TRAVEL QUICK TIPS
Places to Visit
WHERE TO STAY
The Panamericano Buenos Aires Hotel & Resort
Tel: +54 (11) 4348-5000
The hotel is perfectly situated near the historic Obelisk and the Teatro Colón Opera House, right in the middle of the financial and commercial districts where you'll also find upscale shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries and museums. Buenos Aires is known for its intellectual flare, European style architecture and distinguished culture and charm.
Alto Palermo Mall (site in Spanish)
Tel: +54 (11) 5777-5286
Its bold architectural design has attracted an award from the International Council of Shopping Centers. It houses the leading national and international brands and is the preferred location for the daily shopping and recreation of thousands of families.
Patio Bullrich Mall
Tel: +54 (11) 4814-7400
The mall is a historical building located in the neighborhood of Recoleta, one of the most picturesque residential areas in the city, close to high class hotels, embassies, theatres, museums and historical attractions. It’s the main attraction for high purchasing power customers and tourists.
Tango Brujo (site in Spanish)
Tel: +54 (11) 4325-8264
Fans of the Tango should make Tango Brujo a “must-visit”. This quaint shop makes modern versions of tango shoes along with beautiful traditional styles with lots of great clothes and accessories available also.
Tel: +54 (11) 4792-7373
An elegant, classy yet modern men's fashion store that is must be visited for the trendsetters. Last year, they introduced a women's line of cashmere, leather, and made-in-Argentina jeans. What other store can you find a vintage sports car parked inside?
Photographer-turned-fashion designer Martin Churba's high-concept boutique is also his design studio. In addition to Churba's sexy day and evening looks, find original home items such as vases, lamps, rugs and sandals woven from remnants of recycled textiles from the fashion industry.
Tel: +54 (11) 4815-5001
Elegance with modern style, this store is a haven for shoe lovers. All handmade and crafted, there is a wide variety of fashionable shoes including pointy flats, heels and knee-high boots amongst others. Be sure to schedule enough time to try all of them on.
Tel: +54 (11) 4813-6052
Be sure to make this bookstore a must-see destination, even if you don’t need a book. El Ateneo was transformed into South America’s biggest bookstore from its former Grand Splendid theatre, originally built in 1919. A treat for the eyes, you’ll find bookshelves in the balconies, reading nooks in the boxes and a café on stage.
ARTS, CRAFTS & ANTIQUES
Tel: +54 (11) 4362-2061
San Telmo is ground zero for antiques in Buenos Aires and Defensa has almost door to door antique shops. Most goodies are far too big to fit into a suitcase but for fun browsing check out Del Campo.
Arte Etnico Argentino
Tel: +54 (11) 4832-0516
At Arte Étnico Argentino, owner Ricardo Paz displays rugs that were woven on upright looms in earth tones of rust, sage and brown and hand-hewn wooden chairs that are lyrical in the no-frills simplicity of their construction
Galeria Rubbers (site in Spanish)
Tel: +54 (11) 4816-1864
Rubbers gallery was inaugurated in 1957 by its present Natalio director Jorge Povarché. In 1966 it was the gallery to hold the first exhibition of Andy Warhol in Latin America. Winner of “the best Gallery of the Year” in Buenos Aires.