Things To Do in Buenos Aires

From classic promenades to quirky experiences, our definitive guide of things to do in Buenos Aires has something for everyone

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Things To Do in Buenos Aires

Oct 23, 2018

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From classic promenades to quirky experiences, our definitive guide of things to do in Buenos Aires has something for everyone

1.9 DE JULIO AVENUE AND THE OBELISK

Buenos Aires - Obelisco

9 de Julio Avenue is the most emblematic of Buenos Aires. With its 140 meters wide, 22 lanes and 4 streets (Cerrito and Carlos Pellegrini, in addition to 9 de Julio itself which comes and goes) this avenue is one of the widest in the world. Dozens of...

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2.COLON THEATER

Buenos Aires - Teatro Colón

Considered one of the five best theaters in the world for its size, acoustics and architecture, the Colon Theater is a must for anyone visiting Buenos Aires. Whether to take a guided tour of its interiors; to see an opera, a ballet play or a concert; or just to appreciate...

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3.PINK HOUSE (Casa Rosada)

Buenos Aires - Casa Rosada

In Balcarce 50 is nothing more and nothing less than the seat of the National Executive Power: the Casa Rosada. Legend has it that during its construction, at the end of the 19th century, there were not many colors available to paint it. And it ended up being pink because...

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4.Go see a tango show

Buenos Aires - Tango Shows

To live, feel and experience Buenos Aires for real, you have to go see a good tango show. The city is fully identified with this genre from the barrio, nostalgic, elegant and sensual that enchants for its elaborate music, poetic lyrics and the movement of its dancers...

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5.NATIONAL CONGRESS

Buenos Aires - Congreso

The Legislative Power of the Argentine Republic has its place in the Palace of the Congress of the Nation. This imposing building located on the block between Callao, Rivadavia, Riobamba and Hipolito Irigoyen stands out for its bronze dome: originally it was golden in color... 

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6.CORRIENTES AVENUE

Buenos Aires - Av. Corrientes

It is one of the most famous, popular and visited avenues of Buenos Aires. But, where do you start to go through Corrientes Avenue? It extends for almost 70 blocks from Puerto Madero to Chacarita and we can assure you that...

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7.RECOLETA CEMETERY

Buenos Aires - Cementerio de la Recoleta

Behind the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, very close to Francia Square, is one of the most iconic places in the neighborhood of Recoleta. Founded in 1822, Recoleta cemetery is characterized not only by its age but also by its...

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8.FLORIDA STREET

Buenos Aires - Calle Florida

The most famous pedestrian street in Buenos Aires. A must to visit, walk, buy, drink and perceive the rhythm of frenetic life of the locals. Florida Street is the heart of the Microcentro and is lined with bars, restaurants and businesses of all kinds. There are also...

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9.MAYO SQUARE

Buenos Aires - Plaza de Mayo

There is no tourist who has come to Buenos Aires and has not passed, even from the top of a car, through the Mayo Square. It is a site of great historical significance. All the important events in Argentine history...

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10.EL CABILDO DE BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires - El Cabildo

At one end of the Plaza de Mayo is the Casa Rosada, current seat of the national government. At the other end of the Plaza is the Cabildo of Buenos Aires, the old seat of the government of our country. Although in that place there has been a...

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11.FLORALIS GENERICA

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Very close to Francia Square there is another very special green space, ideal to continue the walk in the open air through Recoleta: the United Nations Plaza. What most attracts the attention of this place is the giant sculpture that can be seen in the center: the Generic Floralis...

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12.MAYO AVENUE

Buenos Aires - Avenida de Mayo

If there are two places that completely represent the political history of our country and the City of Buenos Aires, those are the Congress and the Casa Rosada. And there is a street that connects them: Mayo Avenue. Iconic, always busy, crossed by classic...

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13.METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires - Catedral Metropolitana

To the right of the Cabildo and in front of the Plaza de Mayo stands theMetropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires. At first sight it does not look like a church, because of its wide front, its columns and its facade that evokes the Greco-Roman style. Although there has been a...

