INFO CENTER: Ground
floor. Suite 31. Mon–Fri: 9AM–6PM.
Rivadavia y San Martín. 4331-2845.
the church lie the remains of General José de San Martín,
Argentina’s most popular national hero. Opening hours: Mon–Fri:
8AM–7PM. Guided tours: Mon–Thu: 10AM and 12PM.
city’s main square has witnessed social demonstrations as well as
national celebrations thus becoming the main point of Argentina's
political life. Since 1977 the Mothers of the May Square have
congregated here to claim for their missing children. Several of the
city's major landmarks are located around the Plaza. Subway Line A.
Station Plaza de Mayo.
interesting shows (such as living statues or couples tangoing), buy
newspapers from all over the world, leather goods, and souvenirs.
Corrientes y 9 de Julio.
monument of Buenos Aires City of 67 meters high. Subway Line B.
Station C. Pellegrini.
this avenue features the country’s most important theatres, apart
from several coffee shops and bookstores that are open until the wee
hours. Subway Line B.
Station C. Pellegrini.
SAN MARTÍN THEATRE
Corrientes 1530. 0-800-333-5254
of the city’s most important theaters. Subway Line B.
1100. 4378-7344/ 7100
most important lyric theater. Enrico Caruso, Richard Strauss, Igor
Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, and Luciano Pavarotti performed here
among others. It was opened in 1908 after twenty years of
construction. It is known as one of the Opera Houses with the best
acoustic in the world. To take a guided tour, access through Tucumán
1171 (carriage passageway). Guided tours: 9AM-5PM (every 15 minutes,
tours alternate between Spanish and English). Every day, including
Public Holidays. Duration: 50 minutes. Ticket: contribution bond of
$60 for Argentine residents; $180 for foreigners (paid in Argentine
pesos only); children under 7 years of age don't pay; retired
citizens, pensioners and university students: 50% off on Monday.
Line D. Station
8 Cervantes National Theatre
many years, the Cervantes National Theater has offered original
guided visits by giving them the format of a play. This is the only
National Theater of Argentina, always showing good plays. The theater
is a national historic– artistic monument with an intense activity:
it has an official season schedule, international casts, courses,
workshops, and theater seminars. For Los Quijotes visit, see guided
tour hours. General Admission: $35. Subway Line D. Station
MUSEUM OF BUENOS AIRES
“DR. SALVADOR KIBRICK”
this museum you will find a wide collection of objects, documents,
and testimonies of the Jewish people. Subway Line D.
OF THE CABILDO AND MAY REVOLUTION
Hours: Tue-Wed–Fri–Sat–Sun–Public Holidays: 10.30AM-6PM
Guided Tours: Wed–Thu–Fri–Sun–Public Holidays: 12.30PM-3.30PM
General Admission: $15. Friday: Free. Did you know that May 25th is
the most important National Holiday of Argentina’s history? And the
Cabildo of Buenos Aires was the seat of the May Revolution of 1810.
It was the main institution of the city during colonial times and it
is one of Buenos Aires’ oldest buildings, which has undergone many
modifications. It is guarded by the Granaderos (our National Guard).
The museum keeps the memory of colonial times and it features pieces
of furniture, personal objects and portraits of members of the
Cabildo and the Primera Junta de Gobierno as well as historical
documents. Subway Line E. Station
to the Palace: Sat–Sun– Public Holidays: 11–19 h. This is the
seat of the National Government. The Pink House (Government House)
takes its name after its color which is a mixture of lime and bull’s
fat that was usually used in construction in the past. Inside there
is a museum that showcases many items that belonged to the different
presidents of Argentina. Subway Line A. Station
Plaza de Mayo.
OF THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES
Hours: Mon–Fri: 11AM-7PM. Sat–Sun–Public Holidays: 10AM-8PM.
General Admission: $5 (Mon and Wed free Admission). Its collections
feature items that range from a button or a postcard to architecture
pieces, furniture, tiles, fences, popular mates, and different items
of Porteños’ everyday life.
por Perú 272. 4342-6973
Tours: Mon–Fri: 3PM; Sat–Sun–Public Holidays: 3PM, 4.30PM, 6PM.
Admission: $35. This block is known for being a historical place
where there are guided tours to visit the tunnels built by the
Jesuits in the 18th Century. The building is over 400 years old.
