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Top Choice Museum in San Antonio de Areco

Museo Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes

This sprawling museum in Parque Criollo dates from 1936 and is largely dedicated to Ricardo Güiraldes, author of the novel Don Segundo Sombra, and local gaucho history and culture in general. The entrance is in a re…
Top Choice Cathedral in La Plata

Catedral de la Plata

Construction began on La Plata's spectacular neo-Gothic cathedral in 1885, but the building wasn't inaugurated until 1932, and the twin steeples were only completed in 1999. The design was inspired by medieval churc…
Top Choice Church in Luján

Basílica Nuestra Señora de Luján

Luján's undisputed focal point is this imposing neo-Gothic basilica, built from 1887 to 1935 and made from a lovely rose-colored stone that glows in the setting sun. The venerated statue of the Virgin sits in the hi…
Top Choice Architecture in La Plata

Casa Curutchet

The famed French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier only built two structures in the Americas: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and Casa Curutchet. The strikingly modern house, commissioned by the Argentin…
Top Choice Cultural in San Antonio de Areco

Fiesta de la Tradición

Areco is the symbolic center of Argentina’s vestigial gaucho culture, and for the Fiesta de la Tradición the town puts on the country’s biggest celebration of criollo traditions. The weekend event is held in early t…
Top Choice Bar in San Antonio de Areco

Boliche de Bessonart

This weather-beaten corner building full of dusty bottles was originally a general store and is more than 200 years old. These days it's a family-run bar popular with gauchos and young people alike, who come for the…
Top Choice Museum in Tigre & the Delta

Museo de Arte Tigre

Tigre’s grandest museum is located in a magnificent 1912 social club. Inside, it showcases the work of famous Argentine artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. Perched on the river bank in glorious grounds, the bu…
Top Choice Argentine in San Antonio de Areco

La Esquina de Merti

Located right on the plaza, this corner bar and restaurant is one of San Antonio de Areco's most traditional and atmospheric. Stop in for coffee, empanadas (pastries), sandwiches, a glass of wine, or a steak grilled…
Top Choice French in Luján

L’Eau Vive

It's not every day you have the chance to dine on French cuisine – prepared by Carmelite nuns from around the world – in small-town Argentina. L'Eau Vive is on the town outskirts, but many foodies consider the frien…
Top Choice Cafe in La Plata

Big Siberia

Seriously good coffee (an in-house blend of three different fair-trade beans), sandwiches made with freshly baked bread, satisfying brunches and a selection of more than 10 different homemade cakes are among the arr…