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Living It Up in Buenos Aires

Living It Up in Buenos Aires

From great food and historical sites to fabulous retail and plush 5-star hotels, Buenos Aires has it all.

Flamboyant, brash, gastronomical, cultured, vibrant. On every metric of a great city destination, Buenos Aires ticks all the boxes. And then some more. Granted, it’s not the easiest place to get to - especially if you’re flying in from South East Asia - but the experiences on offer in this great South American city are simply unforgettable. And, given the exchange rates, surprisingly affordable.

BA, as the city is fondly nicknamed, is divided into a clutch of neighbourhoods, each with its distinct personality. Recoleta makes the grade for its central location and easy accessibility to most of the city’s major attractions. And it’s also home to two wonderful grande dame hotels. Dressed in plush fabrics and old fashioned charm, the ornate interiors of The Alvear Palace Hotel looks and feels like a gorgeous scene straight out of a Merchant Ivory film. A few blocks down the road, the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt draws an appreciative clientele for its flawless garden breakfast and sleekly appointed rooms.

BA is a food-lover’s paradise. The restaurant scene runs the full spectrum from classical fine dining and edgy modern in fin de siècle skyscrapers, to lively eateries in leafy neighbourhoods. Right across the road from Four Seasons Hotel, Piegari Carnes serves up great hunks of juicy Argentinean steaks. On a quiet street just a few blocks from the must-visit Museo Larreta is Casa Saenz where the daily spread of delicious plant-based salads and grilled seafood are best enjoyed at a kerbside table with a glass of chilled wine.

In a city so full of history and incredible stories, it’s no surprise that BA’s museums and art galleries are first-rate. If you have an entire afternoon to spare, take your pick from MALBA (specialising in Latin American art), MACBA (contemporary art), or MAMBA (modern art). But if time is short, sign up for a guided tour of the grand Teatro Colon, Argentina’s premier concert theatre built in the Eclectic style just before the First World War.

Argentina’s currency has endured severe hits this past year, but an unexpected upside is that this has transformed BA into a bona fide retail destination. At Fueguia 1833 Patagonia, take home precious bottles of rare scents distilled from the aromatic and medicinal plants of South America. For beautiful shawls handwoven on 19th-century looms with natural fibres from Patagonia, drop by Ayma. And to bring back a memory of your trip, head to Mercado de San Telmo’s colourful and bustling marketplace for antiques, crafts, spices and herbs.


Are you looking to embark on your very own journey to Argentina? Find out more here.

We look forward to journeying with you.

Daven Wu is a freelance journalist based in London and Singapore. He is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*, and also edits the Louis Vuitton City Guide Singapore.

Daven Wu is a freelance journalist based in London and Singapore. He is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*, and also edits the Louis Vuitton City Guide Singapore.

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