|Leaving the port of Montevideo|
Buenos Aires is only 3 hours by ferry from Montevideo, up the delta of the Rio de la Plata. I have been here once before, about 15 years ago, and truly enjoyed it. This time I revisited some places, like La Boca and the Teatro Colon (below), and discovered some new ones...
... like the new developments in Puerto Madero. In the Port there is even a legendary ship, the Ara Uruguay, now a museum (entry only 2 pesos) and a fantastic experience for the kids!
|The Ara Uruguay|
We stayed in the city centre which is lined with grand buildings and beautiful houses.
If you are in Buenos Aires during a weekend I recommend a visit to the Casa Rosada, the Presidential office. During the week the President and Government workers are there and it is closed to the public, or reserved for visits from foreign presidents and ministers. We had to wait quite a bit, but it was worth it. Visits are free and you can take photos everywhere except for the President's office. The Grenadiers are happy to pose for photos too, with or without your kids! The following photos are all from the Casa Rosada, and I was surprised to learn that all the Porteños we spoke to have never been inside it (and some didn't even know that it was possible to visit it).
And of course there are many more places to visit, like Palermo Soho, La Boca and La Recoleta (these were my favourites and I have a post about them here), and in 4 days we covered quite a bit of ground in the city, mostly on foot and by taxi, (taxies are very cheap and easy to find) and took the Subte (metro) once, mostly just for the experience. And we ate huge amounts of pizza! :-)
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©