Weekend in Buenos Aires


A weekend in Buenos Aires is synonymous with culture, art, architecture, fashion, tradition and modernity, and of course excellent gastronomy, enjoy the Argentine capital like no one else

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Obelisco


The biggest emblem of the city

  • Keep in mind that it is located at the intersection of two of the most important avenues in the city: 9 de Julio, and Corrientes Street, the brodway of Buenos Aires, you cannot miss it.


  • Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Obelisco Norte and Obelisco Sur underground galleries, they are located under 9 de Julio Avenue and have endless shops of all kinds and art galleries.


  • It was inaugurated in 1936 as a commemoration of the fourth centenary of the first foundation of Buenos Aires.


  • And it is located exactly the same place where the national flag was raised for the first time in the city.


  • Its construction was in record time, it took only 31 days and more than 150 workers participated.


  • It has a height of 67.5 meters high. At its top there are four windows, which can only be reached by a 206-step marine staircase.


  • Its tip is blunt and measures 40 cm and culminates in a lightning rod that cannot be seen due to its height.


  • Inside it has a built-in iron box that is said to hold a photo of the construction engineer, and a letter intended for those who demolish it.


  • We started our way in the city in a mandatory stop, you cannot have been in Buenos Aires and not have taken a photo at the Obelisk.


  • Free.


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Teatro Colón


One of the most important lyrical theaters in the world

  • If you have time you cannot miss the opportunity to visit this area, the theater is located in the area known as La Belle Époque in Buenos Aires.


  • We recommend visiting its interior, the theater, it is a true gem and is one of the essentials in the world of opera, at the height of La Scala in Milan, the Opera Garnier in Paris and the Royal Opera House in London.


  • Keep in mind that during the guided tour you will be able to visit the entrance hall covered by a dome formed by stained glass windows, the Sala de los Bustos and the Salón Dorado, created in Baroque style and of course, the Concert Hall composed of elegant velvet armchairs Red.


  • Guided tours start every 15 minutes.


  • It took 20 years to build and it has been open since its first performance on May 25, 1908, in which the opera Aída, by Giuseppe Verdi, was presented.


  • The most important directors, singers and dancers in history, such as Igor Stravinsky, Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Rudolf Nureyev, Julio Bocca and Maximiliano Guerra have set foot on its stages.


  • Its horseshoe-shaped room generates a perfect sound distribution and the three floors of boxes designed with soft materials - fabrics, woods, carpets - achieve optimal absorption.


  • Hard materials such as marble and bronze were used on the upper floors to perfect the reflection of the waves.


  • Its dome was decorated by the Argentine painter Raúl Soldi.


  • We continue our journey to now get to know one of the most important theaters in the world, with more than a century of history.


  • Adults: $ 1000 Students: $ 250 Under 7s: free admission.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Galerías Pacífico


Luxury and art

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to access this shopping center, even if you do not have plans to make purchases, because its architecture and its interior are very worth it.


  • Keep in mind that you can have an audio guide to know the history of the galleries, the building and the murals, requesting your headphones at the information stand on the Source level, the guide is available in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.


  • If you have time, we recommend you access the Borges Cultural Center which is located a few meters from the Gallery


  • It is one of the main commercial centers of the City and they are located in one of the main intersections of the capital: Florida Street and Córdoba Avenue.


  • Its architecture and its magnificent dome decorated with murals painted by Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Demetrio Urruchúa and Juan Carlos Castagnino, are the main attraction of the galleries.


  • The original building was built in 1889 and was home to the Au bon Marché stores but they were never opened.


  • A short time later, it was sold to the Buenos Aires al Pacífico railroad, which finally gave it its current name.


  • From 1896 until 1940 it was the headquarters of the National Museum of Fine Arts.


  • In 1992 one of the most important shopping centers in the city was renovated and opened. From 1896 until 1940 it was the headquarters of the National Museum of Fine Arts.


  • In 1992 one of the most important shopping centers in the city was renovated and opened.


  • We continue our journey towards the emblematic pedestrian area of Buenos Aires, Florida Street and our first stop will undoubtedly be at Galerías Pacífico.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Calle Florida & Calle Lavalle


The most famous corner of Buenos Aires

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to visit one of the most famous corners of Buenos Aires, Florida and Lavalle, both pedestrianized.


