5 things to do during the Carnival in BA

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A new holiday is coming and from Esplendor Hotel Boutique we would like to recommend 5 activities to do during the Carnival in BA.

5 things to do during the Carnival in BA

1. Live the porteños carnivals in the different neighborhoods

Locals carnivals are recognized as one of the most important carnivals in the country by its infrastructure and organization and during this 2017 more than 100 street musicians will be presented in the 29 corsos organized in the various districts.

The Corsos with parade and colorful murgas will be presented in different avenues of Buenos Aires in the districts of Almagro, Balvanera, Barracas, Bajo Flores, Boedo, Coghlan, Liniers, La Boca, Lugano, Mataderos, Palermo, Paternal, Pompeya, Saavedra, San Telmo, Villa Crespo, Villa Pueyrredón and Villa Urquiza.

The murgas of the carnivals of Buenos Aires were declared Heritage Cultural of the city of Buenos Aires in 1997. The Buenos Aires murgas are distinguished from others by the use of their traditional instrument as the bass drum with cymbal and the different rhythms that distinguish each neighborhood with a variety of lyrics and songs that unite the joy with the social criticism, color and parades.

To read more information about the Porteños Carnival 2017 click here.

2. Go to Tigre and navigate through the Delta of the Paraná River

It is a classic of the summer in Buenos Aires since it allows to enjoy the city outdoors. We recommend strolling catamaran through the town of Tigre since it offers a panoramic view of the islands of the Delta. You can learn about the life in the Islands and about the flora and the fauna of the place. In addition you can perform several water sports.

3. Explore Buenos Aires on the Tourist bus

If you have short time to visit Buenos Aires city you can take advantage of the Tourist Bus, a good option to visit Buenos Aires and its main tourist attractions. Every day – even holidays – you can take the bus at different stops of the city and start your tour. The system is the same as the large European cities, the Hop On Hop Off, where you can get off and explore the different neighborhoods and in addition receive information of what you’re seeing in different languages.

You will visit the traditional and historical buildings such as the “Teatro Colon“, the “Casa Rosada” and the “Congreso” as well as visit the different neighborhoods and observe its contrasts: the colourful houses in La Boca, the old buildings of San Telmo and the modern Puerto Madero.

4. Shopping in Distrito Arcos in Palermo

Distrito Arcos is a Premium Oulet shopping in Palermo with a very particular characteristic that makes it unique. It is the first outdoor mall in Capital Federal, something not very seen in the Argentine malls. The place takes advantage of the railway arches with a central green stonemason, several gardens around and benches outdoors. It proposes a unique shopping experience in the city, combining the best brands with an outlet concept, an interesting range of products, gastronomic options and the best price in a different environment.

5. Visit the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

On a hot day you can visit the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve to enjoy nature on the banks of the Río de La Plata. With its 350 hectares it is the largest space green of the city of Buenos Aires. It is ideal for jogging, biking and to spend the day with family or enjoy solitude and reading a good book under the shade of a tree. Along the trails you can see different species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and native vegetation.

Admission is free and in summer it is open from 8 to 19 hours every day, except Mondays. (except holiday Mondays)

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