This is the first post in a new series featuring travel guides to all the places I visited in the last years. I will be updating each post whenever I find new places or tips!
Of all the cities that will be featured in these series, Buenos Aires is the most difficult one for me to write about. I grew up and lived there until mid-2012, therefore I have been several times to all the awesome places tourists love and are everyday things to me. Also, I really do not like touristic places. I have been to NY several times but have never visited the Empire State building, the Brooklyn Bridge nor the Statue of Liberty. After living abroad for a few years, I found that there are a few touristy places I love and need to visit whenever I’m in town… and these are the places that will be featured in this post.
– Feria de Mataderos: I love this place! I used to go all the time when I was young. What I love the most about it is the food, they have delicious empanadas, tortas fritas, and pastelitos.
– Feria de San Telmo: Here you can find tons of antiques and interesting stuff. Makes for a great place to stock up on Instagram-worthy pics. Also, they sell some super cute signs that I really want – they say”bathroom”, “library” (in Spanish, of course) and are perfect to hang over each room’s door.
– Museo Evita: In every city I visit, I find one museum I love. Usually, it is a small museum located in an old building with a really good restaurant or garden. This makes it the perfect place to learn a little, enjoy a snack and then relax while reading a book. Oh! And their restaurant is pet-friendly!
– Puerto Madero: A great place for an afternoon stroll and dinner. Honestly, it is not a must for me… but I added it to the list because it is my husband’s favorite place. There you can enjoy the Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and snap a few pictures of the Puente de la Mujer.
– Una Cancion Coreana: I’m obsessed with this place! There I was introduced to the coolest thing ever… scissors to cut your food! AS soon as I was back home, I bought a few pairs (Picked these: KitchenAid Shears with Soft Grip Handles, Black) and now use them for every meal! I do not like spicy food, so we pretty much ordered everything that is labeled as no spicy.
– L’Orangerie: Located inside the Alvear Hotel, their beautiful garden, and the delicious food make it the perfect place for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea!
– Palacio Duhau: This hotel is just a block away from Patio Bullrich, and it is my favorite spot in all Buenos Aires. Their tea is amazing, their cakes are delicious… and their gardens are the most relaxing place ever! Read my blog post about it here and an outfit post (from a few years ago) here.
–Piegari: I love going to La Recova for dinner. It is also located walking distance from Patio Bullrich! My recommendations are empanadas (always!), gnocchi, and for dessert a fruit salad with strawberry ice-cream.
– Vasalissa: Their ice-creams and chocolates are so cute! Anything from here would be the perfect souvenir to take back home.
– Rapa Nui: Their ice-cream is delicious… but the most amazing thing is their “chocolate en rama”. You can buy it all and send it to: PO Box 1322, Valparaiso IN 46384
– Paseo Alcorta: This mall has all my favorite stores. Also, there is a supermarket inside! The perfect place to buy dulce de leche, rosa mosqueta jam, candy, alfajores, and all my favorite cookies.
– Patio Bullrich: I think all my favorite places are around this mall. So, it may seem that my trips to Buenos Aires are all about Patio Bullrich! Growing up, My family and I used to go to this mall every single morning. Their top floor used to have tons of arcade games and it was my favorite place ever. I have so memories there, like the one time my dad bought me a really big play kitchen and he had to carry it through the escalator. I love visiting this mall- even though their AC is crazy and it is always hot!
– Jazmin Chebar: This is one of my favorite brands from Buenos Aires. Not really a fan of their price tags, but the pieces are beautiful and their sizing is actually ok! (Note: Sizing in Argentina is bad. Like I-stopped-looking-at-clothes-because-nothing-fits-me kinda bad). Check some outfits with Jazmin Chebar pieces here.
– Pesqueira: This is my favorite brand from Argentina! Everything from them is super cute… and you might have seen my cute bear bag- it is from Pesqueira. Check some outfits with Pesqueira pieces here.
– Sibyl Vane: The reason why I love their shoes so much is because… they get a crazy amount of compliments! No matter where I go, strangers stop me to ask me where my shoes are from! Crazy! Check some of my favorite shoes here.
For more awesome Argentinean brands you can check this post.
Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations or what are your favorite things to do in Buenos Aires! For more blog posts about Buenos Aires click here.