Buenos Aires is certainly one of the world’s most amorous destinations. A city that never sleeps that's full of the signs of passion everywhere, be it couples kissing on every park bench, enjoying lingering meals and bottles of that great Argentinean wine in the quaintest of bistros, or dancing the tango in a public square, with hundreds of admirers cheering you on as you twirl with your loved one.
La Boca street tango — Photo courtesy of Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
There are endless romantic possibilities on offer in Buenos Aires, but why not start off with a visit to the Café Tortoni, a quaint old-world coffee house on Avenida de Mayo 825, which is where Jorge Luis Borges sipped every day. Perhaps the lovers walking by hand in hand or a few cups of strong joe will have you too creating sweet verse.
While most folks would never think of a cemetery when it comes to romance, in Buenos Aires they do. Lovers lean up against each other bestowing passionate kisses as they stand next to the grave of Eva Peron in the sprawling Recoleta Cemetery. Others enact the same smooches at the city’s less famous Cementerio de Chacarita, where you can fawn under the statue of the famed tango crooner Carlos Gardel or tomb of poet Alfonsina Storni.
tango in Buenos Aires — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
Strolling with the masses on Avenida Corrientes is a popular pastime, as hundreds of young and old couples dress up in their finest and parade past the theatres, stopping to have pizza in places like Las Cuartetas, where they have been making fine crusts for decades.
For tango, there are endless possibilities, but why not head to the Boca, BA’s most famous neighborhood, with its artsy and colorful Caminito, and soccer legends Boca Juniors, drawing in all walks of life. Plenty of street tango legends ply their trade here, so grab your senor or senorita and join the fun.