24 hours in Buenos Aires


24 hours would never be enough in Buenos Aires, but if that's all you've got, these expert tips taken from the Buenos Aires Encounter guide will help you make a truly delicious day (and night ) of it.

Start a marathon day with an alfresco caffeine jolt at La Biela, then venture into the fascinating, ornate Cementerio de la Recoleta. Next up, take a taxi to elegant Av de Mayo to stare at grand architecture and pop into literary coffeehouse Café Tortoni.

Take some obligatory photos at Casa Rosada, then hang a right at Defensa and venture into boho San Telmo. Tuck into a juicy steak at Gran Parrilla del Plata (it used to be a butcher shop in the 1930s so it's got a meaty history) and poke through the antiques at Mercado de San Telmo.  Saddle up for a drink at the historic Bar Plaza Dorrego, (in Plaza Dorrego) but make sure you sit outside so you can watch the tango dancers.

Can’t get enough tango? Attend a slick dinner show at El Querandí or observe from the sidelines at a milonga (social dance) at Confitería Ideal.

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