Top 5 Best Things to Do in Argentina

Top 5 Best Things To Do & See in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, a bustling metropolis, offers an overwhelming variety of attractions and activities for every kind of tourist. Selecting just five top experiences in this vibrant city can be quite a challenge due to its richness.

However, if your visit to Buenos Aires is limited to a few days, and you wish to make the most of your time, here are the top five must-see and must-do things:

1. Eat Argentine Dishes

Argentine Cuisine Buenos Aires

Argentina is famous for its steakhouses, and it's no surprise given that Argentine meat is among the best in the world. When in Buenos Aires, make sure to indulge in the culinary delights offered by local steakhouses.

Even if you're not a meat enthusiast, don't let the name "steakhouse" deter you. Buenos Aires boasts a diverse culinary scene with options to cater to all tastes. Click here to explore a curated list of the finest restaurants in Buenos Aires, ranging from classic steakhouses to exquisite Italian and French dining establishments.

2. Visit Downtown Buenos Aires

Downtown Buenos Aires

Downtown Buenos Aires is the quintessential Argentine experience in one place. This bustling district, adorned with theaters along Corrientes Avenue, iconic restaurants, historic bookstores, and the iconic Obelisk, provides a snapshot of Argentina's cultural essence.

It's also a fantastic spot for people-watching, allowing you to soak in the vibrant atmosphere. To fully immerse yourself in this vibrant area, consider booking a walking tour by clicking here.

3. Casa Rosada & Plaza de Mayo

 

Casa Rosada Plaza de Mayo Buenos Aires Travel

Casa Rosada, or the Pink House in English, serves as Argentina's government house, and it shares its grandeur with Plaza de Mayo Square, forming a historic pair of landmarks.

Plaza de Mayo Square witnessed the birth of Argentina's democracy, and it continues to be the epicenter for national celebrations and protests. This site holds a profound significance as a symbol of democracy and national identity.

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4. Teatro Colón

Teatro Colon Buenos Aires

Downtown Buenos Aires is also home to Argentina's primary opera house, often ranked among the world's most prestigious.

This iconic institution reflects the country's golden era, evoking a sense of nostalgia and grandeur. You can appreciate its architectural beauty from the outside, or you can opt for a guided tour of its magnificent interior.

If you have the opportunity and a penchant for the arts, consider booking tickets for a captivating show. (Sadly the website is only in Spanish, so if you need help getting tickets, you can click here to contact us and we'll do our best to help you.)

For guided tours, click on the link below.

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5. Drink Mate! 

Mate Buenos Aires

Mate is a traditional beverage crafted from Yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. While it shares some similarities with coffee, it possesses a unique charm that tells a tale of Argentina's culinary heritage.

Though it may not appeal to everyone's taste buds, mate transcends the act of sipping a beverage; it's about fostering connections. It's a communal ritual shared among friends, family, and colleagues, fostering togetherness and bonding. 

If you're curious to explore the world of mate, dive deeper into its rich history and culture by clicking here. For a more immersive experience, consider booking a Mate Drinking Experience to fully immerse yourself in this cherished tradition!

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These are the top 5 must-do and must-see experiences while in Buenos Aires. If you find yourself with more time to spare, don't hesitate to explore our Comprehensive List of the TOP 10  Best Things to Do and See in Buenos Aires for an even more enriching visit!

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