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The Most Instagrammable Places in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is full of a rich and diverse culture thanks to its extensive immigration. Culture jumps from around every corner, and the streets are constantly filled with lively events and people. While there is no replication to the sights, sounds and smells of the city, we have chosen the most Instagrammable spots in Buenos Aires.

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Buenos Aires and I have a strange relationship. The first time I visited Buenos Aires, I was only 11 years old and I hated the city. After many years I went back and fell in love with this vibrant and european alike city. Since then I try to go back at least once a year. Each time I visit Buenos Aires I could see myself coming back and keep photographing some of the coolest locations in the city. Hence, I keep updating this guide to include the best photography spots in Buenos Aires.

In this guide I have included my favorite Instagrammable spots in Buenos Aires.

The most Instagrammable spots in Buenos Aires by neighborhood:

Buenos aires has the glamour of a cosmopolitan European city but with the sparks of the Latin culture. The city is vibrant, colourful and super fun to be at!

La Boca Neighborhood

La Boca Neighborhood

La Boca is a complex neighborhood, even though parts of the neighborhood is full with tourists the majority of the district is dangerous. The main thing to visit in La Boca is Caminito, La Boca Juniors Stadium and Museum of Benito Quinquela Martín.

1. Caminito

Caminito en La Boca

Caminito is a beautiful alley in the heart of the La Boca neighborhood and one of the most photographed spots in Buenos Aires.

Recoleta Neighborhood

The Recoleta neighborhood is an upscale district in Buenos Aires. One of the main landmarks in Recoleta is the Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita peron was buried. Evita is one of the most iconic Argentinian figures. She is loved and hated by millions because of her political beliefs. The buildings in Recoleta has a strong influence of the Parisian architecture. You will find several cafes, and some of the most luxurious hotels in the city.

Main things to do and see in Recoleta: The National Museum of Fine Arts, El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and the Water Company Palace.

2. The Floralis Genérica at the United Nations Square

The Floralis Genérica at the United Nations Square

The Floralis Genérica is steel and aluminum sculpture located in the United Nations Square. This statue is a flower that opens with the sun’s rays and closes at night. Without a doubt, one of the most instagrammable spots in Buenos Aires.

3. El Ateneo Grand Splendid

El Ateneo in Buenos Aires

El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a former theatre that opened its door in 1919 but that in 2002 was converted into a bookstore.

Palermo

Palermo is considered to be one of the fanciest neighbourhoods and trendy areas in Buenos Aires. Today, Palermo is full with trendy boutique shops, some of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires, hipster cafes, and street art.

Palermo is the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and that is why it is breakdown in 9 smaller sections. Mainly all the touristic attractions are in Palermo Chico, Palermo-Soho, and Palermo-Hollywood.

4. The Jardín Japonés de Buenos Aires (Japanese Garden)

The Japanese Garden takes you to another country. It is one of the most beautiful places in the whole city.

Jardín Japonés de Buenos AiresJardín Japonés de Buenos Aires en PalermoJardín Japonés de Buenos Aires en Palermo

5. The Frida Kahlo Mural

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Buenos Aires has an incredible street art scene, no matter where you go you will always find a nice mural to take a photo of! Our favorite mural is the Frida Kahlo by Campos Jesses at the junction of Dorrego and Cabrera.

Monserrat (Microcentro)

6. World Renowned Teatro Colón

World Renowned Teatro Colón

The Colon Theater is beautiful on the outside, but it is even more wonderful on the inside. We recommend you take a tour and if possible go to a function. It is among the 5 theaters with the best acoustics in the world.

7. Obelisco de Buenos Aires

Obelisco de Buenos Aires

The Obelisk is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in the city of Buenos Aires and Argentina. It is also an iconic meeting point for people to celebrate or protest. 

8. Congreso Nacional Argentino

Congreso Nacional Argentino

The National Congress offers free tours. It is one of the most fun and interesting attractions to visit.

9. Palacio Barolo

Palacio Barolo is in my opinion the most beautiful building in Buenos Aires. The Palace is inspired on the famous “The Divine Comedy” by Dante. It was built by an Italian architect, and from the top you will get incredible views of Buenos Aires.

You will need to book a guided tour to see the building. Trust me it is worth every dollar.

10. The Presidential Casa Rosada – The Pink House

The Presidential Casa Rosada - The Pink House

The pink house is where the president of the republic works and can be visited on weekends. You have to make the reservation online and in advance.

11. Plaza de Mayo – The Mayo Square

Plaza de Mayo - The Mayo Square

The Plaza de Mayo is full of history and surrounded by the most important buildings in the country and the city. A classic icon for taking photos in Buenos Aires.

San Telmo

12. The San Telmo Neighborhood

the San Telmo Sunday Fair

One of the most historic, oldest and unique neighborhoods in Buenos Aires is San Telmo. This cobblestone neighborhood is the home of El Mercado de San Telmo. The San Telmo Market is only open on Sundays.

13. Monument to Mafalda in San Telmo

El Monumento a Mafalda en San Telmo

The Paseo de La Historieta in the San Telmo neighborhood is undoubtedly one of the unmissable places to do in Buenos Aires. Take a picture with these famous Argentine characters.

Puerto Madero

14. Puente de La Mujer

Puerto Madero Neighborhood

Outside Buenos Aires

15. A Day at the Estancia El Ombú de Areco – Gaucho Farm Day Trip

A Day at the Estancia El Ombú de Areco - Gaucho Farm Day Trip

On the outskirts of Buenos Aires you can visit several rooms, farms, and enjoy a day in the countryside.

16. Gonnet (Outside Buenos Aires)

Gonnet (Outside Buenos Aires)

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