When traveling on a budget, one great way to keep the costs down is taking advantage of the many free attractions a city has to offer. There are many things you can enjoy in the city of Buenos Aires at no cost and this list has the best of them.
Free things to do in Buenos Aires Map
1. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
You will find beautiful art pieces from over the world. This museum works with El Prado to switch collections often. You will find artists such as: Berni, Alonso, Castagnino, Velázquez, Rubens, Pettoruti, Marc Chagall, Pollock, Amaral, Kandinsky, Klee, Portinari, Rivera, Degas, Gauguin, Goya, Renoir y Picasso.
- Tuesday through Friday: 12:30PM to 8:30PM.
- Saturday and Sunday: 9:30AM to 8:30PM.
- Mondays: Closed.
2. Cemetery La Recoleta
This cemetery is considered an open air museum as it has some of the most important graves that are in fact pieces if art. In this cemetery you will find important graves for Argentinian figures such as: Eva Perón, Domingo F. Sarmiento, Raúl Alfonsín, Victoria Ocampo, Luis ángel Firpo, Hipólito Yrigoyen y Facundo Quiroga.
Hours: Daily from 7AM to 5PM.
3. Casa Rosada
During weekends you can visit inside the Pink House with guided tours. You will visit the Despacho Presidencial, Salón de los Bustos, Patio de las Palmeras, Salón Blanco, Salón Mujeres Argentinas and the Galería de Patriotas Latinoamericanos.
Hours: Guided tours on Weekends and Holidays from 10AM to 6PM. You need to reserve your spot online.
4. Hipódromo de Palermo
The Hipódromo de Palermo is design with a french style. The best time to visit the Hippodrome is when there are races for which we recommend you give them a call for more info.
Tel: (54 11) 4778 2800
5. Jardín Botánico
The botanical garden is in the Palermo neighborhood, close to the Italia Square. This urban garden has 5 hectares with more than 5,500 species of trees and plants. It also has many interesting sculptures.
Hours: Daily from 8AM to 6:45PM.
6. Rosedal de Palermo
The rosedal de Palermo is one of the most beautiful parks in the city, there is really ever a bad time to visit and relax in this big green area. It has an large collection of roses to enjoy in bloom as well.
Hours: Daily from 8AM to 8PM in the Summer and from 9AM to 6PM in the winter.
7. Centro Cultural Kirchner
The Kirchner Cultural Center is the housed in the old Mail Palace. It is the biggest cultural space in South America and offers all of its programs free to the public.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12PM to 8PM.
8. Feria de San Telmo
Every Sunday in the historic neighborhood of San Telmo there is a massive street fair where you can buy antiques and other hand crafts. It is also great to see a small tango show in the square.
Hours: Sunday from 10AM to 6PM.
9. Tranvía Histórico
Take a ride in a historic tramway through the streets of the neighborhood of Caballito.
Hours: The tram ride runs every 25 minutes.
- Mornings: Sundays from 10AM to 1PM.
- Afternoons: Weekends and Holidays
- March to November: From 4PM to 7:10PM
- December to February: From 5PM to 8:30PM.
If there are any other free attractions in Buenos Aires you think are worth checking out, please let us and everyone else know in the comments below.