Buenos Aires is the city of tango, dulce de leche, fútbol, and malbec. In South America, Buenos Aires is known as the Paris of the South, with its rich history, culture and gastronomy. In fact in starting in the late 19th century Buenos Aires went through a transformation and renovations highly influenced by European cities.
Leave your work behind and spend the weekend enjoying this beautiful city. A weekend might not be enough time to explore everything in this wonderful city but we have created the ultimate weekend guide to Buenos Aires for you to enjoy a little bit of everything and get the most out of your visit.
Friday: The Natural Highlights
10AM: Travel to the other side of the world at the Japanese Garden.
12PM: Relax at the Rosedal de Palermo, a massive park with hundreds of rose bushes and paddle boats to rent in the summer.
1:10 PM: Plaza Italia
1:20 PM: Stroll through the Buenos Aires Botanical Garden.
2:30 PM: Learn about Argentina’s most popular first lady at the Museo Evita.
5 PM: Take the National Congress Tour.
Saturday: Politics and Culture
8:30 AM: Head to Plaza de Mayo to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Buenos Aires Cabildo.
9AM: Take a guided tour of La Casa Rosada, the pink house, the office of Argentina’s president.
10AM: Walk towards El Obelisco, the Obelisk, the iconic monument of the city.
11AM: Take a tour of the Teatro Colón, the main opera house in Buenos Aires, ranked third in the world for its acoustic. It is stunning work of art inside. If you have never being inside an opera house before you should definitely check out this tour. It is great if you take the Pink House and the Opera House tour the same day as they were both planned by the same architect, so you can enjoy the similarities.
12PM: Lunch time!
3PM: Head over to La Recoleta Cemetery and take a free guided tour or pay for a more in depth tour option. Recoleta Cemetery is known as a one of the most beautiful cemetery in world as many of its vaults are artistic masterpieces. It is also the final resting place of the famed first lady of Argentina, Eva “Evita” Perón.
4:30 PM: Enjoy the Plaza Francia Art Fair
5PM: Selfie time at the Floralis Genérica.
Sunday: Immigration and its impact
9AM: Go to La Boca, the birthplace tango. The famous street Caminito is an open museum for local artists to have a place to display their work. The touristic area has cobblestone streets and colorfully painted homes. It is where immigrants have historically entered Buenos Aires and many still live there today. In this neighborhood you will also find the famous stadium of Boca Juniors.
10:30 AM: Head over to the oldest neighborhood in town, San Telmo to enjoy of the San Telmo Fair, held every Sunday. Locals sell antiques, jewelry, old books and other artistic crafts. In the center of the square there was even a small tango presentation when we visited.
2PM: Enjoy lunch at Puerto Madero and Puente de la Mujer. This area was the city’s second port and is now rebuilt into the most expensive neighborhood in Buenos Aires, known for its gastronomy.
8:30 PM: Enjoy dinner and a tango show to end your weekend off right.