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Things to do in Buenos Aires

  • Poema 20

    This book dealer offers first editions and historical paraphernalia. Our favorites: Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia and pictures of Jorge Luis Borges ... More
  • Puerto Madero

    Beautifully revamped, this once-derelict two-mile stretch of docks and warehouses is now lined with steak houses, nightclubs, and romantic arching ... More
  • Recoleta

    It’s not surprising that Eva Perón is interred in the very heart of this neighborhood. Evita will always be remembered for, among other things, her... More
  • Recoleta Cemetery

    With more than 4,700 ornate stone crypts laid out along a streetlike grid, this graveyard is an architectural masterpiece, and an eerie miniature c... More
  • Recoleta Neighborhood

    center of Buenos Aires high society, beautiful Recoleta may boast more polished brass than Fifth Avenue. The neighborhood is full of upscale clothi... More
  • Ruth Benzacar, Galeria de Arte

    Founded in 1965 by the eponymous Ruth Benzacar, this avant garde art gallery in a hidden underground space near Plaza San Martín is committed to pr... More
  • San Nicolas

    This downtown neighborhood encompasses the Microcentro—the bustling, congested heart of the city’s financial and government districts—and houses Bu... More
  • San Telmo

    Depending on the visitor, either a lovably bohemian neighborhood of art galleries and ancient homes or a grungy neighborhood of overpriced tchotchk... More
  • San Telmo Flea Market

    On Sundays it feels like the entire population of Buenos Aires flocks to the San Telmo neighborhood, home to a network of antiques centers that see... More
  • Sebastian Professional

    No airport salon can compete with the haircut miracles that in-town stylists perform. But Buenos Aires is celebrated for, among other things, its f... More
  • Seco

    Seco has clear plastic coats edged in red and white checks, matching checked plastic bucket hats, and other wet-weather gear you’ve never seen befo... More
  • See a Soccer Game

    Watching a live game of professional soccer—or, rather, fútbol—is perhaps the fastest way to the Argentine psyche. Getting into a game can also baf... More
  • Tangobrujo

    The two-story shop—modeled after an upscale bordello, with flocked wallpaper and velvet sofas—is the place to stock up on tango gear. The 1940's T-... More
  • The Art of Beauty La Prairie

    With treatments ranging from a 15-minute facial ($20) to the three-and-a-half hour Extended Stay (massage, manicure, pedicure, and facial treatment... More
  • Thelonious Club

    Part of the city’s speakeasy boom, the Thelonious Club is an industrial-looking upstairs jazz bar with a small corner stage where well-known local ... More

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