Places of Interest in Buenos Aires

Discover places to visit in Buenos Aires

Discover 20 of the most iconic places to visit in Buenos Aires all in just one blog post. We want to make it easier for foreigners to experience our city at its fullest. And this is only a short compilation while we keep on writing our blog posts but this will definitely get you started.

We have listed 20 different places and activities which you can do alone or with friends. Grab your camera, put on some comfortable shoes and don’t forget your SUBE card because this will take you a lot of time and a lot of miles to cover.

Enjoy what we enjoy and let us know what places are missing from this list 

La Boca

  1. Positioned on Buenos Aires’ southeast edge, La Boca embodies Argentine culture through vibrant colors and tango rhythms. Named “the mouth” for its location at the Riachuelo River’s mouth, this lively neighborhood is an open-air art museum. Caminito street’s colorful houses, adorned with murals and sculptures, showcase the city’s artistic soul.

Recoleta Cemetery

  1. Recoleta Cemetery, a symbolic city of the departed, fascinates with labyrinthine alleys and ornate mausoleums. Housing notable figures like Eva Perón, it unveils Argentina’s history and culture in a profound manner. Each mausoleum narrates a unique story, adding to the cemetery’s architectural grandeur.

Teatro Colón

  1. As one of the world’s premier opera houses, Teatro Colón exemplifies Buenos Aires’ cultural richness. The 1908 architectural marvel boasts neoclassical design and impeccable acoustics. Visitors can explore its grand interiors and experience world-class performances, making Teatro Colón a cultural gem.

Palermo Soho

  1. Palermo Soho, a vibrant and trendy district, blends contemporary trends with historical architecture. Its cobblestone streets host fashion boutiques, art galleries, and eclectic cafes. At night, the district comes alive with bars and restaurants, offering a taste of Buenos Aires’ renowned nightlife.

Plaza de Mayo

  1. Plaza de Mayo, the historical and political heart, surrounds visitors with landmarks like Casa Rosada and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Witness to key political events, it symbolizes resilience and activism in Argentina.

Puerto Madero

  1. Once an industrial port, Puerto Madero now charms with sleek restaurants, modern buildings, and scenic walkways. The Puente de la Mujer, a pedestrian bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, adds architectural brilliance.


  1. Dominating Avenida 9 de Julio, the Obelisco is an emblematic landmark offering panoramic views. Illuminated at night, it adds glamour to Buenos Aires’ skyline.

Malba (Museo Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

  1. Argentina’s premier fine arts museum, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes houses an extensive collection spanning European and Argentine masterpieces, providing a comprehensive journey through art history.

Mercado de San Telmo

  1. Nestled in historic San Telmo, the market’s cobblestone streets buzz with vendors selling antiques, crafts, and fresh produce. Street performers enhance the lively ambiance, making it a captivating space to explore.

El Rosedal

  1. Located in Palermo, El Rosedal is a beautifully landscaped rose garden offering a tranquil escape with winding paths, sculptures, and a serene lake—a natural oasis within the city.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

  1. Argentina’s premier fine arts museum, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes houses an extensive collection spanning European and Argentine masterpieces, providing a comprehensive journey through art history.

Casa Rosada

  1. The iconic pink presidential palace on Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada is not only architecturally significant but also a witness to Argentina’s historical milestones.

Avenida 9 de Julio

  1. Avenida 9 de Julio, one of the world’s widest avenues, pulses with life. Lined with theaters, shops, and the iconic Obelisco, it epitomizes Buenos Aires’ vibrant energy. Discover a bustling thoroughfare that encapsulates the city’s vitality, culture, and dynamic spirit.

Jardín Japonés

  1. Nestled in Palermo, the Japanese Gardens offer serenity inspired by traditional landscaping. Immerse yourself in tranquil beauty, featuring bonsai trees, koi ponds, and traditional Japanese elements—a peaceful escape in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

  1. Explore the forefront of artistic expression at the Museum of Modern Art. Showcasing modern and contemporary art, it pushes boundaries and celebrates Latin American creativity. Experience a cultural haven dedicated to diverse, cutting-edge artistic perspectives.

Planetario Galileo Galilei

  1. In Palermo, the Planetario Galileo Galilei beckons with celestial wonders. This captivating planetarium offers educational exhibits and celestial projections, making it an intriguing destination for all ages. Embark on a cosmic journey in the heart of Buenos Aires.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

  1. Step into a literary paradise at El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Housed in a former theater, this enchanting bookstore captivates with grand architecture and an extensive book collection. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of literary treasures and architectural splendor.

Delta de Tigre

  1. Escape to Tigre Delta, a network of islands and waterways just a short trip from Buenos Aires. Indulge in picturesque landscapes, charming houses, and tranquil boat rides. Tigre Delta offers a serene retreat, allowing you to unwind amid nature’s beauty.

Palacio Barolo

  1. Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” Barolo Palace stands as an architectural gem with a rich history. Enjoy panoramic views of Buenos Aires from its heights, appreciating a unique perspective on the city’s ever-evolving landscape. Explore the historical and visual allure of Barolo Palace, an iconic landmark in Buenos Aires.

Centro Cultural Kirchner

  1. Anchored in the historic post office building, Centro Cultural Kirchner is a vibrant cultural hub. Hosting concerts, exhibitions, and performances, it showcases Argentina’s artistic diversity. Immerse yourself in a dynamic space where history meets contemporary creativity, offering a unique blend of heritage and innovation. Explore the rich tapestry of Argentine arts and culture within the walls of Centro Cultural Kirchner, an essential stop for those seeking a deeper connection with Buenos Aires’ artistic soul.