Puerto Madero, the city's original port, has recently undergone significant revitalisation and today features boutique hotels, trendy bars and international chain restaurants. The region was originally created in 1882 after the Government commissioned businessman Eduardo Madero to construct a new port for the city, with the aim of alleviating congestion issues. Many visitors enjoy a casual stroll along the embankment as a peaceful refuge from the hectic pace of downtown Buenos Aires.
A visit to the Buenos Aires Zoo in Palermo is a great family day outing. The zoo was opened in 1875 and has grown steadily over the past century to now boast over 2,500 animals. The big ticket attractions include the red pandas, hippos, pumas and piranhas. For the younger children there are farmyard animals including goats, roosters and turkeys.
Tango is synonymous with the city and attending a performance is somewhat obligatory.
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:
For more information on Buenos Aires holidays check out our Buenos Aires travel guide.
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