Distrito Federal Things to Do

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Distrito Federal Things to Do

  • La Boca District

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    We have been advice to take a taxi and we did. This place has a reputation of being prone to more crime than central areas. Tourist areas are relatively safe, going beyond the unmarked borders (crossing a street can be enough) of the tourist area can put you at risk of trouble. This wonderfully colourful neighbourhood right next to the old port of...

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  • Plaza De Mayo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    I travel to BA 5-6 times a year. I love the people: the food: and the weather. After 20-30 trips I can say that I have been robed several times. heres a little advice. Leave your wrist watch at home.carry a cheap watch with no band in your pocket The scams are so many its hard to remember.but lets try Taxis scams are my favorite. Taxis are so...

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  • Recoleta Cemetery - Cementerio de la...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Cementerio de la Recoleta is considered by many as one of the greatest necropolises in the world with over 6,400 tombs and mausoleums, many of which are recognized as National Historic Monuments. Many of the wealthy Argentinians are buried here and you can see a wide range of tombs and mausoleums of the many diplomats, doctors and famous people....

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  • San Telmo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The oldest residential neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, San Telmo exudes a special historical vibe As one of the most important centres during the 19th century, San Telmo has preserved many of Buenos Aires’ architectural landmarks, museums, antique shops and old churches that nowadays serve as a backdrop for business, cultural events and day to day...

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  • 9 de Julio Avenue

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    You always hear about this very very wide avenue in Buenos Aires. This is it! 144 meters wide, it is one of the main thoroughfares in Buenos Aires. It is not very long however, just a bit over a kilometre long. It is named in honor of Argentina's Independence day..July 9, 1816. Though it was in the planning stages for a long time, many buildings...

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  • Obelisco - Obelisk

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The monument stands in the middle of the Plaza de la Republica in the Argentine capital . The obelisk is 67 meters high and its base covers 49 m2 . The monument, designed by the Argentine modernist architect Alberto Prebisch, was built of white stone from the province of Cordoba . In 2005 it was restored and given a coating of acrylic , so it is...

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  • Recoleta Distict

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Recoleta is the neighborhood which reflects “old” Buenos Aires the best. The architecture is heavily influenced by French classic designs, and century-old buildings and residential properties litter the area, giving Recoleta a formal and classy gravitas. Recoleta is where the wealthy people of Buenos Aires used to congregate. Arguably the most...

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  • Tango

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    If in Buenos Aires, you do have to watch one of the many places that offer live Tango dances. VTer risse73 wrote me and said it was even banned by the Vatican at one time... I opted for one which provided dinner as well in one building, and then we moved across the street to the opposite theatre where the performances were done. Tango is a very...

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  • Puerto Madero District

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This waterfront neighborhood of Buenos Aires is the most modern part of the city With towering glass skyscrapers, elegant restaurants and chic nightclubs, Puerto Madero is enjoyed by the wealthy and the trendy It is a young neighborhood that came out of the largest urbanization project in Buenos Aires history In 1993, the city government...

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  • Daytrip -Tigre

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    In Tigre we took a ferry that goes around the delta for 50 peso and see houses by the river. The ferry trip took an hour. As it was weekday only the shorter one hour tour was available. During weekends the longer 2-hr delta river trip are available for around 80 peso. As it was September it was a bit chilly but the weather was sunny and makes the...

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  • Palacio Congreso

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The magnificent grey stone building, Palacio del Congreso has an imposing and awe-inspiring presence in this neighborhood which the locals commonly refer to as "Congreso. It is a middle class area with strong commercial activity that gives you a taste of the real Buenos Aires The Plaza Congreso adorned with several monuments and sculptures, is the...

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  • Casa Rosada

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Argentinian Executive branch building. If you're here at the right time, there is a changing of the guard ceremony. You can't go into the building itself but there is a small musem on the right side of the building in the basement. The museum is free but you must present your passport upon entry.

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  • Japanese Garden - Jardín Japonés

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    A wonderful, tranquil Japanese garden about 15 minutes by bus from central Buenos Aires. It contains all the features of a traditional Japanese garden, including streams, waterfalls, tea house, bridges and over 600 carp in the lake. It is possible to buy fish food from the shop and the carp will come and feed from your hand. There are exhibitions...

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  • Metropolitan Cathedral - Catedral...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    While on a tour with a cruise, we visited the Plaza De Mayo and then strolled over to the Cathedral. We always find it a quiet place for taking a break from the crowds. From the viewpoint of a photographer, this is a hard church to make pictures of. It is close to the street and dark inside. Resist the urge to use a flash. Shoot at a lower speed...

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  • Botanical Gardens - Jardin Botanico

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The garden is features three different landscape styles mixed, symmetric, and picturesque within three distinct gardens: the Roman, French and Oriental gardens They each feature styles that are appropriate to that type of garden as well as plants and trees from that area There are several monuments and other structures that are worth a gander...

