Head to San Telmo, the oldest area of Buenos Aires, where you'll find a wide range of cafés and restaurants with options catering to all tastes and budget. For an authentic experience, walk the cobbled streets to El Desnivel restaurant and squeeze into one of the small tables. This Argentine grill is always packed with locals and is a great place to enjoy the finest cut of beef and a glass of vino. If you're in San Telmo on a Sunday visit Plaza Dorrego for the famous antiques fair.

When you've had your fill of food and wine, why not head into microcentro (the city centre) – home to several museums and the many 19th century European buildings that give this Latin American city such a unique feel. Walk down the lively pedestrian street Av Florida and head to Galerías Pacífico, one of the best shopping malls in the city.

If you haven't had enough of Argentina's fantastic wines, join a wine tasting tour and sample the local flavours.

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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