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Avenida Corrientes

This avenue used to be the centre of Porteño nightlife and it still retains the original bohemian amibiance immortalized in popular lore. In the 1930s it was widened and numerous cinemas, theatres, and restaurants quickly lined its sidewalks. Antique, rare and used bookstores are clustered here as well, interspersed with the traditional Porteño cafés. Exchange houses are easily located along this avenue for the many tourists who flock here. The Obelisco (Obelisk) and this famous avenue, constitute the city's icons, and the typical picture postcard view of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral faces the historic city center Plaza de Mayo and is one of the most significant churches in Buenos Aires. This Catholic cathedral was finished in 1862 when the facade and the imposing Corinthian columns of the pronaos at the entrance were completed. A mix of various architectural styles like Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance are evident here. Its renaissance elements include the tiled dome and the architectural floor plan of a Latin cross, comprised of three naves, divided by pilasters and interconnected chapels. The Baroque altar made in the Rococo style is an opulent relic of history. Frescoes and paintings depicting scenes from the Bible are some of the sights which simply cannot be missed. The remains of the Great Liberator General José de San Martín rest in a guarded mausoleum, flanked by three statues representing Liberty, Commerce and Labour along with seals of the nation's neighboring countries of Chile and Peru.

Convento de Santo Domingo

Completed in 1783, this church housed the Natural History Museum and astronomic observatory under President Rivadavia. In 1835, the dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas repatriated the Dominican friars and in 1856 the second tower was built. An atrium houses the Mausoleum of General Manuel Belgrano, the creator of the Argentine flag, who was born and spent most of his life in Buenos Aires. This work by Hector Ximenez has a large base of red granite with two bas-reliefs representing the presentation of the Flag and the Battle of Tucuman.

Caminito

Originally inhabited by Italian immigrants from Genoa, the neighborhood of La Boca is home to the colorful Caminito, a street museum. The term Caminito means a walkway or a little path, and suggestive of its meaning, this area is a little walkway painted with bright colors by the famous Argentinian artist Benito Quinquela Martin. The appealing Caminito also showcases paintings and exhibitions by various street artists, markets with handicrafts, street performers and lots more. Caminito should definitely be on your must-visit list to Buenos Aires.

Farmacia Avalon

This pharmacy is more traditional in the sense that they carry mostly medicine, and does not bother with beauty products or perfumes (like many other pharmacies). Here, you will find everyday medicines, such as ibuprofen and cold medicine, as well as most prescription medicines you might need. They also carry some herbal remedies.

Farmacia Baur

Farmacia Baur is a large pharmacy that focuses more on the medicine than the beauty supplies. Many pharmacies in Buenos Aires have a large stock of household supplies and beauty accessories, but Farmacia Baur has a much smaller selection. However, they are very well stocked on medication. It is a family owned store with very friendly employees. You can simply go in describe your ailment and they will most likely be able to supply you with a medicine right on the spot. If they can't help you they will call around to see who can.

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