  • If you wish, you can visit the first branch of the famous El Ateneo bookstore chain, at 340 Florida street 340, it is a traditional multi-storey and very well preserved place. And remember that on Avenida Santa Fe y Callao, you will find the branch that has been recognized for the last two years as the most beautiful bookstore in the world, you cannot miss it.


  • Florida Street runs from north to south, from Rivadavia Avenue and ends after 10 blocks in the famous Plaza San Martín.


  • Florida Street dates from the year 1582 and is one of the oldest streets in the city.


  • For the Centennial of the May Revolution, in 1910, Buenos Aires was dressed up and Florida Street, which was already an important commercial artery, was the main circulation route.


  • Surrounded by shops of the main brands, you can buy clothes, crafts, souvenirs, footwear, toys, books and much more.


  • You will also find many options in terms of gastronomy and traditional ice cream parlors and cafes.


  • It is time to visit the most famous pedestrian area in the city: Florida Street, one of the streets where the Buenos Aires air is most breathed.


  • Enjoy walking this street where you can experience the different typical artistic expressions such as couples dancing tango, music groups, living statues and comedians.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Mirador Galería Güemes


Mythical viewpoint of the city

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to know this passage, it is going back in time, it hides stories in each of its corners.


  • From here, one of the best-known radio stations in the country broadcast for the first time.


  • We recommend you visit all its corners, here lived for example for more than a year, the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.


  • Keep in mind that the entrance to the viewpoint is closer to the Miter entrance.


  • Pay attention to its views, from the heights, you will be able to see the most emblematic buildings, the classic domes of the city, the Río de la Plata and if the weather accompanies you you will have a view of the Uruguayan coast.


  • This true vintage treasure was inaugurated in 1915, and it was known to be the shopping and social events tour par excellence.


  • Its more than 100 meters long join Florida and San Martín streets.


  • It has an unparalleled cultural and historical value for the city and in addition to the shops, a theater and the offices that you will find along the passage, the highlight is its mythical viewpoint.


  • The Güemes viewpoint reopened to the public in 2013 and with its 87 meters it is considered the first skyscraper in Buenos Aires.


  • It preserves to this day its European architecture from the end of the 19th century, with its marked Art Nouveau style, the elegance in its bronzework details, its advanced elevators and its imposing glass and iron domes, among other examples, make it unique.


  • We now continue in the most famous passage in the city, called Galerías Güemes, for its imposing architecture, its outstanding viewpoint and its incalculable cultural value.


  • Galleries: free Mirador: $ 200 Minors: free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Galleries from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Viewpoint from Monday to Friday from 3 to 5:40 p.m., entrance to the viewpoint is every 20 minutes.


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Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires


The main headquarters of the Catholic Church of Argentina

  • Keep in mind that the cathedral also functions as a museum in honor of Pope Francis, who from 1998 until his consecration as Supreme Pontiff on March 19, 2013, was Archbishop of Buenos Aires and in charge of leading the Archdiocese.


  • In the museum you can find personal and liturgical objects used during all his years as archbishopric.


  • In addition, the cathedral has a service of guided tours and audio guides in different languages.


  • We recommend you not to miss if the changing of the guard of the grenadiers, the cavalry weapon unit of the Argentine Army, which guards the mausoleum of General San Martín, recognized Latin American liberator, coincides with your visit, it is every day between 8:00 and 19 hours, every two hours.


  • Its current building is the sixth reconstruction that the cathedral has undergone since its foundation in 1593.


  • The definitive construction began in 1752 and ended 100 years later, although in 1911 the interior was finished.


  • Its final style is neoclassical and has an unusual profile in cathedrals, with a closer resemblance to a Greek temple.


  • Its 12 outer columns symbolize the twelve apostles of Jesus.


  • The interior has naves, side chapels and a transept under an impressive dome that reaches 41 meters in height.


  • The large, gilded high altar stands in the middle of the cathedral as the highlight of the center.


  • It is time to arrive at a place that brings together many of the great historical attractions of the city, the Plaza de Mayo.


