Nomadik Nation’s new local guides to your favorite cities from COOL people who ACTUALLY live there. This week: Buenos Aires.
We asked Jonny Robson from the arts organization Graffiti Mundo to give us an insider scoop on what to do and where to do it BA. Why ask him? Because street art advocates are cool. That’s why.
Name: Jonny Robson
Length of time in Buenos Aires: 4 years
Occupation: Street Art Advocate with
If Buenos Aires had a personality it would be: neurotic,
unpredictable, passionate and exciting to be around.
Something every traveler should know about Buenos Aires:
It has the best street art in the world.
One thing you must do before you leave: Reconsider leaving!
Or at least make plans to come back. There's too much to ever
see in one trip.
You must eat: 'Mollejas en las cabritas'. Glands have never
tasted so good.
The best places for live music in Buenos Aires is Konex.
It's a great venue with an amazing vibe.
For adventure lovers, burn your tourist map,
make some local friends and go exploring outside
One slang word you need to know in Argentina is 'Che'....
You might never fully understand how to use it, but you'll
never stop hearing it.
Best places to experience authentic BA nightlife is Catedral.
It's a period warehouse building full of crazy art, sculpture
and they run a milonga and tango class on Tuesdays. Great for
beginners and people who just want to watch and soak
up the atmosphere.
Young travelers should stay...Depends on what you're looking
for and your budget. Milhouse is party central for young
travellers. Back in BA is a great relaxed hostel in Palermo.
And Home Hotel is by far the best place to stay if you've got a
bit of money and want to relax in style and comfort.
Every traveler should avoid Microcentro. Just avoid it,
if you can, it's horrible.
If I didn't live in Buenos Aires, I would live in Barcelona.
Beach, mountains, art, music, culture, architecture and it
has a definite edge and its own identity. Not sure I could
master Catalan though...
Everyone should eat at Sipan in microcentro do amazing
peruvian/japanese fusion. Not cheap, but utterly delicious.
It's almost worth braving the horror of microcentro to eat
The best places to people watch is Parque Tres de Febrero is
great on weekends, you can watch the world skate, rollerblade,
tightrope, pedal, stroll and waddle on by.
The best dive bar in Buenos Aires is Post Bar. It's
my second home. Calling it a dive seems unfair, but
I guess a bar covered in graffiti probably qualifies
as a dive for some people.
Every traveler to BA should come with a smile,
patience and a little humility goes a long way.
And if you're English, just remember that
"las malvinas son argentinas".
Want some more reasons to visit Buenos Aires? Check out our top 10.
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