Places To Visit In Buenos Aires In Buenos Aires Argentina

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PLACES OF INTEREST

TOURIST INFO CENTER: Ground floor. Suite 31. Mon–Fri: 9AM–6PM.


1 METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL Av. Rivadavia y San Martín. 4331-2845.

www.catedralbuenosaires.org.ar

Inside 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. Subway Line D. Station Catedral.


2 MAY SQUARE

The 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.


3 FLORIDA ST.

Enjoy interesting shows (such as living statues or couples tangoing), buy newspapers from all over the world, leather goods, and souvenirs. Subway Line A. Station Perú.


4 OBELISK

Av. Corrientes y 9 de Julio.

Iconic monument of Buenos Aires City of 67 meters high. Subway Line B. Station C. Pellegrini.


5 CORRIENTES AVENUE

The “Argentinean Broadway": 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.


6 GENERAL SAN MARTÍN THEATRE

Av. Corrientes 1530. 0-800-333-5254

www.teatrosanmartin.com.ar

One of the city’s most important theaters. Subway Line B. Station Uruguay.


COLÓN THEATRE

Viamonte 1100. 4378-7344/ 7100

www.teatrocolon.org.ar

America’s 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. Subway Line D. Station Tribunales


8 Cervantes National Theatre

Libertad 815. 4815-8883

www.teatrocervantes.gov.ar

For 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 Tribunales


9 JEWISH MUSEUM OF BUENOS AIRES “DR. SALVADOR KIBRICK”

Libertad 769. 4123-0832

www.museojudio.org.ar

In this museum you will find a wide collection of objects, documents, and testimonies of the Jewish people. Subway Line D. Station Tribunales.


10 NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF THE CABILDO AND MAY REVOLUTION

Bolívar 65. 4334-1782

Opening 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 Bolivar


11 CASA ROSADA

Balcarce 50. 4344-3804

www.casarosada.com.ar

Visits 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.


12 MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

Alsina 412. 4331-9855

Opening 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. Subway Line E. Station Bolivar.


13 BLOCK OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Entrada por Perú 272. 4342-6973

www.manzanadelasluces.gov.ar

Guided 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. Subway Line E. Station Bolívar.


14 MAY AVENUE

This 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. Station Perú.


15 BAROLO PALAC

Av. de Mayo 1370. Piso 9° Of. 249/52  Fax: (54-11) 4383-1065 Tel  (54-11) 4381-1885

www.palaciobarolo.com.ar

The 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 Sáenz Peña.


16 CONGRESS

Hipólito Yrigoyen 1849.

(Free) 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. Station Congreso.


17 CARLOS GARDEL HOUSE MUSEUM

Jean Jaures 735. 4964-2071.

Opening 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 Carlos Gardel.


18 MONUMENTAL TOWER

Commonly called English Tower, it was donated by the British residents to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 1810 May Revolution. Subway Line C. Station Retiro.


19 SAN MARTÍN SQUARE

One of the city’s most beautiful squares. With slopes and wonderful trees, such as the Jacaranda. Subway Line C. Station San Martín.


20 NATURE RESERVE

Av. Tristán Rodríguez 1550

www.reservacostanera.com.ar

Schedule: 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.


21 PUERTO MADERO

The 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.


22 BICENTENARIO MUSEUM

Paseo Colón 100. 4-344-3802

www.museobicentenario.gob.ar

Visitas: 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.


23 CENTRO CULTURAL

NESTOR KIRCHNER

Sarmiento 151. 6841-6400

www.culturalkirchner.gob.ar

Opening 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. Station Alem.


LA BOCA

PLACES OF INTEREST


24 CAMINITO STREET MUSEUM

An 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 souvenirs.


25 HISTORIC WAX MUSEUM

Del Valle Iberlucea 1261. 4301-1497.

www.museodecera.com.ar

Summer Schedule: Mon–Fri: 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.


26 STOREHOUSE OF CATALINAS CULTURAL CENTER

Benito Pérez Galdós 93. 4300-5707.

www.catalinasur.com.ar

The 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.


27 VUELTA DE ROCHA

Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Palos.

This small square was known as the “Square of Sighs”, because it was the place where the Genoese would gather to remember their faraway homeland.


28 BENITO QUINQUELA MARTÍN FINE ART MUSEUM

Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1835. 4301-1080.

Open: 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.


29 FUNDACIÓN PROA

Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929. 4104-1000 | www.proa.org

Open: 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 educacion@proa.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.


30 BOCA JUNIORS STADIUM

Brandsen 805.

A 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).

For reservations: Florida 971 - Ground Floor. Suite 31. Mon–Fri: 9AM-6PM. Defensa 831. Mon–Sat: 9AM-6PM. Sun: 10AM-7PM. % 4363-6000.


