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Buenos Aires Port of Call

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Puerto Madero © Diego Torres Silvestre

Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aries, has the look of a European city, with wide streets and regal buildings alongside manicured parks, combined with the liveliness and intensity of Latin American culture. Among the city's most popular attractions are the many museums, such as the fascinating Museum of Fine Art, and favourite pastimes include strolling among the city's distinct neighbourhoods, like festive and colourful La Boca.

At Terminal de Pasajeros Benito Quinquela Martin, cruise ships berth at terminal four, the port's passenger terminal, which is about a half mile from the city centre. Cruise ships share the port with commercial ships, yet a modern cruise passenger terminal is available for shops, restaurants and further transportation. Walking through the surrounding industrial neighbourhood is not advised, but there is transportation available to a variety of attractions in Buenos Aires.


Contact

Phone: +54 (11) 4342 1727
Website: www.puertobuenosaires.gov.ar
A tourism office is located in the cruise terminal.

Transport

From the cruise terminal, it is best to call a taxi or to use transport organised by the cruise line to reach the city centre. It is not advisable to catch an unofficial taxi from the road. Taxis from the terminal have set prices to certain destinations in the city. From the city centre, one can use the subway, train and buses to visit destinations throughout the city.

Attractions

Exploring the colourful neighbourhoods of the city, such as the artsy La Boca and the traditional Palermo Viejo, is a top attraction in Buenos Aires. Sightseeing trips should also include a visit to the Cementerio de la Recoleta to see the grave of Eva Perón, and the Museum of Fine Art to admire world famous works of art. Theatre performances and world-class opera can be enjoyed at the Teatro Colón, the world's second largest arts theatre.

Restaurants

Cafe Tortoni - Historic café in the heart of the city

Cabana Las Lilas - Argentine beef steaks in a relaxed upmarket environment

Olsen - All day brunch for the sophisticated.

Best Dish

Grilled Steak

Shopping

Avenue Florida, a pedestrian-only street, is a good bet for an eclectic mix of goods. The Recoleta district sells upmarket fashion at high-end prices, which is the opposite of the lively weekend flea market in San Telmo. Palermo is a boutique shopping area, and is great for gifts and souvenirs.

Best Buy

Clothes, particularly leather, suede and woollens.

Excursions

Horseback riding at Pereyra Iraola Provincial Park

Sailing the Río de la Plata

Day trip to Tigre on Delta Island

Be a gaucho (cowboy) in the countryside

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