Things to do in Buenos Aires


Can’t handle eating any more steak? Walk it off while checking out Buenos Aires’ must-see landmarks. The lovely streets of Buenos Aires are ideal for... Read More

Can’t handle eating any more steak? Walk it off while checking out Buenos Aires’ must-see landmarks. The lovely streets of Buenos Aires are ideal for walking and absorbing the city’s spirit. History buffs will love Plaza de Mayo, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace, where you can take a guided tour. On a leisurely stroll through upscale Recoleta, you can gaze at French-style architecture and pay homage to Argentina’s great figures at Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita’s tomb still draws fans who deposit flowers. Other areas that are pleasant to wander around include Caminito, an alley lined with brightly-colored houses in La Boca, and the bohemian cobblestone streets of San Telmo, where you’ll be surrounded by artists and street performers.

If you’re an opera aficionado, make sure to check the schedule at the Colón Theater before your visit—you might catch a memorable performance. Art lovers will find much to admire at galleries museums like MALBA and galleries like Fundación Proa. You can even take a tour of the city’s street art with Graffiti Mundo. Buenos Aires is also king when it comes to free activities such as music festivals and gallery openings. T+L’s travel guide will clue you in on the most fun things to do in Buenos Aires.

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  • Campo Argentino de Polo Stadium in Buenos Aires Getty Images
    Campo Argentino de Polo

    The world's only polo stadium located within a capital city, this is Argentina's mecca to the sport of kings. Known as La Catedral (the cathedral), the... Read More

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    Casa Rosada

    While the Argentine president doesn't actually reside here, the Pink House on Plaza de Mayo is the focal point for much of Argentina's history.... Read More

  • Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires Cathedral Alamy
    Catedral Metropolitana

    The place of employment for Pope Francis when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, the cathedral has been rebuilt six times since it was first constructed... Read More

  • Centro Cultural Kirchner Theater and Museum in Buenos Aires Alamy
    Centro Cultural Kirchner

    Originally a French-designed Beaux-Arts post office, this stunning construction has undergone a lengthy facelift and reopened as a cultural center. All... Read More

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    Fundación Proa

    A contemporary arts space overlooking La Boca's docks, Proa has an ample repertoire focused on Argentine artists with rotating exhibits, installations,... Read More

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    Galería Patio Liceo

    One of the hippest arts spaces in Buenos Aires, Patio Liceo is a hive of cultural activity that brings designers and artists together under a single... Read More

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    Graffiti Mundo

    A organization supporting local street art artists, Graffiti Mundo gives tours that focus on a particular barrio and its artwork. Given that the... Read More

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    Jardín Botánico

    Designed by renowned French landscaper Carlos Thays, who is responsible for many of the city's loveliest green spaces, the botanical garden is home to... Read More

  • MALBA Museum in Buenos Aires Alamy

    The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires – better known as the MALBA – houses fabulous permanent collections from the likes of Antonio Berni,... Read More

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    Museo Casa Carlos Gardel

    Dip into the life of tango's most legendary singer, El Zorzal (the thrush) Carlos Gardel, whose life was tragically cut short in a plane crash when he... Read More

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    Museo Evita

    For a closer look at the short life of glamorous first lady Eva Perón—who said she'd 'return and become millions'—the Evita Museum recounts her... Read More

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    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

    With works dating from pre-Hispanic times through the current day, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes displays some of the world's most eminent fine art... Read More

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    Palacio Barolo

    A 100-meter tall, neo-Gothic-meets-neo-Romanesque delight that was Latin America's highest building when constructed in 1923, Barolo Palace's... Read More

  • Cementerio de la Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires Alamy
    Recoleta Cemetery

    So much more than the final resting place of Argentina's heroes and villains, this vast cemetery is an architectural tour de force. More than ninety... Read More

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    Teatro Colón

    One of the world's best opera houses, the Colón Theater has acoustics and glamor in spades. Ballet, operas, and dance make up the world-class repertoire... Read More

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