  • First we will know the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city, the most important Catholic church in the country, and which curiously can go unnoticed by its structure since it lacks towers, but it is wonderful inside.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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Casa Rosada


The oldest and most important square in the city

  • If you have time, we recommend you visit the Cabildo Museum, it is a very interesting visit to learn about the beginnings of the city of Buenos Aires and how it reached independence in 1816, the entrance is accessible and has guided tours.


  • It is also advisable to visit the Bicentennial Museum, with free access, where the most relevant events of the modern history of the country are reviewed.


  • Pay special attention to the two monuments in the square, the May Pyramid in the center of the square and the monument to General Manuel Belgrano, which pays tribute to whoever was the creator of the Argentine flag.


  • The week of May is the most important historical event in Argentina, on May 25, 1810, in this same square the country's intellectuals met to expel the Spanish Viceroy and form the first independent government.


  • The square is surrounded by outstanding buildings among them, the most prominent being the Casa Rosada.


  • The Casa Rosada, rises in the same place that occupied the old fort of the city and is the headquarters of the executive government of the country, where the president carries out his work.


  • On the opposite side we find the Cabildo de Buenos Aires, there since 1725, it was the old seat of the viceroyalty of La Plata, although today we can see less than a quarter of its original size.


  • Metropolitan Cathedral, the great building of the Banco Nación de la Argentina.


  • We finished the afternoon visiting the Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada.


  • This particular square, which perhaps does not dazzle like the squares in other cities, witnessed all the most important historical and social events in the country.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Avenida Corrientes


The Buenos Aires soul, the street that does not sleep

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to visit this emblematic avenue of the city, it is also the ideal place to taste the famous Buenos Aires pizza, a Genoese import adapted to local tastes, either sitting at a comfortable table or standing at the bar of any pizzeria. .


  • Keep in mind that the most famous theaters and pizzerias in the country are located here.


  • If you want something traditional, be sure to try a combination of porteño par excellence, beer, pizza and faina.


  • Keep in mind that Corrientes Street is pedestrianized at night from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. from Callao Avenue to Libertad Street.


  • It is known as the street that does not sleep, from the Obelisk, between Esmeralda and Callao streets, it has the highest concentration of bookstores, theaters, pizzerias and bars in Buenos Aires.


  • Historically, this street has witnessed the golden age of tango, all the great musicians of the first half of the 20th century played here.


  • It also houses the largest number of theaters in the city, both to enjoy a play and an excellent musical or concert.


  • In addition, it has the most varied bookstores in the city and in December the Night of the Bookstores is organized annually, where all the booksellers attend until dawn, offer promotional prices and organize different talks with writers and cultural personalities .


  • If a visit to Buenos Aires cannot be conceived without seeing the obelisk, a visit to Buenos Aires cannot be conceived without walking along Corrientes Street, the most famous in the city, that is why our first night is dedicated to it, it is also an ideal place to visit on a Friday night.


  • Pedestrianized at night and witness to the golden age of tango, it is one of the cultural hubs of the city, surrounded by theaters and places to eat.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parque General San Martín


Scene of important historical events

  • Don't miss the opportunity to get to know this historic green space in the city, and from here you can also appreciate the famous clock tower in the Retiro neighborhood.


  • This outstanding square is one of the oldest in the city and has been the scene of important historical events.


  • The Plaza San Martín is made up of important monuments and sculptural works and is divided into two different sectors.


  • One sector has a garden with a pronounced slope and the other is made up of a flat land covered by trees, which is surrounded by important historical buildings.


  • They stand out in the square, the Monument to General San Martín and the Armies of Independence and the Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas.


  • The sculpture of La Duda made in marble shows a young man with a Bible and at his side an old man who seems to question him, is another of his highlights.


  • To start this morning we chose as our starting point the second most important square in the country.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Avenida Alvear


A street that is a jewel of architecture

  • Keep in mind that once a month, Alvear avenue can be visited during the night at 8:00 p.m. in a free activity organized by the City's Tourist Board, you can get information about it on the official website of the City government from Buenos Aires.


  • If you have time, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the famous El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, chosen as the second most important bookstore in the world, established in an old theater and its outstanding dome decorated with intact frescoes.


