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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.

Expedia can help you to plan every detail with ease. From flight reservations to booking your hotel room, you can count on Expedia.com. Peruse all of your options and make this the trip of a life time. The best Buenos Aires activities are yours for the taking!

Things to Do in Buenos Aires with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you go in Buenos Aires. Here are a few family friendly experiences to enjoy together that are certain to make your break memorable:

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires

There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Buenos Aires. The following won't cost a penny.

Museo de la Ciudad - Round up the whole family and set out on a journey of discovery through history with one another.

Proa Foundation - Satisfy your artistic and cultural cravings here and witness local creativity at work.

Women's Bridge - Pay a visit to this landmark and marvel at its distinctive design.

Cafe Tortoni - Get to know some of the historical background of the region through this attraction.

Plaza Libertad - This thriving area is a favorite of both locals and visitors.

Obelisco - If you'd love to see some of the more important or unique places in the community, this is a good place to start.

Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento - Gain a better understanding of the local beliefs at this spiritual site.

Plaza San Martin - If you relish pottering about the garden, this place will captivate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Buenos Aires

Palermo

Art enthusiasts, fashionistas, gourmands, nature lovers and partygoers frequent this chic and sprawling neighborhood loved for its tree-lined streets and parks.

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Puerto Madero

Museums and art galleries, a riverboat casino and a lively nightlife await at Buenos Aires’ sparkling waterfront neighborhood.

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Recoleta

One of the city’s grandest and most elegant neighborhoods is also the final resting place of leading figures from Argentina’s history.

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San Telmo

Walk along historic cobblestone streets and visit antique and flea markets in one of the most charismatic neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

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Retiro

Aristocratic mansions, theaters, museums and stylish cafés line the streets of a neighborhood centred on a plaza dedicated to a South American liberation hero.

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Belgrano

Stroll the tree-lined avenues of this elegant neighborhood, tour Buenos Aires’s lively Chinatown and watch a soccer match at the nation’s largest stadium.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Buenos Aires on a sunny day?

When the weather is putting on a show, these activities are hard to pass up:

What to do in Buenos Aires on a rainy day?

If it's bucketing down during your trip, put your umbrella aside and dive into one or two of these indoor activities:

What is Buenos Aires famous for?

Get ready to be busy with all of these well-known attractions to cross off your checklist:

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

What should I not miss in Buenos Aires?

Put these sights toward the top of your sightseeing list to get the most out of your trip:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Buenos Aires?

Keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket with these fun and frugal activities:

What can you do in Buenos Aires for free?

You could put your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions will cost you nothing at all:

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