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Buenos Aires Port of Call

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Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aries, has the look of a European city, with wide streets and regal buildings alongside manicured parks, added with the liveliness and intensity of Latin American culture.

Among the most popular attractions are the many museums, including the fascinating Museum of Fine Art, and walking amongst the distinct neighbourhoods such as the 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 Buenos Aires' various attractions.


Contact

Phone: 0800 999 2838
Web Site: www.bue.gov.ar
A tourism office is located in the cruise terminal.

Transport

From the cruise terminal it is best to take cruise line organised transport to the city centre or call a taxi or remi. It is not advisable to catch an unofficial taxi from the road. Taxis from the terminal have pre-set prices to certain destinations in the city. From the city centre a subway, train and buses are well organised to destinations throughout the city.

Attractions

Exploring the colourful neighbourhoods is a top attraction including the artsy La Boca and the traditional Palermo Viejo. Sightseeing is continued to the Cementerio de la Recoleta to see the grave of Eva Perón. World famous works of art are housed in the Museum of Fine Art while live theatre and world class opera can be heard in 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 is a good bet for an eclectic mix of goods along the pedestrian only street. For European wears Recoleta district sells upmarket fashion with upmarket prices which is the opposite of the fun weekend flea market in San Telmo. Palermo is a boutique shopping area great for gift buying 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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