31 OLD TRANSPORTER BRIDGE

This 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 workers.


SAN TELMO

PLACES OF INTEREST

TOURIST INFO CENTER: Defensa 831. Mon–Sat: 9AM-6PM. Sun: 10AM-7PM.


32 SAN TELMO FLEA MARKET

Hundreds of antique stands offer relics at affordable prices; and tango dancers, artists and picturesque characters are worthwhile the show. Subway Line C. Station San Juan


33 DORREGO SQUARE

Defensa y Humberto Iº.

Declared National Historical Monument, this Square is a clear example of the City’s oldest architecture. Subway Line C. Station San Juan


34 TELMO SAN TELMO MUSEUM, SAINT PEDRO TELMO PARISH

Humberto Iº 340. 4361-1168.

Services: 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


35 NACIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Defensa 1600. 4307-1182.

Wed–Fri–Holidays: 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. Station Constitución


36 LEZAMA PARK

Brasil y Paseo Colón.

A 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 shows. Subway Line C. Station Constitución


37 SAN TELMO MARKET

Entrance via streets: Bolívar, Estados Unidos, Defensa and Carlos Calvo.

This 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. Station San Juan


RECOLETA

PLACES OF INTEREST



38 RECOLETA CEMETERY

Junín 1760. 4803-1594.

www.cementeriorecoleta.com.ar

Open 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 Eva Perón.


39 RECOLETA CULTURAL CENTRE

Junín 1930. 4803-1040

www.centroculturalrecoleta.org

Open: 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 avant-garde trends.


40 PALAIS DE GLACE

Posadas 1725. 4804-1163 / 4324

Open: 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.


43 FRANCIA SQUARE

Av. del Libertador y Pueyrredón.

On Saturdays and Sundays it becomes a busy handicrafts fair where you can enjoy outdoor pay-what-you-wish shows of jugglers, acrobats, and humor.


41 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Av. del Libertador 14735288-9900.

www.mnba.org.ar

Open: 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 same period.


42 NATIONAL LIBRARY

Agüero 2502.  4808-6000.

www.bn.gov.ar

Open: 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.


43 MALBA (BUENOS AIRES LATIN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM)

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415. 4808-6500 | www.malba.org.ar

Open: 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.


44 SCULPTURE TO THE ROSE

Plaza Naciones Unidas, Figueroa Alcorta y Austria.

The “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.


PALERMO

PLACES OF INTEREST


45 PALERMO WOODS

Av. del Libertador y Av. Casares.

This 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


46 ZOO GARDEN

Av. Sarmiento 2827. 4011-9999

www.zoobuenosaires.com.ar

Open 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


47 BOTANICAL GARDEN “CARLOS THAYS”

Av. Santa Fe 3951. 4831-4527.

Opening 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


48 GALILEI GALILEO GALILEI PLANETARIUM

Av. Sarmiento y F. Alcorta. 4771-9393/ 6629.

www.planetario.gov.ar

Shows: Tue–Fri: 4PM, 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.


49 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS

Av. del Libertador 1902. 4802-6606 | www.mnad.org

Opening 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.


50 JAPANESE GARDEN

Av. Casares y Figueroa Alcorta. 4804-9141.

informes@jardinjapones.org.ar

www.jardinjapones.org.ar

Opening 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.


51 MUSEUM OF PLASTIC ART EDUARDO SÍVORI

Av. Infanta Isabel 555. (Fte. al puente del Rosedal de Palermo) . 4774-9452 / 4772-3899 | www.museosivori.org.ar

info@museosivori.org.ar

Opening Hours: 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 art.


52 EVITA MUSEUM

Lafinur 2988. 4807-0306. www.museoevita.org

info@museoevita.org

Opening 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. Station Plaza Italia


53 PALERMO ARGENTINEAN RACETRACK

Av. del Libertador 4101. (011) 4778-2800

www.palermo.com.ar

Since 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. Station Palermo.


54 JULIO CORTÁZAR SQUARE

Serrano y Honduras.

It is surrounded by many cafes, restaurants, bars, and design shops. And, every weekend 40 plastic artists exhibit and sell their works in the square. Subway Line D. Station Plaza Italia.


55 SOLAR WHERE JORGE LUIS BORGES LIVED

J. L. Borges 2135.

This is the site where the famous writer J. L. Borges lived as a child. Guided Tours (in Spanish): 3PM. Subway Line D. Station Plaza Italia.


61 EVARISTO CARRIEGO’S HOUSE

Honduras 3784. 4963-2194.

Open: Mon–Fri 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 Line D. Station Medrano.


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