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  • Cementerio de la Recoleta

    1. Cementerio de la Recoleta

    Recoleta | Cemetery

    The ominous gates, Doric-columned portico, and labyrinthine paths of the city's oldest cemetery may leave you with a sense of foreboding. Founded...Read More

    Cementerio de la Recoleta
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  • El Zanjón de Granados

    2. El Zanjón de Granados

    San Telmo | House/Mansion/Villa

    All of Buenos Aires' history is packed into this unusual house. The street it's on was once a small river—the zanjón, or gorge, of the property...Read More

    El Zanjón de Granados
  • MALBA

    3. MALBA

    Palermo | Museum/Gallery

    The fabulous Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) is one of the cornerstones of the city's cultural life. Its centerpiece is...Read More

    MALBA
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  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

    4. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

    Recoleta | Museum/Gallery

    The world's largest collection of Argentine art is contained in this neoclassical wine-colored building. It also houses many lesser works by...Read More

    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
  • Plaza de Mayo

    5. Plaza de Mayo

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Since its construction in 1580, this has been the setting for Argentina's most politically turbulent moments, including the uprising against...Read More

    Plaza de Mayo
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  • Teatro Colón

    6. Teatro Colón

    Centro | Arts/Performance Venue

    Its magnitude, magnificent acoustics, and opulence earn the Teatro Colón (Colón Theater) a place among the world's top five opera theaters....Read More

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  • 7. Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

    Recoleta | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This basilica beside the famous Cementerio de la Recoleta is where Buenos Aires' elite families hold weddings and other ceremonies. Built by...Read More

  • 8. Buque Museo Corbeta Uruguay

    Puerto Madero | Museum/Gallery

    Bought from England in 1874, the oldest ship in the Argentine fleet has been around the world several times and was used in the nation's Antarctic...Read More

  • 9. Buque Museo Fragata A.R.A. Presidente Sarmiento

    Puerto Madero | Museum/Gallery

    The navy commissioned this frigate from England in 1898 to be used as an open-sea training vessel. The 280-foot boat used up to 33 sails and...Read More

  • 10. Calle Florida

    Microcentro | Neighborhood/Street

    Nothing sums up the chaotic Microcentro better than this pedestrian axis, which has fallen from grace and risen from the ashes at least as many...Read More

  • 11. Calle Museo Caminito

    La Boca | Museum/Gallery

    Cobblestones, tango dancers, and haphazardly constructed, colorful conventillos have made Calle Museo Caminito the darling of Buenos Aires'...Read More

  • 12. Casa Rosada

    Plaza de Mayo | Government Building

    The eclectic Casa de Gobierno, better known as the Casa Rosada or Pink House, is at Plaza de Mayo's eastern end, with its back to the river...Read More

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  • 13. Catedral Metropolitana

    Plaza de Mayo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The columned neoclassical facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral makes it seem more like a temple than a church, and its history follows the pattern...Read More

  • 14. Cementerio de Chacarita

    Chacarita | Cemetery

    This cemetery is home to Carlos Gardel's tomb, which features a dapper, Brylcreemed statue and dozens of tribute plaques. It's treated like...Read More

  • 15. Centro Cultural Borges

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    There's something very low-key about this cultural center, despite its considerable size and prime location above the posh Galerías Pacífico...Read More

  • 16. Centro Cultural La Recoleta

    Recoleta | Museum/Gallery

    Art exhibitions, concerts, fringe theater performances, and workshops are some of the offerings at this cultural center. The rambling building...Read More

  • 17. Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

    Puerto Madero | Museum/Gallery

    The late Amalia Fortabat was a cement heiress, so it's not surprising that the building containing her private art collection is made mostly...Read More

  • 18. Estadio Boca Juniors

    La Boca | Sports Venue

    Walls exploding with huge, vibrant murals of insurgent workers, famous inhabitants of La Boca, and fútbol greats splashed in blue and gold let...Read More

  • 19. Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia

    Recoleta | Market/Bazaar

    On weekends artisans' stalls line the small park outside Recoleta Cemetery, forming the open-air market known as La Feria de Artesanos de Plaza...Read More

  • 20. Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia

    Recoleta | Market/Bazaar

    The sprawling open-air market winds through several linked squares outside the Recoleta Cemetery. Each weekend, artisans sell handmade clothes...Read More

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