HILTON BUENOS AIRES Av. Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires
The congress is being held at the discerning Hilton Buenos Aires. This magnificent hotel and conference centre in the heart of Buenos Aires will host all our sessions, including our opening plenary and closing ceremony.
Exceptionally located in the riverside Puerto Madero district, Hilton Buenos Aires is within walking distance to the city’s top attractions and best restaurants.
1. Free attractions
Not only are there a heap of places of architectural, historical and cultural interest to visit while walking in Buenos Aires as well as green spaces, but the city also offers activities, such as guided tours, which will allow you to discover a Buenos Aires filled with secrets, emotions and stories, all totally free! The free guided walking tours take you through the neighbourhoods of the city, attractions and historic buildings.
2. Gardel, Piazzolla and all things Tango
Whether it’s a tango masterclass you’re after, a visit to a milonga, a street-show or a glitzy dinner + show combo, a trip to Buenos Aires just isn’t complete without a taste of tango. With its roots in the city’s working-class port neighbourhoods, the music and dance immortalized by the likes of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel can be best experienced in the San Telmo, Abasto and La Boca neighbourhoods.
3. Cuisine for all tastes
The traditional cuisine - the result of Italian and Spanish immigrants to the city - can be found in every corner of Buenos Aires and, especially, in the gastronomic areas of the city, Palermo, Las Cañitas, Recoleta, San Telmo and Puerto Madero. Above all, visiting the city is a perfect opportunity to try the typical Argentine roast prepared with meat of the best quality. In addition, you can discover the different flavours of the world, as there are a number of areas to sample the typical cuisine of other countries. Furthermore, you can discover amongst others the various organic markets and food fairs, such as BA Market.
4. Recoleta Cemetery
Lose yourself for hours in this labyrinthine city of the dead. Statues, sarcophagi, coffins and crypts commemorate some of Argentina’s most celebrated sons and daughters, not least Eva Peron. Free tours in English are available at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don’t forget to pick up a map at the entrance!
5. Boca Jrs vs River Plate
Possibly the most passionate, hotly-contested soccer derby in the world, the atmosphere at the ‘superclásico’ is never less than electric, especially at the Bombonera stadium, home to Boca Jrs. With more football stadia than any other city in the world and two football seasons a year, it’s easy to catch another football game if you miss the superclásico.
6. Sustainable city
Buenos Aires aligns itself with the intelligent cities of the world in seeking to improve the quality of life of its citizens and visitors, with innovative urban design and the promotion of healthy living, among other things. The city boasts a number of elegant parks, squares and green spaces specifically designed so that you can enjoy nature, practise sports, breath fresh air and relax outdoors. In addition, you can travel throughout the entire city on bikes provided by the city or guided bicycle tours.
7. More than 300 theatres
The wide offering of productions converts Buenos Aires into the city that possesses the most intense theatrical activity of Latin America and the fourth country in the world possessing the most theatres. Amongst the more than 300 theatres one finds the Colon Theatre, one of the most important theatres of the world, a symbol, for over a century, of opera, ballet and theatre.
Shopping is one of the most favourite activities when visiting a new city. If this is one of your pastimes then Buenos Aires will not disappoint. There are designer shops, fashionable shopping districts such as Palermo Soho, the Santa Fe avenue or the more traditional street of Florida. And for those looking for bargains, the outlet zones are an excellent option, to be found in the Cordoba avenue or Aguirre street .
Buenos Aires does not sleep. Its intense nightlife offers a bounty of restaurants, bars and music venues to enjoy yourself and make new friends. Palermo, San Telmo and Puerto Madero are great neighbourhoods full of life.
10. Our Pope!
OK, so he’s not actually here in Buenos Aires, but the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was born in the barrio of Flores and spent decades working tirelessly in the city’s poorer neighbourhoods. Learn more about his life and work on our free Papal Bus Tour.