Must-see attractions in Buenos Aires

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    Palacio de Justicia

    Occupying an entire city block overlooking leafy Plaza Lavalle, this beautiful beaux-arts structure is home to the Supreme Court, and was built in stages…

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    Casa Amarilla

    This house is a replica of the residence of William (Guillermo) Brown, the Irish-born admiral who fought in the wars of Independence and created Argentina…

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    Museo Mundial del Tango

    Located below the Academia Nacional del Tango is this small museum. Just a couple of large rooms are filled with tango memorabilia, from old records and…

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    Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández

    This small museum exhibits both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, mostly from Argentina. Expect to see intricate gaucho-related silverwork…

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    Fuente de las Nereidas

    This marble fountain dating from 1903 by the controversial Argentine sculptor Lola Mora was originally intended for Plaza de Mayo, but was considered…

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    Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas

    On the downhill side of Plaza San Martín you’ll see the Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas, a memorial to the 649 soldiers who died in the Falklands War …

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    Museo Participativo de Ciencias

    This hands-on science museum designed with children in mind has interactive displays with plenty of levers to pull and buttons to press. A great place for…

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    Museo Criolla de los Corrales

    This dusty little museum has exhibits on gaucho life and the history of the meat-packing area of Mataderos. It's worth a stop if you are in the…

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    La Rural

    This vast exhibition center is the venue for several of the city's biggest events including the Feria del Libro (book fair), Vinos y Bodegas (a wine…

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    Palacio Haedo

    On an odd triangular block at the corner of Florida and Santa Fe, the neo-Gothic Palacio Haedo was the mansion of the Haedo family at the turn of the 19th…

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    Monumento a los Dos Congresos

    Inaugurated in 1914, this monument commemorates two of the first congresses of the independent Republic of Argentina: the assembly of 1813 and the…

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    Basílica de Santísimo Sacramento

    In the shadow of the Kavanagh building is this French-style church built by the Anchorena family in 1916. Inside, check out the original tiled floor,…

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    Plaza Serrano

    The heart of Palermo Soho is Plaza Serrano, a small but popular plaza surrounded by bars and restaurants, and host to a small weekend arts fair.

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    Observatorio Astronómico

    This observatory offers one-hour telescopic stargazing sessions. Call or check the website before your visit, as observation hours change depending on the…

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    Iglesia San Ignacio de Loyola

    The city’s oldest church, the Iglesia San Ignacio de Loyola (1734), was originally built in adobe in 1661 and has been rebuilt or remodeled several times…

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    Planetario Galileo Galilei

    This planetarium has reasonably priced shows (mostly for kids) and free celestial viewings, including moon observations. Check the website for current…

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    Museo Argentino del Títere

    With a collection of marionettes from all over the world, this puppet museum has fun exhibits and inexpensive shows that will amuse little ones.

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    Carlos Gardel Statue

    The Abasto neighborhood was once home to tango legend Carlos Gardel, and on this cobbled street off Av Anchorena is a statue of the singer.

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    Escuela Presidente Roca

    Inaugurated in 1903, this neoclassical, temple-like building with gray, granite columns is actually a public primary school.