What to do in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires Attractions

If you love a taste of the exotic, Buenos Aires is the place for you! Venture into the City of Books in the heart of Argentina. This is the home of the tango, beautiful music, exciting cuisine, and a culture that will mesmerize you. Expedia.com is here to put everything you need at your fingertips. v Planning a trip has never been so easy when your arrangements are only a click away. Tap away at the keys and discover the many things to do in Buenos Aires. Whether you are staying for a brief period or planning on an extended visit, be sure to hit all of the top local and tourist spots.

Buenos Aires tours will help you scope out all of the must see attractions in Buenos Aires. It's time to take out your map and plot out all of the places to see in the South American Paris.

Buenos Aires is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere with a people who open their arms wide to visitors from near and far away lands. You can journey on commercial Buenos Aires excursions or choose to be a wanderer, exploring this beautiful city on your own. Don't be afraid to ask the locals for directions and suggestions. They're likely to recommend the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires for a show on the stage or the Teatro Gran Rex. MALBA, the Plaza de Mayo, and Centro Cultural Recoleta will give you rich cultural experiences as well.

Don't forget the Galileo Galilei Planetarium for the lover of all things scientific. You're going to expand your mind and broaden your horizon when you journey to the southern tip of South America.

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What to do in Buenos Aires

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Traveling on a budget in Buenos Aires? Spend time, not money, on fabulous experiences.

Museo de la Ciudad - Chat to the friendly staff or curator and learn more about the special collections housed here.

Proa Foundation - This is an ideal place to get your culture fix and learn more about the thriving local arts scene.

Women's Bridge - This modern-style local landmark is the perfect backdrop for that vacation profile pic.

Cafe Tortoni - Stop at this historic landmark and learn a few things about the region's cultural heritage.

Plaza Libertad - Amble down the sidewalks and take in the ambiance of this bustling location.

Obelisco - Organize a visit and discover the significance of this place to the local community.

Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento - Throw a bit of spirituality into your vacation by stopping by this sacred place.

Plaza San Martin - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a walk around the beautiful plants.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Buenos Aires on a sunny day?
What to do in Buenos Aires on a rainy day?
If it’s raining during your stay, shake off your umbrella and try out a couple of these entertaining indoor activities:

What is Buenos Aires famous for?
You’ll be kept busy with all of these notable attractions to tick off your bucket list:

  • Obelisco
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • Teatro Colon
  • University of Buenos Aires

What should I not miss in Buenos Aires?
Don’t venture home without checking off the following list of unmissable sights:

  • Plaza San Martin
  • Palace of the Argentine National Congress
  • La Bombonera
  • Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

Are there cheap things to do in Buenos Aires?
What can you do in Buenos Aires for free?
You could leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions won’t cost you a penny:

  • Obelisco
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • University of Buenos Aires
  • Casa Rosada

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