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    Cultural Tour in Buenos Aires

    Cultural Tour in Buenos Aires

    The capital of Argentina is often considered the Paris of South America, with its opulent houses, cafes and parks. Like the French capital, Buenos Aires also boasts a rich and vibrant cultural life... Seven ways to enjoy this culture, without drawing too much hollow in the wallet.

    Street art

    The capital portègne may look like Paris, but in Palermo, Montreal comes to mind. Indeed, this trendy neighborhood is home to several colorful murals, which are reminiscent of those decorating the walls of Montreal.

    To discover them, we strongly advise the "graffiti tour" of Free Walks Buenos Aires.

    If you are lucky, you could even have Myriam Selhi, a Montrealer exiled in Argentina for 13 years, who has a passion for street art. Two hours where art serves as a gateway to talk politics and society...

    Cost: 400 Argentine pesos, around $ 12 per person

    Splendid bookstore...

    Pushing the door of the El Ateneo Grand Splendid, is entering a bookstore rightly considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. The building has changed its vocation since its opening in 1919 (former theater that hosted the big names of tango, then cinema, then bookstore), but it has lost nothing of its inner magnificence. A stop, even if we have no desire to read.

    Cost: admission is free

    1860 Santa Fe Avenue

    In the realm of the dead

    Put a cemetery to the route? Certainly, especially when it comes to the Cementerio de Recoleta. This is one of the most visited places in the city, and for good reason. Some come to pay tribute to the great names in Argentine history - including Eva Duarte de Perón, wife of former president Juan Perón, played by Madonna in the movie Evita.

    But the majority of foreign visitors pass by this necropolis to admire, in a maze of alleys haunted by cats, the funerary architecture of Art Deco, art nouveau or Gothic style. Among the curiosities to be seen among the marble mausoleums and carved cherubs: the statue of a young woman who died during her honeymoon. She is represented in a wedding dress, accompanied by her dog. It is even whispered that his parents have reproduced his room in the family vault ...

    Cost: admission is free

    1760, Junín

    Tango new

    Who says Buenos Aires says tango. But it's not only Carlos Gardel, Tita Morello and the other legends of a golden era (and gone) to make Argentineans dance. The 13 musicians of the merry band of Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro are dusting the tango of their ancestors. They often perform Wednesday night on the stage of the CAFF, their own independent room.

    Entry: 300 Argentine pesos, around $ 9

    772, Sánchez de Bustamante

    A showcase for opera

    Inescapable place for music lovers, the Teatro Colón is one of the most important opera, ballet and classical music halls of the world, with acoustics so perfect that even Luciano Pavarotti praised the quality. On the stage are the greatest: Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Vaslav Nijinsky, Placido Domingo, Mikhail Barychnikov ... Enjoying a show at the Teatro Colón is enjoying this rich heritage, but also a sublime room. Its splendid decoration balance between neo-Renaissance Italian and French baroque, with a large reinforcement of gilding: sculptured balconies, a superb dome, a candlestick of 700 ampoules ... Grandiose.

    Cost: The guided tour costs $ 24 per adult, but discounted rates ($ 19.50) are available Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 11 am and 3:30 pm to 5 pm, and Sunday all day . For shows, the lowest price can be around $ 10.

    628, Cerrito

    Fine Arts School

    The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes contains a rich collection of canvases and sculptures by Argentinian artists, as well as some masterpieces from elsewhere, signed by Van Gogh, Rubens, Gauguin, Modigliani, Rembrandt or Picasso. The museum also hosts several temporary exhibitions.

    Admission: Free on Tuesdays and after 6:45 pm on Wednesdays and Sundays

    1473, avenue del Libertador

    Belly culture

    Okay, street food is not elevated to the rank of fine arts in Buenos Aires. In fact, the stands that serve it are all grouped on the edge of the natural park and the Costanera Sur ecological reserve, on the esplanade of the same name. But good, the food remains an essential aspect of the culture (for the traveler, at least) ... The esplanade Costanera Sur is the perfect place to offer the classic of the classics in the Argentine meal to eat on the run : the choripan. Chorizo between two breads that we garnish according to our desires... Simplicity itself.

    Cost: around 50 Argentine pesos, or $ 1.50

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