Top things to do

Top Choice Cultural Center in The Center

Centro Cultural Kirchner

It was 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 the breathtaking cultural center was…
Top Choice Notable Building in The Center

Casa Rosada

On the eastern side of Plaza de Mayo stands the Casa Rosada (Pink House), named for its distinctive color. It was from the balcony here that Eva Perón famously addressed the throngs of impassioned supporters packed …
Top Choice Park in Palermo

Parque 3 de Febrero

Also known as Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), this sweeping open parkland abounds with small lakes and pretty gazebos. Stands rent bikes and in-line skates, and joggers and power walkers circle the ponds – if yo…
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 Stadium in La Boca

La Bombonera Stadium

Seeing Boca Juniors play at La Bombonera is one of the world's top spectator sports experiences, especially if the game happens to be the 'superclasico' derby match against River. Tickets are hard to come by – it's …
Top Choice Museum in La Boca

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, smokestacks …
Top Choice Museum in Palermo

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

This is Argentina’s most important fine art museum and contains many key works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Eduardo Sívori and other Argentine artists, including a whole room of works by Antonio Berni. The…
Top Choice Cemetery in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

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 check…
Top Choice Plaza in The Center

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 whit…
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, walks and bike rides. Bring binoculars if you’re a birder – over 300 bird species can be spotted, along w…