  • Alvear Avenue is perhaps the most elegant and refined street in the entire city, where its architecture and the aristocratic character of its residences make the Recoleta neighborhood the most expensive in the whole country.


  • On its route, the Pereda Palace, the Ortiz Basualdo Palace, now the French Embassy, the Concepción Unzué de Casares mansion, the Álzaga Unzué Palace, currently the Four Seasons Hotel and the Duhau residence, today the Park Hyatt Hotel, stand out.


  • At the corner of Alvear and Ayacucho avenues stands the sophisticated Alvear Palace Hotel, an indisputable symbol of the Belle Époque, which after 10 years of construction, was officially inaugurated in October 1932.


  • We continue to get to know the most sophisticated neighborhood in the city, walking along Alvear Avenue and the streets that surround it, a true example of architecture.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Cementerio de la Recoleta


Magnificent sample of architecture and art

  • Note that the Buenos Aires tourist office offers free guided tours of the cemetery. For complete and adequate information, we recommend you go to one of the tourist information centers in the city, because the days and times of the same vary frequently.


  • Do not miss the opportunity to see the sculpture of The Lady in White, the story tells that a girl crying in the street, a gentleman approaches her, consoles her, falls in love and she disappears forever, it was Luz María, daughter of the playwright Enrique García Velloso who died of leukemia at the age of 15, the story of love and mystery that this sculpture keeps is really worth it.


  • The cemetery, an excellent work of architecture dating from 1822, is built on the foundations of an old monastery and was the first public cemetery in the city.


  • Among its numerous and imposing mausoleums and vaults, is the eternal resting place of different personalities in the history of Argentina such as the tomb of Evita Perón, one of the most visited, writers, Nobel laureates, athletes and businessmen.


  • On your tour you will find marble and bronze mausoleums, great Greek temples and small Egyptian pyramids coexist with art nouveau style sarcophagi.


  • More than 90 vaults have been declared a National Historic Monument, the work of important architects and are adorned with marbles and sculptures.


  • We now arrive at one of the most visited places in the city by tourists from all over the world, even by Argentine tourists themselves: the impressive Recoleta Cemetery.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday: from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes


The most important art museum in Latin America

  • If you do not have enough time to visit the 32 rooms of the museum, we recommend you to visit the most outstanding works inside, it is a museum that is very worth visiting.


  • Keep in mind that the museum has audio guides in Spanish and English, which will help you navigate the museum's permanent display in chronological order.


  • In front of the Museum are the famous steps of the National School of Law and on its side you will not miss the monumental sculpture of the Flower, Florialis Generica that is located in the United Nations square, in front of the university.


  • This outstanding museum, inaugurated in 1895, has and exhibits the largest collection of Argentine and Latin American art, being one of the main museums in Latin America.


  • Its first headquarters were established in the current Galerías Pacífico.


  • Among the works of Argentine art are those of Cándido López, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Fernando Fader, Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso and Antonio Seguí.


  • Among his most outstanding international works, you will find works by El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Degas, Monet, Miró, Van Gogh and Picasso.


  • In addition, the museum has a photography room, a pre-Columbian Andean art room, two sculpture terraces and a library with 150,000 specimens.


  • We continue touring the Recoleta neighborhood and now come to one of the most important museums in the region, the National Museum of Fine Arts.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Monday.


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Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays


The city's outstanding botanical garden

  • Do not miss the opportunity to discover the great collection of aromatic herbs that this garden has.


  • Keep in mind that if you want to take a guided tour, they take place on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm and do not require prior registration.


  • The guided visit to the Butterfly Garden is on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12:00 to 13:00.


  • The guided tour of the Main Greenhouse on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 4:30 p.m.


  • The garden was inaugurated in 1898 and was designed by the French landscaper Carlos Thays, like most of the green spaces in the city.


  • It houses some 6,000 species both indigenous and from other countries, a botanical library and a herbarium, in addition to its three gardens.


  • It also has a large collection of sculptures and an English-style house, in which temporary art shows are held.


  • On the Los Reyes de Jardín Trail, you can walk to see the oldest indigenous specimens.


  • On the Native Flora Trail you will find the species of some of the trees that inhabit mountains, forests and jungles in Argentina.


  • Finally, the Ethnobotanical Trail, dedicated to the spirituality of the species, stands out.


