Five Things To Do In: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- La Cementerio de la Recoleta
Located on the outskirts of the city, La Cementerio de la Recoleta holds the graves of many notable people including Eva Perón, multiple presidents of Argentina, the founder of the Argentine navy, and various South American actors, artists, and writers. The cemetery, built on the former gardens of the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar convent in 1822, contains many elaborate marble mausoleums. Tourists could spend hours meandering through the well-kept grounds and paying their respects to some of Argentina’s most influential figures.
- Anuva Wines
Anuva Wines hosts unique wine tasting experiences in their newly refurbished loft located in one of the chicest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Visitors have the opportunity to sample wines from throughout the country, which has become an internationally renowned wine producer. Anuva serves five limited production wines at a time, each sourced from local boutique wineries. The event lasts between one and a half to two hours and reservations are strongly recommended.
- Casa Rosada
Commissioned to be built in the 1860s, La Casa Rosada is the official residence of the President of Argentina. The official name of this mansion is la Casa de Gobierno, which means “House of Government,” but is more commonly called la Casa Rosada, which means “Pink House.” This is because Domingo Sarmiento, the seventh President of Argentina, had the exterior painted pink to alleviate tensions between the Federales, a political party associated with the color red, and the Unitarians, the opposing political party associated with the color white. The building also functions as a museum dedicated to former presidents. La Casa Rosada is an emblematic symbol of Buenos Aires and has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina.
- La Boca
La Boca is an iconic neighborhood located in the southeastern corner of Buenos Aires. The cobblestone streets of La Boca are lined with charming pastel colored buildings that contribute to the romantic atmosphere of the neighborhood. La Boca is the birthplace of the sultry dance genre known as tango. Tango performers can be frequently spotted dancing in the pedestrian filled avenues. La Boca emits a strong European flavor reminiscent of its early Italian settlers from Genoa, who are thought to have named the area after the Genoese neighborhood of Boccadasse.
MALBA is the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, known in Spanish as el Museo de Arte Latino-Americano de Buenos Aires. The museum was opened in 2001 by businessman Eduardo Constantini, and featured pieces from his personal collection. The collection has since expanded to include works from modernist, Eurocentric, and surrealist artists. Exhibitions are periodically updated to showcase the progressing developments of Argentine art.
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Posted by World Endeavors on May 6, 2015
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