Attractions

Cultural Center in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Part of the original Franciscan convent and alongside its namesake church and cemetery, this renovated cultural center houses a variety of facilities, including art galleries, exhibition halls and a cinema. Events, …
Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio Barolo

One of the Congreso area’s most striking buildings is this 22-story concrete edifice. The building’s unique design was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy; its height (100m) is a reference to each canto (or song), the…
Notable Building in The Center

Manzana de las Luces

In colonial times, the Manzana de las Luces was Buenos Aires’ most important center of culture and learning. Even today, this collection of buildings still symbolizes high culture in the capital. On the northern sid…
Top Choice Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Teatro Colón

This gorgeous and impressive seven-story building is one of BA’s most prominent landmarks. It’s the city’s main performing-arts venue and the only facility of its kind in the country, a world-class forum for opera, …
Top Choice Museum in La Boca

Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín

Once the home and studio of surrealist painter Benito Quinquela Martín (1890–1977), this fine-arts museum exhibits his works and those of other classic Argentine artists. Martín used silhouettes of laboring men, smo…
Top Choice Notable Building in Retiro

Palacio Paz

Once the private residence of José C Paz – founder of the still-running newspaper La Prensa – this opulent, French-style palace (1909) is the grandest in BA. Inside its 12,000 sq meters are ornate rooms with marble …
Top Choice Museum in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

This is Argentina’s most important national arts museum and contains many key works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Edwardo Sívori and other Argentine artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. There are also im…
Top Choice Museum in Palermo

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Sparkling inside its glass walls, this airy modern arts museum is one of BA’s fanciest. Millionaire and philanthropist Eduardo Costantini displays his fine collection of Latin American art, which includes work by Ar…
Top Choice Museum in South of Palermo

Museo Casa Carlos Gardel

Small but noteworthy is this tribute to tango's most famous voice. Located in Gardel’s old house, this museum traces his partnership with José Razzano and displays old memorabilia like photos, records and news clipp…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Puerto Madero

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

The beautifully marshy land of this 350-hectare nature reserve has become a popular site for weekend picnics and walks. Bring binoculars if you’re a birder – over 300 bird species can be spotted, along with river tu…