The city is largely laid out on the standard Spanish colonial-style grid pattern of wide avenidas and narrower calles in regular blocks, called cuadras or manzanas, with a regular numbering system that makes navigation relatively easy.
In Argentina it is customary to greet men and women with a kiss on the cheek.
Lunch is typically served between noon and 4pm. Dinner is served between 8pm and midnight.
Radiotaxi is the most reliable taxi company. Ask our bell staff to call you a safe radio taxi.
The tip is not included in the bill for bars, restaurants and taxis. An appropriate tip would be about 10 percent of the bill.
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A splendid restaurant with a celebratory atmosphere and gorgeous architecture designed by the Dutch architect E Folkers in 1907.
Las Violetas Café
A very authentic café. The architectural design of this 120 year-old spot makes it a remarkable and humbling experience to visit.
Teatro Municipal General San Martìn
Designed in the 1950s by architect Mario Roberto Alvarez, this is considered to be comparable internationally to the auditorium of the Berlin Philharmonic.
When it was inaugurated in 1936, this odd 120 meters high building became the tallest one in Latin America and remained so for many years. It has 32 floors and 105 apartments. The building, which has been a national historic monument since 1999, has won several architecture prizes. It was made upon the request of the wealthy Corina Kavanagh, who decided to build on one of her properties a daring concrete mass with pure geometrical lines which were quite advanced back then.
Arts in the City
Buenos Aires’ Cultural life is multifaceted. You have a choice of more than 100 theaters, one Opera house and numerous music and dance festivals. Once a year Buenos Aires Museums throw their own party. Since 2004 it has been decided that a given Saturday in spring Museums remain open between 07.00pm and 02.00am, displaying a wide range of aesthetic proposals.
WHAT TO PACK
We recommend that you exchange some money before travelling. Around 50 US dollars, for taxis, incidentals and small stores that might not accept dollars.
Most of the shops and shopping malls take US dollars, pesos and credit cards. Only a few stores accept Travellers Checks (passport is required to use them). In case if you need to change Dollars to Pesos it must be done in Banks or Exchange Companies, Passport will be required to make the transaction. The banks opening time are from 10am to 3pm, and the Exchange companies from 10am to 7pm.