With a delightfully European feel, Argentina's capital has something for everyone. Lovers of history should head to Plaza de Mayo, the political centre and place of many significant demonstrations including the revolution that led to Argentina's independence in 1810. Visit the famous balcony where Eva Perón (Evita) rallied the crowds at Casa Rosada and immerse yourself in the fascinating history by joining one of the free guided tours.
For something a little different, head to Cementerio de la Recoleta, the last resting place for many of the city's prominent residents. The cemetery is like a mini-city, with elaborate mausoleums lining the narrow pathways. Come early to avoid the crowds heading to Eva Perón's grave and feel the serenity with no one about. While in the exclusive barrio (neighbourhood) of Recoleta, stop and relax in one of the beautiful parks or visit one of the first class cafés or restaurants. Art lovers should visit the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, a captivating fine arts museum, housing works of both Argentine and international artists.
If you're not sure where to start, consider booking a city tour to give you a better insight into the secrets and history of this exceptional city.
Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)
Flights from Australia to Buenos Aires will disembark at Ministro Pistarini International Airport.
Officially named the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), Buenos Aires' principle airport is more commonly known as the Ezeiza International Airport because of its location south west of the city. The airport was built between 1945 and 1949 as part of Juan Perón's five year plan.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Book your Buenos Aires Airport accommodation.
Getting to Buenos Aires
There are several airlines that offer flights to Buenos Aires from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Santiago take around 20 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Melbourne and Brisbane via Sydney and Santiago take between 20 and 22 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Sydney and Santiago take around 25 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Buenos Aires
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Buenos Aires from Australia include:
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