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avenue reflects the influence of the Spanish community and of the
early 20th-century Buenos Aires. It used to gather the most important
hotels in the beginning of the 20th century and cafes. Subway Line A.
de Mayo 1370. Piso 9° Of. 249/52
Fax: (54-11) 4383-1065 Tel (54-11) 4381-1885
builidng renders homage to Dante Alighieri’s Divina Comedia. Built
between 1919 and 1923, it became the "first high building"
of Buenos Aires due to its 100-meter height. Day Tours: Mon–Sat:
11AM, 12PM. Mon and Thu 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM; Tue and Fri: 4PM, 5PM,
6PM ($120 for residents and $175 for non-residents). Night Tours: Wed
and Sat ($250 for residents and $340 for non-residents). Languages:
English and Spanish. Subway Line A. Station
Guided Visits: Mon and Thu Thu–Fri: 10AM, 11AM, 5PM and 7PM.
(Spanish). Mon–Tue–Thu–Fri: 11AM and 4PM. (Spanish and
English). This important building is the seat of the Chamber of
Representatives and Senators of Argentina. Subway Line A.
GARDEL HOUSE MUSEUM
Jaures 735. 4964-2071.
Hours: Mon–Wed–Thu–Fri: 11AM-6PM. Sat–Sun–Public Holidays:
10AM-7PM. Ticket: $5. Wednesday free. Carlos Gardel and his mother
used to live in this house until 1933. Subway Line B. Station
called English Tower, it was donated by the British residents to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 1810 May Revolution. Subway
of the city’s most beautiful squares. With slopes and wonderful
trees, such as the Jacaranda. Subway Line C.
Station San Martín.
Tristán Rodríguez 1550
Tue–Sun: 8AM-7PM. The Reserve is a natural circuit with thousands
of typical trees, herbs, and bushes of the Delta and River Plate
banks. There are also many birds and small animals. Ideal for
bird-watching, riding bicycles and jogging.
old port of Buenos Aires, renewed and improved, is now one of the
most selected areas, where fancy restaurants can be found. Subway
Line A. Station
Plaza de Mayo.
Colón 100. 4-344-3802
Mié–Dom y feriados: 10 a 18 h. Entrada libre y gratuita. Se pueden
explorar los restos arqueológicos de la antigua Buenos Aires junto
con importantes documentos que hacen a la historia del país.
The Museum exhibits archaelogical remains of ancient Buenos Aires as
well as important historical documents of Argentina. Subtes
Subways: Line A, B, D , E.
hours: Thur 3AM to 6PM. Fri-Sat-Sun 2.15 to 6PM. Free admission. It
is the most important cultural infrastructure of Latin America. A
venue for visual arts, music shows and exhibitions. The Cultural
Center opened on May 21, 2015 and it is located in Buenos Aires
Central Post Office former building. Subway Line B.
outdoor exhibition of artists, everyday from 10AM to 6PM. The famous
tango goes “Caminito
que el tiempo ha borrado, que juntos un día nos viste pasar, he
venido por última vez, he venido a contarte mi mal.”
Ohh, it is because this is a magic street: among colorful, tin houses
we see couples tangoing, artists portraying passersby, and some
melancholic people playing the bandoneon. A good place to buy
Valle Iberlucea 1261. 4301-1497.
11.30AM-7PM. Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 11AM–8PM. Tickets: $40;
children under 4, free. Like the Madame Tussauds of London, but
Porteño and with less glamorous characters.
OF CATALINAS CULTURAL CENTER
Pérez Galdós 93. 4300-5707.
neighbors of La Boca turned this old storehouse into a cultural
center that features theater plays (box office: Tue–Sat: 5PM-9PM)
as well as painting and photo exhibitions, and interesting workshops,
such as accordion, tango, tropical dances, trapeze, and murga.
Pedro de Mendoza y Palos.
small square was known as the “Square of Sighs”, because it was
the place where the Genoese would
gather to remember their faraway homeland.
QUINQUELA MARTÍN FINE ART MUSEUM
Pedro de Mendoza 1835. 4301-1080.
Tue–Fri: 10AM-6PM. Sat–Sun: 11AM–6PM. Contribution: $20. The
painter Benito Quinquela Martín is the most important artist of the
so called “School of La Boca.” In his work, he portrayed the
color and lifestyle of the neighborhood and its first inhabitants. On
the 3rd floor, lies his studio, where he lived until 1974. The museum
also showcases a collection of figureheads, most of which were
painted in La Boca.
Pedro de Mendoza 1929. 4104-1000
Tue–Fri: 5PM. Sat–Sun–Holidays: 3PM and 5PM. Guided Visits:
Tue–Fri: 5PM; Sat: 3PM; Sun: 3PM and 5PM. English Visits: Time to
be arranged by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 48
hours in advance. Just a few meters from Caminito stands this typical
Italian house that was turned into a very cool contemporary art
center. Its three stories feature exhibitions of new and acclaimed
artists; a video library, electronic music concerts, and a very nice
terrace with a river view.
symbol of the neighborhood, of Buenos Aires, of South America!: The
world’s famous Boca Juniors Stadium. We suggest taking the guided
tour that includes a visit to the Museum of Boca’s Passion, the
locker rooms, the preferred seating area, and even a tour of the
field where you will feel just like a player! If you have the chance
of watching a game between Boca and River, you can then say that your
life has had sense! Founded on May 25, 1940, its structure resembles
a box of chocolates; that is why it is known as “La Bombonera”
(the chocolate box).
