Here’s my Buenos Aires Top 5. It’s my final installment of my ’25 Things to Love About Buenos Aires‘, hence it’s now my top 5. You may be thinking to yourself by now, “What is left? He’s already outlined 20 amazing reasons to love Buenos Aires? You mean there’s five things that top all of that?!?”
My answer is “Yes, yes there is.” So without further ado, here’s my Buenos Aires Top 5.
5. Night Life
World class. Seriously. Porteños know how to party. You just need to be ready to keep up! A typical night here in Buenos Aires will include meeting friends for dinner at a parrilla (BBQ restaurant) at about 10:30, enjoying a leisurely dinner until midnight, grabbing a drink at a bar at about midnight, then going to a night club around 2:00 and partying until after the sun comes up. Want to party on a Wednesday? See ‘After Office‘ it was reason number 25.
The tango is a sensual, beautiful dance, with passionate, soulful music that accompanies it. There’s a reason why sex has been called the ‘horizontal tango.’ Yes, the tango is that sexy. Buenos Aires is the birthplace of the dance, and truly the dance’s heart and soul; with many of the songs being love songs to the city itself. There’s no better place on earth to learn the tango, its music, its history, and its passion.
3. Fantastic Architecture
This city was built by Europeans, to make Europeans feel at home across the Atlantic. Many of the best pieces of architecture in the city were built in the late 1800s or early 1900s. At this point, Argentina was a rich country, and could hire the best French architects to build their fantastic edifices. From the Teatro Colon, to the Casa Rosada, to El Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (the water works building) there is magnificent architecture in Buenos Aires. Walk from San Telmo to the Recoleta Cemetary, and you are sure to understand why this makes third on my list.
2. Street Art
This may not be high on everyone’s list, but hey, this is my ‘Buenos Aires Top 5’ and so I’m putting it in second place. Buenos Aires is a hotbed of street art. There are walls all across the city, and spreading into the far reaches of the provinces that have fantastic murals adorning them. The city has hosted international street art festivals, such as the Meeting of Styles, with artists coming from around the world. There are multiple murals by the artist Blu, who is considered by many to be the best street artist in the world today. It’s a vibrant art scene, it’s consistently changing, and it’s become a passion of mine. So much so, that I’ve started to lead tours in the city for Buenos Aires Street Art. Come join me.
1. Beautiful People
This city was founded by Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese settlers. There was a huge opening of Argentina’s borders in the 1920s, and the majority of immigrants were from these three countries. What makes this so special? They’re beautiful people! Walk the streets of this city for five minutes, and you will clearly see why this city is so famous for having some of the world’s most beautiful people. What makes this even better, is that the education here is quite good, so when you talk with these beauties, they have something to say. I’ve on numerous occasions left my apartment, and just shook my head in awe after seeing three stunning women in succession.
There you have it. My final five in my ‘Top 25 Things to Love About Buenos Aires.’ If you haven’t already spent some time in this fantastic city, maybe you should think about coming on down. I gave you 25 reasons. Can you give me 25 reasons why you shouldn’t? Now I’m off to give a street art tour. Along the way there will be beautiful people and fantastic architecture. Later on tonight I will indulge in the nightlife, and maybe even dance some tango.
Ahhhh Buenos Aires. . .