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Buenos AiresArgentina

With its European flavour and a rich history, this city is one of the most vibrant and fascinating places to visit in the world.

Visitors come to Buenos Aires from all over the globe to walk through the colourful neighbourhoods, gaze at the eclectic architecture, and experience the exciting nightlife. The metro makes it easy to navigate between the city’s many districts.

The trendy Palermo district is dotted with chic restaurants, cafés and boutiques. Palermo Hollywood is exactly as it sounds: glamorous. This neighbourhood boasts the best nightlife that Buenos Aires has to offer. Nearby, you’ll find Buenos Aires Zoo, a real treat for children in your party.

For history and culture, there’s plenty to be found in Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo. Recoleta is home to the magnificent La Recoleta Cemetery. The stunning tombs and mausoleums are only second in importance to the famous people who rest there. The surrounding neighbourhood is home to the city’s rich and famous where you will encounter some of the city’s best architecture.

The Plaza de Mayo is located in the Downtown area of the city and is crammed with important monuments and buildings including the famous Casa Rosada—the government palace where Eva Perón or ‘Evita’ used to address the Argentinian people. Football fans should stop in La Boca to catch a Boca Juniors’ game at the Bombonera.

This city is the place for food-lovers everywhere. Check out the cafés and restaurants to find local specialties such as Dulce de Leche and empanadas. Palermo Soho is widely regarded as the best place for a superb dining experience, but you will find great places all over the city that will give your taste buds a treat.

Buenos Aires has something for everyone, so regardless of which districts you choose to visit, you will see South American passion and energy at its best, but don’t take any chances—be sure to visit them all..

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Recoleta which includes signage

Recoleta

4.5/5Wonderful!(59 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Bueno Aires Design Mall and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Recoleta. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Pueyrredon Station (Santa Fe) or Aguero Station.

Recoleta
Puerto Madero which includes modern architecture, night scenes and a city

Puerto Madero

5/5Exceptional!(5 area reviews)

Puerto Madero is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Luna Park and Women's Bridge while you're in town.

Puerto Madero
San Telmo showing street scenes and markets as well as a large group of people

San Telmo

4.5/5Wonderful!(12 area reviews)

San Telmo is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Argentine Cinema Museum or Plaza Dorrego.

San Telmo
Downtown Buenos Aires

El Centro

4.5/5Wonderful!(115 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in El Centro. Obelisco is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at C. Pellegrini Station or July 9 Station to see more of Comuna 1.

El Centro

Top hotels in Buenos Aires

Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Junin 1727, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is NZ$147 per night from 28 Nov. to 29 Nov.

Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Plaza Francia and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The location of the property is convenient to shopping, visiting museums, parks and right across the street from the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Besides visiting it you can take interesting photos from the 10th floor. But the best part of this boutique hotel are the staff: front office, housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
Gran Hotel Argentino
Gran Hotel Argentino
3 out of 5
Carlos Pellegrini 37, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is NZ$51 per night from 10 Nov. to 11 Nov.

Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street and Obelisco. Teatro Colon and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Mayo Avenue ...

3.5/5Good! (904 reviews)
Good Balance between cost and quality -

"Very good location Good service Good place to stay Good balance cost-benefit"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Gran Hotel Argentino
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
5 out of 5
Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patio Bullrich, Recoleta Cultural Center and Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (291 reviews)

"This is the mist beautiful and luxurious property in all of Argentina! It is a beautiful palace alongside a modern comfortable hotel. The service is outstanding! Well worth the price."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Buenos Aires

Top Rentals
Top Rentals
3.5 out of 5
Esmeralda 920, Buenos Aires
The price is NZ$68 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Retiro, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon and Galerias Pacifico. Obelisco and Plaza San Martin are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (104 reviews)

"The property location is awesome, you can take any kind of transportation around, the neighborhood is safe and friendly. This apartment view is everything:)"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Top Rentals
Boutique Apartments BA
Boutique Apartments BA
3.5 out of 5
933 Esmeralda, Buenos Aires, CABA
The price is NZ$34 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Retiro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon and Galerias Pacifico. Obelisco and Plaza San Martin are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (8 reviews)

"Great furnishing, fully equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms. Included breakfast was very good as well. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2019

Boutique Apartments BA
HTL 9 de Julio Bs As
HTL 9 de Julio Bs As
3.5 out of 5
Adolfo Alsina 1112, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is NZ$35 per night from 23 Nov. to 24 Nov.

Located in El Centro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cafe Tortoni, Barolo Palace and Florida Street. Plaza de Mayo and Obelisco are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (315 reviews)

"Location was perfect. Close to Sube subway and metro bus. The room I was allocated was huge with a mezzanine bedroom and bathroom. I commented that the room could do with a carpet spot clean and a lick of paint in the bathroom. Upon check out, the receptionist told me they will work on my room that ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

HTL 9 de Julio Bs As
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Buenos Aires

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 53.987730061349694%
4 - Good
58
4 - Good 35.58282208588957%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.975460122699387%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.2269938650306749%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.2269938650306749%

4/5 - Good

Aurora

22 Mar. 2020

Would like to have had more time in Buenos Aires. Lovely european architecture and buildings. Generally felt safe, easy walking, good food and wine.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar. 2020

A lovely city to visit, if possible allow 3 -4 days to have a good look around, the radio taxis offer very cheap and reliable transport, just make sure the driver uses the meter, we ate mainly at local restaraunts which offered good cheap meals.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb. 2020

Beautiful city. Loved it. Not enough time spent in the city. You need at least 7 days to see everything. We only stayed for 3 full days

4/5 - Good

Bill

15 Feb. 2020

Our stay was just an overnight waiting to join a cruise, so can't say much about the city. What we saw seemed OK.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan. 2020

Definitely want to go back & actually experience an opera at the Teatro Colon.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

26 Jan. 2020

Has great dining options but limited places to see. Is generally safe with friendly people

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