TOUR AROUND BUENOS AIRES
Hi Anne and readers,
How are you?
Today you’ll have a tour around Buenos Aires. I’ll show you the places that tourists and “porteños” like most.
But first of all, Anne, I was quite interested in your Tuesday blog. I love statistics and especially if they are related to human beings.
Our empanadas are small. Though the pastry is not sweet, you can fill it with something sweet if you like.
And now, take a seat because this blog will be long. Hope you’ll like it.
TOUR AROUND BUENOS AIRES
Corrientes Avenue: it’s where most of the book shops, cafeterias, theatres and “pizzerías”(restaurants that serve pizza) are located. The avenue starts at Madero Port and goes through the porteño town centre and other neighbourhoods. This avenue is related with the Tango.
Palermo Woods: It has 80 hectares and it’s one of the biggest green spaces in Buenos Aires. The porteños go there on picnics or to practice some sports.
Tortoni cafeteria: It’s the oldest cafe of the city that is still open.
Caminito street: There are full of paintings and sculptures on this street. It’s one of the tourist’s and porteño’s favourite places to go for a walk.
River Plate Stadium: it’s one of the most popular football clubs of Argentina along with Boca Juniors his rival.
Boca Juniors Stadium.
The Culture House: it’s one of the XIX century most luxurious buildings of the city.
Recoleta Cemetery: It was the first public cemetery of Buenos Aires. Today it’s the most elegant and aristocratic one. Many national heroes, presidents, politicians, militaries, scientific, artists and celebrities are buried there.
Dorrego square market: it’s the heart of the old San Telmo neighbourhood. It’s one of the fewest squares that are totally asphalting.
Pacific Galleries: Oscar and I love this shopping mall. It’s located on Florida Street (this is a pedestrian street). We frequently go there. There are always a lot of tourists walking along this street.
Malba Museum: it’s one of the most modern museums of Buenos Aires.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National museum of Beautiful Arts): it’s the most important Art museum of the country and it’s among the best of the world.
Obelisco: built as a reminder of Buenos Aires foundation and the creation of this city as the capital of Argentina in 1880.
Plaza de Mayo (May Square) : this is the oldest square of Buenos Aires. It is surrounded by governmental buildings (the town hall, the cathedral, the pink house- National government headquarters, and ministries)
The Botanic Gardens: It has 7 hectares and more than 6.000 vegetable species.
Colon Theatre: it’s one of the main theatres of the world. During the XX century the most important directors, singers and dancers performed there. The main hall is considered to have one of the best acoustics in the world. Its dome was decorated by the painter Soldi.
Did you like the tour?
Now the answers to the readers
Ana Paula, every time we went to Brazil (Río de Janeiro, Bahía, Florianopolis, Buzios) we had a delicious and complete breakfast with coffee, milk, tea, chocolate, cereal, a good variety of fruits, juices, cheese, jam, cakes, sweet puddings and croissants. I thought that this breakfast was what the Brazilian ate. Perhaps it is only served at the hotels. By the way, I want to ask you a favour. Could you give me the recipe of the delicious “bolinhos de bacalao” (codfish rolls)? I tried them while in Brazil and liked it very much. Thank you!
Erika, I hope you pass all your exams.
Torbjorn, what does a lunch packet contain?
Ernesto, it seems that our empanadas travelled to Chile :- ). Ours are very similar to yours but I’d like to try your seafood ones.
Jasmine, welcome to the blog. I’m glad you tried “dulce de leche”.
Vladimir, thank you for your compliments. You made me chuckle about x through men. In Argentina sounds odd too. It’s not very common kisses between men. But there are always exceptions.
Yanko, I was missing you. I thought you might be very busy with your job. I visited Buzios and found a lot of Argentineans too. Hope you can try “dulce de leche”. Keep posting.
Longlong, tell me more about the dumpling in China. Is it like the empanadas?
Well, I’ll close for now Anne and readers.
Have a nice day and don’t work so much.
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