Cafe Tortoni, one of the oldest in the city. Notice the tourists queuing up for a table.
Plaza de Mayo with the historic Cabildo (old Town Hall) in the background.
El Congreso Nacional (Parliament building)
The Yacht Club at Puerto Madero
A random street in the Palermo neighbourhood
A “picada” (our take on tapas) washed down with malbec
One of the many florists that dot the streets
Historic Fragata Sarmiento (now a museum) is moored alongside the wharf in Puerto Madero:
Puente de la Mujer in Puerto Madero. This bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago de Calatrava and symbolizes a couple dancing the tango:
A cup of “cortado” (espresso with a shot of milk):
Last resting place of Gen. Jose de San Martin inside the Cathedral of Buenos Aires. He is Argentina’s greatest Independence hero:
Inside Confiteria Ideal. Buenos Aires has a strong, time-honoured coffee culture:
Entrance to the Underground or “subte” as it is called here*:
* I just realised it says “exit only”!
Plaza de Mayo Underground station. In 1913, Buenos Aires became the first South American city to build an underground system:
Buildings on Avenida de Mayo:
A typical newsagents:
Sean sitting at one of the dozens of corner bars. This one is located in the Colegiales neighbourhood: