About Lucía V
Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since Mar 2012
25-34 year old female
I'm a 27-year-old translator, born and raised in Buenos Aires: a true "porteña". Travelling is my passion and I love being a tourist in my own city. What I like most about Buenos Aires is the identity of each of its neighbourhoods; they are all very different from one another. My favourites are Palermo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero. I also love good food, especially pizza, and Buenos Aires has some of the best pizzerias you will ever visit. As for hobbies, I am an avid reader (mostly fiction), love watching TV series (some of my favourites at the moment are House of Cards, Game of Thrones, The Crown and Sherlock) and period films (my most recent favourite is the BBC mini-series North and South, based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel).
Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
Flea & Street Markets
Neighbourhoods, Historic Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues
This trendy area of the neighborhood of Palermo has become popular with locals and tourists alike for its clothing and design stores, the crafts fair set up every weekend and the bars and restaurants that make it so lively, both day and night.
At the heart of Palermo Soho is Plaza Serrano, a small square surrounded by bars and restaurants where, on Saturdays and Sundays, there is an artists' fair where you can buy handmade jewelry and accessories, clothes, toys and other items.
For delicious, inexpensive Arab food, stop by this small corner restaurant in Palermo Soho. Very popular among locals for lunch on Saturdays.
Right in the boundary between Palermo and Colegiales is the flea market. Inside this large warehouse, visitors will find numerous stalls selling antiquities, furniture, light fixtures, silverware, collectors' items and decorative objects, to name just a few of the offerings.
Recoleta is one of the most upscale and traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Walking along its streets, you will discover beautiful French-style buildings and mansions where aristocratic families used to live at the beginning of the 20th century.
One of the landmarks of Buenos Aires, the Recoleta Cemetery is a must visit in this neighborhood. Located in Plaza Francia, it is a unique place in the city, mainly for the impressive design of some of its mausoleums and tombs, as well as for the renowned names that have been buried there.
This park is most well-known in the city for the artists' fair that is set up here every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays the park is transformed by the many stalls that sell handmade jewelry, leather goods, wooden toys and many other beautiful items.
Located next to the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, this beautiful park is home to the sculpture 'Floralis Genérica,' a striking giant flower made of steel and aluminum.
The Teatro Colón is a world-renowned opera house, ranked as the third best in the world and best known for its magnificent acoustic. The theater was reopened in 2010, after a 5-year-long refurbishment. Whether you visit Buenos Aires for a few days or a few weeks, this is definitely a must-see.
Puerto Madero is one of the most luxurious neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It has been the center of a real state boom in recent years, so visitors will find modern skyscrapers and luxury department buildings overlooking the river.
The natural reserve is the perfect place to escape the concrete buildings and busy streets and reconnect with nature. Inside, you will forget that you were ever in the city and enjoy the peace and quiet of the trees and the river. Walking down the trails, you may even encounter some of the permanent residents of the reserve: native species of birds, butterflies and turtles.
At the far end of Puerto Madero you'll find this truly impressive building, which houses the private art collection of businesswoman Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. The collection is very varied, including both Latin American and European art, portraits of the Lacroze-Fortabat family and even a pop-art portrait of Amalia herself by Andy Warhol.
This ship turned museum is one of the landmarks of Puerto Madero. In the late 19th and early 20th century it sailed around the world over 30 times. In the 1960s it became a museum which exhibits photographs and objects from the many journeys it made.