Sights & Attractions in Buenos Aires

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Name Category Location
 
Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
This basilica beside the famous Cementerio de la Recoleta on Junín...
Religious Sites Recoleta and Almagro
 
Buque Museo Corbeta Uruguay
The oldest of the Argentine fleet, bought from England in 1874...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites, Nautical Sites Centro and Environs
 
Buque Museo Fragata A.R.A. Presidente Sarmiento
The navy commissioned this frigate from England in 1898 to be...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites, Nautical Sites Centro and Environs
 
Calle Florida
Nothing sums up the chaotic Centro better than this pedestrian...
Neighborhoods / Streets Centro and Environs
 
Calle Museo Caminito
Cobblestones, tango dancers, and haphazardly constructed, colorful...
Markets / Bazaars, Museums / Galleries La Boca and San Telmo
 
Catedral Metropolitana
The Metropolitan Cathedral's columned neoclassical facade makes...
Religious Sites Centro and Environs
 
Cementerio de Chacarita
This cemetery is home to Carlos Gardel's tomb, which features...
Cemeteries Recoleta and Almagro
 
Cementerio de la Recoleta
The ominous gates, Doric-columned portico, and labyrinthine paths...
Historic Districts / Sites, Cemeteries Recoleta and Almagro
 
Centro Cultural La Recoleta
Art exhibitions, concerts, fringe theater performances, and workshops...
Arts / Performance Venues Recoleta and Almagro
 
Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat (Museo Fortabat)
Argentina's richest woman, Amalia Fortabat, is a cement heiress...
Museums / Galleries Centro and Environs
 
El Zanjón de Granados
All of Buenos Aires' history is packed into this unusual house...
Houses / Mansions La Boca and San Telmo
 
Floralis Genérica
The gleaming steel and aluminum petals of this giant flower look...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Recoleta and Almagro
 
Fundación Proa
For more than a decade, this thoroughly modern art museum has...
Museums / Galleries La Boca and San Telmo
 
Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays
With 18 acres of gardens and 5,500 varieties of exotic and local...
Gardens / Arboretums Palermo
 
Jardín Japonés
Like the bonsais in the nursery within it, this park is small...
Gardens / Arboretums Palermo
 
Jardín Zoológico
The grandiose stone pens and mews—many dating from the zoo's...
Zoos / Aquariums Palermo
 
La Manzana de Las Luces
More history is packed into this single block of buildings southwest...
Historic Districts / Sites Centro and Environs
 
MALBA
The fabulous Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)...
Museums / Galleries Palermo
 
Museo Casa Carlos Gardel
Hard-core tango fans shouldn't pass up a quick visit to the home...
Museums / Galleries Recoleta and Almagro
 
Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco
The distinctive Peruvian neocolonial-style Palacio Noel serves...
Museums / Galleries Centro and Environs
 
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA)
Some 7000 contemporary artworks make up the permanent collection...
Museums / Galleries La Boca and San Telmo
 
Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Quinquela Martín
Vibrant port scenes were the trademark of artist and philanthropist...
Museums / Galleries La Boca and San Telmo
 
Museo de la Ciudad
"Whimsical" is one way to describe the City Museum, which focuses...
Museums / Galleries Centro and Environs
 
Museo de los Niños
The real world is scaled down to kiddie size at this museum in...
Museums / Galleries Recoleta and Almagro
 
Museo del Bicentenario
Today, the River Plate is nowhere in sight, but the humming traffic...
Museums / Galleries Centro and Environs
 
Museo Etnográfico Juan B. Ambrosetti
Given that the 100-peso bill still honors General Roca, the man...
Museums / Galleries Centro and Environs
 
Museo Evita
Eva Duarte de Perón, known universally as Evita, was the wife...
Museums / Galleries Palermo
 
Museo Histórico Nacional
What better place for the National History Museum than overlooking...
Museums / Galleries La Boca and San Telmo
 
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
The harmonious, French neoclassical mansion that houses the National...
Museums / Galleries Recoleta and Almagro
 
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
The world's largest collection of Argentine art is displayed...
Museums / Galleries Recoleta and Almagro
 
Museo Xul Solar
Avant-garde artist, linguist, esoteric philosopher, and close...
Museums / Galleries Palermo
 
Parque de la Memoria
Between 1969 and 1983, 30,000 civilians were illegally detained...
Memorials / Monuments Palermo
 
Parque Tres de Febrero
Known locally as Los Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), this...
Parks Palermo
 
Pasaje de la Defensa
Wandering through this well-preserved house affords a glimpse...
Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls La Boca and San Telmo
 
Plaza de Mayo
Since its construction in 1580, this has been the setting for...
Squares Centro and Environs
 
Plaza Dorrego
During the week a handful of craftspeople and a few scruffy pigeons...
Squares La Boca and San Telmo
 
Puente de la Mujer
Tango dancers inspired the sweeping asymmetrical lines of Valencian...
Bridges / Tunnels Centro and Environs
 
Reserva Ecológica
The 865-acre Ecological Reserve was built over a landfill, and...
Nature Preserves Centro and Environs
 
Teatro Colón
Its magnitude, magnificent acoustics, and opulence (grander than...
Arts / Performance Venues Centro and Environs
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