Things to Do in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is one of the 20 largest cities in the world and one of the most visited South America. So whether you’re a visitor inside or Buenos Aires and bred in this travel blog we tell you what are the best activities to do in Buenos Aires to enjoy your trip to the fullest?

Unmissable Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires is characterized by an infinite variety of possibilities for entertainment, a wide range of artistic and cultural expression, in addition to several places of historical interest.Due to its large size, the easiest way to tour is for every neighborhood. So I approached a quick summary of neighborhoods and most popular rides that every traveler has to know in the city.

San Telmo

Along with the neighboring district of Monserrat make up the historic center of Buenos Aires. Among the Lezama Park and the streets Chile, Ingeniero Huergo and stones, is a world apart where you can not walk a block without bump into a historical or cultural attraction. From the beautiful churches to the narrowest house in the world, San Telmo is full of curiosities around every corner.

It missed the visit at the weekend to tour the street fair defense, where all kinds of crafts are sold and crafts. And since you are, take a tour of the galleries and antique shops, always you will find something interesting to take!

Night and gastronomy are also important elements of the neighborhood. There are many bars and restaurants worth visiting around Plaza Dorrego, along Av. Caseros and scattered throughout the neighborhood.


It is the most elegant area of the city, famous for its cemetery, parks, monuments, buildings invaluable architecture and great museums. Some of the most popular among visitors are the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Palais de Glace, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Recoleta Cultural Center. Also you can follow the “Museum Mile” which continues in the neighborhood of Palermo, with the Malba and Eduardo Sivori Museum.

In this neighborhood you can find places of varied interest among which include the National Library; the Faculty of Engineering, with its Gothic architecture; and metal sculpture Floralis Generica, a giant flower that opens its petals when the sun shines. Nor forget to visit the branch of the bookstore El Ateneo, which operates in the old theater building Grand Splendid. For many, it is one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Here also going to find a vibrant nightlife, especially in the streets Vicente Lopez and Junin, around the cemetery and the Recoleta Village shopping. In this area are some of the most exclusive bars and restaurants in the city.

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The preferred by tourists neighborhood, and no wonder, since it’s one of the most authentic in town! Located at the mouth of the Riachuelo, hence its name. It was the place where immigrants settled in tenements, the same that inspired the artist Benito Quinquelo Martin and which saw the rise of the famous Boca Juniors club. Caminito is the epicenter of all tours to La Boca, always full of tourists prepared with camera in hand. The multicolored tenements merit photos, as well as the street performers and stalls of artists who thrive on the sidewalks.

There are many cultural walks that you can do in this neighborhood. You ‘ll hear in the Quinquela Museum, several artworks that were inspired by the landscapes of Caminito and the Riachuelo and enjoy shows at the Usina del Arte and the Proa Foundation.

At lunchtime, you will be able to choose between porteña classic cuisine options. La Boca “Banchero” emerged, one of the best pizzerias in Buenos Aires. Also you can take advantage of your walk to taste a typical dish in “El Obrero” a still life that the newspaper “The Guardian” described as the Holy Grail of meat connoisseurs. Or why not stop off on your way to eating a choripán in one of the many grills neighborhood.

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Palermo is the largest neighborhood in the city and it is divided into smaller sections that are nearly neighborhoods, although not official. Some of the best known are Palermo Hollywood, Palermo Viejo and Palermo Soho.

If you’re still thinking what to do in Buenos Aires, we recommend a walk through the parks that are considered the most beautiful green spaces in the city. The Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Planetarium Galileo Galilei, are some of the highlights. And if you can, subite one of the pedal boats to navigate the lakes you will not regret it!

More near Santa Fe Avenue, near Plaza Italia, you will be able to visit the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden, Zoo Buenos Aires and La Rural Exhibition Centre. In addition, Palermo has a lively nightlife and various options for fun at night. You can visit Plaza Serrano, where you can enjoy a drink outdoors. And if you have desire to dance, you will find on the street and Niceto Vega Palermo Hollywood area, clubs of all styles, ideal to meet people and make new friends!

Madero Port

It is the most modern district of the capital. He was born in the 90s, and since then became a favorite of tourists. Take a picture with recycled docks in Women Bridge or the Sarmiento Fragata background, is a mandatory postcard to visit this corner of the city.

It is also an area filled with upscale restaurants, museums with important collections art and skyscrapers reminiscent of the most important and modern cities in the world, as the island of Manhattan. But Puerto Madero also has another closer to nature side: behind their glass towers, is the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, a natural shelter that the locals choose to play sports, biking or just to spend a lazy afternoon along the Rio de la Plata.


Tigre has a lot to offer. If you never were, you cannot miss the visit to the Museum of Art of Tigre, one of the most beautiful in the country. Another option is to take a boat and dive deeper into the Delta, where you will find several breaks to spend a weekend in the middle of nature.

Have you ever gone to a tango?

Tango shows are one of the oldest customs of Buenos Aires. Whether you are a visitor or live in the city, at least once in life you have to attend one of these shows. There are many to choose from, to suit all budgets, from the most exclusive as Madero Tango Señor Tango, Esquina Carlos Gardel and Tango Rojo to more affordable options, such as Piazzolla Tango, Homero Manzi and Tango Porteno. Not forgetting classics such as El Viejo Almacen, declared a site of cultural interest of the City of Buenos Aires and La Catedral del Tango, in the neighborhood of Abasto. Also, visit El Viejo Almacen can be a good ending to a tour of the San Telmo neighborhood.

I lived the passion of football

Buenos Aires is a city where passion for football is always present, and there are two rides that are a must for lovers of this sport. In La Boca you’ll be able to go to a game of Boca Juniors in the Bombonera stadium. Right there you will have the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Passion Boquense, where you will meet more than 100 years of club history.

As a lover of football, do not stay without knowing the eternal rival of the “bosteros” River Plate. The Monumental stadium is the home of the “chicken” and is on the other side of town, in the neighborhood of Nunez. It also has its own museum and tours where you can tour the locker rooms, the field and the Royal Box.

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How about a city tour?

There are many walks in the city designed for foreign tourists, but can be fun, even if you lived life in Buenos Aires. There are tours like the yellow group (Buenos Aires Bus) that take you to the most famous places, telling a bit about the history of each attraction, like the Obelisk, Colon and Caminito Theatre.

But there are other rides that can give you a vision totally new in the capital. For example, have you ever thought about doing a tour navigating the Rio de la Plata? This walks along the waterfront through the port city, the Yacht Club, the Cruise Terminal Quinquela Martin and the Club de Pescadores, and gives you a unique perspective of the Reina del Plata from its waters.

Hotels in Buenos Aires, more than a hostel

The capital has endless accommodation options for all tastes and budgets, from hostels and other economic options, to the most exclusive accommodation. In addition, hotels in Buenos Aires can be another chance to live an adventure in the city: spend a weekend in a four or five stars is a good idea to break the routine. Dazzler establishments like the hotel and Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta are equipped with swimming pools, saunas, whirlpools and many other options to make you feel much pampered. It’s a great plan to celebrate an anniversary, a romantic evening or just to feel a traveler in your city.

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