I am back from my recent vacation to Argentina! It was a wonderful experience! If you like good food, especially steak, and you enjoy wine and art, Buenos Aires is a great place to spend your next vacation.
My daughter and I spent the last week visiting this pleasant city. It was so beautiful, especially because the weather was absolutely perfect. We had great summer temperatures (70-80 degrees) while there. What a nice break from the cold NYC winter.
We rented a nice apartment in Palermo- the largest neighborhood in Argentina’s capital. We spent our time in art museums, markets, and tried lots of different foods and wines. Here are some of our trip highlights:
1. One highlight of my vacation was going to MALBA, (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires). It is a museum dedicated to Latin American art, and as an art lover, this was very enjoyable. Here are some pictures I took while there:
2. Some highlights from “Salon Nacional de Artes Visuales: Ceramica/ Grabado/ Textil” are below. This is a craft museum which had a variety of pieces, ranging from ceramics to textiles. I really enjoyed it!
3. I took a nice day trip via ferry to an old colonial town in Uruguay. The town is called Colonia and it has a charming little beach and beautiful cobblestone streets.
4. Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
This museum was fantastic. Every piece of modern art was very interesting.
One floor of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires had a retrospective collection of works done by an artist named Leon Ferrari. This was particularly enjoyable and inspiring to look at. He used lines of different materials to create his work.
This was a nice modern building, but very few works were on display.
6. We spent a relaxing afternoon at a Japanese garden in the heart of the city. It is the largest traditional Japanese garden outside Japan.
7. Argentina has great food and wonderful wines. This country is famous for their steaks, as well. Even though I am usually not a beef eater, I must say that the steaks were incredible.
One recommendation I have is to go to “Don Julio”– it was one of our favorite places to eat steak.
We found great restaurants in the Lonely Planet Tour Guide for Buenos Aires. We also double-checked our choices with Yelp and Trip Advisor.
8. Finally, we went to “Cafe de los Angelitos” and watched a tango show. There were great dancers with colorful costumes. It was very touristic but surprisingly enjoyable and beautiful.
Thank you for reading my blog, if you are planning to visit BA and want more restaurant names or the apartment we rented, leave a comment!