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Buenos AiresArgentina

Argentina’s capital city has a distinctly European flavour, a rich history and buzzing nightlife.

The 19th century architecture of this beautiful city has both French and Italian influences, which can be seen in its tree-lined avenues and boulevards as well as its brightly coloured houses. It’s also renowned for its colourful neighbourhoods and some of the best and most diverse nightlife in the world.

A good place to start is the Plaza de Mayo, located in the Downtown area of the city. This, and the Casa Rosada (Pink House), which houses the office of the President of Argentina, are where the Argentine Revolution took place, when Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1810. If you’re looking to shop, head to Florida and Lavelle Streets where international designers are represented. There are also plenty of shops locally in Palermo Soho and Viejo.

Take a trip to La Recoleta Cemetery where you can see the tomb of Argentina's charismatic first lady, Eva Perón, better known as Evita. Wander among the many tombs and grave sites of military leaders, Nobel Prize winners and other well-known Argentinians.

From the cemetery, take the metro north of Recoleta to Palermo, one of the city’s most contemporary neighbourhoods. Wander through the cobbled streets past terraced houses and trendy boutiques and cafés.

Children and adults will enjoy a day out at the Buenos Aires Zoo. One of the zoo’s aims is to become a world leader in conservation and wildlife preservation. If you have children with you, pick up a container of food at the entrance so they can feed the animals. At night, return to Palermo Hollywood to hang out with the locals in some of the city’s best bars.

Buenos Aires also has some spectacular scenery and views, offering plenty of photo opportunities. The sunset vista of the city from the port district of Puerto Madero is not to be missed.

Argentinians also love their sport. If you’re a soccer fan, head south to La Boca, the spiritual home of the Boca Juniors. Watch a match at the Bombonera stadium to experience the passion and energy of the Argentinians at its best.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Recoleta showing signage

Recoleta

4.5/5Wonderful!(73 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Bueno Aires Design Mall and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Recoleta. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Pueyrredon Station (Santa Fe) or Aguero Station.

Recoleta
Puerto Madero showing a city, modern architecture and a high rise building

Puerto Madero

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Puerto Madero is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Luna Park and Women's Bridge while you're in town.

Puerto Madero
San Telmo featuring markets and street scenes as well as a large group of people

San Telmo

4.5/5Wonderful!(26 area reviews)

San Telmo is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Argentine Cinema Museum or Plaza Dorrego.

San Telmo
Downtown Buenos Aires featuring a city

El Centro

4.5/5Wonderful!(113 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in El Centro. Obelisco is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at C. Pellegrini Station or July 9 Station to see more of Comuna 1.

El Centro

Top hotels in Buenos Aires

Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Junin 1727, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is RM404 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Plaza Francia and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The location of the property is convenient to shopping, visiting museums, parks and right across the street from the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Besides visiting it you can take interesting photos from the 10th floor. But the best part of this boutique hotel are the staff: front office, housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
Gran Hotel Argentino
Gran Hotel Argentino
3 out of 5
Carlos Pellegrini 37, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is RM141 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street and Obelisco. Teatro Colon and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Mayo Avenue ...

3.5/5Good! (904 reviews)
Good Balance between cost and quality -

"Very good location Good service Good place to stay Good balance cost-benefit"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Gran Hotel Argentino
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
5 out of 5

Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patio Bullrich, Recoleta Cultural Center and Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (291 reviews)

"This is the mist beautiful and luxurious property in all of Argentina! It is a beautiful palace alongside a modern comfortable hotel. The service is outstanding! Well worth the price."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Buenos Aires

Top Rentals
Top Rentals
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM189 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Retiro, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon and Galerias Pacifico. Obelisco and Plaza San Martin are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (104 reviews)

"The property location is awesome, you can take any kind of transportation around, the neighborhood is safe and friendly. This apartment view is everything:)"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Top Rentals
Boutique Apartments BA
Boutique Apartments BA
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM52 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Retiro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon and Galerias Pacifico. Obelisco and Plaza San Martin are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (8 reviews)

