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Distrito Federal Things to Do

  • Recoleta Cemetery - Cementerio de la...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The cemetary is beautiful and unique - i've never seen anything like it! You probably don't need a ton of time - a lot of the tours are LONG for looking at a bunch of similar sepuclres, but definitely worth going (and free!) If you go on a Saturday, there is an amazing artesanal fair that has beautiful crafts and jewelery and little matés and wool...

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  • La Boca District

    4 out of 5 stars

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    It's been 10 years already that I've been to Argentina..and had not enough time to write about it.Now I have more time already...please wait to read more tips from many trips .Argentina is one of my favourite country ,actually I can't decide which one is the most favourite between Argentina and Chile cuz I love them both...really love them. In...

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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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  • Plaza De Mayo

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The Plaza de Mayo is the main square downtown, and has several major landmarks - the Casa Rosada (pink house) which is the presidential house (equivalent of the White House in the US), the May Pyramid in the middle, the Metropolitan Cathedral (which is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires), city hall, etc. The Plaza is huge, and as...

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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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  • Puerto Madero District

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    This is not only the port where you can travel to Colonia, in Uruguay, but also a nice place to walk and drink coffee or have lunch in a restaurant. There are sailing boats and the atmosphere is pleasant. I walked there from Calle Florida.

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  • Teatro Colon Opera House

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The grand Teatro Colón stands with its back to wide Avenida 9 de Julio, the main entrance facing Calle Libertad and Plaza Lavalle. It is a fine edifice, but had a particularly troubled story of construction. Begun in 1889, it opened nearly 20 years later in 1908. The theatre was designed in the Italian style by architect Francesco Tamburini, with...

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  • Tango

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    TANGO SHOWS I am from Argentina and I love tango, but that is not the norm. I’ve been to most of the good and expensive shows out there (not all of them, since I don’t live there anymore) and to an extensive list of local places to learn and dance. The first thing that you have to know is that you will get what you pay for. The best place is $200...

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  • 9 de Julio Avenue

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    I read that the Portenos boast that Avenida 9 de Julio is the "world's widest avenue, with a width of 460 ft. Whether it is the widest or not, this avenue provides the Portenos with a "Parisien style blvd." and is quite impressive. The Avenue is located in the center of Buenos Aires and provides for a magnificent open space area. At the center of...

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  • Obelisco - Obelisk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Obelisk is one of the symbols of Buenos Aires, and is located in the Plaza de la Republica downtown (right smack in the middle of Avenida 9 de Julio). You can't miss it! It was built in 1936 and has been standing ever since (67.5 metres tall), though it has been vandalized many times. Apparently, it is also possible to enter and climb the...

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  • Casa Rosada

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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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  • Palacio Congreso

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Argentina's national parliament sits under the lofty bronze plated dome of the marble neoclassical building, designed by Italian Vittorio Meano and completed by Argentine architect Julio Dormal in 1906. The marble is stained grey by pollution, and scaffolding obscured some of the features during our visit. It is reminiscent in style to the US...

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  • Calle Florida - Florida Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Metropolitan Cathedral - Catedral...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    It is huge, and inside is marvelous. I even saw a plaque devoted to the Holodomor, or the holocaust of about 10 millions ukrainians by the sinister Stalin. I was lucky to be there when the change of guards to pay respects to the tomb of San Martin.

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  • Sunday Market - Plaza Dorrego

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    The Sunday Market in Plaza Dorrego is definitely a must-see. On Sundays, the plaza is filled with kiosks and vendors selling antiques and crafts, and there are also musicians and tango dancers around too. The market is very lively and lots of beautiful things can be found - mate mugs/gourds, jewelry, dishes, decorations, etc. Carlos (VTer Orkaena)...

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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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  • Past Events

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    Gallery Nights es un recorrido cultural que nació en el año 2001 y cumple 14 años ininterrumpidos acercando la creatividad de los artistas al público. Se desarrolla de abril a diciembre en Buenos Aires (Barrio Norte, Retiro y Palermo). No es un tour guiado, la idea es que con mapa en mano, el público pueda recorrer las galerías de la zona de la...

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  • Architecture

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    Going around with taxis, when I happened to see an impressive building I used to ask what it was and I got very often answered it was a university building, which I found amazing. I found this building while I was looking for museum of fine arts which, was closed and it turned out to be the faculty of law of Buenos Aires, near it there is a nice...

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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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  • 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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  • Ideas

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    there are very antiques things about foundation of bs as, pictures, objects, plannes,papers, etc. Very nice, is chiquito but interesting and free. There are very good info furniture, carts, constructions and more. I liked a lot in a very short time it runs well.

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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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  • English Tower - Torre de Los Ingleses

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    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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  • Japanese Garden - Jardín Japonés

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cabildo - Old Town Hall

    4 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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  • 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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  • 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

    4.5 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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  • Fine Arts Museum - Museo Bellas Artes

    4.5 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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  • Local Life

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Bonsoir, si tu vas à buenos aires et que tu cherches des infos sur la ville et les endroits à ne pas manquer en argentine, tu peux aller faire un tour sur bonjour argentine, c'est un site francophone ou tu peux retrouver pleins d'info et bons plans! Bon voyage!

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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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  • El Ateneo Bookshop

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    I love bookstores so this may be biased, but I could come here every day. The old theater is beautiful, and they have a selection of books travelers will love - from photo books to travel books to "argentine slang" books - and you can grab a book and head to the center of the theater to grab a coffee and read, just like a library, and no one will...

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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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  • 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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  • MALBA - Museum of Latin American Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) should be at the top of the list for art lovers visiting Argentina’s capital. Located along leafy Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, it is perfectly located for a break whilst walking between Palermo & Recoleta. The building is modern and sundrenched, the small permanent collection spread across 4...

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  • Buskers & Street Performers

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    In many parts of the city (but especially in the touristy areas), there are street performers. Many are tango dancers and musicians. So if you want to enjoy tango while you're out and about, check them out in neighbourhoods like San Telmo and La Recoleta. One time, I actually saw one of my teachers from the tango school dancing in a restaurant in...

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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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  • 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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  • Spanish Lessons

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Hi! I have taken Spanish lessons at Verbum Spanish school, located in Palermo. It is a medium-size school with a very friendly environment. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a spanish language school in Buenos Aires. I was pleased with the quality of the lessons, my teacher was very good, schedules were flexible and...

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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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  • Evita Museum - Museo Evita

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    Whilst most visitors to Buenos Aires seek out Eva Peron's final place of rest at the Recoleta Cemetery, the Museo Evita (entry 50 Pesos), fleshes out the story of this most well known Argentinian. The museum is housed in a former ‘temporary home’, set up by one of Eva Peron’s numerous social committees to assist women who were visiting Buenos...

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