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14.ALVEAR AVENUE

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Between Cerrito and Alvear Square is the most luxurious and aristocratic avenue in the City of Buenos Aires. Alvear Avenue is a place that is worth visiting, paying close attention. Not only do you have to see the elegant buildings and palaces that make it so charming, but also the...

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15.GALERIAS PACIFICO

Buenos Aires - Galerias Pacifico

In Florida and Cordoba one of the most top shopping centers in the area is located: the Galerías Pacífico. Not only among its corridors there are elegant businesses of national and international brands of high level, such as Ayres, Biotherm, Chanel, Black Label, Jackie Smith, Las Oreiro or Kiehl's. But also the building itself is an...

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16.SAN MARTIN square

Buenos Aires - Plaza San Martin

From the end of the pedestrian Florida to the Leandro N Alem Avenue we can find the San Martín Square. It was inaugurated in 1862 and in 1942 it was declared a National Historic Site. In this Plaza you can find very interesting places to see, such as the monument to...

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17.MONUMENTAL tower

Buenos Aires - Torre Monumental

Formerly called the English Tower, the Monumental Tower is located in the center of the Argentine Air Force Square; between the Retiro train terminal and the Sheraton Hotel. Originally it was a gift that the British community made to Argentina on the occasion of the...

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18.SANTA FE AVENUE

Buenos Aires - Avenida Santa Fe

Buenos Aires offers a multitude of options to make the required purchases of gifts and souvenirs needed in any kind of trip, including, among others, the open-air Mall at Santa Fe Avenue which is an ideal place to meet up with the best brands of the city and the Buenos Aires architecture and the pulse of daily life walk. It is a two kilometer tour which is distributed over a hundred shops, to grant all wishes and whims of customers....

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19.CHANCELLERY

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The ceremonial seat of the Argentine Chancellery is called San Martín Palace. It is in front of the San Martín Square and it is a palace of Fine Arts that belonged to the Anchorena family, one of the most aristocratic of ancient Argentina. The building dates from...

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20.PUERTO MADERO

Buenos Aires - Puerto Madero

A micro-world minutes from downtown. That's Puerto Madero. The youngest neighborhood of Buenos Aires and one of the most valuable in Latin America. Bordering the huge brick docks breathing the port scent calm the senses. And there, among the colossal structure of the Catholic University of Argentina, the many...

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21.SAN TELMO mARKET

Buenos Aires - Mercado de San Telmo

Formerly this building housed only businesses of fruits, vegetables and meats. But in recent years it has been modernized and has become one of the top tourist attractions in the neighborhood. At the San Telmo Market, inspired by La Boqueria de Barcelona, today visitors can find...

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22.CATALINAS NORTE

Buenos Aires - Catalinas Norte

In the neighborhood of Retiro there is an area that stands out for its very tall and very modern buildings. It is Catalinas Norte, a business complex with imposing towers that houses a large number of international companies and luxury hotels. IBM, BBVA, Google...

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23.CHINATOWN

Buenos Aires - Barrio Chino

Just outside Belgrano train station, on Arribeños street, we find the epicenter of the Chinatown of the City of Buenos Aires. The first thing that surprises us is the great welcoming arch of eleven meters high, built in...

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24.BUENOS AIRES LATIN AMERICAN MUSEUM (MALBA)

Buenos Aires - MALBA

On Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, on the corner of San Martín de Tours, stands a contemporary-deconstructivist style building. It is the Malba, the museum dedicated to the art of the region in Buenos Aires. Its permanent collection consists of more than...

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25.NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BELLAS ARTES

Buenos Aires - Museo Bellas Artes

The National Museum of Fine Arts is located between the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires and Francia Square. From the outside the building impacts with its pink color and its imposing columns. But inside, it's much more wonderful. This museum has the greatest...

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