  • To end the morning we will give you a little green vibe, then visiting the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires.


  • Another wonderful green space in the middle of the big city, which crowns the attractions of the area.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: from September 22 to April 21 from Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From April 22 to September 21 from Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. On Mondays throughout the year it is closed.


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Plaza Inmigrantes de Armenia


The favorite neighborhood of porteños and tourists

  • If you have time, we recommend you visit the Los Arcos district shopping center, built on an old railway space, it is an open-air outlet shopping center where you can also enjoy good gastronomy.


  • Pay special attention to the trendy places in the area, many of them have cafes or bars inside.


  • If it coincides with your visit, on Saturday mornings, next to Armenia Square, there is a fruit and vegetable market where locals and tourists come looking for good prices, you cannot miss it.


  • Keep in mind that this is one of the areas most chosen by tourists for their accommodation for its charm and comfort.


  • Palermo Soho is full of independent designer stores, art galleries, well-known fashion brands, bars and bookstores. In addition to its famous Street art.


  • The old Palermo Viejo, today Soho, has been shining in the city for twenty years with its large houses converted into restaurants or clothing stores or a mix of both.


  • It is bounded by Sante Fé, Scalabrini Ortíz, Juan B. Justo and Córdoba avenues. And Gurruchaga street is one of its most important streets.


  • Soho has the characteristic of transforming depending on the day of the week and also the time of day.


  • The Plaza de los Inmigrantes de Armenia is the largest square in the neighborhood, it has a space with games and activities for children and a craft fair and is surrounded by bars to have a snack or a beer.


  • If there is a Saturday afternoon plan, it is undoubtedly this, visiting one of the favorite neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and those who visit the city.


  • Palermo is one of the most complete neighborhoods in the city, here you will find designer fashion and recognized brands, exclusive stores and the famous Córdoba avenue full of outlet stores.


  • Ice cream parlors, bakeries, cafes and restaurants, you can spend the whole day touring this Buenos Aires neighborhood.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plazoleta Julio Cortázar


The heart of Palermo Soho

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to visit this emblematic square for the neighborhood.


  • Pay special attention and look for the floor of the square for a hopscotch game that commemorates the homonymous work of Cortázar, you cannot miss taking a photo there.


  • We recommend you access the warehouses that you will find on your way down Calle Serrano or Calle Honduras, these warehouses are full of small stalls of independent designer clothes and also very avant-garde.


  • If you have time, we recommend taking a walk through the passages that Soho, Russel, Soria, Cabrera and Santa Rosa hide.


  • The Julio Cortázar square, better known by its old name as Plaza Serrano, is an obligatory stop on your tour of Palermo Soho, since this new section of the Palermo neighborhood was born here.


  • On weekends, Honduras Street is cut between the square and Thames Street and one of the most famous artisan fairs in the city is held, where you can find many original and handmade objects.


  • Besides from Friday to Sunday, the bars are transformed into clothing stores.


  • Around the square, you will find most of the bars, some even offer musical or theater shows and a great variety of restaurants with various gastronomic proposals, from the most accessible to haute cuisine.


  • We continue touring the neighborhood and the square that most identified it.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Paseo El Rosedal


The favorite park of tourists and locals

  • If you have time, we recommend you go to the Planetarium Park, it is very worth it and is located at the end of the Tres de Febrero park.


  • Pay special attention as between the rose busts rise busts of famous poets, who are paid homage in the Garden of Poets, as. Dante Alighieri, Jorge Luis Borges, Antonio Machado, Federico García Lorca and Alfonsina Storni, among others.


  • If you take a tour of the entire Tres de Febrero Park, you cannot stop looking for the monument to Little Red Riding Hood, which is located on Sarmiento avenue between Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta avenues.


  • The Rose Garden is made up of 3.4 hectares accompanied by 18,000 roses of 93 different species, an artificial lake, since 1914.


  • On your tour you will come across a Greek bridge, an amphitheater or an Andalusian patio and also paths that lead you to the busts of the world's most renowned poets.


  • Every July when the pruning season begins, locals and tourists come to receive flowers or cuttings from which new species can reproduce.


