Eva Perón famously spoke from this balcony, and stick around for the hourly changing of the guard.
Directly behind lies the Bridge of Woman, connecting you to the Puerto de Madero neighbourhood's ecological reserve where you can bird watch.
In 1813, the new government in Buenos Aires convened a constituent assembly where Artigas emerged as a champion of federalism, demanding political and economic autonomy for each area, and for the Banda Oriental in particular.
Its natural harbor soon developed into a commercial area competing with Río de la Plata's capital, Buenos Aires.
between British, Spanish, Portuguese and other colonial forces.
At tea time, try the famously strong, bitter yerba mate with a handful of medialunas or an alfajor, a biscuit sweetened with dulce de leche.
Off the Beaten Track Skip the tourist trap dinner and tango shows and head off to a “milonga” in the San Telmo neighbourhood where not only will you get to witness authentic tango, but you may even be lured to the dance floor.
Food & Drink A choripan, a sausage on crusty French bread, makes a great quick bite, or try meat-stuffed empanadas.