Quirky and One-of-a-Kind Attractions in Buenos Aires
Collected by Bridget Gleeson, AFAR Local Expert
A gigantic solar-powered flower sculpture, a ghostly abandoned cafe, Evita in neon lights, a modernist bridge modeled on the form of a tango dancer: Buenos Aires' offbeat landmarks are some of the city's must-sees.
FIGUEROA ALCORTA, PRES. AV. 2301, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas in Buenos Aires, the Floralis Generica is a 75 foot high steel and aluminium sculpture of a flower by Eduardo Catalano. Situated in the center of a park, the sculpture has an electrical mechanism that...
Av. Rivadavia 1827, C1033AAI CABA, Argentina
Standing in Plaza Congreso, you might find yourself staring up at the Moulin Rouge-like windmill adorning an Art Nouveau building on the corner. Approaching the door, you'll see it's covered in cobwebs - this architectural landmark, once a...
Defensa 755, C1065AAM CABA, Argentina
Touring this one-of-a-kind urban villa and archaeological site allows a unique insight into the city's history. The beautifully restored urban mansion was once the residence of a wealthy Spanish family; they fled for higher ground when yellow...
Most visitors to Buenos Aires divide their time between Palermo and the center, meaning plenty of bus and taxi rides along busy Cordoba avenue. Looking out the window, there's a building that always catches the eye: the striking Palacio de las...
San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Young Argentine chefs trained in Europe’s top kitchens are returning home to reinvent their national cuisine. Dante Liporace, the el Bulli– trained chef of Tarquino is one of the leaders of the movement, known as La Nueva Cocina Argentina. His...
Abasto, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turning the corner onto Pasaje Zelaya in the Abasto area of Buenos Aires reveals a shocking array of colors in a celebration of all things Argentinian. The walls on the buildings here are covered in poetry, song lyrics, tango dancers, portraits of...
Av. 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Located on Avenida 9 de Julio, you can see two giant murals of Eva Peron, or "Evita", on either side of the facades of the current Ministry of Social Development building. She used her position as first lady to fight for women's suffrage and...
Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thompson 598, C1424ALD CABA, Argentina
Here's an intriguing historical fact most porteños don't even know: Buenos Aires used to be called ‘the city of trams." In its heyday, Buenos Aires' tramway was the most extensive in the world, the city streets laid with 533 miles of tracks....
Arroyo Las Canas, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Though many travelers visit the Tigre river delta on a day trip from Buenos Aires, it's also an ideal place to get away for an overnight. Nothing to do but read, relax, drink mate, or go for a paddle on the network of calm waterways — it's the...
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