The 19th century architecture of this beautiful city has both French and Italian influences, which can be seen in its tree-lined avenues and boulevards as well as its brightly coloured houses. It’s also renowned for its colourful neighbourhoods and some of the best and most diverse nightlife in the world.
A good place to start is the Plaza de Mayo, located in the Downtown area of the city. This, and the Casa Rosada (Pink House), which houses the office of the President of Argentina, are where the Argentine Revolution took place, when Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1810. If you’re looking to shop, head to Florida and Lavelle Streets where international designers are represented. There are also plenty of shops locally in Palermo Soho and Viejo.
Take a trip to La Recoleta Cemetery where you can see the tomb of Argentina's charismatic first lady, Eva Perón, better known as Evita. Wander among the many tombs and grave sites of military leaders, Nobel Prize winners and other well-known Argentinians.
From the cemetery, take the metro north of Recoleta to Palermo, one of the city’s most contemporary neighbourhoods. Wander through the cobbled streets past terraced houses and trendy boutiques and cafés.
Children and adults will enjoy a day out at the Buenos Aires Zoo. One of the zoo’s aims is to become a world leader in conservation and wildlife preservation. If you have children with you, pick up a container of food at the entrance so they can feed the animals. At night, return to Palermo Hollywood to hang out with the locals in some of the city’s best bars.
Buenos Aires also has some spectacular scenery and views, offering plenty of photo opportunities. The sunset vista of the city from the port district of Puerto Madero is not to be missed.
Argentinians also love their sport. If you’re a soccer fan, head south to La Boca, the spiritual home of the Boca Juniors. Watch a match at the Bombonera stadium to experience the passion and energy of the Argentinians at its best.
Dining, Shopping and Cafés
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.
Inspired by French and Italian opera houses, this grand 1908 concert hall has some of the best sound in the world.
National government offices, imposing architectural landmarks and a nicely landscaped parkland mark Buenos Aires’ most significant square.
Wander the grounds of one of Buenos Aires’ largest university campuses and visit the institution’s museums, galleries and urban parks.
Take a free guided tour of this bright-pink palace and learn about the place from which the president of Argentina rules the country.
Relax in a park with a preserved lawn, trees, statues, a war memorial and a tower in the center of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires for a day spent watching rugged horse-riding gauchos, tucking into a delicious barbecue lunch, and strolling around the historic town of San Antonio de Areco. Get up-close looks at traditional living in the pampas on this immersive excursion.