Item description for Lonely Planet Buenos Aires (Lonely Planet. (Spanish Guides)) by Sandra Bao...
Cheer at a heart-racing soccer match then tango till dawn at a steamy milonga. People-watch from a century-old caf and feast on the most succulent beef imaginable. From the most authentic parrillas to the hippest shopping streets, our native-born author un- covers all the local secrets. Get the inside scoop with this smart, stylish guide to the 'Paris of the South.'
Eat, Drink & Be Merry-- tips on Argentine beef and wine from our local food guru, and the best spots to indulge.
Stay In Style-- art-studded walls, tango lessons, nude rooftop sunbathing... lodgings to suit every taste!
Shop Till You Drop-- where to get the best deals and only-in-BA souvenirs, from the San Telmo Antiques Fair to trendy Palermo Viejo boutiques.
Talk The Talk-- Argentine Spanish section includes coverage of lunfardo, BA's unique slang.
Go Beyond City Limits-- Excursions chapter includes getaways to laidback Montevideo and the spectacular Iguazu Falls.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Lonely Planet Buenos Aires (Lonely Planet. (Spanish Guides))?
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires Nov 22, 2006
It is a very helpful tool to make your own tours in Buenos Aires.
Good Guide, but you need a better Buenos Aires map Apr 18, 2006
I bought this guide two months before my travel to Buenos Aires. I studied it and marked all interesting places in the city. Later in the Hotel I asked for a map (It was free)and marked all the interesting places.
The guide shows wonderfull places to go, beautifull monuments, good restaurants and coffee shops.
Don?t pay attention to prices in the guide, devaluation has changed everthing, You must know 1 US Dollar is equivalent to 3 or 3 Pesos. Also you can change Brasilian Reales, Euros, and Pounds. Example A Water Bottle is worth about 1.20 Pesos, a gooood and juicy Steak is worth 16 pesos. A Taxi is worth about 6 or 10 pesos. The guide say you could spent almost 60 US $ Day, I think it?s abou 45 US $ day.
Try central hotels, near "Teatro Colon" or Galerias Pacifico Shoping Center.
Conclusion: It?s a nice guide, but you will need better maps.
Worthless Oct 11, 2005
I am an American studying abroad in Buenos Aires and I wanted to advise anyone who is considering buying this book to save their money. I had been using the Time Out guide in the city, which is infinitely better, but I brought this guide on a trip to Colonia and Montevideo because it had much more information. As it turned out, nothing the guide recommended for Montevideo was true or even open. It listed two vegetarian restaurants, one with three locations throughout the city. I spent the better part of a day walking around the city only to find that not a single one of those four was still in existence. I then found a Lebanese restaurant in the guide and walked there, only to find that it wasn't open either. I thought maybe some shopping would improve my mood... but few of the places listed still exist. We couldn't find the reccomended Baar Fun Fun or the Cafe Brasilero. At this point, I tossed the guidebook in the nearest trashcan. At least for Buenos Aires and Uruguay, its much wiser to stick with time out.
Worst travel book that I have ever read Jan 23, 2005
OK, Buenos Aires is a spanish speaking city; but when every other word of a sentence in this book is full of spanish, it makes the book very very hard to read!!!! "Facts about Buenos Aires" is nothing but that, a list of useless facts emblished with unnecessary adjatives: "...something that differentiates Buenos Aires' people from their North American or European cousins - a striving melancholy and a desire for something greater." HM??? What we travelers want is an easy to read book, not a trash compactor, TOO much information one after another in a paragraph with vague english + foreign words is a waste. The few pictures in this book don't do justice to the city, take a look at any "paris" book out there, your response is usually "WOW, I would like to go there." after reading this book, it's like "hm... why do I want to go there?" Choose a different book; don't waste your time and money.
Severely Outdated & Worthless Jan 7, 2005
The book was written before the peso devaluation and subsequent crisis and is utterly useless unless you need a paperweight. This 3rd Edition is dated March 2002, and all hotel and restaurant pricing is from pre-devaluation. I spent November 2004 in Buenoes Aires and am headed back January 19, 2005. Buy Time Out Buenos Aires instead: Second Edition 2004. It is perfect!