Classic Sights of Buenos Aires
Collected by Bridget Gleeson , AFAR Local Expert
Going to Buenos Aires? Chances are you'll want to check these monuments - plazas, theatres, architectural landmarks - off your to-do list.
Av. de Mayo 1370, C1085 CABA, Argentina
This jaw-dropper of a building on Avenida de Mayo is more than an architectural feat: it's a literary symbol. An Italian cotton tycoon commissioned Mario Palanti to design a tribute to Dante's Divine Comedy in 1919. The result is aesthetically...
Av. Santa Fe 1860, C1124 CABA, Argentina
Where in the world can you read Shakepeare's famous plays while on a stage, or in the box, and pretend to be the Bard while reading about the Bard? Only one place that I know of, El Ateneo in Buenos Aires in the neighborhood of Barrio Norte....
Junín 1760, C1113 CABA, Argentina
Sometimes travel is about having faith. I was in Buenos Aires waiting. The month before I had quit my job and bought a ticket to Argentina with frequent flyer miles in hopes to do research for a book I was writing. None of my plans had...
Calle Rivadavia s/n, C1004 CABA, Argentina
Up until recently, the Catedral Metropolitana was famous for a few things - the rococo altar, the Christ statue carved from algarrobo (carob) wood, the fact that it's the final resting place of the great South American liberator General Jose de...
Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen s/n, C1087 CABA, Argentina
Plaza de Mayo is located in the center of downtown Buenos Aires and is the focal point of political life in the city. Located around this square are several important political buildings including- Casa Rosada (the executive government branch...
Humberto 1º 1462, C1076 CABA, Argentina
There are two ways to see tango in Buenos Aires: at a glitzy made-for-tourists tango show (which is, to be fair, a good time in its own right) or at a milonga, or tango club. One of the best, El Niño Bien, well off the tourist circuit at the...
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