No Argentinian adventure is complete without a trip to the country’s iconic La Bombonera, stadium of the Boca Juniors. A unique architectural wonder, praised by none other than Diego Maradona, the stadium is in a distinctive ‘D’ shape, offering unrivalled acoustics and a wonderful experience. Alternatively, the Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti is the largest stadium in Argentina, home to the country’s iconic national football team. Horses are also central to the city’s sport, with exhilarating races at the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo, as well as the thrilling polo season, beginning in mid-September.
Cementerio de la Recoleta
Known as the city of the dead, prepare to be awed as you meander through the 6400 statues, coffins and crypts of the Cementerio de la Recoleta. Home to countless memorials of Argentina’s rich and famous – including that of the iconic Eva Perón – the eerily tranquil streets boast striking gothic architecture and charming archways. Whether you explore this fascinating cemetery alone, or join a free and informative walking tour, you are guaranteed a unique glimpse into Argentina’s vibrant history.
The Great Outdoors
Alongside its countless museums, stunning architecture and fiery nightlife, Buenos Aires is proud home to some gloriously green spaces. Feel the sunshine on your face as you stroll through the pretty parklands of Bosques de Palermo; read a book in the Garden of the Poets, smell the sweet scent of the Rose Garden, or cycle around the shimmering ponds. Alternatively, the stunning 350-hectare Costanera Sur nature reserve is perfect for a touch of bird spotting, a walking tour, or an afternoon picnic.
A nation renowned for their love of flavoursome food, expect an unforgettable culinary discovery on your trip to Buenos Aires. Think juicy, tender steaks infused with Mediterranean flavours, sizzling on a traditional Argentine barbecue. Beyond the country’s unrivalled meat, their sweet treats are equally special; sample classic Dulche de Leche in a variety of delicious cakes, ice cream and crepes. For fine dining in Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace is home to the stunning La Bourgogne Restaurant, boasting a refined French menu from Relais & Chateaux chef, Jean Paul Boundoux.
Experience the eclectic Argentinian culture in the country’s fiery capital city. Visit the Centro Cultural Kirchner, a renovated central post office, housing numerous galleries and the world class Ballena Azul concert hall. Take a trip to the distinctive Casa Rosada, home to the president’s office and the balcony from which Eva Perón made her iconic speech in 1951. Muse at the masterpieces of Argentina’s finest artists at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, or discover the city’s glorious and celebrated urban street art. After a day of exploring, get lost as you sway to the rhythm of the iconic tango at a traditional ‘milonga’ night.
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Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
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Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
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