This port city is close to Buenos Aires, home to theaters and sports clubs and a jumping-off point for exploring the Argentine capital.

Avellaneda is a prosperous commercial and industrial center, a port city close to Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Beyond the docks, textile mills, warehouses, oil refineries and processing plants is an array of attractions including theaters, sports grounds and an attractive plaza.

Relax with a strong cup of coffee in a pavement café near Plaza Alsina. Walk around the square and admire the large monument to Nicolás Avellaneda. He was a 19th-century president of Argentina. Watch city life pass by as you rest in one of the plaza’s curved stone chairs. Any children in your party will want to run, jump and swing in the playground.

The port city is ideal for lovers of the performing arts. Book seats for a play or concert at Teatro Roma or the Colonial Theater.

For sports entertainment you can see world-class soccer being played. Avellaneda is home to two major soccer teams: the Racing Club and Club Atlético Independiente. Watch them play at their respective stadiums within walking distance of each other. Argentina’s soccer season runs from August through May.

Visitors enjoy Avellaneda’s close proximity to some of the major attractions in Buenos Aires. The port is connected to the capital city by a number of bridges that cross over the Riachuelo River. Go to Lezama Park, a large green space with several statues and the Natural History Museum. Nearby is the Russian Orthodox Church with its blue domes.

Tour the decks and quarters of the ARA Presidente Sarmiento. The 19th-century former Argentine Navy training ship is now a floating museum docked in Puerto Madero, near the downtown area. See 19th-century frescoes of Biblical scenes and tiled mosaics at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. This is the principal Catholic church in the city.

Avellaneda is about 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) from the center of Buenos Aires. Visit on a daytrip or stay here as a base for exploring the rest of the Argentine capital.

Top hotels in Avellaneda

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Savoy Hotel
Savoy Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Callao 181, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
AU$151
per night
1 Dec. - 2 Dec.

Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palace of the Argentine National Congress, Obelisco and Teatro Colon. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,629 reviews)

"Very well located and overall good stay. Staff was very nice and even accomodated early check in and late check-out. Breakfast was good as well. Only issue I had was Issues with hot water in room. Had to run along time to get hot and even one morning no hot water. Everything else was very Good during ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019

Savoy Hotel
Ramada by Wyndham Buenos Aires Centro
Ramada by Wyndham Buenos Aires Centro
4 out of 5
Paraguay 857, Buenos Aires
AU$101
per night
18 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin. Obelisco and Torre de los Ingleses are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (565 reviews)

"Amazing location. Great, dedicated service. Very pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Buenos Aires Centro
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
5 out of 5
Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
AU$745
per night
23 Nov. - 24 Nov.

Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Alvear Art Gallery, Plaza San Martin and Torre de los Ingleses. Teatro Colon and Obelisco are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (261 reviews)

"Was told by a local that this property is the best in the city. I believe it. Bartender Andrew in the Oak Bar excelled as well as several of the breakfast staff. Will definitely stay here again when back in BA."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2019

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Popular activities in Avellaneda

Obelisk
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Obelisk

4/5(49 reviews)

This giant pillar was built to mark the 400th anniversary of the city’s inception. Now, it stands as the most famous icon in Buenos Aires.

Teatro Colon
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Teatro Colon

4.5/5(39 reviews)

Inspired by French and Italian opera houses, this grand 1908 concert hall has some of the best sound in the world.

Plaza del Mayo
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Plaza del Mayo

4.5/5(47 reviews)

National government offices, imposing architectural landmarks and a nicely landscaped parkland mark Buenos Aires’ most significant square.

University of Buenos Aires
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University of Buenos Aires

4/5(14 reviews)

Wander the grounds of one of Buenos Aires’ largest university campuses and visit the institution’s museums, galleries and urban parks.

Casa Rosada
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Casa Rosada

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Take a free guided tour of this bright-pink palace and learn about the place from which the president of Argentina rules the country.

Plaza San Martin
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Plaza San Martin

4/5(40 reviews)

Relax in a park with a preserved lawn, trees, statues, a war memorial and a tower in the center of the city.

Top activities in Avellaneda

Small-Group Buenos Aires Highlights Tour
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Small-Group Buenos Aires Highlights Tour

AU$43

Embark on a comprehensive and fun small-group tour featuring Buenos Aires’ most popular landmarks. Visit the world’s widest avenue and discover the unique contrast between the capital’s most distinct neighborhoods.

Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show
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Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show

AU$68

Experience an incredible world of art and entertainment at Piazzolla Tango, with over 32,000 square feet (3,000 sqm) dedicated to the tango. Have dinner at the theater's restaurant and witness a spectacle of dance and music featuring works by Piazzolla, Pugliese, Gardel, Mores Discepolo, and others.

Small-Group Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Adventure
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Small-Group Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Adventure

AU$165

Malbec, empanadas, and dulce de leche—if you don't know what these are, you are soon to find out on this Buenos Aires tour. This gastronomic adventure delves deep into the culinary culture of Argentina and is perfect for food freaks and gourmet gluttons primed for pig.

El Viejo Almacen Tango Show
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El Viejo Almacen Tango Show

AU$71

Dancers tango and the music never stops at El Viejo Almacen—considered by locals to be one of the most traditional tango venue in Buenos Aires. Enjoy a classic show that is alive with music, poetry, and movement and features more than 20 artists on stage.

Day in the Countryside at Don Silvano Ranch with Lunch
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Day in the Countryside at Don Silvano Ranch with Lunch

AU$153

Visit Don Silvano Ranch in the countryside around Buenos Aires to discover authentic gaucho culture and heritage. Feast on delicious Argentine barbecue and wines, watch a traditional dance and horsemanship demonstrations, and learn about the history of the ranch during your stay.

MALBA Admission Ticket
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MALBA Admission Ticket

AU$3

Visit: Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Avenida Pte Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA Argentina The mission of MALBA is to collect, conserve, study and create awareness of Latin American art from the early 20th Century to the present.

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