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Why Buenos Aires?

About Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most unique cities in the world, with European influences and contemporary attitude around every corner. Considered “The Pearl” of South America, this incredible city is known for its diverse communities and intense cultural life. With outdoor markets, a bustling nightlife, and enchanting historical sites, you’ll never run out of things to explore.

The summer BHP Management program is hosted by the Universidad de San Andrés, where students will have the chance to attend classes at both the downtown campus and the main campus.

Local Sights

San Telmo
This is one of Buenos Aires’ most attractive and historically rich barrios. The heart of San Telmo is Plaza Dorrego, which hosts a famous antiques market every Sunday.

Casa Rosada
Known for its unmistakable pink façade, the “Pink House” serves as the official office of the President of Argentina. See if you can catch a tour of the Museo de la Casa Rosada, and of course, hum “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” if you feel so inclined!

Caminito
On the weekends, this famous street – located near the southern edge of La Boca – is bustling with tourists who come to browse the small crafts fair, watch tango dancers perform for spare change, and visit the local museums. For more information about Caminito, visit Buenos Tours.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
This museum is one of Argentina’s top fine-arts museum, housing works by Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and so many more. It is a must-see for art lovers, and admission for the general exhibits is free! For more information, visit their website.

Cementerio de la Recoleta
In this amazing cemetery you can find the crypts of past presidents, military heroes, influential politicians, and many of the rich and famous. Stroll the “streets” that are lined with statues and marble sarcophagi, and see if you can find Evita’s grave! Cementerio de la Recoleta is one of Buenos Aires’ most historical sites, so you’ll definitely want to make sure you visit at some point during your time abroad. 

Page last updated: 2/6/2014