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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 at every turn 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, and 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, and 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.

Nearby Travel

Colonia, Uruguay

You can take a short ferry (about an hour) from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento for a fun day trip. Colonia is one of the oldest cities in Uruguay and is a World Heritage Site. A small beach side town, it maintains much of its European flair from its colonial past with cobblestone streets and lots of character. Students in years past have rented motorcycles and golf carts for a fun way to tour the city.

Iguazu Falls

A bus-ride away is Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Almost a third larger than Niagara Falls, the Argentinian side access offer trails and a train to visit the entrance to Devil’s Throat, the highest and deepest section of the falls. Some walkways at Iguazu Falls offer 260 degree views of the waterfalls.

Mendoza, Argentina

Also just a bus-ride away is Mendoza, located in the foothills on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. Mendoza is a popular stop for adventurers and tourists alike, from education and culture to adventure and sports, Mendoza is their jumping off point. A key agricultural city in Argentina, farming has been important to the city since the 1700s, and much of the culture and history of the city is centered around agriculture.  For those interested in a bit more adventure, Mendoza is a starting location for many outdoor activities including: white-water rafting, zip-lining, paragliding and skiing.

 


Page last updated: 11/18/2014