Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Buenos Aires has been coined the "Paris of South America." European-style colonial architecture, exceptional restaurants, designer shopping and a sexy tango culture fill this cosmopolitan town.


Activities
San Telmo Market (Feria de San Telmo)
In Buenos Aires's oldest (and most character-filled) neighborhood -- wander the weekly artisan and antiques market on Sunday, and find everything from vintage posters to old-fashioned seltzer bottles.
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  • Plaza Dorrego
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

San Telmo Market (Feria de San Telmo)

In Buenos Aires's oldest (and most character-filled) neighborhood -- wander the weekly artisan and antiques market on Sunday, and find everything from vintage posters to old-fashioned seltzer bottles.
Plaza Dorrego Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Plaza de Mayo
Visit the city's main square and home to several important buildings, including the Casa Rosada (the presidential palace and former home to Eva Peron)and the Cabildo (former Spanish town hall).
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  • Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province C1087 Argentina

Plaza de Mayo

Visit the city's main square and home to several important buildings, including the Casa Rosada (the presidential palace and former home to Eva Peron)and the Cabildo (former Spanish town hall).
Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Teatro Colón
This legendary opera house has been wowing audiences and performers since it first opened in 1908. Buy tickets for a performance, or opt for one of the daily, hour-long tours of the exquisite space.
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  • Tucuman 1171
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Teatro Colón

This legendary opera house has been wowing audiences and performers since it first opened in 1908. Buy tickets for a performance, or opt for one of the daily, hour-long tours of the exquisite space.
Tucuman 1171 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 4378 7109
Cementerio de la Recoleta
This necropolis is filled with awe-inspiring marble, granite and bronze tombs and creepy crypts, and houses the remains of Argentine luminaries including Eva Peron, as well as generals and presidents.
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  • Azcuénaga
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

This necropolis is filled with awe-inspiring marble, granite and bronze tombs and creepy crypts, and houses the remains of Argentine luminaries including Eva Peron, as well as generals and presidents.
Azcuénaga Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4803 1594
Explore Palermo
This is Buenos Aires's hottest neighborhood at the moment. Discover botanical and Japanese gardens, sprawling parks, hip clothing boutiques and ultra-trendy restaurants, bars and clubs.
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  • Palermo, Buenos Aires
  • Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Explore Palermo

This is Buenos Aires's hottest neighborhood at the moment. Discover botanical and Japanese gardens, sprawling parks, hip clothing boutiques and ultra-trendy restaurants, bars and clubs.
Palermo, Buenos Aires Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Visit Puerto Madero
Take an evening stroll in Puerto Madero, the city's sleek, refurbished waterfront, which is now lined with bustling steak and seafood restaurants and nightclubs. Walk across the Puente de La Mujer.
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  • Rosario Vera Pentaloza
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Visit Puerto Madero

Take an evening stroll in Puerto Madero, the city's sleek, refurbished waterfront, which is now lined with bustling steak and seafood restaurants and nightclubs. Walk across the Puente de La Mujer.
Rosario Vera Pentaloza Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4515 4600

Hotels
Four Seasons Buenos Aires
An extensive $49 million-dollar renovation has secured the Four Seasons' reputation as Buenos Aires's sleekest accommodation. The hotel highlights include rooms and suites in both a modern tower and stunning Belle Epoque mansion.
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  • 1086 Posadas
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province 1011 Argentina

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

An extensive $49 million-dollar renovation has secured the Four Seasons' reputation as Buenos Aires's sleekest accommodation. The hotel highlights include rooms and suites in both a modern tower and stunning Belle Epoque mansion.
1086 Posadas Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4321 1200
Five Cool Rooms
A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of the city's hippest neighborhood, Palermo Soho is a 17-room haven with a rooftop asado (grill) and Jacuzzi offering epic city views. Enjoy an outdoor garden space and breakfast on the rooftop terrace.
  • Honduras 4742
  • Tablata, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Five Cool Rooms

