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Buenos Aires: One City, Two Landscapes

By Expanishargentina @expanish
Puerto Madero Puente de la Mujer 300x225 Buenos Aires: one city, two landscapes
Buenos Aires is one of the biggest and most important capitals in South America. It’s characterized by its European architecture, its tango, the mate and why not, its night life. When a person thinks of Buenos Aires, he or she may think of it as super crowded and busy city, as any other big capital of the world. In fact, it is. So if you are not a big fan of being surrounded by the hustle and bustle for too long, you can always get away and enjoy a day out in the country side. Outside the Capital Federal, there are many estancias which offer different activities, including horse riding, gauchos’ shows, asado, and more!

So, let’s say that you’ve just arrived and you want to take the traditional tour in Buenos Aires. Expanish can help you with that! We offer two tours kind of tours: one that goes around the south of the city, visiting the neighborhood of La Boca, with its famous and popular street called Caminito; the exclusive Puerto Madero, the newest and most modern area of the city and also San Telmo, full of antique stores and little streets with European style.

The other tour that we offer consists of visiting different museums in Recoleta, a very fancy neighborhood, full of parks and known around the world for its cemetery. Yes, this cemetery far from being a sad and depressive place, it’s considered a *must* on every tourist’s checklist. The richest and most traditional families are buried there, including many presidents and important people such as Eva Perón (the most visited grave).

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So now that you’ve done the tours around the city and want a twist in the landscape, you can visit an Estancia, which is a ranch in the outskirts of the city. The estancias are usually big houses in the middle of the countryside, which have its own cattle, horses, crops and more. Some of them offer to spend a day out there, and some others offer the possibility of staying overnight.  This is an excellent way of getting to know the other side of Buenos Aires, and you only need a 40 minutes’ travel to get there.

Now that you know the different sides of Buenos Aires, the busy and the quiet one, you won’t have the chance of missing the opportunity to visit the city.

For further information on activities around Buenos Aires the following two links can help you pick your activities:

1. Tours in buenos aires

2. Things you must do in buenos aires

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