Best Things To Do in Buenos Aires

Top 10 Best Things To Do & See in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, offers something for everyone. From awe-inspiring architecture to world-renowned cuisine, this city promises a memorable experience.

Here's a curated list of the top 10 must-do activities and attractions in Buenos Aires:

1. Teatro Colón

Teatro Colon Buenos Aires Tickets

Located in Downtown Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón stands as Argentina's foremost opera house and ranks among the world's most prestigious.

This iconic landmark reflects the grandeur of Argentina's golden era, boasting architectural splendor. Visitors have the option to appreciate its exterior from the streets or embark on a guided tour to explore its magnificent interior.

For those seeking an extravagant experience, consider booking tickets to witness a captivating show.

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2. Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero Buenos Aires

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires' newest neighborhood, offers an ideal setting for a leisurely stroll, particularly on sunny summer days, thanks to its proximity to the river.

This area captivates visitors with its striking modernity, creating a sharp contrast with the rest of the city. Opinions about Puerto Madero vary widely; some are enamored by its contemporary charm, while others find it polarizing.

Don't miss the chance to explore Puerto Madero and witness Latin America's most affluent neighborhood firsthand.

3. Explore with a Guided Walking Tour

Buenos Aires Walking Tour

For those with limited time in Buenos Aires, embarking on a walking tour is an excellent way to gain insight into the city with the guidance of a knowledgeable local expert. Explore the highlights efficiently and make the most of your visit!

Click here to discover a selection of the finest walking tours in Buenos Aires.

4. The Obelisk (Obelisco)

Obelisco Obelisk Buenos Aires

The Obelisk (Obelisco in Spanish) stands at the heart of Buenos Aires and serves as a central landmark in the city. While the obelisk itself is iconic, the surrounding area is equally captivating.

Located in downtown Buenos Aires along the famous 9 de Julio Avenue, renowned as the world's widest avenue, it offers a bustling atmosphere and numerous attractions to explore.

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5. Go to a Tango Show

Tango Shows Buenos Aires Tickets

No trip to Buenos Aires is complete without immersing yourself in the world of Tango!

This captivating dance form originated in Buenos Aires in the 19th century, with its roots in African and Cuban influences. Over time, it evolved into a cornerstone of Argentina's dance culture.

To witness the passion and grace of Tango, explore the array of Tango shows available in Buenos Aires by clicking here.

6. Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cementery Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery is no ordinary burial ground; within its walls lies an open-air museum of art, history, and architectural splendor. Among the distinguished tombs, you'll find the final resting place of Eva Perón, fondly known as Evita, Argentina's iconic First Lady.

Discover this unique site by booking a guided tour of Recoleta Cemetery here, although visiting independently is also an option.

7. Eat at a Parilla (Steakhouse)

Steakhouses in Buenos Aires

Argentina is renowned for its exquisite meat, often considered the finest in the world. A visit to Buenos Aires is incomplete without indulging in an authentic Argentine dining experience at a parrilla, or steakhouse.

If meat isn't your preference, fear not, as Argentina offers a diverse gastronomic scene, influenced by Italian, Spanish, and French cuisines.

Read our Comprehensive Guide of Where to Eat in Buenos Aires and explore the best dining options in Buenos Aires.

8. Palacio Barolo

Visit Palacio Barolo Buenos Aires

In 1923, Palacio Barolo soared to become the tallest building in South America. This architectural marvel draws inspiration from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and has evolved into an iconic part of Buenos Aires' rich history.

Today, it serves as a magnificent vantage point overlooking Congress Square and the National Congress of Argentina.

Embark on a tour of the Palacio Barolo to witness its grandeur and historical significance by clicking here.

9. Shop at the San Telmo Market

San Telmo Market Buenos Aires

Nestled near downtown Buenos Aires, the charming neighborhood of San Telmo is home to an iconic market. While weekends see the market spilling onto the streets, the traditional marketplace resides indoors. Here, you can discover an eclectic range of treasures, from antiques to fresh fruits and spices.

To enjoy a more relaxed shopping experience, we recommend visiting on weekdays to avoid the bustling crowds.

10. Rent a Bike

Bike Tour Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, while wonderfully walkable, is a sprawling metropolis with considerable distances between attractions. Thankfully, it's also home to some of the finest bike lanes in Latin America, making cycling an excellent mode of exploration. Pedal your way across the city and discover its beauty while covering more ground efficiently. 

We recommend using the BA Ecobici por Tembici App, which grants you access to government-provided bicycles at an affordable rate. Embrace the freedom of two wheels and embark on your Buenos Aires adventure with ease.

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