A Guide to the Romantic City of Buenos Aires01 July, 2019
Following the recent surge in popular holiday destinations, the selection on offer has never been greater, and, as a result, deciding upon where to go has never been trickier. With greater numbers of people looking to branch out and move away from the traditional European locations, Buenos Aires, Argentina’s main cosmopolitan city, represents a perfect option for those looking to enjoy a break away with their loved one due to the romantic nature of the city. Let’s take a look at some of its most interesting attractions.
While the historic city of Buenos Aires has plenty to offer in regard to romantic destinations, very few locations are able to match the famous El Rosedal park [pictured at top of page]. Located in the neighbourhood of Palermo, it offers visitors an extremely romantic setting in which to enjoy the very best that Argentina has to offer. As the rose is largely considered as the flower of love and El Rosedal consists of approximately 18,000 rose bushes, there are few more romantic spots than the city’s famous rose garden.
Although the rose garden is undeniably the centrepiece of the park, the floral environment is not all that is on offer. The surrounding lake allows for a different experience of Buenos Aires, and due to the accessibility of boats being available for hire, visitors are able to experience the tranquil setting of the park from the nearby water.
Within the month of February every year, the streets of Buenos Aires light up for the annual Carnival as the two-day event offers for a totally unique experience of Argentina. The event’s origins vary from region to region, but in Buenos Aires, the celebrations are based around the tradition of the murga, which is seen as a source of pride and happiness. With the Carnival being defined by mass celebrations and a sense of unity, the streets of Buenos Aires make for a romantic backdrop in which to enjoy the thousands of performances that occur throughout the event.
Across Latin America, carnivals, festivals and street parades have become hugely popular in recent years with the events not only attracting vast numbers of tourists from across the globe, but they have also become central to pop culture references found far and wide, even on online lotto platforms. At Lottoland, carnival-themed jackpots such as Mexico’s Malate and Brazil’s Mega Sena look to bring the ever-enjoyable party atmosphere to life through offering the chance to bet on the results of the drawings of these two famous Latin American lotteries, embellished with carnival-themed visuals.
Puente de la Mujer
Along with El Rosedal and the Carnival, the Puente de la Mujer is another of Buenos Aires’ most romantic locations. The rotating footbridge, which was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, opened in 2001 and is one of the most iconic landmarks in Puerto Madero.
Moreover, the bridge itself is constructed in manner which seeks to represent a couple dancing in a tango style. Due to the ‘Bridge of the Women’ being constructed to model a romantic form of dance, the Puente de la Mujer is another of the finest romantic spots that can be experienced in Buenos Aires.
The City for a Romantic Break
In the modern day, Buenos Aires is one of the most romantic destinations for visitors to appreciate due to its wide array of activities that can be enjoyed. From the garden walks of El Rosedal to the Carnival and Puente de la Mujer, the city has so much to offer those who are seeking a romantic break.
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