A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of the city's hippest neighborhood, Palermo Soho is a 17-room haven with a rooftop asado (grill) and Jacuzzi offering epic city views. Enjoy an outdoor garden space and breakfast on the rooftop terrace.
Honduras 4742 Tablata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 5235 5555
Alvear Palace Hotel
The posh hotel caters to a well-heeled clientele, with rooms and suites featuring marble bathrooms, stunning antiques and views of the chic Recoleta neighborhood's leafy parks and squares.
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  • Av. Alvear 1891
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province 1129 Argentina

Alvear Palace Hotel

The posh hotel caters to a well-heeled clientele, with rooms and suites featuring marble bathrooms, stunning antiques and views of the chic Recoleta neighborhood's leafy parks and squares.
Av. Alvear 1891 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4808 2100
Home Hotel
Scandinavian minimalist design meets a funky 1960s-retro vibe at this ultra-modern hotel. Its popular bar is where DJs spin for preening crowds splayed out in pod chairs while sipping vodka cocktails.
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  • Honduras 5860
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province 1414 Argentina

Home Hotel

Scandinavian minimalist design meets a funky 1960s-retro vibe at this ultra-modern hotel. Its popular bar is where DJs spin for preening crowds splayed out in pod chairs while sipping vodka cocktails.
Honduras 5860 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4778 1008

Restaurants & Bars
Las Cabras
This parrilla, or steakhouse, grills up juicy cuts of beef, sausages and all manner of animal parts. This is one of the most affordable steakhouse -- and tasty -- in trendy Palermo Hollywood.
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  • Fitz Roy 1795
  • Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Las Cabras

This parrilla, or steakhouse, grills up juicy cuts of beef, sausages and all manner of animal parts. This is one of the most affordable steakhouse -- and tasty -- in trendy Palermo Hollywood.
Fitz Roy 1795 Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 5197 5303
La Esperanza de los Ascurra
Join the young, hipster porteños, who have already discovered this stylish vermouth and tapas bar. Try mouthwatering small plates like creamy burrata, potato-packed tortillas and tangy boquerones.
  • Aguirre 526
  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

La Esperanza de los Ascurra

Join the young, hipster porteños, who have already discovered this stylish vermouth and tapas bar. Try mouthwatering small plates like creamy burrata, potato-packed tortillas and tangy boquerones.
Aguirre 526 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 2058 8313
Il Ballo del Mattone
Many would argue Il Ballo dishes out the best Italian meals in the city, but what really draws the crowds to this local hot spot is its edgy, pre-party atmosphere and handmade pastas, like fusilli.
  • Gorriti 5737
  • Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Il Ballo del Mattone

Many would argue Il Ballo dishes out the best Italian meals in the city, but what really draws the crowds to this local hot spot is its edgy, pre-party atmosphere and handmade pastas, like fusilli.
Gorriti 5737 Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4343 3598
Sudestada
This Southeast Asian-inspired enclave is known as much for its uber-affordable prix-fixe lunch menu as for its tasty dinner specials. Try the tenderloin stir-fried with greens or vegetarian noodles.
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  • Guatemala 5602
  • Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Sudestada

This Southeast Asian-inspired enclave is known as much for its uber-affordable prix-fixe lunch menu as for its tasty dinner specials. Try the tenderloin stir-fried with greens or vegetarian noodles.
Guatemala 5602 Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Phone: 54 11 4776 3777
Nuestro Secreto
Set in a glass-enclosed space, Secreto invites diners to indulge in a traditional asado, or barbecue. Enjoy juicy steaks, suckling pig, roasted potatoes and the seared goat’s cheese appetizer.
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  • Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina

Nuestro Secreto

Set in a glass-enclosed space, Secreto invites diners to indulge in a traditional asado, or barbecue. Enjoy juicy steaks, suckling pig, roasted potatoes and the seared goat’s cheese appetizer.
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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