Argentina 2018 (part I): Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Fragata Sarmiento at the Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires

Fragata Sarmiento at the Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires

From Mexico City, I traveled to Argentina to conduct field work for a couple of weeks. After my arrival, I had some time in Buenos Aires before I took the overnight bus into the pampa.

My visit to Buenos Aires had a strict schedule with a lot of sightseeing. I stayed in the relaxed neighbourhood of San Telmo which features a lively street market on sundays. Strolling along the stalls offering lots of knick-knack, I reached the city centre with the most famous buildings such as the Casa Rosada and the Catedral Metropolitana at the Plaza de Mayo and the Palacio del Congreso. I also visited the Cementerio de la Recoleta with the grave of Evita Perón, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales.

In my opinion, the most relaxed place in Buenos Aires is the Puerto Madero Waterfront with its cobbled paths, cafes, ships, and impressive skyline. This area is also close to the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur where I spent one morning looking for birds – as you will see in the next post!

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