Buenos Aires Argentina – A Complete Travel Guide

Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Americas. With a European flair and Latin blood, the Buenos Aires capital is always an excellent choice. The architecture is inspiring, and the cuisine is delicious.

The city is full of parks, and attractions and has an intense nightlife.

If you intend to visit Buenos Aires, discover with our guide the main attractions, hotel tips, places for shopping, and much more to plan an incredible trip.

Buenos Aires Argentina

Attractions and Landmarks

Recoleta Buenos Aires


Recoleta is the most elegant neighborhood in the city. The Recoleta Cemetery is a popular attraction with locals and tourists alike, drawn to see the many elaborate mausoleums that serve as resting places for Argentina’s rich and famous, including that of Eva Perón.

The Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar located next to the cemetery was completed in 1732.

Since the 19th century, it has been one of the parishes of the city of Buenos Aires and the second oldest temple in the city.

Floralis Genérica

Floralis Genérica

Also be sure to visit the most interesting outdoor sculpture in the city, the Floralis Genérica, a huge steel and aluminum flower in the middle of the Plaza Naciones Unidas.

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts

The National Museum of Fine Arts located on Avenida del Libertador has the largest Artistic Heritage in the country and one of the main ones in Latin America.

Museum​ of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

Museum​ of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

The Museum​ of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) is another museum in the city, it has numerous works by modern artists from all over Latin America and serves as a cultural center.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden is another attraction of Buenos Aires and one of the largest Japanese gardens of its kind in the world outside of Japan. In addition to its beautiful landscape and ponds, the place also has a Japanese restaurant.

Puerto Madero Buenos Aires

Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero is a neighborhood that occupies a significant portion of the Rio de la Plata. The area has many modern buildings and old warehouses have been converted into restaurants.

Take a walk along Puente de la Mujer and enjoy the view of the river, have lunch at one of the many restaurants.

Casa Rosada Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada

The Belle Époque of Buenos Aires is evident in the splendid old colonial buildings found in Plaza de Mayo.

The square was founded in the 16th century and has played host to many important events in the city’s history, from the revolt against Spain in 1810 to the continuous vigils held by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.

The square is surrounded by important buildings and monuments such as the Casa Rosada, Banco de la Nación Argentina, and Monumento al General Manuel Belgrano.

Casa Rosada is the seat of the presidency of Argentina.

It is the location where Eva Perón would address the huge crowds eager to see her.

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

The 16th-century Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires boasts a charming neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque interior, along with numerous important works of art.

Colon Theater

Colon Theater

The Colon Theater was inaugurated in 1908. This world-class opera, ballet, and classical music venue feature some of the finest acoustics in the world. There are guided tours available.

Obelisk Buenos Aires

Obelisk Buenos Aires

The Obelisk is one of the symbols of the city located in the Av. 9 de Julio, known worldwide for its width, it is also the main avenue of Buenos Aires.

Caminito Buenos Aires


Caminito is undoubtedly the most colorful place in Buenos Aires.

Several balconies and patios feature fun sculptures of tango dancers and other characters. This series of photogenic buildings offer quality crafts, souvenirs, and outdoor tango demonstrations.

La Bombonera

La Bombonera

The Alberto J. Armando Stadium known as “La Bombonera” is located in the neighborhood of La Boca.

The stadium has a capacity of 49,000 spectators. The Boca Juniors Passion Museum opened in 2001 and is located inside the stadium. The museum chronicles the club’s rise from 1905 to the present.

Gardens of the National Museum of Decorative Art

National Museum of Decorative Art

The National Museum of Decorative Art is dedicated to designing and decorative arts and has a collection of more than 6,000 objects.

The museum is located in a beautiful French-style garden palace.

San Telmo Argentina

San Telmo

San Telmo with its narrow cobbled streets and old colonial-style buildings is an area popular for its cafes, tango halls, and boutiques.

The Sundays Fair of San Telmo de San Telmo (Feria de San Telmo), is an antique fair that draws a crowd of shoppers and tourists.