Top 10 Places to Visit in Buenos Aires

By Admin | Last Updated September 18, 2019

Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oldest square in Buenos Aires. Witness to the most important events in Argentine history for nearly 500 years. Gets its name from the May Revolution of 1810. Surrounded by important public buildings. Place for public demonstrations for support to or protest against governments. Square for celebrations too. Also administrative and financial center.

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Museo Nacional de Belles Artes

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The National Museum of Fine Arts. Shifted from its original site thrice during its over hundred years existence. Contains modern art, potteries, sketches, sculptures, minor works along with masters like Rembrandt, Manet, and other Argentine masters like Antonio Berni and Eduardo Sivori. Paintings from the middle ages to contemporary times are exhibited. Branch at Neuquen.

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Carlos Thays Botanical Garden

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The triangle shaped garden in suburbs of Buenos Aires. Huge collections of trees and plants, including many natives of Argentina. Five greenhouses, one imported and botanical library. English styled house of designer Carlos Thays. Trees and plants divided according to regions. Large collection of sculptures. Also has the official gardening school and a vegetable garden.

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Teatro Colon

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous opera house in Buenos Aires, known worldwide. Over a hundred and sixty year old. Performances by all time greats of operas, ballet and classical music. Renovated many times, the current renovations as recent as in 2010. Nearly 3500 people can be accommodated. Luciano Pavarotti, Yehudi Menuhin and Zubin Mehta have all performed here.

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La Recoleta Cemetery

Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Recoleta Cemetery is a top tourist attraction. Located in Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The cemetery houses graves of important people including former presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, granddaughter of Napoleon and many more. Eva Peron is also buried here. Renowned people from various walks of life, rest in the graveyard, forgetting past enmity if any.

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Puerto Madero

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puerto Madero is a barrio in Buenos Aires. Also known by the name Puerto Madero Waterfront. Occupies a large part of Rio de la Plata river bank. A former port, it is now a upscale area. Transformed during the 1990s. One of the best neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Walk in this less polluted district.

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Caminito

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spanish for ‘little path’. Caminito is actually a street museum. Alley located in La Boca in Buenos Aires. A mainstream tourist spot. Argentine painter Benito Quinquela Martin restored the place to what the colorful Caminito is now. Tango is all around in Caminito - dance, music, souvenirs. Shop for souvenirs and try the authentic Italian pizza.

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Café Tortoni

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous and historic cafe in Buenos Aires. More than a cafe as it is the meeting place of Argentine artists, intellectuals and scholars. One of the beautiful cafes in the world with invaluable glass ceiling. Hub of cultural activities. Have iced teas or popular Argentine snacks, soak in the atmosphere or watch Tango Performances.

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El Obelisco

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Obelisco de Buenos Aires is a national monument of historic importance. It is an icon of sorts. It was established in 1936, to celebrate 400th anniversary of the city. Located in Plaza de la Republica, at the crossing of Corrientes Avenue and 9 de Julio, this is a landmark tourist attraction in Buenos Aires.

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San Telmo – Plaza Dorrego

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plaza Dorrego is in the middle of San Telmo. All 13 blocks of the square are fully cobbled. Get a veritable knowledge of Argentine culture. Watch tango by experts as well as amateurs. Shop for a variety of things from antiques to crafts to artworks to snacks. Have lunch or coffee at one of the cafes.

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