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Buenos Aires
Travel Guide

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.

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Top Hotels in Buenos Aires

Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport
Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport
3.5 out of 5
Martin Miguel De Guemes 4718, Autopista Riccheri Km. 20, Ciudad Evita, Buenos Aires
The price is $76 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Autódromo de Buenos Aires Juan y Oscar Gálvez, José Amalfitani Stadium, and Campanopolis - Aldea ...

4.2/5Excellent! (889 reviews)

"The hotel is located in an excellent location if you are continuing travelling or taking ealy International fly as in just 15 minutes from Ezeiza Airport."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport
AQ Tailored Suites
AQ Tailored Suites
4 out of 5
Montevideo 937, Buenos Aires
The price is $68 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Recoleta, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Teatro Colon, Florida Street, and Obelisco. Palace of the Argentine National Congress and Plaza ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent room with everything we needed. Good central location. Very helpful reception staff. Plentiful & fresh breakfast. We enjoyed the complimentary glass of wine in the evenings."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

AQ Tailored Suites
Sheraton Pilar Hotel and Convention Center
Sheraton Pilar Hotel and Convention Center
4.5 out of 5
Panamericana Km 49 5 Gral M De, La Lonja, Buenos Aires
The price is $155 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

This family-friendly La Lonja hotel is located in the suburbs, within a 15-minute walk of Las Palmas Shopping Center, Austral Park, and IAE Business School. ...

3.7/5Good! (110 reviews)

"Old, bad maitenance, missing light bulbs, broken floors, dirty windows Bad smell"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Sheraton Pilar Hotel and Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Buenos Aires

AQ Tailored Suites
AQ Tailored Suites
4 out of 5
Montevideo 937, Buenos Aires
The price is $68 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Recoleta, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Teatro Colon, Florida Street, and Obelisco. Palace of the Argentine National Congress and Plaza ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent room with everything we needed. Good central location. Very helpful reception staff. Plentiful & fresh breakfast. We enjoyed the complimentary glass of wine in the evenings."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

AQ Tailored Suites
Casa Campus Pilar
Casa Campus Pilar
3 out of 5
Mariano Acosta 1650, Presidente Derqui, Buenos Aires
The price is $29 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Pilar Centro, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Austral University, Hospital Universitario Austral, and IAE Business School. Las Palmas ...

4/5Very Good! (99 reviews)

"Great food. friendly staff.good price"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Casa Campus Pilar
CH Madero Urbano Suites
CH Madero Urbano Suites
4 out of 5
Azopardo 770, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
The price is $69 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Puerto Madero, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Dorrego, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Women's Bridge. Casa Rosada ...

4.2/5Excellent! (448 reviews)

"Wish there was a closer 24 hr parking. It was far away and weren’t the best blocks to walk at night."…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021

CH Madero Urbano Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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Reviews of Buenos Aires

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 29, 2020

We stayed for 3 days in Buenos Aires. We enjoyed the city and had a wonderful time walking around in the differents parts.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 28, 2020

Go with someone who speaks Spanish if you do not yourself. Do not land at the airport late night--necessary services and shops were closed. It took hours to get a sim card, sign up to get service, and buy time on it in several places next day.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2020

Have been to BA many times over the last 20 years and the city is far less welcoming to westerners, especially Americans, than it was when we first came. Other parts of Argentina are far more welcoming. Come to the country, but limit your time in BA.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Beautiful city

4/5 - Good

KP

Mar 22, 2020

I hope to visit again and spend some more time in the city.

4/5 - Good

KP

Mar 22, 2020

I liked Buenos Aires a lot. Unfortunately, my trip was cut short by the Coronavirus outbreak. Very walkable. Great food. Lots of parks.

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