The best way to visit Buenos Aires in 2 days is by starting the tour at Teatro Colón, located in San Nicolás neighbourhood. It is considered to be one of the most important lyric theaters in the world. It was restored in 2008 and reopened for the bicentennial of the Nation in 2010 and it offers guided tours in Spanish and English.
A short distance away is the Obelisk. It is the largest emblem of the city built to remember the fourth centenary of the foundation of the city of Buenos Aires.
Then walk to the Montserrat neighbourhood, where you find the Plaza de Mayo. It is the oldest square in the city and the scene of the most important political events in the country, except for the Declaration of Independence. In it you can enjoy the Casa Rosada, seat of the National Government, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo.
The next stop is Puerto Madero, a modern neighbourhood, located in front of Río de la Plata, full of terraces and restaurants. The monument to the tango dance stands out.
Then go to La Boca, where you can enjoy Caminito, a pedestrian street with striking colors and tin houses and tango performances, and the Museum of Fine Arts in La Boca, which was the studio and home of Benito Quinquela Martín.
Finish the journey in the San Telmo neighbourhood, one of the oldest in the city where we find:
- The San Telmo Market.
- The Minimum House, the narrowest house in the city with 5 meters in front.
- Lezama Park, which was one of the most luxurious in Buenos Aires.
- The Parish of San Pedro González Telmo.
- The British Bar, a meeting place for English ex-combatants from WWI.
- And the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, with blue domes.
The second day in the city starts with a visit to Recoleta, the most elegant neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, known as the “Argentine Paris”.
In it we can enjoy the famous Recoleta Cemetery, declared a National Historic Monument, with numerous mausoleums and vaults belonging to protagonists of Argentine history, such as Eva Perón (Evita). Here we can also find the Ateneo Grand Splendid, a famous bookstore located on the old Grand Splendid cinema theater, the Nuestra Señora del Pilar Basilica, inaugurated in 1732, the National Library with very valuable pieces and the La Floralis Generica, a gigantic stainless steel flower more than 20 meters high.
Then take a bus to reach the Palermo neighbourhood, which stands out for being full of gardens. Our first stop in this neighbourhood is the Botanical Garden, opened in 1898 and designed by the French landscaper Carlos Thay. Then go to the Japanese Garden, the largest Japanese-style park outside Japan and finish the second day at the Argentine Hippodrome in Palermo, opened in 1876. Carlos Gardel was a regular visitor, owner of the Lunatic horse, to whom he dedicated the tango “Leguisamo solo”.