  • In addition, the forest has two artificial lakes that can be traveled by boat or water bikes, which are rented at the moment


  • The forest has more than ten thousand trees, many of which are tipas, eucalyptus, talas and ombúes.


  • To end the afternoon we enter the heart of Parque Tres de Febrero, the Rosedal de Palermo.


  • A unique site that has more than 18,000 roses and a lake that surrounds it.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: from September 22 to April 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., admission until 7 p.m. Closed Monday. From April 22 to September 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., last admission at 5 p.m. Closed Monday.


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Las Cañitas


Music, drinks, restaurant, Las Cañitas, it's always fash

  • We recommend you walk down Calle Baez and Calle Arce before deciding where to have a delicious dinner or a good drink, the options are endless and for all tastes. It is even best to have dinner somewhere and then go out for drinks in the bars or dance venues in the area.


  • Keep in mind that very close to the limit of Las Cañitas is the Argentine Hippodrome, which has a renowned casino inside.


  • No less than 30 places including restaurants, pubs and nightclubs are part of this site. One of the most chic in the city.


  • You can find the largest number on Báez Street, and to a lesser extent on Avenida Olleros, Arce, Arguibel and Ortega y Gasset.


  • Las Cañitas emerged about 20 years ago and began with a few exclusive restaurants and bars.


  • In terms of its type of restaurant, you will find a lot of sushi, Argentine, Mexican grill and a lot of quality Italian food, as well as ice cream parlors, bars and cafes.


  • You will also currently find healthy and vegan or vegetarian food sites.


  • Crown this site the original clothing and decoration stores.


  • Although the greatest brightness of this place is at night, at noon and in the afternoon, they also offer an excellent variety of meals and snacks.


  • You are in Belgrano, so there is no other way to end the day other than enjoying a night in Las Cañitas.


  • A set of streets where the options to spend a pleasant evening have no end.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Congreso de la Nación Argentina


One of the largest Congresses in the world

  • Keep in mind that the guided tours are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 or 17:00 hours and the tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, it is accessed by Yrigoyen street.


  • If you wish, you can also visit the Parliamentary Museum in the same Congress, its hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


  • If you have time, we recommend you visit the library, they have at least one copy of each book that has been published in Argentina.


  • Pay special attention to the Mariano Moreno square, it is the one that continues to the Congress square, it is there where the kilometer zero is located, a monolith that symbolizes the starting point of the Argentine road network, accompanied by the Virgin of Luján, patron saint from the country.


  • National Congress is housed in a palace-like building.


  • Its construction began in 1898 and lasted eight years.


  • It is one of the most important buildings in the country and its 80-meter-high dome can be seen from many points in the city.


  • It is one of the largest congresses in the world and at the time it was the tallest building in the capital.


  • Its style is a late 19th century Greco-Roman eclecticism and the building is entirely clad in gray limestone, with a granite base.


  • Its interior is made up of the Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Senators. In addition to a press room, an outstanding library and a reading room and several lounges.


  • We started our morning starting in the Balvanera neighborhood, getting to know the National Congress.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Palacio Barolo


An avenue full of history, the first in the city

  • We recommend you not lose sight of the facades of all the buildings that accompany the avenue, they are well worth observing.


  • If you have time in the city, the interior visit to the Barolo Palace is highly recommended.


  • On the official website you will find information about the different guided tours they offer, as well as their schedules and costs.


  • Pay special attention to the clock of the Porteña Legislature, it has a peculiarity that makes it unique: a melody command clock, with a five-bell chime, this clock controls the movement of another 80 clocks distributed in the rest of the building.


  • The avenue is accompanied by many historic buildings to admire on your route, in addition, emblematic places such as Café Tortoni, one of the most representative and oldest bars in the city.


  • On your tour you will find the Museum of the Revolution, a gallery of handicrafts where artisans make their products by hand.


  • The Barolo Palace, is the great highlight on your tour, twin of the Salvo Palace in Montevideo, representing a union between the two capitals of the Río de la Plata.


  • The Palace is an architectural marvel, it is full of analogies and references to the Divine Comedy.


  • On the corner with Calle Bolivar is the Palacio de la Legislatura de Buenos Aires, one of the largest buildings in the city.


