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Buenos Aires

Visit Buenos Aires: Your Travel Guide

From tangy steaks to tango heat, Buenos Aires sizzles with a unique vigor. Join the crazy crowds at La Bombonera Stadium or in the Avenida Corrientes theaters, and party into the wee hours in Palermo Hollywood. This is a city that compels you to live life to the fullest.

Things to Do in Buenos Aires

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires
This is one needle you won’t have trouble finding – mainly because it’s smack-dab in the middle of the city’s main avenue. Pointing to the heavens like a primordial monolith, it’s a rallying point for porteño crowds. Time your visit right and you’ll see masses swarming round the obelisk to sing hymns, wave placards or whoop deliriously after football victories.
Intersection of 9 de Julio Avenue and Corrientes Avenue
Colon Theater
Toi, toi, toi! This auditorium is the essence of operatic opulence. Ornate chandeliers glimmer high above an explosion of red velvet and gold lacquer, while stacks of gilt galleries sweep round a cavernous concert hall. To experience Colón in all its glory, dress to the nines and join the city’s sophisticates for a musical feast with ultra-crisp acoustics.
Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires City
9 de Julio Avenue
Never has crossing the street been such an ordeal! In order to negotiate the world’s widest avenue you need to hurry across a full 18 lanes of chaotic traffic. This monster boulevard was built as Buenos Aires’ answer to the Champs Elysées, and while it may not quite have the je ne sais quoi of its Parisian counterpart, it more than makes up for it in sheer jaw-dropping scale.
9 de Julio Avenue
Plaza de Mayo Square
Ghosts of Argentina’s turbulent history haunt Plaza de Mayo. The pink palace of Casa Rosada is the president’s official residence. It has witnessed some of the country’s most seismic events, including riots, rallies and revolutions. Gaze up at the balconies and picture Eva Perón giving her famous speech to the nation (or Madonna singing "Don’t Cry For Me Argentina").
Between Rivadavia Av., Balcarce St., Hipólito Yrigoyen St. and Bolivar St.
Corrientes Avenue
Ever heard of the city that never sleeps? Well this is the street that never sleeps. Even at stupid o’ clock, chattering theatergoers line up in the glow of twinkling venues. By day, see if you can find a hidden gem among the second-hand books or CDs before stopping for a juicy slab of pizza, BA-style. Just make sure that you keep an eye out for pickpockets!
Corrientes Avenue, from intersection with 9 de Julio Avenue and intersection with Callao Avenue
San Telmo Antique Market
Go hunting for diamonds in the rough. This flea market is a repository of relics from a faded past. There’s a pleasing order to the stands, where you’ll find hundreds of dolls, gloves, magazines or candelabras stacked together. Sharpen your haggling skills at this one-stop souvenir shop, or just wander and admire humanity’s accumulated trinkets.
Dorrego Square. Intersection of Defensa St. and Humberto Primo St.
Open Saturday to Sunday 10 am – 8 pm
Recoleta Cemetery
How will you be remembered once you’re gone? For the last 200 years, the great and the good of Argentina have shuffled off this mortal coil straight into Recoleta’s marble mausoleums. Look for your favorite late Argentine as you trace the massed ranks of statues and sarcophagi—some pristine, others overgrown—and don’t cry for Evita as you pass her final resting place.
Junín 1760, Buenos Aires City
Open Monday to Sunday 10 am – 5:45 pm
Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires MALBA
Latin America is a complex place with a complex past – so imagine what its modern art looks like. At MALBA, you have the chance to wander through the Latin subconscious, contemplating all aspects of the continent’s post-colonial hangover. There are star turns too: a Frida Kahlo self-portrait and a family scene with Fernando Botero’s unmistakable bulbous figures.
Av Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires City
Open Monday 12 pm – 8 pm, Wednesday 12 pm – 9 pm, Thursday to Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm
Caminito Street
