The city of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is an spectacular place; it allows any person visiting it to, not only enjoy it, but to also experience the urban characteristics with a great cultural flavor.
I want to tell you about my tourist experience, this is not just something that other person told me or one of those things you can barely read on a book or in the internet.
For example, it is good to know how the so called “porteños” live, where do they go, and which places they find entertaining to go; also to know the dangers, the discos and clubs where you can go, important shops, the professionals, the beautiful neighborhoods, and a lot of more things.
I started to walk from the “Obelisco” itself, the typical postal of Buenos Aires, and my camera started to roll right away. There is no doubt that the “9th of July Avenue” is the widest one in the world, be aware at the time of crossing it, although it has got a perfect system of traffic lights. The avenue is divided in three; the part on the middle is called “9 of July”, and the two parts on each side are “Cerrito” and “Carlos Pellegrini”.
On this spot, three avenues collide: “Corrientes”, “9 of July” and “Saenz Peña Diagonal”, also called North Diagonal. My route continued by this avenue, and it took me right on to Mayo Square, place where the city was founded.
Surrounding Mayo Square, there are historic buildings for the Argentinian people. The Cathedral, The Cabildo, The Government Palace, and the famous Pink House which is the Government House. There I asked and remembered the famous balcony from where President Peron and his wife Evita used to stand and talk the numerous crowd.
After enjoying this zone and entering to The Cathedral, I kept walking till I reached San Telmo, which is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city. This place is famous because of its Dorrego Square, its antique stores, its museums and restaurants, painters on the streets, and the passionate couples dancing Tango all over the place.
The number of tourists which I saw while visiting this place was unbelievable, I would have never imagined something like that!