Next we describe in this article the 10 best attractions to visit in the city of Buenos Aires as well as recommendations for a getaway from the city.
Expert travel agents from our local Buenos Aires travel agency have debated and chatted for hours and concluded that these places are totally unmissable on a 4-day visit to the capital of Argentina.
We hope you find this information useful to plan your next visit to our city.
1. Colón Theater (Buenos Aires)
The Colón Theater in the city of Buenos Aires is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Recognized for its acoustics and for the artistic value of its construction, its current building turned 100 years old in 2008.
It is one of the most important lyrical theaters in the world that you cannot miss, such as La Scala in Milan, the Opera Garnier in Paris and the Royal Opera House in London.
2. San Telmo neighborhood (Buenos Aires)
San Telmo was the area where the first inhabitants settled, it is the oldest neighborhood in the City. The center of San Telmo is the Plaza Dorrego, around there are numerous cafes, restaurants, antique shops and lately many breweries.
It was after 1970 when San Telmo began to be revalued; the old buildings were renovated and many of the buildings over 100 years old were declared Historical Heritage of the city.
3. El Ateneo Bookstore (Buenos Aires)
This bookstore located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires is a must-see, if only to admire the architecture of the place. This old theater has several floors. He has books of all kinds, many of which are not available elsewhere. It also has movies and music and a book section dedicated to the little ones.
4. Caminito (Buenos Aires)
Undoubtedly, La Boca is one of the neighborhoods most visited by travelers and the road is the main attraction. Many historians still dispute whether the first foundation of the city was carried out in this sector, next to the mouth of the Riachuelo. Sundays are when more tourists arrive and the best day to visit it.
5. Recoleta Cemetery (Buenos Aires)
The Recoleta Cemetery is the place where different personalities from the history of Argentina are buried. The large avenues and narrow passages of the cemetery lead to the graves of different renowned figures, among which Eva Perón, Carlos Pellegrini, Nicolás Avellaneda and Bartolomé Miter stand out. We recommend this tour of the Recoleta Cemetery, which has guides who know a lot about the history of the place.
6. The Delta (Buenos Aires)
Not far from Buenos Aires hides a completely different landscape. Enjoy a boat trip through the Tigre Delta and its islands, learn about the culture of the islanders, and admire the unique architecture of the elegant houses. Just 32 kilometers from the city center, one hour by train (from the Retiro railway terminal). In Tigre, where colonial mansions abound, aristocratic rowing clubs, hundreds of local crafts and a river station from where you can reach a unique natural world: the Paraná River Delta.
7. Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires)
The city of Mar del Plata is the most popular summer vacation destination in Argentina. It is the head of the General Pueyrredón district, an important port and spa. It is about 400 kilometers from Buenos Aires. Among its long chain of beaches, Punta Mogotes and Playa Grande stand out, of great extension and famous for their surfing areas.
Behind Playa Grande, the tree-lined streets of the Los Troncos neighborhood are home to elegant houses from the early 20th century that are now museums. Among these is the Don Roberto T. Barili Municipal Historical Museum Archive, which illustrates the city’s past with photographs and objects.
8. Hotel Boulevard Atlántico in Mar del Sur (Buenos Aires)
Declared a Municipal Historical Monument, the legendary Boulevard Atlántico hotel, symbol of Mar del Sur, a seaside resort near Miramar, has been closed for years, but it is still worth a visit. The Boulevard Atlántico Hotel in Mar del Sud is perhaps one of the last standing exponents of hotel architecture for the late 19th century summer resorts of our country.
9. Sierra de la Ventana (Buenos Aires)
Sierra de la Ventana is the main town among those that make up the so-called Sierra de la Ventana Region. It is the 2nd mountain nucleus of the province of Buenos Aires that doubles in height to the Tandilia system. You can do various walks, mountain biking, rappelling, climbing, horseback riding, 4 × 4 excursions, or visit places with history, museums and even a modern winery.
The entire area was Aboriginal land until beyond the late 19th century. The different campaigns to the desert were recovering spaces for the installation of the white man and with them the emergence of the large rooms that found in these soils the most conducive to raising cattle.
10. San Blas Bay, Wild Boar Island (Buenos Aires)
Bahía San Blas is an extensive wetland declared a Natural Reserve. San Blas is an area of exuberant fish catch, which has been called “El Paraíso del Pescador Deportivo”. The shore of the island is formed by a part of a pebble slope and the other by a sandy beach. The Bahía San Blas Nature Reserve extends from the mouth of the Río Colorado Viejo, in the north, to the Segunda Barranca lighthouse, in the south.
Another ideal place for fishing is the Jabalí stream, where with rising tide you can get good quantities of silverside in mid-water and deep soles. Corvinas, snook, whiting, catfish, borriquetas, mullets and small silversides are fished afloat. In the area of the bridge you can fish from the coast or from the bridge that crosses it.