971 - Ground
Floor. Suite 31. Mon–Fri:
9AM-6PM. Sun: 10AM-7PM. %
iron structure, that spans the Riachuelo, is also known as “Old
Bridge” or “Nicolás Avellaneda Bridge”. Built in 1908, this
transporter bridge was the first to link Buenos Aires City with the
outskirts. Today the bridge is not used, but it is still possible to
see rowers connecting both banks with their boats, mostly carrying
INFO CENTER: Defensa
9AM-6PM. Sun: 10AM-7PM.
TELMO FLEA MARKET
of antique stands offer relics at affordable prices; and tango
dancers, artists and picturesque characters are worthwhile the show.
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Station San Juan
y Humberto Iº.
National Historical Monument, this Square is a clear example of the
City’s oldest architecture. Subway Line C.
Station San Juan
SAN TELMO MUSEUM, SAINT PEDRO TELMO PARISH
Iº 340. 4361-1168.
Sunday 9AM, 10AM, 11AM and 7PM. Monday to Friday at 8PM and 7PM.
Guided tours: Sundays at 4PM. The tour covers atrium, cloisters,
excavations, sacristy, Sibyls collection, the temple and its altars,
organ and Foundation Chapel. It was built in 1734. Subway Line C.
Station San Juan
11AM-6PM. Sat–Sun: 11AM-7PM. Free Admission. Contribution: $20. Wed
free. Founded in 1889, this museum showcases key items of Argentina
history. Subway Line C.
y Paseo Colón.
former property of Salta trader Gregorio Lezama; its pond, fountains,
and sculptures make the Park an attractive place to visit. Saturday
and Sunday from 10AM to 8PM. there is a handcraft fair and live
Line C. Station
via streets: Bolívar, Estados Unidos, Defensa and Carlos Calvo.
market was opened in 1897. It is the last market running in the city.
Open everyday, it has stands that sell meat and fresh fish to
antiques and works of art. Subway Line C.
daily from 7AM to 5.45PM. Guided visits: Tue–Sun: 9AM-11AM,
2PM-4PM. Free Admission. We find the remains of Argentina’s most
famous people Juan Manuel de Rosas, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, and
Tue–Fri: 2PM-9PM. Sat, Sun and Public Holidys: 12PM-9PM. Closed on
Monday. This modern cultural center keeps its Colonial cloisters and
blocks. You can see art and video exhibitions, and get to know the
Tue–Fri: 12PM-8PM; Sat–Sun: 10AM-8PM. Guided visits: Sat–Sun:
5PM and 6PM. Free Admission. Nowadays it houses the National Halls of
Exposition, spaces that offer different artistic exhibitions, almost
all of them contemporary.
del Libertador y Pueyrredón.
Saturdays and Sundays it becomes a busy handicrafts fair where you
can enjoy outdoor pay-what-you-wish shows of jugglers, acrobats, and
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
del Libertador 1473. 5288-9900.
Tue–Fri: 12.30PM-8.30PM; Sat–Sun–Public
Holidays: 9.30AM-8.30PM. Mon closed.
Free Admission. The National Museum of Fine Arts was the first museum
devoted to plastic arts in the country. It was founded in 1895 and it
opened a year later. It comprises the most important collection of
Argentina. Its halls showcase artworks ranging from pre-Columbian
pieces to Contemporary art. In 2011, the National Museum
of Fine Arts rearranged the museographic design of its permanent
collection. This curatorial script change was aimed at placing the
Argentinean art of the 19th century next to the European art of the
Mon–Fri: 9AM-9PM; Sat-Sun: 12PM-7PM. Free Admission. Museum of the
Book and the Language: Tue–Sun: 2PM-7PM. The National Library
gathers one of Latin America’s most important bibliographic
sources. It has books from 1440 to 1500 that was the period in which
the press appeared.
(BUENOS AIRES LATIN
AMERICAN ART MUSEUM)
Alcorta 3415. 4808-6500
Thu–Mon and Public Holidays: 12PM-8PM; Wednesday until 9PM.
Tuesday: Closed. General Admission: $75,
Wednesday: $36. Buenos Aires’ newest and most sophisticated museum,
with works by young artists and a valuable international collection.
It also features conferences and film seasons.
