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Posted on 02/16/2015 Inspirational Trips & News

How to Visit Buenos Aires on a Budget

Buenos Aires has always been known for its first-class cuisine, thriving arts and nightlife scene, and the wealth of cultural. Now, add to the list of the city’s many drawing points is its price point! The dynamic capital of Argentina is now more affordable than ever for travellers looking for a budget trip without skimping on the quality. As prices tend to be more accessible for foreigners visiting the country, especially with the fluctuating currency rate and economic situation in Argentina, visitors have begun to catch on to the world-class hidden gem of Buenos Aires. In addition to the general affordability of the city, there are always insider tips to visit Buenos Aires on a budget, while still enjoying the best the city has to offer.

Many of the most popular sights in the city are free of charge like the Cathedral, Botanical Garden, and Museum of Fine Arts. Others, like Teatro Colon or the Casa Rosada, have entrance fees or guided tours that generally have one day a week with discounted or waived prices. For example, Wednesdays are half-price general entry and free for students at the outstanding Museum of Latin American Modern Art (MALBA). There are many arts and cultural fairs year round, with discounted rates into museums and the fine arts. Check out the Noche de Los Museos for a night of free entry into all of the city’s renowned art museums!

To make sure you get to all of the must-see sights, join a free walking tour of the city, of which there are many. Guides are excellent and you can reward them with a tip at the end of the tour. There are also city touristic double decker buses that have hop on points throughout the city. Public transportation is one of the city’s best assets. Easily get where you need to go by subway or bus, by spending a fraction of other major cities’ public transport prices. Of course, with the city’s distinctly flat terrain, walking around Buenos Aires offers a way to see the intricate architecture, city daily life, and its free! For night time outings, take on of the abundant taxis that won’t break your wallet.

Great quality yet affordable dining opportunities in Buenos Aires are plentiful. Many high-scale restaurants have Happy Hours with drink and food specials. Lunch specials, or set menus, are common in most local joints for those working during the week, and you can enjoy these benefits, too! Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables at a corner fruit stand and enjoy a snack in one of the many city parks, like a choripan sandwich. Head to a local parrilla, or steakhouse, where the best quality steak is served at a fraction of the price in other countries. You can’t beat a bottle of Argentine wine, where an excellent bottle will set you back the same as a glass of wine outside of Argentina.  Of course, some of the cities best food is cooked in local homes, so try to score an invite to an asado, filled with authentic Argentine food for a fraction of the cost at a restaurant.

Buenos Aires is bustling day and night, and is one of the most affordable large cities in the world. With these budget travel tips, you will be able to enjoy your trip without worrying about the price tag! To start planning your trip to Buenos Aires, contact Say Hueque Argentina Journeys!

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