A Day in Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires has it all, culture, tradition, gastronomy, green spaces, make the most of your only day in the city, discover its most outstanding sites and enjoy its eternal night

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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 will start our day in the city in one of the most visited places by tourists, 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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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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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 go to 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.


  • We continue our Buenos Aires tour to a mandatory stop at Galerías Pacífico.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

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


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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: entrance fee


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

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


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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 are now heading towards an obligatory step in the city, you cannot have been in Buenos Aires and not have photographed at the Obelisk.


  • Free.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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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.


  • 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 walk the most famous pedestrian street in the city, Florida Street, one of the streets where you can breathe the most Buenos Aires air.


  • 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.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • 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 finish the morning in the most famous passage in the city, called Galerías Güemes.


  • Due to its imposing architecture, its outstanding viewpoint and its incalculable cultural value, it is a place that you cannot miss.


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


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 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.


  • We start the afternoon at a site 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.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 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 now continue touring 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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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.


  • It is now time to discover the oldest part of Buenos Aires, take a tour of 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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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.


  • We will finish the afternoon in one of the most traditional and ancient neighborhoods of 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.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Puerto Madero


The most magical night in town

  • If you have hallucinated with Puerto Madero by day, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit this place at night, you will fall in love with its charm and you will also be very comfortable with all the gastronomic and fun options it offers.


  • We recommend that you check with the tourist offices if at the time of your stay there is a nightly guided tour of the Ecological Reserve, it is a very beautiful walk that is usually done at certain times of the year and on the full moon. Visits by the city government are free.


  • Also keep in mind that the city's casino is located here and that in the high-class hotels that surround it you have the possibility of having dinner or a drink on their terraces.


  • The exclusive area of Puerto Madero is exclusive and glamorous and at night, these two characteristics are enhanced.


  • In his night tour, his tours of the dikes and undoubtedly the Illuminated Woman's Bridge stand out.


  • Along the promenade and around the levees are most of the bars, clubs and restaurants of Puerto Madero.


  • Touring the city and crossing its different bridges, you will have in addition to many gastronomic options one of the best night views of the city.


  • The most sophisticated and elegant restaurants offer you the possibility to taste the famous Argentine meat together with an excellent local wine.


  • There are also many international food restaurants and discos and bars, favorites of foreign tourists.


  • To say goodbye to Buenos Aires, we will leave for the last night a visit to Puerto Madero, where charm reigns.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed



5 Ratings

santiago

santiago

Sin duda alguna Buenos Aires es una ciudad para recorrerla más de un día

16/08/2020

alichispix

alichispix

Siempre que pueda, iré a Buenos Aires, es increíble esa ciudad. el Cementerio de la Recoleta y el Obelisco te quitan el aliento, al igual que el movimiento y la buena vibra que tiene Puerto Madero. ¡muy bueno todo!

09/08/2020

lauravidal

lauravidal

No ha quedado nada fuera, muchas veces visité Buenos Aires y tiene un sin fin de lugares para visitar, pero ésta guía reúne los mejores, sin dudas.

26/07/2020

pablomarmol

pablomarmol

hace falta más días para conocer bien bien a Buenos Aires, mis primos viven allá y siempre dicen que es bellísima y enorme. Me encantaría conocer Puerto Madero y la avenida Avelar.. ¡próximamente!

25/07/2020

yaizam

yaizam

Muy buena esta guía, sin duda me encantaría visitar la Galerías Pacífico y la asombrosa Avenida Alvear.

24/07/2020