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Unlock the magic of Buenos Aires

A place where 19th century pretensions meets hard-headed Latin realism, the capital of Argentina has a great deal to offer the curious traveller. With grandiose European architecture, its own style of dance and some of the great cultural institutions of Latin America, visitors can appreciate the many influences which gave the city its distinctive character.

Attractions in Buenos Aires

531 Membrillar Street
The childhood home of Pope Francis I
Basilica of San Carlos and Maria Auxiliadora
The church where Pope Francis I was baptised.
Café Tortoni
An 1858 establishment that is the epitome of Argentinian café culture.
Casa Rosada
A pink building, with an iconic balcony, that is the executive mansion of Argentina.
Cementerio de la Recoleta
A huge necropolis with narrow lanes and over 6,400 tombs
Congreso de la Nacion Argentino
The building where the Argentinian Congress is based
El Caminito
An open-air museum in the birthplace of Tango with some stupendously painted buildings.
ESMA
An emotional museum where the horrors of the 1976 – 1983 Military Dictatorship are remembered
Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia
This weekend market is a treasure-trove for craft lovers.
Feria de Plaza Serrano
Compact market with a distinctive character.
Feria de San Telmo
This diverse Sunday market takes place in the city’s oldest plaza.
Monumento al General San Martin
A large statue honouring a very important Argentine founding father.
La Vuelta de Rocha
Disembarkation place for numerous immigrants. Some claim it is where tango was invented.
MACBA
A must-see for people interested in geometric or abstract art.
MALBA
Museum devoted to 20th-century Latin American art.
Manzana de las Luces
One of the earliest sites in the city, with accessible Jesuit-built tunnels.
Monumento a Caidos de Malvinas
A touching memorial to the Argentine servicemen who died in the 1982 conflict.
Museo de Armas de la Nacion
This museum hosts a large collection of weaponry in rooms covering Argentina’s military history.
MAMBA
A fine modern art museum which continually rotates its exhibitions.
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernandez
Small gallery showcasing the numerous variations of Argentine visual art.
Museo del Bicentenario
An underground museum covering Argentina’s history.
Museo Malvinas
Museum showing how a well-known, if little-visited, South Atlantic archipelago is seen in Argentina.
Museo Mundial del Tango
A compact museum focused on Argentina’s most popular dance.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Outstanding collection which includes work by important Argentinian and foreign artists.
Museo Xul Solar
A delight of a museum devoted to an eccentric genius.
Plaza de Mayo
The symbolic centre of both Buenos Aires and Argentina
Plaza San Martin
Historic park surrounded by belle epoque buildings from Buenos Aires’ glory days.
Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda
Iconic bridge which is used in Tango-themed films as a symbol of Buenos Aires.
Teatro Colón
An architectural icon of Buenos Aires, this concert hall can accommodate up to 3000 people.
Museo Evita
A very popular museum devoted to the life, and impact, of Eva Peron.
Torre Monumental
Red-brick tower that is a symbol of the relationship between Argentina and the United Kingdom
Cabildo
Former colonial town hall which saw epic debates during the May Revolution of 1810.
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