What you may not know about Buenos Aires is it is the birthplace of Tango, and this dance that has found international popularity had its humble beginnings in in the brothels in the 19th century.
The Ministro Pistarini International Airport of Buenos Aires is better known as Ezeiza International Airport on account of its location. The airport was named after the notable general and politician Juan Pistarini. The three-terminal airport serves as Argentina’s primary international airport. This airport, bustling with activity, boasts a huge duty-free shopping area to cater to its international clientele.
How to get around
After immigration, you can expect to see the moneychangers, shops and food places. The mild weather conditions welcome visitors as they step out of the airport all year round. To get to central Buenos Aires, you may approach one of the booths to get yourself a Taxi Ezeiza (white taxi) or get a car to drive you downtown.
What to do and see
Buenos Aires is such a vibrant and diverse place, with so many things happening all the time; it is difficult to say where we should begin. The thing about places such as Buenos Aires, is that you never run out of things to see, places to visit, and things to do.
If you are a soccer fanatic, like so many Argentinians, then your first step would be to join tours that will take you through all three of the soccer museums in Buenos Aires. The Museum of Passion Boquense with its surround sound, 360 degrees visual, and numerous monitors showcasing events. The Museum of River Plate with its audio-visual presentation that takes its visitors back in time through the club’s history. A visit to these museums will be one to strike off the bucket list for many soccer fanatics.
Whether or not this great passion of Argentinians is one you share, Buenos Aires has plenty more to offer.
Perhaps a trip to the Teatro Colon (Theatre Colon) will be a good distraction from all the soccer-talk and hubbub of the Buenos Aires’s streets. A guided tour of the opulent seven-tiered Opera house is available in the small museum in the lobby, and if you check the theatre’s calendar and plan ahead for your trip or are lucky enough, perhaps an opera, a ballet or a concert will be available.
If the Theatre Colon was interesting to you, maybe the Teatro Ciego might peak your interest. The Teatro Ciego or “Blind theatre” plunges you into pitch darkness and seeks to heighten your other senses, and seeks to erode our notion of seeing things and in its place pull out our potential to imagine things. Their aim is to remove the differences we see only with our naked eye. A fascinating experience with an important message.
At the end of a full day of sights and tours, a dinner with a Tango performance showcasing the evolution of Tango over the century just inches away from you, whilst the food served does its own tango on your taste buds might be a good way to end the day.
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