1 San Telmo

Historic barrio, appreciated for its mellow charm and seductive ambience. Every Sunday impromptu tango provides the soundtrack for visits to treasure-packed antique stalls.

2 Football

Tricky footwork and colourful passion is on display at Boca Juniors’ Bombonera or River Plate’s Monumental – and in the surrounding streets.

3 La Recoleta Cemetery

Join the feral cats and prowl around one of the world’s most exclusive cemeteries, where Evita’s final (for now) resting place lurks discreetly among eminent tombs, extravagant mausoleums and elaborate sculptures.

4 MALBA

Ogle the best of contemporary Latin American painting and sculpture showcased in a stunning example of cutting-edge architecture.

5 Palermo Viejo

Argentina’s most famous writer, Borges, loved its authentic lowlife, but today’s glitterati flock here for trendy shops, gourmet restaurants and boutique guesthouses.

6 Tango

Listen to alfresco bandoneón players, admire a showcase extravaganza at a glitzy venue or attend a humble neighbourhood milonga and learn the basic eight steps.

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