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  • Sunday Market - Plaza Dorrego

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Known for its bohemian charm, San Telmo is the neighbourhood of arts, antiques, tango and timelessness. It's a nice area to wander around on any day of the week but Sundays are the most exciting time to experience this unique and alluring ambience. People of all nationalities flock to Plaza Dorrego for the weekly antique fair Feria de San Telmo....

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  • Bosques De Palermo - Palermo Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Palermo parks are not to be missed when visiting Buenos Aires! There’s a lot of green spaces in this beautiful city, and this is most evident in the parks of Palermo. The parks are huge and I walked along the main road, passing one green expanse after another and seeing restaurants and cafes along the way. Most striking were the dog-walkers...

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  • Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetary, this 18th Century Jesuit church is the 2nd oldest building in Buenos Aires and has been extensively restored since. It is worth looking inside for its baroque silver alter piece and its pre-hispanic features. You can go upstairs to its cloisters, which were opened to the public in 1997, which is now a small musuem...

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  • Floralis Generica Sculpture

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Rather than traditional bronze or marble, Buenos Aire's architect, Eduardo Catalano, turned to stainless steel, aluminium and modern technology to create his gigantic Floralis Generica - his "tribute to all flowers and a hope for the country's new Spring" and his multi-million gift to the city. Set to unfurl its stainless steel petals in the...

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  • Retiro District

    3 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Retiro is one of the main entry points to Buenos Aires. Due to the extensive bus network that operates in Argentina, Retiro bus station (a rather grim eyesore from the 1980s), is the focal hub of passengers disembarking for the capital city. With the bus terminal being relocated to Flores that will leave just the train station in Retiro, it will be...

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  • El Ateneo Bookshop

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Ateneo/Yenny is an Argentine book chain and this branch is housed in a former theatre that was built in 1919. A lot of the interior theatre architecture is still intact including the former boxes, stage, fly and curtains. There is a cafe on the former stage and the former auditorium houses the book sections. There is also a junior section and a...

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  • MALBA - Museum of Latin American Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The popular and critically acclaimed Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires houses one of the largest collections of Latin American art in the world, including works by Antonio Berni, Xul Solar, Tarsila do Amaral and Frida Kahlo. There are also rotating exhibits from international artists, such as Scotland’s Douglas Gordon (currently showing...

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  • Palermo District

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Palermo is one of the most popular neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. As the largest neighborhood, it consists of distinct subdivisions each with their own character, such as Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. Along with La Boca, this is the place where tourists need to put near the top of their itinerary. It is a residential area, but Palermo is...

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  • Feria de Mataderos - Mataderos Fair

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    In a city that is maniacal about Tango, one has to wonder why there isn't more Gaucho influence. For those of you interested in Gaucho culture beyond eating the steaks they provide, the Feria Mataderos on Sundays (starting in April) is a great thing to do, even if it requires a bit of effort. A taxi ride costs about $12 US from the city center to...

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  • English Tower - Torre de Los Ingleses

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Torre de los Ingleses (English Tower) is often called Big Ben. It was built in 1916 by local British residents who had made their fortunes building the nearby Retiro railroad station complex. It was constructed to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution of 1810 (Revolución de Mayo). Spain had lost great political and military authority...

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  • Teatro Colon Opera House

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    While I was in Argentina the Teatro Colon was under renovation, so i didn't get to see the inside. A friend of mine had gone the year before and was absolutely taken by the acoustic quality and grandeur of the treater. The Colon Theatre is generally considered one of the finest opera houses in the world and has hosted some of the world's great...

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  • Cabildo - Old Town Hall

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This is the only building that preserves the authentic colonial style from the times of its construction. During colony times, the Cabildo was the institution which represented the local interests. Along the years, the Cabildo suffered successive architectural modifications. In 1810, the building held the events which would give rise to the Primera...

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  • Football

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    People lucky enough to be in Argentina during July 2011 should definitely try and get tickets for the Copa America. One of the biggest football tournaments in the world. It only happens every 4 years and everyone is hoping that Argentina and Brazil will be in the final! Read this great 'guide to Copa America 2011' by Expanish Spanish school to...

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  • Malvinas War Memorial

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    In the Plaza San Martin I, across from Retiro Station, stands a sad monument to the hundreds of soldiers who died for the vanity of a failed dictator. This is the monument to the war dead form the short war over the Islas Malvinas or Falkland Islands (April - June 1982). In the early 1980s Argentina was still controlled by the brutal military...