One, two, three and step…the tango, Buenos Aires’ sensual strutting dance, flounced out of the bordellos of Caminito Street a century ago. It’s still a hive of activity today – dancers prance on the cobblestones, artists flog paintings and papier-mâché figurines wave from balconies. All against a backdrop of ramshackle toy-town houses painted in all shades of the rainbow.
Intersection of Magallanes St. and Del Valle Iberlucea St.
Plaza Serrano Square
There’s always something going on in busy Plaza Serrano. During the day, dreadlocked street vendors hawk their funky wares while street performers jam jazz rhythms or dance street tango. The party keeps rolling well into the night as the bars overflow with carefree revelers from far-flung corners of the world. Grab a seat, order yourself a birra and watch the scene unfold.
Serrano 1554, Buenos Aires City
Teatro Coliseo
The Coliseo has welcomed theatergoers for more than a century. Although the building’s original, ornate Art Deco exterior hasn’t survived, the amphitheater still has some old-world charm with red velvet seats and chandeliered ceilings. Back in 1905, the first audiences were wowed by troupes of circus acrobats, but nowadays you’re more likely to catch visiting international orchestras and ballet groups.
Teatro Cervantes
A tribute to Spanish drama and architecture. Built in 1921, with lavish ornamentation in the Spanish Baroque style, this theater was named after legendary Spanish-language dramatist, Miguel de Cervantes. Today, its gilded halls host the very best in Argentinian theater and dance. There’s also room for some humor, with comedies and family-friendly puppet shows regularly featured.
Teatro Maipo
This theater struts its stuff loud and proud. Run by local ballet legend Julio Bocca, the neon-lit Teatro Maipo stands out like a beacon of glitz and glamour. If you want to witness tantalizing tango dance shows, drag-queen cabarets, or rowdy musicals – this is the place to go.
Avenida Theater
Opened in 1908 as part of a grand neoclassical-style hotel complex, the Avenida Theater quickly established itself as Buenos Aires’ home of "zarzuela," a form of Spanish musical comedy. These days it’s a more serious affair, with locals coming to soak up the atmosphere of the magnificent old auditorium that hosts local and international opera groups.
San Telmo Neighborhood
You never know what you’ll find on a walk through San Telmo. Packed with history, this Buenos Aires neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest. Its ancient cobblestone alleys are lined with cafes and churches, while traditional tango dancing spills out of the bars and into the streets. Soak up the atmosphere with a Sunday stroll through the antique stalls of Dorrego Square.
Palermo Neighborhood
A cosmopolitan playground, Palermo never goes out of style. The leafy streets and squares of Buenos Aires’ hippest district are easily explored on foot, with craft markets, quirky cafes, and independent boutiques to keep you entertained on the way. An evening walk is a great opportunity to mingle with Argentinian celebrities who hop between Plaza Serrano’s trendy terrace bars.
Obelisco – Corrientes Street
This towering white stone monument presides over the city from its central location on Avenida 9 de Julio. A Buenos Aires icon, the Obelisk is a perfect meeting spot or starting point for city walks. A relaxed stroll along the avenue gives you a taste of local life – plus great views of the landmark itself.
Palermo Forest
This retreat in the middle of the city is the perfect place for a relaxing walk. Palermo Forest’s lakes and pristine woods border the elegant homes and embassies on Libertador Avenue. Walk through fragrant flower beds and manicured lawns or seek serenity in the Japanese Garden's scenic waterfalls and shaded walkways.
Madero Harbor – Woman's Bridge
A place to see and be seen, this sleek footbridge is a symbol of the stylish Puerto Madero neighborhood. By day, both locals and visitors wander across the Puente de la Mujer for fresh air and photo ops. And at night a waterfront walk will take you to trendy harbor-side restaurants and bars.
La Boca Neighborhood
No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a walk along El Caminito. Located in the lively La Boca neighborhood, this cobblestone lane leads down to the riverside with a mix of colorful building facades. Traditional tango music provides the perfect soundtrack for a sunny stroll past souvenir shops, cafes and street performers.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

