Buenos AiresArgentina

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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

Japanese Garden showing a pond and a park

Palermo

4.5/5Wonderful!(481 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Palermo Soho while getting to know Palermo, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Palermo Station or Plaza Italia Station to see more of the area.

Palermo
Recoleta which includes signage

Recoleta

4.5/5Wonderful!(563 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Recoleta. Spend some time visiting top spots like National Museum of Fine Arts, and catch the metro at Pueyrredon Station (Santa Fe) or Aguero Station to see more of the area.

Recoleta
Puerto Madero showing modern architecture, night scenes and a city

Puerto Madero

4.5/5Wonderful!(71 area reviews)

Puerto Madero is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Luna Park or Women's Bridge.

Puerto Madero
Plaza San Martin which includes a city and street scenes

Retiro

Take time in Retiro to visit attractions like Plaza San Martin and Florida Street. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at San Martin Station to see more of the city.

Retiro
San Telmo which includes street scenes and markets as well as a large group of people

San Telmo

4/5Very Good!(63 area reviews)

San Telmo is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by San Telmo Antique Fair and Argentine Cinema Museum while in the area.

San Telmo
Downtown Buenos Aires

El Centro

4.5/5Wonderful!(804 area reviews)

El Centro is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Obelisco and Teatro Colon. See more of Comuna 1 by jumping on the metro at C. Pellegrini Station or July 9 Station.

El Centro

Top Hotels in Buenos Aires

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
$114
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Autódromo de Buenos Aires Juan y Oscar Gálvez, Feria de Mataderos, and Pedro Bidegain Stadium. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (807 reviews)

"The shuttle was good once you understood how it works. They didn’t vacuum very well."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
5 out of 5
Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
$440
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alvear Art Gallery, Teatro Colon, and Obelisco. Plaza San Martin and Florida Street are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (277 reviews)

"The property was very clean. The staff was wonderful. Great Hotel. Would come back again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
El Conquistador Hotel
El Conquistador Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Suipacha 948, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
$42
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon, and Galerias Pacifico. La Recova de Posadas and Obelisco are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,550 reviews)

"Good location, central to main areas and good transport links. Also helpful staff at hotel especially on reception"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

El Conquistador Hotel

Popular things to do in Buenos Aires

Obelisco
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Obelisco

4.5/5(643 reviews)

This giant pillar was built to mark the 400th anniversary of the city’s inception. Now, it stands as the most famous icon in Buenos Aires.

Palermo Soho
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Palermo Soho

4.5/5(338 reviews)

Discover world-class shopping, fine dining and vibrant nightlife in the trendiest and largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

Teatro Colon
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Teatro Colon

4.5/5(534 reviews)

Visit one of the world’s finest theaters to watch operas, ballets and concerts or take a guided tour of the salons and auditorium.

Plaza de Mayo
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Plaza de Mayo

4.5/5(606 reviews)

Spot historical architecture, witness celebrations and demonstrations, watch interesting people and enjoy free music events at Buenos Aires’ most important square.

Plaza San Martin
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Plaza San Martin

4.5/5(454 reviews)

Relax in a park with a preserved lawn, trees, statues, a war memorial and a tower in the center of the city.

Palace of the Argentine National Congress
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Palace of the Argentine National Congress

4.5/5(259 reviews)

A visit to this beautiful building provides an insight into the nation’s political life and a look at an architectural masterpiece.

Top activities in Buenos Aires

Small-Group Buenos Aires Highlights Tour
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Small-Group Buenos Aires Highlights Tour

$30

Embark on a comprehensive and fun small-group tour featuring Buenos Aires’ most popular landmarks. Visit the world’s widest avenue and discover the unique contrast between the capital’s most distinct neighborhoods.

Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show
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Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show

$45

Experience an incredible world of art and entertainment at Piazzolla Tango, with over 32,000 square feet (3,000 sqm) dedicated to the tango. Have dinner at the theater's restaurant and witness a spectacle of dance and music featuring works by Piazzolla, Pugliese, Gardel, Mores Discepolo, and others.

El Viejo Almacen Tango Show
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El Viejo Almacen Tango Show

$49

Dancers tango and the music never stops at El Viejo Almacen—considered by locals to be one of the most traditional tango venue in Buenos Aires. Enjoy a classic show that is alive with music, poetry, and movement and features more than 20 artists on stage.

Small-Group Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Adventure
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Small-Group Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Adventure

$94

Malbec, empanadas, and dulce de leche—if you don't know what these are, you are soon to find out on this Buenos Aires tour. This gastronomic adventure delves deep into the culinary culture of Argentina and is perfect for food freaks and gourmet gluttons primed for pig.

Estancia El Ombu de Areco Full-Day Tour
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Estancia El Ombu de Areco Full-Day Tour

$180

Escape the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires for a day spent watching rugged horse-riding gauchos, tucking into a delicious barbecue lunch, and strolling around the historic town of San Antonio de Areco. Get up-close looks at traditional living in the pampas on this immersive excursion.

Tango Porteno Dinner Tango Show in Buenos Aires with Optional Private City Tour
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Tango Porteno Dinner Tango Show in Buenos Aires with Optional Private City Tour

$45

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Tango Porteno, Calle Cerrito 570, Buenos Aires C1010AAL Argentina You will enjoy an authentic and unique tango show with drinks and transportation from your hotel/apartment/cruise port and back included.

Reviews of Buenos Aires

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Lovely city to visit. Pretty architecture, great food and cultural sites. Lots of parks and places to run. I definitely recommend going to a tango show with dinner.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 11, 2020

First visit to South America. Buenos Aires a wonderful surprise ! Very European city. Now on my favorite city list.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 11, 2020

Very vibrant city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

Fun city with lots of things to do and see. Good foodie city. Weather was very hot the first week of Feb. One day it was 106 F real feel.

5/5 - Excellent

Maria

Feb 9, 2020

Buenos Aires always will be a good option to travel Enchanted city!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 6, 2020

Great people, entertaining and good

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