City Facts - Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina situated on the Rio de la Plata across from neighbouring Uruguay. The city is famed for its colonial European style architecture and rich Latin American heritage. Buenos Aires was influenced by Italian immigration, with the 19th century bringing an influx of immigrants. This European influence is evident in the architecture, traditions and cuisine of the Argentine capital. Plaza de Mayo marks the foundational site of Buenos Aires and is also home to the Casada Rosada. The city is a popular destination for business travellers from South America and globally. Buenos Aires is the financial, industrial and commercial centre of Argentina. It has the second largest economy in South America, after Sao Paulo in Brazil. The Port of Buenos Aires is the largest port in South America. The services industry is significant in the Argentine capital, being responsible for 76% of the local economy. Other key industries in Buenos Aires include manufacturing, food processing and banking. When planning to visit Argentina on business, explore our range of serviced apartments in Buenos Aires.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN BUENOS AIRES?
Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment and located your passport, it is time to prepare for your trip to Buenos Aires. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Argentine capital.
Transport in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is served by two airports; Ezeiza International Airport and Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery. The former is the main point of arrival for international travellers, with the latter predominantly serving domestic flights and connections from neighbouring South American countries. Ezeiza International Airport is situated over 30km to the south of the Argentine capital, with the quickest and most efficient method of transport to Buenos Aires being by private transfer or taxi. Jorge Newberry Airport is much closer to the city centre, with bus or taxi travel both viable methods. In Buenos Aires, the Subte underground network is by far the easiest way to travel around the city. The network covers most districts of the capital, is easy to navigate and Subte cards can be purchased at most stations. Buses or ‘collectivos’ as they are known locally are another option, as is taxi travel.
Weather in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate, characterised by hot and humid summers and cool winters. The weather is variable due to the Pampero and Sudestada winds which pass through the region. In summer, Buenos Aires is enjoyable, with the city prone to experiencing the occasional heat wave. Spring and autumn bring changing weather conditions, with mild winters bringing chilly nights.
Sights in Buenos Aires
When on a business trip in Buenos Aires, it is essential to set aside some time to explore the Argentinian city. The Plaza de Mayo, a main square surrounded by 19th century European architecture, alongside the picturesque Casada Rosada are two of the most impressive sites in Buenos Aires. The Teatro Colón, Recoleta Cemeterary and San Telmo district are also worth visiting. Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood offer the ultimate place to sample bars and Argentinian steakhouses. Visiting the sprightly La Boca neighbourhood and the colourful El Caminito is inspiring for travellers, whilst catching a Boca Juniors match at La Bombonera is a truly unforgettable experience!
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BUENOS AIRES
- - The most visited attraction in Buenos Aires is a graveyard, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, where former actress, politician, activist and First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, is buried.
- - Avenida de 9 de Julio is the widest street in the world, being 140 metres wide and consisting of 22 lanes!
- - The famous Tango dance, a display of style and elegance, actually originated in Buenos Aires brothels.
- - Buenos Aires is often labelled the ‘Paris of South America’ due to its strong European cultural influences.
- - The Superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate is considered one of the most intense rivalries in world football. When the two met in the 2018 Copa Libertadores Final, the second match was postponed due to violence and was later moved to Madrid for security reasons!
- - The Casada Rosada, the office of the President of Argentina, is an impressive mansion painted entirely in pink.
WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?
Our serviced apartments in Buenos Aires are crafted with business travellers in mind. Offering a place for comfort and relaxation, our corporate accommodation is excellently located in central Buenos Aires. Modern, spacious and fully furnished, our serviced apartments offer a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in a traditional hotel. Primarily, our guests can determine how regular they would like a housekeeping service. This flexibility is designed to reduce intrusions, which helps to make our clients feel at home in the Argentine capital. Secondly, our serviced apartments in Buenos Aires are equipped with cooking facilities which provides flexibility for business travellers. Our guests can choose whether to cook at home or dine in one of the many great restaurants in the Palermo district. This flexibility often makes serviced apartments more affordable than hotel accommodation. Finally, the average one bedroom corporate apartment in Buenos Aires is approximately twice the size of a typical hotel room. This extra space gives our clients more room to relax, whilst also providing them with the ability to entertain guests or conduct meetings in the living space.
WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN BUENOS AIRES WITH SILVERDOOR?
Choosing to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Buenos Aires is highly advantageous for business travellers. At SilverDoor, we have over 20 years’ experience in the corporate accommodation sector and are best placed to ensure that your business trip to Argentina is a successful one! Our booking agents understand that every business traveller has differing needs, which is why they go above and beyond to source the highest quality accommodation for each client. With a solid expertise in the industry, they strive to ensure that every guest is completely satisfied with standard of their accommodation and do their utmost to assist with your every business need. Having a vast knowledge of our apartment providers in Buenos Aires, we aim to offer the best corporate apartments in the city. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of top quality accommodation, underlining our commitment to offering the best serviced apartments in Buenos Aires.