City was clean and most sites accessible by walking or public transportation. People were friendly and helpful even if many did not speak English. You will never starve here. Almost every type of food is available, aside from their terrific meats.
United States of America
October 13, 2017
The city is just perfect. It’s quite big so you wouldn’t want to walk to each touristic points, however, subway line and Uber might help you with that. You can find good restaurants with awesome food for a fair price. My favorite dinner was at a place called “Mongolian Grill” in Palermo.
October 22, 2017
Very Good
Buenos Aires is a fabulous city to visit. So much to see and do. Highly recommend you hore private guide if you don't speak much Spanish. San Telmo Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo areas were our favourites.
October 15, 2017
I was fortunate to know someone who showed me around. I had a tango lesson and went to a salsa concert. Also visited Tigre about an hour away and went on the river to a wildlife refuge. Teatro Colon was amazing and the rose garden at Ricoleta was absolutely beautiful.
October 21, 2017
Very walkable city with historical and modern architeture. Plenty of beautiful parks everywhere. Excellent food. Diverse cultures from all over the world.
United States of America
October 18, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Buenos Aires

Hotel Madero Buenos Aires

8.9 Excellent

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Dazzler Palermo

8.3 Very Good

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Hilton Buenos Aires

8.5 Very Good

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Hotel Etoile

8 Very Good

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Claridge Hotel

7.8 Good

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Dazzler Recoleta

7.9 Good

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Howard Johnson Plaza Florida

8.2 Very Good

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Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires

8.5 Very Good

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Exe Hotel Colón

7.2 Good

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Discover Buenos Aires

Popular Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

Downtown Buenos Aires

390 properties

Buenos Aires’ center stage. Rapturous applause erupts from theaters on every other block, hailing rib-tickling stand-up, racy tango spectacles and more. Suited and booted lawyers rehearse their own performances as they stride in and out of courtrooms. And in Microcentro’s office blocks, the nine-to-five drama of capitalism unfolds.


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Palermo is all about fun and games. The hippodrome turned casino provides myriad ways for you to part with your pesos. There are so many eateries, drinkeries and danceries that you could easily make this district your only stop. Sip coffee and sashay past chic boutiques in Palermo Soho before heading to Palermo Hollywood, the city’s hedonistic hotspot.


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The beating heart of Buenos Aires’ economy. Beneath skyscrapers and billboards, white-collar workers scuttle through the traffic to their desk jobs. Camera-toting herds traipse between photo opportunities at Plaza de Mayo and the Obelisk, while pamphlet-waving promoters chase down pedestrians to sell tickets for tango shows and walking tours.

Palermo Soho

129 properties

Soho: two short syllables that ooze cool. And the Buenos Aires version puts its own spin on the name. Join the city’s cool cats as they slink between independent boutiques or rummage through the vintage market for a hipster bargain. Had your fill of retail therapy? Take your pick of the cutesy cafés serving up coffee, cake and cultural cachet.


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If money talks, then Recoleta is Buenos Aires’ chattiest district. It’s chock-full of grand mansions, elegant embassies and swanky hotels, reminiscent of the affluent avenues of Paris and Madrid. In the streets around the striking cemetery, you’ll see fur-clad señoras sipping coffee or tottering along the pavement, yappy dogs in tow.

Palermo Hollywood

72 properties

Lights, camera…action! Palermo Hollywood’s glitterati come out in force to eat, drink and be merry. Beer buffs and cocktail queens will have plenty to choose from among this smorgasbord of bacchanalia. Dress to impress and dodge the paparazzi as you rub shoulders with celebs and wannabes in Kika, Niceto or Rosebar. And that’s a wrap!


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Appearances can be deceiving. A case in point: Balvanera. On the surface, it has little to offer beyond graffiti-scrawled streets, cheap wholesalers and no-go areas after dark. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll find a stellar heritage, including the birthplace of legendary tango crooner Carlos Gardel and the former hangouts of writer Jorge Luis Borges.


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Retiro is a district of contrasts. Sharp-suited office workers flock to grassy Plaza San Martín for lunch or join the daunting rush-hour lines outside Retiro Train Station. Meanwhile, in the shanty town hidden behind the train tracks, street kids kick battered footballs around in the dust, dreaming of becoming the next Lionel Messi.

Puerto Madero

17 properties

In this city of faded grandeur, ultra-modern Puerto Madero sticks out like a sore thumb. Once a shipyard, this area swapped barnacles for bars, and navies for nightclubs. During the day, you’ll see riverside joggers and fresh-air strollers. But come nightfall, it transforms into a playground of plush clubs where the rich and famous splash their cash.

