Lafayette Hotel, Reconquista, Marele Buenos Aires, Argentina
Well-known as the birthplace of tango, Buenos Aires is also home to world-class opera and theater, and to restaurants that overflow with Mendoza wine and cuts of beef…
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Accommodation in a spacious, bright and comfortable room
Breakfast buffet included
Free acces to the fitness centre
Well-known as the birthplace of tango, Buenos Aires is also home to world-class opera and theater, and to restaurants that overflow with Mendoza wine and cuts of beef fresh from the Pampas. Add in top-notch architecture and a nightlife scene that really gets going around 3 a.m., and it’s no wonder the seductive and vibrant city is known as the “Paris of Latin America.”
Parque Tres de Febrero, a park more commonly known as the Bosques de Palermo offers a beautiful burst of nature in the middle of a bustling concrete city. In the spring, the purple Jacaranda trees are in bloom and their purple petals float to the ground, creating truly picturesque purple pathways with flowering branches that create an archway overhead.
See or even participate in a live Tango show in the colourful La Boca neighbourhood. The Argentine Tango originated in Buenos Aires and the music and dance style is still very prominent today. You can catch passionate performers dancing to the sad yet romantic music in the streets of La Boca neighbourhood. Some street performers will even grab volunteers and teach them a few steps.
Best Day Trip
The town of Tigre is a favourite weekend destination for tourists and locals alike. Tigre lies along several interconnecting rivers and streams and even has small "islands" that can only be reached by small passenger boats. Relaxing by the water is a great way to escape the city for the day, but there are also quite a few things to do in Tigre, such as perusing the Puerto de Frutos craft fair, visiting the Naval Museum or Argentine Rowing club, or riding roller coasters at the Parque de la Costa amusement park.Off the Beaten Path
Puerta Cerrada (closed door) restaurants serve meals at private residences and often use communal tables to encourage conversation amongst the guests. While the "closed door" concept can seem intimidating and exclusive, all it takes is a reservation to get into one. A quick online search will bring up recent reviews and contact information. Puertas Cerradas offer some unique alternatives to typical Argentine fare and allow guests to get to know the chef behind the food.
Most Iconic Place
Teatro Colón is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The building has been around since 1908 and boasts a stunning interior with excellent acoustics. You can catch a variety of famous singers, dancers and conductors performing on the stage or you can simply take a guided tour.
If you want to party like a Buenos Aires local, take a nap in the afternoon and get ready to stay out all night. On a weekend, it's not uncommon to grab dinner around 10 or 11 p.m., head to a bar for drinks around midnight, and then roll into a boliche or local dance club at 2 a.m. When it comes to choosing an area, the main contenders would be the Palermo and San Telmo neighbourhoods. Palermo, which has subsections known as Hollywood and Soho is generally known as a fashionable and trendy area, while San Telmo offers a slightly grungier or more bohemian feel.
El Cementerio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Cemetery) contains the graves of many famous Argentines. The cemetery was built in the early eighteenth century and the impressive tombs have been well-preserved. There you will find the graves of notable historic figures such as former presidents, famous writers, and the beloved Eva Perón. Eva (Evita) Perón was the First Lady of Argentina, but her roots in a poor rural village and dedication to labour rights and women's suffrage, amongst many other things, made her a national treasure and her grave remains one of the most visited decades after her death in 1952.
Argentines speak a unique form of Spanish that the locals refer to as Castellano. The Argentine accent is marked by the pronunciation of the double L. In neutral Spanish, the double L is pronounced like an English Y, so "yo me llamo" (my name is) would be "yo may YA-mo." However, in Argentina you'll hear something closer to "shyo me SHYA-mo." Castellano also favours the informal "vos" form, so instead of "tú eres" (you are) you will hear "vos sos." Neighbourhood to Explore
Spend some time in San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. San Telmo is a great mix of the old and the new, with cobbled streets, colonial architecture, and antique shops as well as great bars full of rock music or people dancing Tango.
Argentina is one of the top wine producers in the world. While Buenos Aires is not one of the grape-growing regions, you can still enjoy some incredible Argentine wines, some of which are not exported. Argentina is best known for its Malbec wines, which are smooth, with dark fruit flavours such as blackberries, black cherry, or plum, and have a finish that is slightly smoky.
Often called the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires offers tree-lined boulevards with 19th-century architecture, and colourful neighbourhoods and nightlife districts that rival the best in the world.
A great way to get your bearings in Buenos Aires is to use the metro network, which will take you almost anywhere in the city. Start at the Plaza de Mayo, in the Downtown area. The Argentine Revolution took place here, and it’s the location of the distinctive Casa Rosada, the pink building housing the office of Argentina’s president.
Make your way to La Recoleta Cemetery where you’ll find the resting places of Argentina’s most famous people, including Eva Perón. The surrounding neighbourhood is home of the city’s rich and famous and has some of the best architecture in the city.
Head north of Recoleta on the metro and you’ll find Palermo, the city’s most trendy neighbourhood. Terraced houses and cobblestone streets house boutiques and cafés. Wander along the avenues to the north or, if you’re travelling with kids, visit the Buenos Aires Zoo. Return at night and enjoy the city’s best bars and nightlife in Palermo Hollywood. See a tango show or enjoy a glass of Argentinian Malbec.
Many visitors also visit Buenos Aires to shop, so if you like international designers, be sure to visit Florida and Lavelle streets in the Downtown area. For a more local experience, explore the shops in Palermo Soho and Viejo.
The port district of Puerto Madero is great for a photo opportunity looking back at the city. Head south to La Boca, the spiritual home of the Boca Juniors soccer team. The neighbourhood is known for its brightly coloured houses and Italian influence. Catch a game at the Bombonera to experience South American passion and energy at its best.
Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Hotel Lafayette retains the best style and comfort for you to enjoy your stay in the city.
The hotel is surrounded by prestigious shops, a few meters from Puerto Madero, the Galerias Pacifico Shopping Mall, the traditional Corrientes Street and only steps away from Florida and Lavalle pedestrians. Located a few minutes from the neighbourhoods of San Telmo and Recoleta, and close to the main Convention Centers, banking, financial and stock exchange institutions.
The Restaurant Midi is located on the ground floor of the Hotel, an excellent place where you can enjoy international haute cuisine, with typical dishes of Argentina, and specialities with the highest quality, and pleasant attention.
At the Bar, you can have a wide variety of national and imported drinks and a winery with the best Argentine wines. In the afternoon you can enjoy drinks and snacks at the tables on Pedestrian Street or inside, taking advantage of the promotions and happy hour.
Before or after the walking day, you will be able to enjoy an ideal space to start or end your day. Relax in the sauna after your workout in the gym, equipped with treadmills, bikes, mini-gym and back.
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