15 Places you cannot miss in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the largest cities in Latin America. Jazmin had the opportunity to visit this beautiful city in 2014 with her mother to visit her cousin. With her insider experience, we have created the best places in Buenos Aires travel guide.

We arrived to the airport at midnight. My mom and I hired a cab to my cousin’s apartment in downtown Buenos Aires for 200 Argentinan pesos. Keep it mind it was about 2 years ago, and since then the strict currency controls have been removed, plunging the peso to half its value at the time. We came back in October 2017 and we paid 600 pesos for the same trip.

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1. Caminito in La Boca Neighborhood

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5. Plaza de la República and the Obelisco de Buenos Aires

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The obelisk, one of the most iconic landmarks in Buenos Aires, is located in the República Square between two of the largest and widest streets in the world: Av. 9 de Julio and Av. Corrientes. It is also close to Puerto Madero.

The Plaza de La República is one of the most iconic squares in Buenos Aires. It is home to many bustling shopping outlets, restaurants, cafe, bars and clubs.

The plaza is also known for the many purposes it has served in the past as a gathering place for political demonstrations, World Cup gathering when the national team is playing, celebrations and uprising in the past.

6. Plaza de Mayo

Some of the most iconic and important buildings are located in this square. Some of the buildings are: Casa Rosada, The Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo. You will also see a variety of restaurants, tango parlors, bars and of course shops. It is also where the Mothers of May come every Thursday to demand their children or grandchildren to be return alive from when they got disappear during the dictatorship.

7. Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires has an important historical structure and cultural significance. Located in downtown Buenos Aires, the massive building has been rebuilt multiple times, giving it a wide variety of architectural styles. The Cathedral overlooks the Plaza de Mayo. It is also where the present pope used to work.

8. Casa Rosada

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Casa Rosada is the presidential house. It offers a free tour of the building, not all of it but you get a glimpse of it. We recommend to visit one of the most iconic, historical and aesthetically pleasing buildings in the city. The tours are during weekends and you need to have an online reservation to be able to visit.

9. Walk around Puerto Madero

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Puerto Madero is a waterfront neighborhood around the shoreline of the “Río de la Plata” with a lot high end restaurants. If you are interested in seeing a great tango show, check out the one at the hotel Faena, which is very particular, it is worth going. For those who love art, there is this private collection museum called Fortabat. It is a bit pricy, but it is still strongly recommended.

11. La Recoleta Cemetery

13. Palermo neighborhood

The Palermo neighborhood includes several touristic destinations and most of the best museums in the city. The zoological gardens and Museum of Latin American Art are two examples of them. You can find many restaurants, shopping malls, and of course a great night life.

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14 thoughts on “15 Places you cannot miss in Buenos Aires

  1. Oh my goodness, it looks so so beautiful to see the city through your lens. Especially (trying not to pick a favorite but I think I have to), Barrio la Boca! The art in the street is so cool. Love this!!!

  2. I have always wanted to go to Buenos Aires but I haven’t had the chance. My husband lived there for a while and loves the whole place. When we make it there I will use your recommendations for places!

  3. First time I saw Argentina, to actually read up on anything other than wines. Prior to this, the little I know of Argentina is they have great wine, extremely good soccer teams.

  4. That’s such an amazing travel guide ! Very well detailed. I haven’t travelled much lately but this really makes me want to go to plaza del Mayo since I’m such a culture lover. And let’s not forget the food :)

  5. I want so badly to visit Argentina, it’s a great place. But never had chance, can’t wait actually to get a opportunity and go. This post would be really helpful then.

  6. The architecture is just… Wow! Would love to visit someday when I have a chance! I don’t really know much about Buenos Aires, so thank you for sharing this!

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