  • We continue our steps after crossing the Plaza del Congreso to walk the Avenida de Mayo, one of the most historic streets in the city and which is surrounded by beautiful buildings.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza Dorrego


Old and traditional

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to stroll through this very traditional area of the city, which still preserves a large part of its architectural heritage.


  • We recommend you walk through its cobbled streets, its low houses with patios with cisterns that suggest a stopped postcard of yesteryear.


  • Also bear in mind that this area stands out for its bars, restaurants, tango shops and for the wide variety of antique shops of different sectors.


  • We recommend you visit the Museum of Modern Art if you have time, which is located in this area, the museum houses more than 7000 works of Argentine and international art, which are worth visiting.


  • In its beginnings, San Telmo was inhabited by the richest families in the city, but in 1871, the yellow fever epidemic ravaged the area and its inhabitants moved to the north of the city.


  • It was then, when European immigrants took advantage of the colonial buildings and established the famous conventillos, which today can be visited in San Telmo and La Boca.


  • Plaza Dorrego is the second oldest square in the entire city and every Sunday the most important outdoor antique fair in the city is held.


  • From Plaza Dorrego you will see the domes of the Church of San Pedro Telmo, they will guide you until you discover the exterior wonder of this historic temple, surrounded by details that highlight its neo-colonial origin.


  • It's time to discover one of the most traditional and oldest neighborhoods in the city: San Telmo.


  • Bohemian par excellence, he has been an impassive witness to a large part of the momentous events of Argentine history. Do not stop enjoying your tour.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Feria de San Telmo


The second most famous in the world

  • Don't miss the opportunity to get to know this traditional and famous fair, where you will find at every step, something of the history of Argentina.


  • Pay attention to the businesses that are on the sidewalks and on the surrounding streets, they are a contrast between antiques and designer fashion.


  • At the mythical corner of Humberto Primo and Defensa streets is the heart of this antique fair that has been here for more than 50 years.


  • The fair is made up of 270 stalls, and each one of them hides its own story behind it. Some of them are even the source of income for different generations of the same family.


  • Get ready because here you will see almost everything you can imagine.


  • Articles of all kinds, leathers, mattes, alejas, fans, soda siphons, jewelry, vinyl records, books, whatever you are looking for, you will find it.


  • Always full of numerous collectors and curious in search of its treasures.


  • In the beginning the stalls were donated for life, today there is a waiting list for those who want to set up their stall.


  • Domingo and San Telmo are synonymous with a walk through one of the largest antiques fairs in the world; Therefore, we continue our walk through the city here.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 5 pm.


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Complejo Histórico Cultural Manzana de las Luces


Old tunnels from colonial times

  • Keep in mind that the block of lights would be an imaginary square formed by Alsina, Perú, Moreno and Bolívar streets, this is a route that you must take if you make this visit on your own.


  • Guided tours are free and take place from Monday to Friday at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


  • Keep in mind that if you take the guided tour, you can take a tour through the remains of the buildings built by the Jesuits that are still preserved.


  • It is one of the main Buenos Aires historical complexes and houses several of the oldest buildings.


  • The Church of San Ignacio, is considered the oldest church in the city, it was the work of the Jesuits in 1675.


  • Within the tour you can visit the Patio de la Procuraduría de las Misiones, a building from the year 1730.


  • Also noteworthy in its route are the small sections of the colonial tunnels built during the 18th century that reached the Cabildo, the Fort, the river, and some notable churches and buildings in the city.


  • Taking the guided tour you will be able to access one of the viceregal houses from the year 1783, the Representatives Room, where the Representatives of Buenos Aires to elaborate the Laws and elect the governors.


  • We end the morning touring the famous apple of lights, it will take us on a trip to the colonial era of the country.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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La Boca


A unique place in the world

  • You cannot miss the opportunity to see the famous Transbordado Bridge, an old iron bridge, where the mouth of the Riachuelo is located, which forms the characteristic silhouette of this part of the City.


  • If you have time, don't forget to go to the Torre del Fantasma, as long as this residence is inhabited by a ghostly character, its construction is in the Catalan modernism style, you will find it on Avenida Benito Pérez Galdós 390.