TO THE ROSE
Naciones Unidas, Figueroa Alcorta
“Floraris Genérica” is a gigantic mobile sculpture with flower
shape. Donated to the City by architect Eduardo Catalano. By means of
a hydraulic device, the flower opens its petals in the morning and
closes them when the sun sets.
del Libertador y Av. Casares.
is the main green area of the City. The Wood has three artificial
lakes. Among trees and paths you can visit the Rosedal (the rose
garden); el Patio Andaluz made with materials brought from Andalucía
(Spain); and the Garden of the Poets, where you can see the busts of
poets William Shakespeare, Paul Groussac, Alfonsina Storni, Dante
Alighieri, Federico García Lorca, and Antonio Machado among others.
Subway Line D.
Station S. Ortiz
Sarmiento 2827. 4011-9999
daily from 10AM to 5PM. General Admission: $180. Free Admission:
Children under 12. This zoo has more than 2,000 species, an aquarium,
and the country’s most important snake habitat. It also offers a
show of birds, subtropical forest and a farm. Subway Line D.
Station Plaza Italia
GARDEN “CARLOS THAYS”
Santa Fe 3951. 4831-4527.
Hours: Tue-Fri: 8AM-6.45PM. Sat–Sun–Public Holidays:
9.30AM-6.45PM. Guided visits: Sat–Sun–Public Holidays:
10.30AM-3PM. Closed on Monday. One of South America’s most
important botanical gardens. It also has colorful gardens and works
of arts. Guided visits: weekdays in the morning. Subway Line D.
Station Plaza Italia
GALILEO GALILEI PLANETARIUM
Sarmiento y F. Alcorta. 4771-9393/
5PM, 6PM, 7PM. While quantities last. Sat–Sun: 5PM,
6PM, 7PM. From 12PM. While quantities last. Admission: $50. Retired
citizens, pensioners, and disabled must retrieve their free tickets
at the ticket box office. Telescope Observing Schedule: Sat–Sun:
15–17 h. Outdoor activity (canceled on rainy and cloudy days).
Night Sky Observations: Sat–Sun: 7PM-8.30PM. Outdoor activity
(canceled on rainy and cloudy days). It is also a fascinating place
to learn about the mysteries of the stars.
MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS
del Libertador 1902. 4802-6606
Hours: Tue–Sun: 2PM-7PM. Closed on Monday. Guided visits: (Spanish)
Tue–Thu: 4.30PM. Sat: 2.30PM, 4.30PM. (English) Tue–Fri: 2.30PM.
(French) Tue–Fri: 2.30PM.General Admissions: $20. The museum offers
a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture,
and European gold and silver objects of the 14th through the 20th
Centuries, and Chinese decorative art of the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Casares y Figueroa Alcorta. 4804-9141.
Hours: Everyday: 10AM-6PM. Guided visits: Sat–Sun: 11 h. Tickets:
$50. For residents: Children under 12 and adults over 65 years old
free. First built and designed in 1967 by landscaper Luis Yamada
(later remodeled by Yasuo Inomata in 1978), the Japanese Garden
offers a beautiful setting of Japanese classical style that combines
a great variety of trees and plants among artificial lakes crossed by
delicate wood bridges which are connected to one another. The Garden
also features an interesting typical restaurant and the famous koi
(carp) fish that can be fed.
OF PLASTIC ART EDUARDO SÍVORI
Infanta Isabel 555. (Fte. al puente del Rosedal de Palermo) . 4774-9452
/ 4772-3899 | www.museosivori.org.ar
Tue–Fri: 12AM-8PM, Sat–Sun and Holidays: 10AM-8PM. Guided visits:
Sat 3.30PM and 5.30PM; Sun 5.30PM. Kids visits: Sun 3.30PM. English
visits: Sat 4PM and 5PM. Admission: $10. Free Admission on Sat and
Wed. The museum features a collection of paintings, sculptures,
drawings, engravings, and tapestries made by Argentine masters. It
also has a library and research archive specialized in Argentinean
Hours: Tue–Sun: 11AM-7PM. Closed on Monday. You'll be able to see
the life of the world's most famous Argentine woman: Eva Duarte de
Perón. It also has a restaurant and souvenir shop. Subway Line D.
del Libertador 4101. (011)
1876, the best thoroughbred racehorses compete in the most
outstanding races of Argentine Turf. There are also Slot Rooms with
state-of-the-art machines and comfortable restaurants. Free
Admission. Subway Line D.
is surrounded by many cafes, restaurants, bars, and design shops.
And, every weekend 40 plastic artists exhibit and sell their works in
Station Plaza Italia.
WHERE JORGE LUIS BORGES LIVED
L. Borges 2135.
the site where the famous writer J. L. Borges lived as a child.
Guided Tours (in Spanish): 3PM. Subway Line D.
Station Plaza Italia.
11AM to 6PM. This is the house where the renowned Argentine poet used
to live. Today, the place is used as a museum and a library. Subway