Today’s stroll took us to the area San Telmo. It’s a bit touristy along a particular cobbled street, Defensa, which also had a kind of flea market going on. Since we aren’t the market kind of people, our detours via the parallel side roads offered all kinds of surprises, such as Casa Minima.
Viva la evolucion!
Our main target of the day was El Zanjon. It’s an old brick building, reconstructed, and it’s got tunnels. The quirky bit is, the tunnels follow subterranean rivers which flow into each other and then into the Rio de la Plata.
After so much wandering we deserved a break and enjoyed the local version of hot chocolate called submarino. The place, which looks like a bookshop set in a theatre, is a bookshop in a theatre, and it’s beautiful. Very atmospheric to have one’s snack on stage with books as audience!
The Recoleta cemetary is a popular tourist destination. Many graves are also still visited regularly by family and friends. Evita Peron’s burial place is there too, but we didn’t look for it. Just loved strolling around for a couple of hours.
Big bench to accommodate tired Scottish tourist.
Our itinerary – courtesy of www.hurtigruten.com – for the coming trip. The boat should leave from Ushuaia though. We’ll find out!