CITY TOUR: It gives a panoramic vision of the architectural and urbanístic wealth of the city. The main attractions will be transited from the historical point of view as the social, cultural, etc. You will begin visiting the historical part, the old helmet, with the fundacional “Plaza de Mayo”, center and witness of the most important events in the Argentinean history. Takes its name after the first atemptt of independence, that took place in these lands in May 25, 1810.
Surrounding this historical square are: the headquarters of the National Executive Power, the famous “Casa Rosada”; the Cathedral with its Renaissance neoclassical front that remember the Church of The Madelaine from Paris; the headquarters of the Autonomous Gov.of the City of Buenos Aires; the old Town council “Cabildo”, and the Ministry of Economy of the Nation. Starting from Plaza de Mayo it is the Avenue of May that unites the “Casa Rosada” with the National Legislative's headquarters, The Congress of the Nation, spectacular and magnificent building of 9 thousand square meters made by the architect Victor Meano. It highlights its dome. Then the road will be undertaken toward to the oldest neighborhoods in the city: Montserrat, San Nicolás and San Telmo. This last, very bohemian with a great quantity of places of tango shows and its interesting Fair of Antiques and Market of Fleas, every Sundays.
Trafficking for this South sector you will arrive until a typical Buenos Aires corner: the Neighborhood of “La Boca”,where the first port of the city took place. This neighborhood concentrates a significant part of the Italian society, for further precision, Genoese that has given him its pintoresque coloring. We can´t to be mentioned one of the ícons of the Argentinean soccer: the Boca Junior Club and their stadium: the famous “Bombonera” where the well-known Diego Maradona used to play.
The road will be undertaken now, toward the North area of the City that contrasts definitively with that we seen until the moment: it is the modern, residential, chic area of the city: Palermo and Recoleta. Big avenues, wide gardens, houses and deluxe buildings, are the characteristic of these traditional neighborhoods.
Palermo with its 3 de Febrero Park, the biggest in Buenos Aires for its extention. A conjunction of parks, squares, lakes, walks, sculptures and monuments with 3 Km.2 of surface.
Recoleta: the French neighborhood in the City, with its mansions, its coffees and restaurants with tables in the sidewalks, its Cemetery brings memories of Paris, The Pere Lachais, since this is also a Museum in itself, its Mausoleums and Monuments are true art-works and almost a complete parade of the main characters of the Argentinean history,Therewe can find the Mausoleum of Eva Duarte-Perón, another of the figures more emblemátics of Argentina.
In the way returning to the hotel will already go by the Colón Theater inaugurated in 1908 with the Opera "Aida" by Verdi, it is pride of the Buenos Aires, it was the scenario of the most outstanding figures in the lyrical music and of the national and international ballet. There, Caruso and Gigli sang, María Callas and Victoria de los angeles, Krauss, Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti. And it was visited by dancers like Alicia Alonso, Margot Fonteyn, Paloma Herrera, Nijinski, Nureyevev, Barishnikov and Julio Bocca. There Stravinsky, Toscanini, Von Karajan and Zubin Metha directed the orchestra.
Before arriving at the hotel you will continue for 9 of Julio Ave., the widest in the city and one of the widest of the world, that remembers with its name the day of the Independence was declared in 1816, until its intersection with the well-known Corrientes Ave., where is another íconof Buenos Aires: “The Obelisco”, inaugurated in 1936 around the time of the 4º Centennial of the first Foundation of the City. With its approximately 70 mts. of height and lines of rational style, it has become the most representative figure in the Buenos Aires.
Duration: 03.30 hs.