Buenos Aires Secrets
VIP TOURS BA
EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES – TOURS IN BUENOS AIRES – 2 DAYS IN BUENOS AIRES
Today is July 27, 2016 and I would like to introduce you Leticia and Reyes. Together we are going to do a tour in Buenos Aires.
After two days of intense rain, the weather gives us a brake and you can see the sun next to some clouds of midwinter. It seems that we will have a good day anyway. Leticia and Reyes come from Austin Texas. They have Mexican parents but they are Americans and now they live there with their three children. One thing that is clear: they have a large family, with lots of brothers and sisters with whom they spend time together.
Both went out to explore the city on their own. No one has explained them the secrets hidden in the building of each neighborhood. Our plan is to visit the southern part of Buenos Aires.
Leticia and Reyes are staying in a hotel near the Cemetery of Recoleta. Our meeting point is at the hotel. Once I was in the hotel lobby I send a whatsapp to Reyes. Only five minutes later they were in the lobby ready to begin the journey. I explain them the plan I had designed especially for them and we start the tour.
We left the hotel and headed up to Avenue Las Heras take the bus number 59, which leaves us very close to the Obelisk and the Teatro Colon. There is a little advantage of taking buses in Buenos Aires. We have what is called Metrobus that allows us to travel in less time than sometimes a taxi (and of course the price as well is less. So we get off the bus at the Theater Colón. We continue our way to the obelisk and we walk in Diagonal Norte street, in Barrio “San Nicolas” till we reach the most interesting point of the neighborhood. I am talking about “Casa Rosada”, Cathedral of Buenos Aires, the National Bank, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Economy, the first national monument of 1810 and many other things. So we spent about an hour there. There are a lot to explain and explore.
Plaza de Mayo is the most historical part of Buenos Aires. Since the founding of the city till now we can tell many stories. It’s worth taking some time to understand the Argentine culture and history. The Square has seen the past, it see the present and will see the future of our nation. The oldest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires are in the south, and that is why I propose Leticia and Reyes to walk the street Defense to see the oldest buildings that can be found in the city of Buenos Aires. Among these is the oldest church in Buenos Aires of 1730, as well as the facade of a church in which the English resist the attacks of the Argentinean cannon balls in those invasions of 1807.
And we continue walking the street Defense. We see the market of 1898, the Minimum House, the remains of what is believed was the very first constructions of the first foundation of Buenos Aires in 1536. We also see the facades of an old colonial buildings, of Spanish architecture, typical from 1800. Our trek takes us to Plaza Dorrego, the second oldest square in the city of Buenos Aires where we see some dancers dancing tango. Professional, they dance for impress the tourists while they walk by.
So, once we saw the tango dancers we continue to till we reached the house of the Ezeiza (only a 100 meters far from the tango dancers). We have the opportunity to get us a few pictures, buy some gifts (very cute knives). We shot some pics for our memories and we finish our walk in the neighborhood of San Telmo with lots of things that we had seen but some others that will remain for the future. So we take a taxi towards La Boca neighborhood.
While we are in the taxi we saw some emblematic buildings. We arrived at the entrance of La Boca. You can tell because there it is a mural giving you the welcome. In front of it you can see, at your right hand, Lezama Park.
We entered to La Boca and we see the old house of my favorite hero “William Brown” or well known as the yellow house. We continue till we reach to the entrance of caminito. After nearly two hours of walking we were hungry, so we stopped to eat in a restaurant in La Boca . There you can see a professionals dancers doing a little Tango demonstration and you can eat while you see them.
So we rest for an hour, we talked about our things and I had the opportunity to know more about Leticia and Reyes. They told me about their families, their kids, their travels. You can tell in their eyes how much they love their family and how important are as they speak of them.
Buenos Aires Secrets
Once finished lunch, we ordered the bill and leave. We started the visit in la Boca being one of the most important “conventillos”, and Leticia immediately look for gifts for their children and family in the shop, meanwhile Reyes and I took a lot of pictures.
Reyes & Leticia
We walk along Caminito street, between art, passion, and beautiful and varied colors. The artworks there have an explanation. We also released the most beautiful photos of the day. A few meters away from there you can see a square. The murals are all dedicated to the first volunteer firefighters of the city and decorate the square giving a peculiar view.
We can see in another “conventillo” with its original floor, a small and historic museum in it too. It’s nice to explain the great changes of the neighborhood. Today everything is transformed into business to delight tourists but many years ago it was a poor and awful place where to live (still is quite dangerous). Leticia bought to their children the shirt La Boca soccer team. I explained her that my team is River Plate (opposite to La Boca) but that I forgave her for buying those “horribles” t- shirts.
So we said goodbye to La Boca. Leticia finished shopping, we watching more colorful houses, and we finish with an enviable view of the river.
So we took another bus to Puerto Madero. We get off at the engineering University and we walk Puerto Madero. Meanwhile we walk I tell them the history of the neighborhood. We walk for about 15 minutes till we arrive the woman bridge. We cross the bridge, we see the Netherlands square, and we finish our trek in the new Hilton Hotel. Our time was near ending but it did not want them to miss the beautiful Florida Street and the Pacific gallery with the outstanding Murals in the roof of the shopping center.
I want to thank Leticia and Reyes for trusting in me to show them, entertainment them, telling them, all about my city. It was a wonderfull day full with smiles and good vibes. I hope to you see you soon in Buenos Aires. You know where to find me, whenever you may need anything in Argentina.
You are invited to comment anything down this post! Whatever you may say about our experience together.
I hope to see you soon!