  • Keep in mind that you can visit La Boca during the day, but that area at night becomes one of the most insecure neighborhoods in the city. The recommendation is to visit this area during the morning or early afternoon and not stray too far from the most touristy streets.


  • La Boca begins its history in 1536 with the arrival in the city of Pedro de Mendoza.


  • And it has always been one of the most peculiar and tourist areas of the city.


  • The construction of the houses made of wood and sheets painted with varied and striking colors, of the paintings that were left over in the port, stands out.


  • Caminito pedestrian street is the highlight of your tour.


  • Here is also one of the most important football stadiums in the country, Boca Juniors, better known as "La Bombonera", inaugurated in 1940.


  • Also on the tour of the neighborhood is a visit to the Boca Quinquela Martín Museum of Fine Arts, which has the most extensive collection of oil paintings by the Argentine painter Benito Quinquela Martín.


  • We start the afternoon getting to know the neighborhood of La Boca, a colorful, picturesque and full of life neighborhood.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Caminito


The most famous pedestrian street in Buenos Aires

  • Keep in mind if you wish that you can take an organized tour of the area and discover the details of the place, but it is also a very good option to take the tour on your own, if you wish.


  • La Boca and Caminito Street, was the area where the Genoese immigrants settled who gave shape to the well-known conventillos, popular and precarious characteristics of the neighborhood since the end of the 19th century.


  • From them and from the fusion of different immigrant cultures, one of the most important musical styles in the country emerged, Tango.


  • Caminito, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic and attractive walks in the city, its 150 meters long form a true open-air museum, with its particular sinuous shape, due to the fact that it follows the bed of a stream that flowed until the beginning 20th century.


  • It owes its name to the famous Caminito tango, premiered at the carnivals in 1926.


  • We dedicate an exclusive walk to the most prominent place in the La Boca neighborhood; Caminito street.


  • A true open-air museum, full of conventillos, typical colonial sheet metal houses, which show their walls painted in different colors.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Puerto Madero


The most modern and exclusive area in the city

  • We recommend you as far as possible to get here by taxi or public transport from the La Boca neighborhood, Puerto Madero is one of the most exclusive areas of Buenos Aires, but the walk from our previous point to here, if you don't know the city, it can be a dangerous thing. It is only ten minutes by car.


  • On your tour of Puerto Madero, you will find different places to visit, if you want to organize your time, we recommend visiting the Carcova Museum or the Humor Museum.


  • Pay special attention to the names of its streets, they pay tribute to great women in Argentine history.


  • If you have time, we recommend a brief visit to the Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Merced, which constitutes a portion of the history of Argentine independence. Located at the intersections of Juan Domingo Perón and Reconquista streets, this 18th century church is a place that you must enter without hesitation, it keeps different uses in its memory, but it was from its atrium where Viceroy Liniers led the attack on Plaza de May against the English invasions.


  • In 1882 the great port of Buenos Aires was built for the first time, but ten years later, it became obsolete and fell into decline.


  • Almost a hundred years later the area was rehabilitated to make it the exclusive space that you can visit today.


  • On its route, its lively walks and the colorful Puente de la Mujer stand out, the first work in Latin America by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.


  • In addition, moored in its docks, you will find the Sarmiento Frigate and the Uruguay Corvette, two ships with much to tell their visitors.


  • There is also the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve that offers surprising landscapes.


  • The Fountain of Las Nereidas, the work of the Argentine sculptor Lola Mora, was inaugurated in 1903.


  • We continue our journey to reach a site that contrasts completely with the site previously visited.


  • Puerto Madero, is one of the most exclusive and modern neighborhoods in the city, a place that invites you to be toured by day and also a must-see at night.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed



4 Ratings

luisma76

luisma76

Muy buena Guía! y qué bien se come en Argentina, madre mía!

06/08/2020

mariomarquez

mariomarquez

ésta guía es ideal para aquellas personas que le gustan conocer en poco tiempo todos los atractivos de un lugar. #BuenaGuia

05/08/2020

marinam

marinam

una ciudad llena de arte y bellas culturas!.

27/07/2020

lauravidal

lauravidal

Excelente, ví también la guía de un día y me parecen ideales, tiene todo lo que necesitas conocer de ésta gran capital.

26/07/2020