Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio Barolo

One of Buenos Aires' most beautiful buildings is this 22-story office block, whose unique design was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy; its height (100m) is a reference to each canto (or song), the number of floors …
Top Choice Theater in Congreso & Tribunales

Teatro Colón

This impressive seven-story building is one of BA’s most prominent landmarks. It’s the city’s main performing-arts venue and a world-class forum for opera, ballet and classical music with astounding acoustics. Occup…
Museum in Congreso & Tribunales

Museo Botica del Ángel

For an overview of the world of Argentinian showbiz, join a tour of the wonderfully kitsch Botica del Ángel and view the former home of the late Eduardo Bergara Leumann, the flamboyant TV presenter and actor who was…
Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio del Congreso

The green-domed Palacio del Congreso was modeled on the Capitol Building in Washington, DC and was completed in 1906. Worthwhile free tours of the Senate chamber, the Chamber of Deputies and the gorgeous, walnut-pan…
Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes

Completed in 1894 when Buenos Aires was booming, this gorgeous, palace-like waterworks building has an elaborate exterior intended to convey the importance of the purified water it housed in huge tanks. On the 1st f…
Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Teatro Nacional Cervantes

From the grand tiled lobby to the red-and-gold-hued main theater, you can smell the long history of the ornately decorated Cervantes. Though it's definitely showing its age, there is an undeniable faded elegance to …
Plaza in Congreso & Tribunales

Plaza Lavalle

Just northwest of the Obelisco is Plaza Lavalle, three blocks of parks (popular with office workers on their lunch break) surrounded by some important buildings. The most worthwhile sights here are the Teatro Colón …
Museum in Congreso & Tribunales

Museo Judío de Buenos Aires

Jewish symbols adorn the facade of the Templo Libertad, Argentina’s oldest and largest synagogue, located at the northeastern end of Plaza Lavalle. Attached to the synagogue is a small museum that traces the history…
Monument in Congreso & Tribunales

Obelisco

One of the city's most iconic monuments is the needle-like Obelisco, which soars 67m above the oval Plaza de la República and was erected in 1936 on the 400th anniversary of the first Spanish settlement on the Río d…
Cultural Centre in Congreso & Tribunales

Centro Cultural San Martín

One of Buenos Aires’ best cultural resources, this large arts center has free or inexpensive galleries, music, films, lectures, art exhibitions, classes and workshops. See the website for the current program of even…