Palacio de Tribunales
Visit Buenos Aires – Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo (May Plaza) is the site of the May 25, 1810 Argentinean independence revolution. The plaza is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Pink Residential House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cabildo town hall and the May Pyramid. White scarf paintings were set on the plaza surface by the Mothers of the Disappeared in remembrance of children who disappeared during the civil war in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
San Telmo starts at the west edge of the Plaza de Mayo. It’s the oldest district of Buenos Aires. Visit the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church, the busy San Telmo Market on Sundays and Dorrego Square.
Visit Buenos Aires – Plaza San Martin
Plaza San Martin – Enjoy this large park in the downtown area. Downtown is an excellent choice for accommodation with its shops and restaurants along Florida Street. Also, it’s close to attractions such as Recoleta, Teatro Colon, Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo. At the lower edge of the plaza, visit the eternal flame in tribute to soldiers who died attempting to regain the Malvinas (Falklands).
La Recoleta Cemetery, © Can Stock Photo / evgeshag
Visit Buenos Aires – Recoleta
Recoleta – one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city. You can find elegant shops, excellent restaurants and open air cafes under its gomero trees.
Recoleta Cemetery – visit the grave of Eva Peron (Evita) in this stone walled cemetery. Admission is free.
La Boca Tourist District
Visit Buenos Aires – La Boca
La Boca – along Caminito St, just south of San Telmo, find brightly painted buildings established by Italian immigrants. Restaurants and street entertainers perform brief tangos to generate income.
Visit Buenos Aires – Palermo
Palermo – a residential quarter that is home to the Buenos Aires Zoo, Carlos Thays Botanical Garden, Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens, the Monument to the Spanish, Parque Norte Waterpark and the Planetarium (Planetario Galileo Galilei).
Visit Buenos Aires – Watch a Tango
Watch a tango. Tango is not just for late night entertainment with dinner. Many clubs (milongas) start performances as early as 3 pm. The “milonga” is the tango party after dinner. Try La Confiteria Ideal or take a City Sightseeing Tour including a Tango Dinner Show or Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango Show.
La Boca Tango for Tourist Pics
Savor the Tastes of Buenos Aires
- The best restaurant for steak in Buenos Aires is La Cabrera. Try to make reservations as it’s very popular.
- Parrilla – an open grilling pit of wood and charcoal embers. These are sometimes seen in restaurant windows.
- Asado – barbecued, grilled meat.
- Choripan – chorizo sausage sandwich.
- Dulce de leche – sweet caramel sauce.
- Take a Buenos Aires Food Walking Tour in Recoleta.
Buenos Aires Hotel Recommendations
- Alvear Palace Hotel
- Savoy Hotel
- Icaro Suites
- Melia Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center