24 hours in Buenos Aires

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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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