Las Canitas

15 properties

Las Cañitas packs a whole lot of fun into a small area. Quiet by day and raucous by night, it’s where young and moneyed porteños go to let their impeccably coiffed hair down. After a meaty feast at one of the many parrilla grills, kick-start the night with a beer at Van Koning or a classy cocktail at Mute. Then boogie on 'til sunrise at Frere.

Local Tips for Buenos Aires

Flavia by Flavia

Flavia is a book and music addict who's always on the lookout for new bands and writers.

Located in an area better known for its tango venues, M.O.D. Variete Club is a vibrant nightclub which plays everything from hip hop, electro and house to rock, pop and indie. I don't usually stay out late, but when I go to M.O.D. I get home at breakfast time!

  • Balcarce 563, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Thursday to Saturday 12 am – 7 am
El Zanjón de Granados
Adrián by Adrián

Adrián was born and raised in Buenos Aires but is still discovering secret corners of the city.

El Zanjón de Granados is like a time machine in the middle of Buenos Aires! It's a beautiful old mansion which has been painstakingly restored, and it's one of the best places to learn about the history of the city. Check the website to book a tour in English or Spanish.

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur
Ezequiel by Ezequiel

Nature-loving Ezequiel is an economist by profession but a traveler at heart.

When I want to escape city life, I head to Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, a huge nature reserve. It’s only 3 blocks from Puerto Madero, one of the trendiest spots in Buenos Aires, but it's filled with trees and it’s a great spot for biking by the river.

  • Avenida Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday to Sunday 8 am – 5 pm. Check website for details
La Catedral
Elisa by Elisa

Elisa moved from Italy to Argentina a year ago and is discovering fun things to do around the city.

I love La Catedral, a very traditional milonga (tango venue). They run daily classes for all levels, and it's a great to spend an evening here learning tango with people from all over the world.

Faculty of Engineering
Carla by Carla

Avid cook Carla loves playing the guitar, traveling and meeting new people from around the world.

Make sure you visit the Faculty of Engineering building, part of the University of Buenos Aires. It’s an incredible example of Neo-Gothic architecture, with an impressive central staircase which can be viewed from the outside, and a large collection of stained glass.

  • Avenida Las Heras 2214, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday to Sunday 10 am – 8 pm
Feria de Mataderos
Cyntia by Cyntia

Dog-lover Cyntia enjoys traveling to new places and speaking different languages.

The Feria de Mataderos is the best place in the city to experience authentic gaucho (Argentinian cowboy) culture. This traditional fair is held on Sundays in the far west of the city, and you’ll find horse riding demos, local foods, crafts, folk music and dancing.

Bebop Jazz Club Buenos Aires
Martin by Martin

Family-man Martin has spent most of his life in Buenos Aires and is a proud dad of two little girls.

Bebop Jazz Club is hidden away in the basement of a brand new wine bar and restaurant called Aldo's. Tickets start at ARS 80 and you can hear great live jazz, blues, funk and soul from national and international artists.

  • Moreno 364, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 pm – 2 am
Summer Activities
Silvina by Silvina

Film-lover Silvina enjoys discovering new places and meeting great people.

If you visit Buenos Aires during the summer months, keep an eye on the city’s official website – there are always so many things going on! My favorite is the open-air cinema: bring a sun lounger with you, lie back and enjoy a good movie!

Mora by Mora

Argentinian Mora is married to an American so she's a pro at showing people around her city!

There's something different going on every day at Konex! One of my favorites is La Bomba del Tiempo, a group that plays awesome percussion every Monday night. There's an open-air stage and it's a great place to have a drink while listening to live music.

Blind Theater (Teatro Ciego)
Victoria by Victoria

When Victoria isn't windsurfing or wakeboarding, she also likes to travel and discover new cultures.

Teatro Ciego (Blind Theater) offers unique “plays” where the audience are all blindfolded. Sounds seem to go straight to your brain, and you can enjoy a whole play without ever seeing the actors’ faces – an amazing sensation. One of the plays even includes dinner!

