We passed many famous site throughout the day such as Floralis Generica. A sculpture made of steel and aluminum located in the Plaza de Naciones Unidas. It was a gift to the city by architect Eduardo Catalano. You can see the sculpture in the background of this photo. It sits next to the university for engineering and architecture.
Today was the first day we were able to spend walking. It felt great to be out of a vehicle and getting some exercise.
The parks are beautiful in Buenos Aires and people are friendly. As you can see we did a little goofing around as well. Can you tell we are ready to ride?
Ushuaia, here we come!
One of our favorite stops today was visiting the historic area of La Boca; the birthplace of Tango.
La Boca is located in the city’s south-east near its old port. It is a colorful area with Tango dancers on the street entertaining tourists.
We also visited other areas of the city ending up at probably the most famous site of all; Evita’s grave site.
It appeared that a single family (name above the entry door) were buried together over generations and as more space was needed they dug out the floor, installing staircases to go further underground. Each mausoleum is no more than 15 by 15 feet, yet sometimes 2, 3, or 4 stories below ground.
Anyone visiting Argentina must experience an Argentinian Steak House. Dinner is much later than we are used to. Most people in Argentina don’t eat until 8 PM or later. And the portions are extravagant.