Distrito Federal Things to Do

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Distrito Federal Things to Do

  • San Telmo

    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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  • Plaza de Mayo

    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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  • La Boca

    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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  • Recoleta

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This is a historical must see site, a burial ground featuring ostentatious tombs and including the final burial place of Eva Peron. It is well-known, so in my tip I would like to focus on photographing in the cemetery. This can be place with severe contrasts along the avenues of tombs, bright light on one side and dark shadows on the other. It...

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  • Recoleta - Cementerio de la Recoleta

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This famous cemetery is without doubt one of the most remarkable sights of Buenos Aires. It is located in a wealthy neighborhood, and it is known for its beautiful architecture and as the burial place of some famous Argentines Its now became the exclusive cemetery for the richer class. Italian architect Buschiazzo gave the cemetery a modern and...

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  • Puerto Madero and Catalina's

    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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  • 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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  • El Obelisco

    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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  • 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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  • 9 de Julio Avenue

    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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  • Retiro

    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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  • Colon Theatre

    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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  • Palermo - Floralis Generica

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Floralis Generica Floralis means that belons to the flowars ( a latin word) and Generica means that represents all the flowes. it was built in 2002 by Eduardo Catalano with steel and aliminum. It was then donated to Buenos Aires city. it's only open on special ocations like " the museums night" or special events and iluminated with colours...

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  • El Congreso

    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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  • Tigre

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    It is a very nice way to kill the time and to grasp the beauty of the Delta. The Delta starts near the city of Diamante and finishes in Rio de la Plata. The sights along the river banks are picturesque. You will see that thre live both poor and rich people. No need to worry that you will get sick on the boat. The vessels are stable on the...

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  • Palermo 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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  • Palermo - Botanical Gardens

    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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  • Football

    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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  • Feria de Mataderos - Matadero's Fair

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Although on the list of ‘top 25 must see places’ of Turismo Buenos Aires, we had a lot of ‘trouble’ coming to this fair. Our hosts of the B&B (in Vicente Lopez) and the driver of the remise had never heard of it !! So we first had to look at the internet for a map. This fair is held Sunday's from 11.00 a.m. till 8.00 p.m. in front of the National...

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  • Plaza de Mayo: Catedral Metropolitana

    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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  • El Ateneo

    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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  • 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 de Mayo: Casa de Gobierno Casa...

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The casa rosada (rose house) is the headquarter of the Argentinian government and, at the same time, it is a national monument. It has been built in 1594, its name derives from the particular color and it also hosts the Museo de la Casa del Gobierno a collection of objects, paintings and sculptures reguarding the history of the contry and its...

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  • Recoleta - Basilica Nuestra Señora del...

    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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  • Recoleta - Museo Nacional de Bellas...

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Bellas Artes (Fine Arts) museum in Recoleta was our favourite of the many museums in Buenos Aires. There is a good variety of paintings on display, especially by 19th century European impressionists. The upper level is devoted to South American artists and there are many impressive Argentine paintings as well as pre-Columbian exhibits as well...

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  • Palermo Area

    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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  • Corrientes Avenue

    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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  • City Tours

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    While on sponsored tours of the city - ours came at the end of a cruise - I find that shooting photos of building reflections adds spice to the images. Zoom lens are great to use for a variety of possible shots. Autoexposure can be misleading, so use the camera as a exposure meter. Take a reading off a neutral subject, turn the camera to manual and...

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  • El Rosedal

    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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  • Evita

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    It's probably difficult for most people to go to Buenos Aires and NOT to think of Evita. (And there was no singing from the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical....) The Museo Evita is exactly what you'd expect: a lovely building, and basically a hagiology of the life of Eva Duarte Peron. It is, however, in a great building, the multimedia parts of the...

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  • Bosques de Palermo

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    I was lucky to be in Buenos Aires just at the right time, spring when the jacaranda is in bloom. It was fun to just stroll around here and get a nice break during the heat of the day, this park was a beautiful refuge, cool and relaxed. You can go running here, biking, skating. There are boats on the lakes you can rent. Sorry, im not sure i would...

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  • Rio de la Plata

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Río de la Plata translates as the "Silver River". Most locals joke that it is anything but silver....it's more brown. The river was not named for its color but for the riches that early Spanish explorers thought would be at the end of the river.

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  • Costanera Sur

    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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  • Palermo Park

    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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  • Plaza Lavalle

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    After having seen enough of the Obelisk and busy 9 de Julio Av., we turned off onto the pedestrian walkway of Av. Roque Senez Pena. This very quickly took us to the quiet and peaceful looking Plaza Lavalle which spans the three city blocks along which the famous Teatro (Theatre) Colon is located. The seven-story Teatro, which can hold up to 3500...

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  • MALBA - Buenos Aires Museum of Latin...

    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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  • Eva Peron

    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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  • Palermo - 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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  • Plaza de Mayo: El Cabildo

    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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  • Biking

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Another way to see the city, but whilst doing a bit of excercise. These guys were great, they offer a range of routes and you spend a couple of hours cycling around the city finding out about the history etc..

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  • Recoleta Facultad de Derecho - Law's...

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This is our public University of Law. Esta es nuestra Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Aunque los estudios de derecho registran antecedentes en Buenos Aires, al fundarse en 1815 la Academia Teórico Práctica de Jurisprudencia, la Facultad de Derecho, como institución, nace en 1821 con la denominación de Departamento de...

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  • Recoleta - Centro Cultural Recoleta

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Era un antiguo convento, construido en 1732 por los monjes recoletos. Desde 1886 funciono como asilo de ancianos y a partir de 1979 paso a cumplir la funcion de centro cultural que desarrolla en la actualidad. It was an ancient convent, constructed in 1732 by the recoleto's monks. From 1886 it worked as an asylum for ancients and from 1979 it...

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  • San Telmo Sunday Market

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The historic barrio of San Telmo, with its shady cobbled streets, faded old mansions, antique shops and Sunday antiques market at the Plaza Dorrego is justifyably a top attraction in Buenos Aires. You can browse the antique shops in the surrounding streets , check out the fresh produce with the locals at the covered market (built in 1897) at the...

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  • Palermo - Zoo - Jardin zoologico de la...

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Buenos Aires Zoo covers 18 hectares in the neighbourhood of Palermo in Buenos Aires. The Zoo contains 89 species of mammals, 49 species of reptiles and 175 species of birds, with a total of over 2,500 different animal species. prices from $arg 9 open from Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays), from 10.00 am

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  • Estancias

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Argentina Polo Day is polo for EVERYONE, EVERYDAY of the year! I am happy I found them! To enjoy and play polo only 45 minutes away from the city. A COMPLETE day to experience polo in a professional, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You will watch a LIVE polo game ANY DAY, taste a complete argentine BBQ with good wine, and experience the incredible...

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