Top ChoiceNotable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio Barolo

Palacio Barolo

One of Buenos Aires' most beautiful monuments, this 22-story building has a unique design inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Its structure is divided into hell, purgatory and heaven; its height (100m) is a...

Top ChoiceTheater in Congreso & Tribunales

Teatro Colón

Teatro Colón

Occupying an entire city block, this impressive seven-story theater is one of BA’s most prominent landmarks. It’s the city’s main performing arts venue, and with astounding acoustics, it's a world-class forum for...

Top ChoiceCultural Center in The Center

Centro Cultural Kirchner

Centro Cultural Kirchner

It was former president Néstor Kirchner who, in 2005, first proposed turning the abandoned former central post office into a cultural center. He died in 2010 before the project was completed, but this...

Top ChoiceNotable Building in The Center

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

The Casa Rosada was named for its distinctive color. It was from the balcony here, at the presidential palace, that Eva Perón famously addressed the throngs of impassioned supporters packed into Plaza de Mayo....

Top ChoicePark in Palermo

Parque 3 de Febrero

Parque 3 de Febrero

This sweeping park abounds with small lakes and pretty gazebos. Stands rent bikes and in-line skates, and joggers and power walkers circle the ponds – if you don't have the energy to join them, lie back under a...

Top ChoicePlaza in The Center

Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo

Surrounded by the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the city’s main cathedral, Plaza de Mayo is the place where Argentines gather in vehement protest or jubilant celebration. At the center is the Pirámide de Mayo, a...

Top ChoiceCemetery in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Cementerio de la Recoleta

This cemetery is perhaps BA's top attraction. You can wander for hours in this incredible city of the dead, where the ‘streets’ are lined with impressive statues and marble mausoleums. Peek into the crypts and...

Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in San Telmo

El Zanjón de Granados

This amazing urban architectural site is a must for travelers interested in the city's history. A series of old tunnels, sewers and cisterns (built from 1730 onwards) were constructed above a river tributary and...

Top ChoiceMuseum in La Boca

Museo Benito Quinquela Martín

Museo Benito Quinquela Martín

Once the home and studio of painter Benito Quinquela Martín (1890–1977), this fine-arts museum exhibits his works and those of other Argentine artists. Quinquela Martín used silhouettes of laboring men,...

Top ChoiceCultural Center in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Part of the original Franciscan convent and alongside its namesake church and cemetery, this excellent cultural center houses a variety of facilities, including art galleries, exhibition halls and a cinema....

Top ChoicePlaza in San Telmo

Plaza Dorrego

After Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Dorrego is the city’s oldest plaza. Dating back to the 18th century, it was originally a pit stop for caravans bringing supplies into the city from the Pampas. Now a lively square...

Top ChoiceMarket in San Telmo

Mercado de San Telmo

Occupying an entire city block, this striking marketplace was built in 1897 by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, the Italian-born Argentine architect who designed Cementerio de la Recoleta. The wrought-iron interior (note...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Palermo

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Sparkling inside its glass walls, this airy modern-art museum is one of the city's most impressive. It displays the fine Latin American art collection of millionaire and philanthropist Eduardo Costantini,...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Palermo

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

This is Argentina’s most important fine arts museum, containing many key works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Eduardo Sívori and other Argentine artists, including a whole room of works by Antonio Berni....

Top ChoiceMarket in San Telmo

Feria de San Telmo

Feria de San Telmo

On Sundays, San Telmo’s main drag is closed to traffic and the street is a sea of both locals and tourists browsing craft stalls, waiting at vendors’ carts for freshly squeezed orange juice, poking through the...

Top ChoiceNature Reserve in Puerto Madero

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

The beautifully marshy land of this sprawling waterfront nature reserve is a popular site for weekend picnics, walks and bike rides (rental kiosks line the Costanera promenade). Bring binoculars if you’re a...

Top ChoiceStreet in La Boca

El Caminito

El Caminito

La Boca's most famous street and 'open-air' museum is a magnet for visitors, who come to see its brightly painted houses and snap photographs of the figures of Juan and Eva Perón, Che Guevara and soccer legend...

Top ChoiceMarket in Buenos Aires

Feria de Mataderos

Feria de Mataderos

On the outskirts of the city in the working-class barrio of Mataderos, this excellent folkloric festival happens on Sundays and national holidays. Come for handmade crafts and regional cuisine including locro (a...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Villa Crespo, Almagro & Abasto

Museo Casa Carlos Gardel

A small but noteworthy tribute to tango's most famous voice. Located in Gardel’s old house, the museum traces the singer's early years in France and Argentina, his musical and cinematic career, and his tragic...

Top ChoiceGallery in La Boca

Fundación Proa

Fundación Proa

Only the most cutting-edge national and international artists are invited to show at this contemporary art center, with its high ceilings, white walls and large display halls. The innovative installations utilize...