On Tuesday, December 10th the Presidential inauguration will take place in Buenos Aires. The city expects thousands of people on the street starting in the morning until night. An event that takes place every four years.
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To avoid or join the Presidential inauguration?
It will be a unique event to attend if you’re interested. However, it will be crowded, and high temperatures are expected. So, be prepared if you go. You can bring an Argentinian flag with you and cheer along with the people. A small note, the political scene in Argentina is polarised. Argentinians are more than pleased to talk about their opinion and view of the country.
Are you not planning to join it? Then, you should avoid the area between Plaza de Mayo / Casa Rosada, the Congres, and Obelisco. Crossing 9 de Julio will not be possible. A good moment to visit Palermo, and Recoleta or other areas in Buenos Aires.
Some background info
Every four years Argentina elects a new president. Last elections, Alberto Fernandez became president-elect of Argentina. The ceremony will start in the congress of Argentina. Later the president will receive the presidential sash and staff.
I was leaving Palermo for the airport around 6pm for a 10pm flight to the USA and tried using the BUS/Subway tip in your other blog. Was wondering why Googlemaps showed over 3 hours to get to airport and Bus Line 8 not showing up. I took Subway Line D into Plaza de Mayo (catedral station) and when I surfaced, there were tons of people waving Argentinian flag. Very exciting. Clearly the street was blocked off, hence no Bus 8 from that area. Fortunately, I was familiar with where Tienda Leon was closeby, walked there, and was able to catch the bus to the airport for 490 pesos. SO… for those wanting to take the Bus and if it doesn’t show up on Googlemaps app, it’s possible, it’s not available for some reason. Make sure have a backup plan. If I had called Tienda Leon in advance, I would have had door to door service (shuttle then switch to bus) for only 630 pesos. It’s an unadvertised service and it’s GREAT!