You´ve just arrived in Buenos Aires and you are wondering what to do…
Where do you start? What are the must-sees? In this post I will give suggestions about what to visit when you come to Buenos Aires.
1. The Neigbourhood of La Boca, which has the multi-colored houses. The tourist area is just one tiny street— called caminito—but it is worth seeing. There are tango dancers and artists selling their work.
2. You absolutely have to see a Boca Juniors match! The atmosphere is amazing. Try the choripan at the stadium – greasy and delicious!
3. On a Sunday morning the antique fair at San Telmo is a good option, if you don´t mind crowds. The market is only on Sundays but San Telmo is a cool neighborhood to walk around any day of the week. Sit outside in Plaza Dorrego and drink a pint or order a snack from Bar Dorrego on Defensa.
4. Enjoy, relax, drink maté, and hang with friends at one of the parks in Buenos Aires. Also the Japanese Garden in Palermo is a particularly peaceful place to take a stroll.
5. Asado/Parrilla: something you have to try over here. If you make local friends they will invite you to a real asado with their families or friends, otherwise you can get amazing meats at a parrilla restaurant. Try a malbec wine with the meat!
6. Every Monday, the Ciudad Cultural Konex on Sarmiento St. in Abasto-Almagro has the Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion experience with a group of professional percussionists and a dancing crowd. It goes from 7 pm until midnight.
7. Of course check out the cemetery where Evita is buried in Recoleta.
8. The shops and restaurants in Palermo. Just to walk around for a day – you will love this area.
9. If it´s Polo season, check out a match!
10. Enjoy a traditional Argentinean tango show with a South American dinner.
11. Puerto Madero: the newest neighborhood of Buenos Aires, right next to the Ecological Reserve. There are restaurants, shops, clubs, and cafés.
- Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Malba). This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors in 2001 with the mission to promote contemporary Latin American artists. The museum café is a nice place for a coffee or lunch.
- The Museo de Bellas Artes is a gem. Excellent location. Enjoy a stroll through the nearby park while you are there.
13. Madres de Plaza de Mayo: Thursday afternoons at 3:30 pm, the mothers of “the disappeared” hold a march in the plaza. After their march, which lasts thirty minutes, the madres gather in front of the Casa Rosada for a short speech.
14. Café Tortoni: one of the oldest and most beautiful of the city´s cafés.
15. Do you want to see one of the most incredible bookstores in the world? Go to El Ateneo: at Av Santa Fe 1860.
16. Palermo Chico. Lovely to walk around this upper-class neighborhood and observe the houses/architecture.
Enjoy this lovely city!