Farther ahead and heading southwards, we were flying at about 200 kilometers per hour and at 150 meters of height. After passing above the
, we arrived in 9 de Julio Avenue. Here, the pilot interrupted his route for a few seconds in order to appreciate the avenue and its particular obelisk in the distance.
We resumed our flight and the Retiro neighborhood was expecting us with its particular Englishmen’s Tower, surrounded by the railway stations and the Sheraton Hotel. Ahead, once above Puerto Madero, new and luxurious buildings decorated the same area that one decade ago was almost abandoned. The Woman’s Bridge and the Sarmiento Frigate stood out as some of the tourist attractions to be visited.
Raising our eyes, we watched the Río de la Plata
bathing the harbor walls and the ecological reserve at Costanera Sur.
We continued flying and arrived in the popular La Boca
neighborhood. The blue and yellow seats at the "Bombonera" stadium, the traditional El Caminito alley -with its pubs, its plastic artists and its colorful architecture- , the blackish Riachuelo
and the bridges over it that join Greater Buenos Aires with the capital city
are the farthest points in the tour.
Once here, the aircraft changed its course in order to head back towards the airfield. To our left, we could see the Pink House
and the Mayo Square, the modern Catalinas buildings, San Martín Square and the monument to those who died in Malvinas. Before landing, the Recoleta neighborhood with its classical cemetery and its large parks showed us the curious Eduardo Catalano’s mobile metallic flower, "Floralis Genérica
A soft gradual landing set us on the southern platform of the Metropolitan Airfield. This is one of the various helicopter tours visitors may hire in the City of Buenos Aires. A different and amazing way of seeing a city formed by impressive buildings, monuments, parks and such a large water mirror as the Río de la Plata