Must see attractions in Buenos Aires

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    Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos

    Human rights groups estimate that during the military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983 up to 30,000 people were 'disappeared' by the state: kidnapped and…

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    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…

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    Museo Evita

    This museum is devoted to Argentina's iconic first lady and wife of President Juan Domingo Perón. Housed in a gorgeous 1923 mansion that from 1948…

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    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…

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    Fragata Sarmiento

    Over 23,000 Argentine naval cadets and officers have trained aboard this 85m sailing vessel, which traveled around the world 37 times between 1899 and…

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    Parque de la Memoria

    On the edge of the river on the Costanera Norte is this landscaped park and gallery that serves as a memorial to the victims of the military dictatorships…

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    Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

    The centerpiece of this gleaming white colonial church, built by Franciscans in 1732, is a Peruvian altar adorned with silver from Argentina’s northwest…

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    Palacio San Martín

    This impressive art nouveau mansion (1912) is actually three independent buildings around a courtyard. It was designed by Alejandro Christophersen for the…

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    Museo Larreta

    Hispanophile novelist Enrique Larreta (1875–1961) resided in this elegant colonial-style house opposite Plaza Belgrano that now displays his private art…

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    Casa Por La Identidad

    This building at the Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos has photographs and explanatory texts (in Spanish) that celebrate the work of the Abuelas …

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    Museo Malvinas

    This well-executed museum, opened by Cristina Kirchner in 2014, is dedicated to the history of the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) and Argentina's claim…

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    Museo Escenográfico Botica del Ángel

    For an overview of the world of Argentinian showbiz, join a tour of the wonderfully kitsch former home of the late Eduardo Bergara Leumann, the flamboyant…

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    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…

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    Museo Casa Rosada

    Behind the Casa Rosada, look for a glass wedge: it's the roof of this bright and airy museum, housed within the brick vaults of Argentina's old aduana …

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    Faena Arts Center

    This very large, airy art space – in a beautifully renovated flour mill – highlights the contemporary dreams of local and international artists and…

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    Puente de la Mujer

    The striking Puente de la Mujer is Puerto Madero’s signature monument. Unveiled in 2001, this gleaming white structure spans Dique 3 and resembles a sharp…

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    Corbeta Uruguay

    This 46m-long military ship conducted surveys along Argentina’s coast and supplied bases in Antarctica until it was decommissioned in 1926, after 52 years…

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    Edificio Kavanagh

    A feisty Irishwoman funded the construction of this handsome art deco–style apartment building, which was the tallest skyscraper in Latin America at the…