Virtuoso Insights - December 2011 - (Page 28)
Barrio Hopping in
Stepping out in South America’s sexiest city
tylish, spirited, and way-pastyour-bedtime-sexy, Argentina’s colorful capital is a city of superlatives. Located on the world’s widest river, Buenos
Aires boasts everything from the planet’s broadest boulevard to its poshest cemetery. noticeably nostalgic (this is the city that gave birth to tango and still mourns Eva Perón six decades after her death), Buenos Aires is, at the same time, forward-thinking, having recently transformed its abandoned port district into some of the hottest real estate in town. As evidenced by its 48 barrios (neighborhoods), each with its own distinct vibe, this diverse city pulses with contrasts, offering an intoxicating mix of old and new, edgy and elegant, bohemian and cosmopolitan. Whether the starting point for your south American holiday or the extension of a cruise beginning or ending in Buenos Aires, allow yourself at least four days to stroll the city’s must-see barrios. Browse the weekend markets and street fairs, take in a tango show, sink your teeth into a steak or two, and join the world’s most passionate sports fans at a fútbol (soccer) match.
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