Our fourth article from Meet the Nytros series is out! Today we would like to introduce our colleague Mica and her city. Mica lives in the capital of Argentina: the beautiful Buenos Aires.
Welcome to Buenos Aires! The city of “good airs” as it directly translates to English. I am excited to share my top 5 spots in Buenos Aires with you but before I deep dive into it, I would like to warm you up and point out 3 interesting facts about Buenos Aires that you might not have known.
- The first ever animated feature film, El Apostól, was made in Buenos Aires in 1917 by animation director Quirino Cristiani.
- It has only snowed twice in Buenos Aires (since records began)
- Buenos Aires has more theatres and football stadiums and psychiatrists per capita than any other city in the world!
Did you know that? Buenos Aires is indeed a city worth exploring. Definitely not just because of the three interesting facts that I stated above. Buenos Aires is mainly known for its preserved Spanish/European-style architecture and rich cultural life. And here my top 5 places in Buenos Aires:
1) El Ateneo
El Ateneo is a splendid book store located in “Palermo” on Santa Fe Avenue. In fact, The Guardian placed it as the second most beautiful bookshop in the world. One can bring its own book there or buy a new one. This iconic place touched my heart for the very first time I got inside and I hope you will feel the same way. Personally, I love to go there during rainy days because for some reason that´s what I like to do the most when it is raining. This book store makes the rainy days somehow more special.
Plaza Serrano is a great place, where you can go crazy with shopping and have a delicious meal or drink. You can find here some well-known brands as well as street vendors with really cool and cheap stuff. My favorite restaurants down there are “La Panera Rosa” or “Muu”, where I usually go for a tasty brunch. This district is also a great idea for a night out as there are different clubs and bars with a different type of music depending on the day. I´d recommend that you grab a good beer at Antares and taste some shots at Chupitos.
3) Starbucks – Corner of Callao and Mitre.
It may sound weird that I picked Starbucks for my top 5 places in BA, but this is really a place where I love to spend some time. Actually, I am not a coffee fan but I have to have a Starbucks coffee at least twice a month. I usually sit on the second floor in the corner, which allows me to do a few people watching. This magically helps me to generate some creative ideas.
“La Lucila” is a residential neighborhood outside of the city, which reminds me of childhood and a place where I always like to go due to its family vibe. I usually go there with my sisters. We sit on the blanket, read a book, listen to music, play cards or just enjoy the sun and the pleasant atmosphere. It is also a perfect spot for a picnic, sunbathing and kayaking.
Another great place to spend the day outside is our cultural heritage, a wonderful rose garden “El Rosedal” and the lakes “Los Lagos de Palermo”. Delicate flowers in the rose garden scatter their varied fragrances throughout the gardens. In both places, you can also just rest, admire the scenery and enjoy the fresh air.
For now, I hope you enjoyed reading and see you in Buenos Aires soon! 🙂