What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

Soon we will be embarking for Buenos Aires and, as always, I am already looking forward to the trip! The city is full of charms: cute streets, tourist attractions, museums, restaurants … I can’t wait to be able to explore every corner.
I always do research before I travel, so I’ve selected some important tips to prepare before I go there 🙂

Best time to go

What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

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Autumn and spring are the best times of the year to go. In addition to the city being beautiful, especially in the spring, the temperatures are very pleasant. The winter is not so severe, but it is definitely colder than most of Brazil. However, for those who like lower temperatures it is a great option, after all, the city is a charm. In the summer, the heat is intense and the climate is very humid – take the umbrella, huh? In general, the rain is well distributed throughout the year and the seasons are well defined!
Another very important thing: Brazilians do not need a passport to enter Argentina. They accept the ID as an identification document, but it must have been issued less than ten years ago. If you enter your ID, they will give you a paper with your date of entry into the country. Do not miss this piece of paper, because it will be necessary when you go home.

Where to stay

What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

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Whoever prefers to stay in a place with easy transport, can stay in the Microcentro region. The hotels there are great and you will have easy access to the sights. Other neighborhoods well sought after by tourists are Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. San Telmo is also close to the center, so it is a good choice. In the case of Palermo, the area is further from the center, but it is a very busy place with incredible options for restaurants and hotels.
Ah, if you prefer a more refined environment and with super charming streets, Recoleta is perfect. The neighborhood is considered one of the noblest in the city, so the price of hotels is also more expensive.

Getting around the city

What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires public transportation is very efficient and takes you in most places. To use the subway and the city bus you will need the SUBE card, but just do it when you get there. Taxis are good for those who want a little more comfort. They are not that expensive and, in some cases, charge cheaper than Uber, for example.
Whoever wants to have an overview of the city on the first day can take the tourist bus. He takes you to some of the most famous spots in the city, but I recommend that you don’t depend on him to get to know the places. If you don’t want to give up comfort and prefer not to depend on anyone to get to know the city, just rent a car! You can take a look at the prices and book a car through the RentCars website, which is one of the best agencies for this type of service.

Local cuisine

What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

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I don’t even need to talk much about alfajor, right? This dessert is one of the most sold in the city and is delicious. Regarding food, Argentine meats are well known for their flavor and juiciness, that is, if you are not a vegan or vegetarian you will love most dishes – one of the most famous there is Milanese! Some of the typical dishes that vegetarians can also enjoy are pizzas and delicious empanadas, just choose the filling you prefer 😉

Their time is different

What you need to know before going to Buenos Aires

Photo: Frankie and Marilia

For those who are used to doing things earlier, or not sleeping so late, they will have to adapt to the Argentines’ routine. They usually start working around 10 am and you will hardly find anything open before 9 am. In addition, they have lunch and dinner later than usual. You will find super crowded restaurants even at midnight. They understand well when someone is a tourist, mainly because of the hours.
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These were just some of the tips on Buenos Aires, but soon the site will be full of posts about the city. There will be nothing missing for you to put together a complete itinerary for the trip 😉

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