Attractions & Activities in Buenos Aires

The Tango
The Tango in Buenos AiresNo one should leave Buenos Aires without taking in a tango show. The Argentines have perfected this dance to its most seductive and romantic. Small, intimate tango bars can be found throughout the San Telmo and La Boca districts, but the larger shows frequented by tourists at places such as La Ventana, Casa Blanca, Senor Tango or El Viejo Amacen, are also wonderful spectacles. If you are smitten and want to learn the dance, spots such as Club Almagro and La Estrella offer lessons, guaranteed to be a fun experience.

Theaters and Museums
Opera, ballet, music concerts and other presentations take place in one of the famous theaters like the General San Martin, the Alvear de Regio, the Sarmiento and the San Martin Theaters.

Latin-American Art Museum of Buenos Aires
The mission of the Latin American Art Museum is to collect, conserve, study and disseminate Latin American art, dating from the early 20th Century to the present day. Malba is a cultural area that features a wide variety of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions of contemporary Argentinean and Latin American art.

Important buildings

The Pink house
The Pink house is the main government building and a historical monument in the country. This pink house features a museum that shows the life of all the presidents and history of the country.

The Metropolitan Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main catholic building in Buenos Aires. It has a neoclassic design similar to a Greek Catholic temple.

The Cultural House
The Cultural House used to be the editorial of the “La Prensa” news paper, built at the end of the XIX century. Now, this old building is a National Monument in Argentina.

The Barolo Palace
The Barolo Palace was inaugurated in 1923 and it was the biggest building until 1935. It used to be the house of Luis Barolo; and now is full of offices.

Luna Park
Luna Park is the most important Cultural center in the country. The most important religious, politic, artistic, and social events had taken place here for the last 70 years.

Sports

The Lawn Tennis Club
The Lawn Tennis Club is located in Palermo. This Club has a capacity of 5,500 people and clay courts. Here takes place the most important tennis tournament in all South America.

River Plate Soccer Stadium
More then a soccer Club, River plate is characterized for being a Social and Sportive club, where people can enjoy activities like volleyball, hokey, gymnastic, swimming, chess, water polo, martial arts and more.

Walking Around

The Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de mayo features the most important buildings and monuments in Buenos Aires; such as the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Nation Bank.

Recoleta
Barrio La Recoleta, Buenos AiresThe city's swankest neighborhood is lined with handsome apartment buildings as well as fine shops, art galleries and restaurants. It grew up around the Recoleta Cemetery, where the ancestors of the city's aristocracy are buried. Begun in 1822, this amazing cemetery is a virtual crypt city of tall and elaborate tombs and mausoleums covering four square blocks, and is one of the city's most visited attractions. The monument most people seek out is the simple dark marble crypt belonging to Eva Peron, the wife of the late Dictator Juan Peron and the heroine of the city's working class because she was one of their own before her raise to power. Ironically, she rests surrounded by the very families who once despised her lower-class origins.

The Palermo Forest
The Palermo forest (or February 3rd Forest) consists of 25 hectares of land, plants, beautiful tall trees and roses. Here you can find the “planetary” where it is possible to appreciate the planets and the stars; botanical gardens and sculptures of famous writers such as William Shakespeare, Paul Groussac and Alfonsina Storn.

The Buenos Aires Zoo
This amazing zoo features an aquarium, a bats house and a farm. In the Buenos Aires zoo, visitors can enjoy nature as well as learn about the different species that live here.