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  • City Tours

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    it is recomended take the tour of all churches in the city center, there are the more important denomination around the area, like the orden of dominicos, the jesuitas, the mercenarios etc, tghe are very old contruction with beautifull art and history in inside

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  • Eva Peron

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Eva Peron's interment is in Recoleta Cemetary. I was expecting some grand mausoleum. But it is very basic and would just walk past it and not think twice. It is difficult to find without a guide, but not impossible. We did it and it was one of our reasons for visiting this cemetary. So much has been written about her. I wish I could give better...

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  • Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    I took very long walks in Buenos Aires, and with my map I ended up in this nice ecological reserve by the water near the city center. There’s about 200+ bird species in this beautiful lush marshy land that has become a popular site for weekend outings and hikes. It was declared in 1986 as an ecological reserve, covering 350 hectares, despite...

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  • Fine Arts Museum - Museo Bellas Artes

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Museo de Bellas Artes is an amazing museum. What is even more amazing is this museum is free! However you are most welcome to slot in your spare cash in the donation box. The museum could certainly use some for upkeep and maintenance, not that it is in a bad shape. The museum or museo in spanish, contains works of Van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Degas,...

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  • Walking

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Buenos Aires is meant to be explored on foot to attempt to get a feel for the city any other way simply won't do. Pounding the pavement is the way to truly experience the vibe and passion of this lively city. Every stret corner is another example of how the culture of the people define this city. From the many bustling cafes and restraunts to the...

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  • Shopping

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    While on a bus tour we stopped at a market which featured artwork as well as a market that sold tango dancers. I can't identify this particular area, but there are probably many in the city. More important to me is to think like a photographer, the street scenes around this area were fascinating. The wide angle was very useful. As always when...

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  • Plaza San Martin

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Plaza San Martín (San Martín Square), in Retiro Neighborhood, is one of the oldest and more beautiful parks in the city. It is bounded by Libertador Ave, Maipú St, Santa Fe Ave, and Leandro N Alem Ave, and has been declared as National Historic Site. It is, afer Plaza de Mayo, one of the most important squares in Buenos Aires. The park, formerly...

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  • Planetarium

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This planetarium works in a planet-shaped building, finished in 1966 by architecht Enrique Jan. Its dome has 20 mts wide. A projector system and laser device pointing the dome give shows about the Universe formation, with exhibits of 8900 stars, constellations and nebulous. You can go to the Sivori museum, then to the planetario and then to the...

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  • Calle Florida - Florida Street

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Florida starts at Plaza de Mayo and finishes at Plaza San Martin. The street mainly consists of offices, entertainment venues, shops, cafes and restaurants. Richmond Confiteria is a place that was linked to the street's sophisicated past and it's worth visiting and having a coffee in it's nostalgic environs. Galerias Pacifico is the main draw on...

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  • Calle Caminito

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This is the classic place that all the tourists flock to. The buildings are tiny and thin, painted in odd, bright colors, seemingly randomly selected. The story is that this area, being by the docks was used by new immigrants. The colors were used from discarded paint from the ships they arrived on. The story has it that La Boca ("the mouth")...

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  • Buskers & Street Performers

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Looking for the museum of belles artes which was closed I passed by this park at Avenida Libertadores which was full of statues and sculptures, it was really an amazing walk which made me forget the fact that the museum was closed and that I went there for no reason.

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  • Avenida Corrientes

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Corrientes Avenue is huge and crosses many neighborhoods, changing its characteristics according to the area. We live here now, almost on the corner of Callao, another busy avenue. You can find books around 9 de Julio and Corrientes, used books around Callao Street, and cheap clothes between Pueyrredon and Pasteur. Line B of subway rides along...

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  • Rosedal - Rose Garden

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The heart of Bosques de Palermo is a giant and beautiful Rosedal (Rose Garden), created in 1914 by the landscaper Carlos Thays. It has almost 15.000 colourful rose bushes and plants of 1.189 different species from around the world. The most important attractions are the Andalusian Patio (built in 1929 and given away by the Spanish city Seville) and...

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  • Bombonera - La Boca Juniors

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    No visit to Argentina would be complete without experiencing in some shape or form the passion for football (soccer) that Argentines have. Its borderline crazy and goes beyond the normal fanatics you might see at NFL game in the United States. Sadly I did not get to experience a game as the football season was over but I did the next best thing and...

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  • Evita Museum - Museo Evita

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    To this day there is a mystique about Eva Peron, the wife of General (later President) Juan Peron. Many Argentines see her as something almost approaching a saint, the exemplification of a soul full of compassion and caring for others. She did, in fact, hold a title of "Spiritual Leader of the Nation." Others see her as a convenient attachment,...

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  • Palacio Barolo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This is one of my favorite buildings both here in BsAs and also across the Rio Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay. For both this palacio and the Palacio Salvo were designed by Mario Palanti and were to be very close to each other in spirit and mode. The Barolo was finished two years ahead of its transfluvial brother – 1923 – and was the tallest building...

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