  • Zelaya 3006, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday 4 pm – 9:30 pm, Tuesday 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Wednesday 5 pm – 9:30 pm, Thursday 5 pm – 11 pm, Friday 6 pm – 12 am, Saturday 4 pm – 12:30 am, Sunday 4 pm – 9:30 pm
La Manzana de las Luces
Mariana by Mariana

A beach girl living in the big city, Mariana loves singing, cooking and finding new places to eat.

La Manzana de las Luces (The Illuminated Block) is one of the oldest buildings in Buenos Aires. It’s connected by secret underground tunnels to important points around Buenos Aires, and some of the country’s most important political decisions were made in these hidden tunnels.

La Viruta
Mariana by Mariana

Mariana has lived in Buenos Aires all her life and loves traveling and looking for new experiences.

La Viruta is perfect for anyone who likes to dance or wants to learn. They offer various different styles here, including salsa and swing, but of course the speciality is tango. In the evenings there are classes, and afterwards the floor is open for you to practice your moves.

  • Armenia 1366, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday 7 pm – 12 am, Tuesday 6:30 pm – 11 pm, Wednesday to Thursday 6:30 pm – 4 am, Friday 7 pm – 4 am, Saturday 6 pm – 4 am, Sunday 8 pm – 4 am
Malecon Buenos Aires
Guillermina by Guillermina

Local girl Guillermina is passionate about dancing and also likes to roller skate.

I love to dance, so I like heading down to the Costanera Sur boulevard in Puerto Madero on Sunday afternoons. That's when people gather here to dance salsa and bachata – it's free and great fun!

  • Costanera Sur and Belgrano Avenue, Buenos Aires City
  • Check website for details.
La Glorieta de Belgrano
Felicitas by Felicitas

Felicitas, a dog lover, is a born traveler who always comes home to Buenos Aires.

La Glorieta de Belgrano has been an open-air milonga (tango venue) since 2006. It's located in Barrancas de Belgrano, a beautiful park in a traditional district which was once a village. Dancing is open to all ages and it's free! Classes are also available before the dancing starts.

  • Barrancas de Belgrano Park on 11 de Septiembre Street. Buenos Aires City
  • Open Friday 7 pm – 10 pm, Saturday to Sunday 8 pm – 10 pm
Maximiliano by Maximiliano

When Boca Juniors fan Maximiliano isn't at the stadium, you'll find him writing stories to relax.

Notorious is a small bar with a really relaxed atmosphere. It hosts regular live music, and also allows you to pick out a CD, listen to it, and then buy it if you want. You can just have a drink or enjoy a full meal, depending on the time of year.

  • Callao 966, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday to Thursday 10 am – 12 am, Friday 10 am – 1:30 am, Saturday 5 pm – 1:30am, Sunday 5 pm – 12:30 am
El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Teresa by Teresa

A Buenos Aires resident for 30 years, Teresa spends her free time writing poetry and short stories.

Built in 1919, the Ateneo Grand Splendid started its life as the city's most iconic cinema. It's now an amazing book shop, and still has a glamorous 20's feel. After browsing the huge collection of books, CDs and DVDs, treat yourself to coffee and cake in the lovely little café.

  • Avenida Santa Fe 1860, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday to Thursday 9 am – 10 pm, Friday to Saturday 9 am – 12 am, Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Outdoor sports at the Palermo Lakes
Natalia by Natalia

Natalia was born in Cordoba and still loves sightseeing and feeling like a tourist in Buenos Aires!

Palermo Lakes is really close to the city center and it's where locals come to get some fresh air and exercise. If you want to blend in with them, you can rent roller skates, bikes or a pedalo at El Rosedal.

  • Figueroa Alcorta and Bunge Street, Buenos Aires City
  • Open every day
Silvina by Silvina

Avid photographer Silvina is also a big fan of rock and electronic music.

Cocoliche is an effortlessly cool DJ club, based in a slightly run-down old mansion. The main stage is located in its downstairs basement, where there’s a fantastic sound system and a state-of-the-art light show. I go there for the best breakbeat, techno and drum and bass tunes!

