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Curio Local Guide

Buenos Aires

Authored by Paula Amenta
Paula Amenta
Professional Photographer

We sent Buenos Aires local and photographer extraordinaire, Paula Amenta, to the Anselmo Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the beautiful hotel, shoot some photos, and create a Curio Local Guide for Buenos Aires full of tips and local secrets just for you.

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Buenos Aires is the most cosmopolitan city in Argentina and each of its beautiful neighborhoods is diverse. Thousands of tourists arrive every year to explore them and the Latin-American culture that comes alive with music, dancing and strong European architecture.

Street vendor selling ornate glassware
Overhead view of breakfast on table
Girl looking from window behind white curtains
An old bicycle in Buenos Aires

My Perfect Day

What to do in a place like this if you only have 24 hours?

If possible, I’d recommend having their hotel stay fall on a Sunday. That day of the week the Plaza Dorrego, right in front of Anselmo Buenos Aires, has the beautiful and famous antique fair and flea market that is historic to Buenos Aires.

They should walk around the fair and shops at the Mercado de San Telmo, only two blocks away. In this neighborhood, called “San Telmo”, there are many “parrillas” where you can have lunch and order traditional Argentine Malbec wine, salads and Argentine meat (the best known is the “bife de chorizo”).

Another charming and important neighborhood of the city is La Boca. On Sundays, La Boca has a great fair with tango dancers in the street. Everything is musical and colorful and you can buy great souvenirs. This is just 10 minutes from the hotel via taxi.

For dinner, you should go to Puerto Madero – an area with many restaurants and bars with a wonderful view to the river. Don’t forget to try the Dulce de Leche dessert!

If you like art, architecture, classical music or ballet, the Teatro Colón is the best option to enjoy an evening show. It is located in the middle of the city in front of the famous monument Obelisco and very close to the hotel.

Where to stay

Guest Room at Anselmo Buenos Aires Lobby at Anselmo Buenos Aires Front desk at Anselmo Buenos Aires

Anselmo Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton

The unique Anselmo Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton boasts an ideal location in front of the famous Plaza Dorrego; a colorful, dynamic square in the epicenter of the historical neighborhood of San Telmo. We are just steps from cafés, bars, shops and antique stores, and are within 10 blocks of businesses and corporate offices.


I was surprised when I entered the huge gate at the entrance of the hotel! From outside I couldn’t have imagined its immensity given it is located in the middle of one of the most historic and important plazas of the city, surrounded by typical restaurants and fairs. When I walked into the lobby everything was magical, sophisticated and luxurious. I loved, and couldn’t stop staring at, all the plants and vines growing up the incredible architecture. There is a small forest within this beautiful hidden hotel, as well as some remarkable local art.

It was one of the best hotel stays of my life. Everyone’s attention to detail was impeccable and every team member I encountered was very kind. I talked a lot with the team and by the end of my stay, I felt we were already friends. Additionally, the food at Anselmo Lounge was gourmet and they made me vegetarian dishes, which is something that doesn’t always happen. They used a lot of fresh, local produce and made some amazing dishes that are local to our great city of Buenos Aires.