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Top 15 Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 Argentinian 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

Caminito in La Boca Neighborhood

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

obelisco buenos aires

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

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

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

Casa Rosada

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

 Walk around Puerto Madero

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

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.

 Japanese Garden 

The Japanese Garden is one of the most famous landmarks in the city and it is well worth visiting.

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