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).
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Walking Areas
Other Outdoor Activities
Flea & Street Markets
An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Jardín Japonés is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature, right in the heart of Palermo neighborhood. The garden features a large pond crossed by several bridges, multiple Japanese-style sculptures, and many different species of plants, trees and flowers ... plus plenty of fish.
In a city known for its many green spaces, this group of parks is the biggest and most recognizable. The Bosques de Palermo are home to the Planetarium, the Japanese Garden, a stunning rose garden and several lakes. The favorite destination for locals on sunny weekends, this is a place you won't want to miss.
The botanical gardens are one of the landmarks of the Palermo neighborhood, and a beautiful space dedicated to the exhibition of numerous species of plants and trees from all over the world and particularly those native to Argentina.
One of the most luxurious and newest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. With the river at its core, Puerto Madero seems to be a completely different world. Coming from the city, you'll encounter numerous upscale restaurants, office spaces, and — once you cross the river — plenty of posh nightclubs and bars, luxury hotels and skyscrapers, all interspersed with beautiful green spaces where you can relax and enjoy the view.
This natural reserve, stretching along nearly 900 acres, is home to numerous native species of animals and plants. The moment you step into it, you will forget all about the concrete jungle you've just left behind.
This square is at the heart of one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, San Telmo. Every weekend, a fair is set up in the square where local artists sell their work. In the streets that surround it, you can also find many antique shops and small, traditional cafés — a true taste of what is typically 'porteño' (something/someone from Buenos Aires).
Home to the Buenos Aires Design center, Centro Cultural Recoleta (a cultural center), and the Recoleta Cemetery where Evita's remains lie, this park truly comes alive on weekends with a never-ending artists' fair. Here, vendors sell all manner of hand-made goods, from jewelry and leather wares to toys and clothing.
With its colorful facades, tango references and street artists, Caminito is one of the most emblematic attractions in Buenos Aires. The street is only one block long, but its picturesque quality and rich history make a walk around here worthwhile.
Just to the north of Buenos Aires, crossing the General Paz (the boundary between the city and the suburbs), lies the municipality of Vicente López. Here, overlooking the river, you'll find a beautiful green space with a street on one side (closed to traffic on weekends) and the river on the other. Perfect for a lazy Sunday outing.
The perfect day trip from Buenos Aires. Located in the town of Tigre, roughly 2 hours from the city, Puerto de Frutos is a classic destination for locals looking to take a day off from city life. Here, you can simply explore the area on foot, enjoying the view of the river Luján and the fair, where local designers sell their handmade products and crafts.