"Great furnishing, fully equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms. Included breakfast was very good as well. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019

Boutique Apartments BA
HTL 9 de Julio Bs As
HTL 9 de Julio Bs As
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM97 per night from 23 Nov to 24 Nov

Located in El Centro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cafe Tortoni, Barolo Palace and Florida Street. Plaza de Mayo and Obelisco are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (315 reviews)

"Location was perfect. Close to Sube subway and metro bus. The room I was allocated was huge with a mezzanine bedroom and bathroom. I commented that the room could do with a carpet spot clean and a lick of paint in the bathroom. Upon check out, the receptionist told me they will work on my room that ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

HTL 9 de Julio Bs As
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Buenos Aires

Obelisco
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Obelisco

4/5(72 reviews)

This giant pillar was built to mark the 400th anniversary of the city’s inception. Now, it stands as the most famous icon in Buenos Aires.

Plaza de Mayo
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Plaza de Mayo

4.5/5(89 reviews)

Spot historical architecture, witness celebrations and demonstrations, watch interesting people and enjoy free music events at Buenos Aires’ most important square.

Palermo Soho
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Palermo Soho

4.5/5(36 reviews)

Discover outstanding shopping, exquisite dining and energetic nightlife in the trendiest and largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires.

Teatro Colon
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Teatro Colon

4.5/5(53 reviews)

Visit one of the world’s finest theaters to watch operas, ballets and concerts or take a guided tour of the salons and auditorium.

Plaza San Martin
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Plaza San Martin

4/5(68 reviews)

Relax in a park with a preserved lawn, trees, statues, a war memorial and a tower in the center of the city.

University of Buenos Aires
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University of Buenos Aires

4/5(17 reviews)

Wander the grounds of one of Buenos Aires’ largest university campuses and visit the institution’s museums, galleries and urban parks.

Top things to do in Buenos Aires

Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show
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Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show

RM188
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
La Ventana Tango Show with Optional Dinner
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La Ventana Tango Show with Optional Dinner

RM412
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Café de los Angelitos Tango Show
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Café de los Angelitos Tango Show

RM235
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Ranch Day at Estancia Santa Susana
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Ranch Day at Estancia Santa Susana

RM666
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
El Viejo Almacen Tango Show
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El Viejo Almacen Tango Show

RM205
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
MALBA Admission Ticket
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MALBA Admission Ticket

RM8
Per adult

Reviews of Buenos Aires

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
107
5 - Excellent 54.31472081218274%
4 - Good
83
4 - Good 42.131979695431475%
3 - Okay
5
3 - Okay 2.5380710659898478%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.5076142131979695%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.5076142131979695%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

We found the best way to see the city was by hop-on, hop-off bus. We enjoyed San Telmo, Cemeteria Recoleta, MALBA, amazing parks. Our favourite area was definitely Palermo, it felt different to everywhere else. If you have the chance, go.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

We found all the areas we visited in the city safe. However after a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay we returned late and walked back to the hotel at about 11.30pm/ 12am. This I wouldn’t recommend, at this time always get a taxi.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

16 Feb 2020

Tramps in the parks and lying on the pavements. Everywhere smells of pee.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Feb 2020

We were only there for 1 day (2 nights) We opted for the Buenos Aires hop-on hop-off bus service to see as much as possible. There is a bus stop at the Plaza Del Congress (400m from hotel). Take cash for this service (1700 pecos/person).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Jan 2020

The one important thing I would advise to all those visiting Argentina is with regards using ATMs here. Every time I withdrew ARG pesos from my UK account I was charged $ARG 630, about £8.00. Cash is king here! Bring $US to exchange to avoid charges

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Jan 2020

Truly lovely, welcoming people

Avellaneda showing a bridge and flowers

Avellaneda

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San Fernando

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San Isidro

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