Buenos Aires See/Do
Collected by John Oseid, AFAR Local Expert
Rivadavia Avenue 2100, Corner of Rincón Street, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The musical art form that is the tango was born in the rough working-class areas of Buenos Aires. Its heyday came in the 1920s–1940s, when it was made famous by crooners like Carlos Gardel performing at the Café de los Angelitos and other venues....
Lafinur 2988, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eva Perón (1919-1952) might seem more like a character dreamed up by a novelist than a historical figure. The life of the beloved presidential wife who captivated millions, both in Argentina and around the world, before her early death is a...
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
An urban-planning project that inspired similar projects in other waterfront cities around the world, Puerto Madero went in the 1990s from seedy docklands to lovely converted brick warehouses filled with posh restaurants and retail. In recent...
Brandsen 805, C1161 CABA, Argentina
You don't have to be a fan of soccer (or fútbol, as it's called here) to enjoy a visit to La Bombonera. This stadium, officially named the Estadio Alberto J. Armando, is home to one of South America’s most celebrated soccer teams, the Boca...
Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, C1425 CLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It may sound like the name of a snack, but Malba is the acronym for the city's museum of Latin American art (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), which opened in the Palermo neighborhood in 2001. The building, an ultramodern stone cube,...
Costa Rica, C1414 CABA, Argentina
It's easy to get confused by all the different districts that fall within Palermo. One of the neighborhood's most desirable areas, however, is Palermo Viejo—in fact, it is one of the most charming, vibrant and beautiful districts to be found in...
Av. 9 de Julio s/n, C1043 CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires is so grand that the El Centro (city center) district alone has more historic sites than many world cities. As you stroll, you'll view the iconic Obelisk, which overlooks the main Avenue 9 de Julio, and the Plaza de Mayo, where Evita...
Av. Antártida Argentina S/N, C1104ACA CABA, Argentina
Much like the United States did, Argentina welcomed vast waves of immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—mostly Italians and Eastern Europeans as well as Middle Easterners. The Immigrant Hotel was the name given to a series of...
Libertad 769, C1012AAO CABA, Argentina
The Jewish community in Buenos Aires is the largest in Latin America. Guided and self-guided tours are available for those who want to learn about its rich history. One must-see is the Byzantine-style Templo Libertad, built in 1931. The landmark...
RP6, B2814 Los Cardales, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
The traditional life of the gaucho (cowboy) still thrives on estancias (cattle ranches) in modern Argentina. To see for yourself, pay a visit to Estancia Santa Susana, which sprawls over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) just outside Buenos Aires. The...
Av. del Libertador 4096, C1426 BWP, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina has long been serious horse country, which helps explain why the greatest polo players come from here. A short visit to Buenos Aires may not give you enough time to perfect your mallet skills, but it is possible to book a polo lesson and...
Av. Cazón 1514, B1648EXC Tigre, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
A special world unfolds 32 kilometers (20 miles) outside Buenos Aires. On weekends, Porteños head to the town of Tigre, in the vast Paraná River delta, to cruise down the canals and waterways in vintage mahogany motorboats. The Museo de Arte Tigre...
Luján, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
There are many treasures to be seen in the legendary towns of Luján and Capilla del Señor, just northwest of the capital. The grid-patterned streets of both are lined with fine colonial houses. In Luján, you can visit an enormous neo-Gothic...
La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
With its colorful characters, cobbled streets and vibrantly painted, ramshackle houses, this dockside Buenos Aires neighborhood almost looks like some kind of theme park. La Boca is actually very real—and yet it has been discovered by tourists....
Misiones Province, Argentina
One of the most spectacular sights in all of South America, the Iguazú Falls sit right on the border between Argentina and Brazil, about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) north of Buenos Aires. The name comes from an Indian word meaning “big water,”...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to eat, and the best way to discover that is on a food tour. Start by skipping breakfast. Then join a tour that will take you to feast on grilled beef in the city's famous parrillas (steak houses), to sample...
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