  • Rivadavia 878, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Friday to Saturday 1 am – 8 am
Cruce de Artes
Marisol by Marisol

Patagonian Marisol loves life in the big city, where there are always things to do and fun to be had.

Cruce de Artes is a cool cultural space hidden in the middle of the Palermo neighborhood. It's an underground passageway that goes from Avenida Libertador to Parque Tres de Febrero, right in front of Buenos Aires zoo. It's always filled with interesting exhibitions – and it's free!

Boca Juniors Stadium
Marcelo by Marcelo

After 14 years living in the city, Patagonia-born Marcelo still loves sports and outdoor activities.

My favorite place in the city is La Bombonera (“The Chocolate Box”), the legendary stadium of Boca Juniors. It has great acoustics and such a passionate atmosphere that it’s been nicknamed “the 12th man.” On game days you may even spot Diego Maradona in his private box!

Vorterix Theater
Rocio by Rocio

Curious by nature, Rocío has spent 3 years exploring Buenos Aires and loves shopping for antiques.

There’s always something going on at Vorterix Theatre! This ultra-modern venue hosts intimate live concerts for all kinds of music, from local rock groups to heavy metal and international pop acts.

  • Av. Federico Lacroze 3455, Buenos Aires City
Gabriel by Gabriel

Colombian-born Gabriel loves to discover new cafés where he can read, sip tea and eat pastries.

Chinatown is the top place to go for Asian cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese and Thai. It’s also a great spot to find gifts, decorative items and clothing at amazing prices! Best of all, it has huge supermarkets with exotic ingredients and the best fresh fish in town.

  • Intersection of Juramento Avenue and Arribeños St., Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday to Sunday 9 am – 9 pm
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Recommended in Buenos Aires

Big shopping malls have many local brand name stores - Vitamina, Prune etc. with the great selection of clothes and accessories. Palermo area has small boutiques with design apparel. There are also outlets in Palermo and other areas. Leather goods (bags, belts, coats etc.) is what you want to look for in Buenos Aires.

If it is warm weather, which is really the best time to visit, only plan to visit one area each day - say the Museum of the bi-centennial and the nearby History Museum and Cathedral and park. Treat yourself to cappuccino on the way back and people watch. asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Buenos Aires for food?

Elegant, delicious and moderately priced restaurants, beautiful neighborhoods, the meat is the best in the world, but their pasta is also great because of their italian origins.

The steaks are just superb, and the good restaurants do them extremely well. And when you add a great Mendoza red you can't go wrong.

Tango Shoes are less expensive, Leather, Dining, Great restaurants bottle of Vino $30 dollars or less, sightseeing

Visit all the different districts

El Viego Almacen in San Telmo

the steak parillas


Buenos Aires Transportation


Located around a 45-minute drive from downtown Buenos Aires, Ministro Pistarini is the city's main international airport. The best way in and out is by licensed taxi: just head to the taxi stands outside the main building. Prices usually range from 400–600 ARS. The Manuel Tienda León bus company also offers hourly services to the center. Tickets cost around 200 ARS and can be booked online or bought at the desk in Arrivals. You can also hire a private car from Arrivals.


Located very close to downtown, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery is a small airport with domestic flights and short international flights within South America. The best way to get to and from the airport is by public taxi: you'll find them waiting in line right outside the doors. Fares are metered and you should never pay more than the meter indicates. Be aware that small change is hard to come by in Argentina, so avoid paying in large bills.


Known as the "subte," the Buenos Aires subway is a great way to move around the city: faster than the bus and much more reliable than the train. The 6 lines don't cover the whole city, but there are stations near all the main tourist attractions and landmarks. To find them, just look out for the round "Subte" signs. Each journey costs ARS 4.50, regardless of the line or distance. Buy a single ticket or pick up a SUBE top-up card in any subte station.


Traveling by train is a cheap way to get around Buenos Aires, as long as you’re going between the main hubs of Retiro and Constitución. For the moment, the network doesn’t reach a lot of the city. Trains are a good option in rush hour (7:30 am – 10:30 am and 5 pm – 7:30 pm), when buses tend to get caught up in traffic. Buy tickets directly in the station for around 2 ARS, or pay with a SUBE top-up card (available from underground stations or designated kiosks).


