Archive for the ‘Attractions’ Category

3 de Febrero Park

3 de Febrero Park

This beautiful park makes up one of the bosques de Palermo, and is easily the most popular.  The highlight of the park is the little island surround by a pretty lagoon, where you can rent a row boat or a paddle boat.  The island itself is called El Rosedal, a very well kept rose garden […]

Square of Enlightenment

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The Square of Enlightenment (Manzana de las Luces) is a square block of a few different historical buildings, located very close to the plaza de Mayo.  There are daily tours offered for those interested in an important part of Buenos Aire’s history, which take you through the major points of interest in the Square of […]

Bioparque Temaikén

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Temaiken is Buenos Aires’ most highly touted zoo, located in Escobar (about 1.5 hours from Plaza Italia). The zoo is beautifully landscaped, and very spacious, which is what really sets it apart from the Palermo Zoo. Unfortunately, this also causes it to cost nearly three times as much (currently $58 for adults, and $44 for […]

The “ARA Uruguay” Museum

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The ARA Uruguay is a small ship, known as a corvette, that is permanently docked in Puerto Madero and can be visited by the public. The boat has a very interesting story – it was built in 1874, a three-mast beauty and was one of the largest ship in South America. At the beginning of […]

Evita Museum

The Evita museum was inaugurated in 2002, to portray the life of one of Argentina’s most famous political figures, and a hero for many Argentines.   It is located in a stylish turn of the century mansion in Palermo, right near Plaza Italia.  The museum shows the different stages of Evita´s life, from her birth in […]

MALBA – Buenos Aires Latinamerican Museum of Art

The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires is the country´s most important museum for displaying contemporary art from the 20th century.  The permanent collection is mainly made up of works by Argentine artists, and this is the best spot to see Argentina´s most famous contemporary artists.  There are also many works from other Latin […]

Planetarium

The Buenos Aires Planetarium is located in Palermo, near the intersection of Sarmiento and Figueroa Alcorta.  Similar to most planetariums, it is a place where you can go to learn more about astronomy.  The planetarium itself is quite old and has seen better days, but this doesn´t take much away much from the shows, other […]

El Zanjón

El Zanjon is, according to the Buenos Aires heritage site, the most important archaeological project in Buenos Aires.  It was a huge house built during the first settlement in Buenos Aires back in the 16th century, and has changed ownership numerous times in its centuries long history. A tour through the Zanjón gives you a […]

La Rural

La Rural

La Rural is a massive events center, with over 5,000 m2 of indoor space, and another 10.000 m2 of outdoor space.  It hosts some of the most important South American festivals and events, such as the Book Fair, Arte BA, and the Vinos and Bodegas expo. It is located right off of Plaza Italia, making […]

El Ateneo

El Ateneo

Buenos Aires is full of bookstores, and plenty of them are very nice. However, none of them can hold a candle to El Ateneo Grand Splendid, which has been labeled as one of the top 10 bookstores in the world. Once you’ve entered El Ateneo, it is easy to see why. El Ateneo was built […]