cuisine at one of the local parrillas (steakhouses) to savor the country's renowned beef.

Conclude your first day in Buenos Aires with a visit to the chic and upscale neighborhood of Puerto Madero. Walk along the waterfront promenade, Puente de la Mujer, and enjoy the modern architecture that contrasts with the city's historic districts. For dinner, choose one of the waterfront restaurants offering a mix of Argentine and international cuisine. Afterward, consider taking a relaxing cruise along the Rio de la Plata to admire the city skyline illuminated at night. If you're in the mood for entertainment, explore the nearby theaters for a live tango show, immersing yourself in the passionate dance that is an integral part of Argentina's cultural identity.

Day two

Embark on your second day in Buenos Aires with a cultural exploration of the Recoleta neighborhood. Begin your morning at the renowned Recoleta Cemetery, a city of the dead that serves as the final resting place for many notable figures, including Eva Perón. Wander through the labyrinthine pathways, marveling at the elaborate mausoleums and sculptures. Afterward, visit the nearby Recoleta Cultural Center, housed in a former Franciscan convent, where you can appreciate contemporary art exhibitions, live performances, and cultural events. Stroll along the elegant Avenida Alvear, known for its upscale boutiques and grand architecture, before enjoying brunch at one of the chic cafes in the area.

Continue your exploration of Buenos Aires with a visit to the Palermo district. Start at the Bosques de Palermo, a vast parkland that includes the Rosedal (Rose Garden) and the Planetario Galileo Galilei. Enjoy a leisurely walk or rent a paddleboat to explore the park's artificial lakes. For art enthusiasts, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is a must-visit, featuring an impressive collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art. Afterward, venture into Palermo Soho, a trendy neighborhood known for its street art, fashion boutiques, and vibrant nightlife. Spend the afternoon shopping for unique finds and enjoying the eclectic atmosphere.

Conclude your day with a taste of Buenos Aires' famous tango culture. Head to the historic neighborhood of San Telmo, where you can visit one of the traditional milongas (tango clubs) to witness or even participate in the passionate dance. Enjoy a traditional Argentine dinner at a parrilla (steakhouse) or a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Argentine cuisine. After dinner, stroll through the cobblestone streets of San Telmo, where you may encounter impromptu tango performances in the plazas. Alternatively, explore the nightlife scene in Palermo, known for its eclectic bars and clubs, offering a perfect way to cap off your second day in Buenos Aires.

6 best luxury hotels in Buenos Aires

1. Hilton Buenos Aires

Hilton Buenos Aires

Located in the elegant Puerto Madero district, Hilton Buenos Aires offers plush accommodations with views of the city and river. The hotel features spa facilities, a fitness center, a rooftop pool, and features an iconic and impressive glass atrium lobby. Guests staying at Hilton Buenos Aires can enjoy comfortable and spacious fully-carpeted rooms with classic décor and modern facilities. Executive rooms feature exclusive access to the Executive Lounge. Three stylish gastronomic concepts are offered on site. Guests can delight with international dishes at El Faro Restaurant, drink a cocktail or two at Alberto´s Lobby bar, or taste regional coffee at Croutons grab and go.

2. Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Spacious luxury suites with marble bathrooms, charming gardens and swanky gourmet restaurants and bars can be enjoyed at The Four Seasons hotel in Buenos Aires. It is the only hotel in the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood featuring an outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Guests can also relax at the award-winning spa and state-of-the art gym. Wi-Fi is free.

3. Alvear Palace Hotel

Alvear Palace Hotel

The Alvear Palace is a 5-star hotel located in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta, surrounded by restaurants, shops and only five minutes away from the financial district. It is a smoking free property with free WiFi. The Hotel has grand French-inspired public areas and gracious 192 guestrooms and suites decorated in modern French style. The recently renewed top floors unveil 15 spacious, contemporary designed suites. Exclusive service for rooms on 10th and 11th floor, Alvear Suite and higher categories, where a team of butlers assists guests, making their stay a unique and memorable experience. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the property. Dine at the recently open Alvear Grill, offering a renewed interpretation of major identity local cuisine. The restaurants and bars are traditional meeting points in Buenos Aires, with a warm ambiance and exquisite international cuisine. New areas on the uppermost levels, with great city views include an indoor heated pool with pool bar and solariums. It also has a luxurious Spa and Fitness Center that features a vitality pool, sauna, steam bath, body and face treatments, kinesis and high- tech fitness equipment. Colon Theater is a 19-minute walk from Alvear Palace Hotel, while Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires MALBA is 1.1 mi away.

4. Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

In a plush palace in the heart of upscale Recoleta district, Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires features a spa and a fitness center, as well as 2 restaurants and a bar. It offers rooms with marble bathrooms only 2 miles from Buenos Aires city center. Decorated with Belle Epoque furnishing and contemporary painting, rooms at Palacio Duhau are equipped with air conditioning, heating and plasma TVs. All of them offer panoramic views, and some have fireplaces and spa bathtubs. A full buffet breakfast is served daily. Argentinean specialties can be ordered at Duhau Restaurante, the main property restaurant featuring a large wine cellar. Al Fresco dinners can be enjoyed at Gioia Restaurante & Terraces, which features a private terrace overlooking the palace and its gardens. Drinks and snacks are served at the Oak Bar, which features a wood burning fireplace and garden views. Guests are welcome to have breakfast at the Salones de Piano Nobile lounge, which opens all day and offers individual choice menu service.

5. Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Set in an impressive building with spa facilities and a swimming pool, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is a 5-star design hotel offering plush accommodations in upscale Puerto Madero. WiFi access is available. Boasting stylish décor, rooms at Faena Hotel feature automatic velvet curtains and venetian blinds. All of them have home theaters and mini-bars. Decorated in white and Gold, Bistro Sur offers international cuisine. There is also a cellar containing the largest collection of Argentinean wines. Guests can unwind reading a book while sipping coffee in the Library lounge. Spa facilities include a sauna, a hammam, and hydromassage. A state-of-the-art fitness center is also available.

6. Park Tower Buenos Aires

Park Tower Buenos Aires

The Park Tower Hotel rises next to the San Martín Square, in Buenos Aires city center, offering accommodations with city views, minimalistic décor and marble bathrooms with separate shower and bath. This 5-star hotel has an impressive lobby and outstanding dining options: the casual Lobby Lounge and the elegant St. Regis Restaurant, which serves the best of international cuisine. As a guest of Park Tower, you can keep in shape in its indoor- and outdoor pools, and gym. To relax, visit the hotel’s spa and enjoy its sauna, steam baths and massages. The staff can provide you with many other services, such as tour desk, car hire and babysitting. Room service and concierge are available 24 hours a day.

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