Buenos Aires is a city of buses! Over 100 routes crisscross the entire city, with buses passing every 5 to 10 minutes and stopping every few blocks. You can pay in cash (around ARS 9, coins only) but it's much cheaper and easier to use a SUBE top-up card. These are available from subway stations or designated kiosks, and cut the average journey price to ARS 3.50. Expect very long and crowded journeys if traveling during rush hour (7:30 am – 10:30 am and 5 pm – 7:30 pm)


Street taxis in Buenos Aires are easy to spot—they're all painted black and yellow—but aren't recommended for first-time visitors. A safer option is to order a taxi over the phone. The city has numerous radio taxi firms, all are very reliable. Fares are metered, and radio taxis charge an extra fee of around ARS 10. Be aware that small change is very hard to come by in Argentina: taxi drivers are unlikely to have change for anything above a ARS 50 bill.


Extensive public transportation, heavy traffic and erratic drivers mean that car travel is rarely the most convenient option in Buenos Aires. If you do decide to drive, be aware that public parking is almost impossible to find in the center – be prepared to pay for private parking near the place you're staying. Try to avoid driving at the worst of the rush hour (7:30 am – 10:30 am and 5 pm – 7:30 pm), when traffic can often come to a standstill.

Food in Buenos Aires

Top Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Cheap Eats
Las Cuartetas
  • Avenida Corrientes 838, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–00:30, Friday–Saturday 12:00–02:00, Sunday 18:00–00:30
  • 0054 1143260171
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El Palacio de la Papa Frita
  • Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Friday 08:00–00:30, Saturday–Sunday 08:00–01:00
  • 0054 1143935849
Upscale Dining
Museo del Jamón
Cheap Eats
Convento Santa Catalina
Cheap Eats
  • Avenida Corrientes 1368, Buenos Aires
  • Open Monday–Sunday 08:00–23:59
  • 0054 1143718141
Cheap Eats
Chan Chan
  • Hipólito Yrigoyen 1390, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 12:00–16:00 and 20:00–23:59
  • 0054 1143828492
Cheap Eats
El Cuartito
  • Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Sunday 12:00–01:00
  • 0054 1148161758
Mid-Range Fare
Tancat Restaurante
Cheap Eats
La Pasiva
  • Avenida Corrientes 1743, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Sunday 07:00–02:00
  • 0054 1143720433
Mid-Range Fare
Down Town Matias
  • Reconquista 701, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Saturday 08:00–19:00
  • 0054 1143110327
Cheap Eats
Green Eat
  • Reconquista 690, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Friday 08:00–19:00
Upscale Dining
Contraluz (Alvear Art Hotel)
Upscale Dining
Mid-Range Fare
Pizza Piola
  • Libertad 1078, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Friday 12:00–16:00 and 20:00–2:00, Saturday–Sunday 20:00–2:00
  • 0054 1148120690
Mid-Range Fare
El Establo
  • Paraguay 489, City of Buenos Aires
  • Open Monday–Sunday 12:00–16:00 and 20:00–23:59
  • 0054 1143111639
Mid-Range Fare
  • San Martín 941, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Saturday 8:00–23:59
  • 0054 1143144787
Cheap Eats
Burguer Mood
Cheap Eats
Green Curry
Upscale Dining
Upscale Dining
  • Parana 1048, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Wednesday 10:00–02:00, Thursday 10:00–03:00, Friday 10:00–04:00, Saturday 12:00–18:00 and 20:00–04:00, Sunday 20:00–02:00
  • 0054 1148159925
Upscale Dining
Bar Bites
Gran Bar Danzon
Mid-Range Fare
El Federal
Upscale Dining
  • Montevideo 1061, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Friday 12:00–16:00 and 20:00–23:59, Saturday–Sunday 20:00–23:59
  • 0054 1158113353
Upscale Dining
Mid-Range Fare
  • Av Doctor Ricardo Rojas 451, Buenos Aires City
  • Open Monday–Saturday 12:00–15:30 and 20:00–22:30
  • 0054 1143112812
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