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Saturday, June 22, 2013

7 SIGHTS OF BUENOS AIRES - A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY IN A HOT SUNDAY MORNING, AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN THE ARGENTINIAN CAPITAL

In the quarter of San Telmo, in a Sunday afternoon, people dance in the square.
Tango, the art of Argentina, is actual as ever.
Walking in Buenos Aires in a hot Sunday is a very different way to visit the Argentinian capital.

Streets are deserted around Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada, even along the main shopping street Avenida Florida only few tourists are wondering about.

It is actually not very safe to walk around Plaza de Mayo and Avenida Florida in a Sunday afternoon.

Because not many people are there you risk to become a perfect target for pick-pocketers and baby gangs.

What to do in a Sunday in Buenos Aires?

It is plenty to do in Buenos Aires in a Sunday.

Here some ideas for the morning, the afternoon and the evening.

What to do in a hot Sunday morning in Buenos Aires?

Start the day visiting in the morning Parque Tres de Febrero, in the elegant quarter of Palermo.

Parque Tres de Febrero is a beautiful park where locals practise some sport or just enjoy the quiet of its gardens.

In a Sunday morning the park will be crowded and lively. You can have a walk, rent a bike or just enjoy some street music along the shady avenues.

And if you want some quiet?

Just bring a book with you and sit for a while in the rosetum, enjoying the silence and the blue sky.

Parque Tres de Febrero, in the elegant quarter of Palermo, is a beautiful park where locals practise some sport or just enjoy the quiet of its gardens.
The beautiful rosetum in Parque Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires.


What do in a hot Sunday afternoon in Buenos Aires?


Head to the quarter of San Telmo and visit the famous San telmo flea market.


Starting from the old Cabildo (The City Hall building), a huge and lively flea-market will make your Sunday afternoon lively and special.

Along Avenida Defensa thousands of stalls are selling antiquities, artesan works, painting, clothes, old furniture, music instruments and much more.

The locals who remained in town are strolling leisurely in the narrow streets of the picturesque old quarter of San Telmo, browsing in the stalls of the huge flea market.

Music and tango dances make Plaza Dorego lively and you should absolutely stop for a drink there and to observe the many masterpieces of "filetados".

Fileteados  are the wonderful artistic drawing, with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants, typical of Buenos Aires.

You will easily notice filetados on signs, taxis and buses. 

Skilled fileteadores work in San Telmo's Market and you should take time to observe them at work.

Alternatively you can look for one of the many stalls selling asado, the tasty Argentinian barbecued meat, maybe the best in the world.

Live traditional music in San Telmo's streets. All talks of music in a Sunday afternoon in Buenos  Aires
Fileteados -  The wonderful artistic drawing, with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants, typical of Buenos Aires.
Signs, taxis and buses are adorned with fileteados. Skilled fileteadores work in San Telmo's Market.

A secondhand music instruments shop in San Telmo. There is somehow an armony in this window shop.

And finally, what do in a hot Sunday evening in Buenos Aires?

Head to Puerto Madero and enjoy some breeze and some good food.

Many Portenos, as the locals from Buenos Aires are called, in the evening go for a walk to the old docks of Buenos Aires at Puerto Madero.

The old docks of Puerto Madero has been recently and stilishly refurbished and now the old stores house the best restaurants and the most trendy bars in town.

And if you are looking for some great desig architecture don't miss the worldwide famous Santiago Calatrava's Masterpiece: The Ponte de la Mujer.

The white modern bridge connecting the two sides of the docks is a wonderful masterpiece of the Spanish Architect and the night comes, the lights make wonderful reflections on the water of the canals.   
Puerto Madero - The old docks of Buenos Aires are now a trendy area with bars and restaurants, where locals enjoy an afternoom walk, nice breeze from the sea and some good music.
The Calatrava's bridge Puente de la Mujer is one of the highlights of Puerto Madero.

At Sunset Puero Madero shines of thousands of light and it is the best time to visit this quarter of Buenos Aires.
In the photo an old military vessel now a navy museum you can visit during the day.

Hope you enjoy your visit in Buenos Aires and you enjoyed our photos.

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