Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires featuring a city and a high rise building

The capital of Argentina combines a Parisian ambiance with a Latin passion for soccer, art, tango, meat, wine and nightlife.

Head to Buenos Aires to discover grand, tree-lined avenues that fan out into charming neighborhoods, each packed with cultural, historical and gastronomical delights. Admire Spanish colonial buildings and enjoy affordable steaks, tango shows and beauty treatments in this city also known as the “Paris of South America.”

Start your exploration of this fascinating city at the Plaza de Mayo, the main square. This was the site of the 1810 revolution that led to the country’s independence. Today it remains the hub of much of the city’s activity. Tour the pink presidential palace Casa Rosada and Spanish-colonial Cabildo (Town Hall). See the tomb of the region’s liberator, General San Martín in the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Visit nearby Puerto Mader, a district of the capital that lies along the Río de la Plata (Silver River) and represents many of the latest architectural trends. Stroll south to historic San Telmo to enjoy traditional artisan markets, architecture and museums.

Take a taxi or bus to the north to see the La Recoleta Cemetery. Among its impressive mausoleums is the tomb of Eva Perón, Argentina’s former "Spiritual Leader.” From leafy La Recoleta, it isn’t far to fashionable Palermo, a neighborhood that is further divided into the areas of Soho and Hollywood. Find nature in the Buenos Aires Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Head to the Río de la Plata and the southern port of La Boca. In La Boca, see the colourful houses of the Caminito Museum and watch a game at the La Bombonera stadium.

Follow the wide thoroughfare Avenida 9 de Julio back to the Obelisco, a national historic monument. The huge pillar is illuminated at night. Dinner is served late and in Buenes Aires you can party until the sun comes up.

The Argentines are well-known for appreciating the good things in life. They love partying and fill their capital with street performances and graffiti art. Order “parrilla” (grilled meat) with wine from Mendoza or ”choripan" (chorizo baguette) to enjoy the authentic flavors of this fascinating city.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Savoy Hotel
Savoy Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Callao 181, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, 1022
The price is $81 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Buenos Aires. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"My first time in Argentina and couldn’t of asked for a better hotel. Friendly staff. Great location. Great hotel"

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Savoy Hotel
Krista Boutique Hotel
Krista Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Malabia 1341, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, C1414
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The price is $188 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Buenos Aires. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
"Very nice hotel, lovely and helpful staff in a excellent neighborhood with a big choice of walking distance restaurants and bars around . Very recommend will stay there again."

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

Krista Boutique Hotel
Alvear Palace Hotel
Alvear Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, 1129
The price is $525 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Buenos Aires. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (509 reviews)
"Staff are not particularly welcoming. They do their job without any enthusiasm Breakfast is low to medium average. The property is super 5 star but the staff and food I are not"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Alvear Palace Hotel
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Arenales Suites
Arenales Suites
3.5 out of 5
Calle Arenales 2850, Entre las calles Agüero y Laprida, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, 1425
The price is $51 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Buenos Aires. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Good! (317 reviews)
"Excelente ubicación/ confort/ súper recomendable"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Arenales Suites
Bulnes Eco Suites
Bulnes Eco Suites
4 out of 5
Bulnes 1905, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, 1425
The price is $86 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Buenos Aires. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (671 reviews)
"Apart-Hotel in an excellent location of Palermo. Close to subway line and walking or short taxi to Palermo-soho to excellent dining and bars. Large rooms, good service. Don’t expect full service hotel but kiosks, take away restaurants and cafes are all around."

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2022

Bulnes Eco Suites
Madero Urbano Studios
Madero Urbano Studios
4 out of 5
Azopardo 770, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, 1107
The price is $82 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Buenos Aires. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (458 reviews)
"This resort was west of the canal, walking distance to popular restaurant and to main historical sites. The resort was okay to me. This place is an Apartment Resort, has different confirmation of beds. The size of the room was amazing. The room could use a little extra cleaning from scuff marks, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Madero Urbano Studios
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Getting around Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has a well developed public transit system, as you’d expect from a major capital city. The subway network is known as the subte, and opened back in 1913. It’s a quick and easy way to get around, especially in downtown. Above ground, there’s an extensive bus network running all day and night, while there’s also a free bike share scheme and lots of cycle lanes across the city. Visit the Buenos Aires City website.Browse Buenos Aires rental cars.

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Buenos Aires are the fall and the spring, which in the southern hemisphere fall from April to June and September to December, respectively. These times of year see mild temperatures (highs in the early 70s F/early 20s C in October) without the crowds, heat and humidity of summer. Winter (June to August) is rainy and not as warm, with average highs of around 60 F (15 C).

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