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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 National Museum of Fine Arts 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 San Telmo Antique Fair or Argentine Cinema Museum.

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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is NZ$228 per night

Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum and Centro Cultural Kirchner. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)

"El hotel espectacular como siempre, en este caso había un problema general con el aire acondicionado pero solventaron la situación, muy amable el staff"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Hilton Buenos Aires
El Conquistador Hotel
El Conquistador Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Suipacha 948, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon and Galerias Pacifico. La Recova de Posadas and Obelisco are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,581 reviews)

"The location is excellent There were problems with the airport shutlr"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

El Conquistador Hotel

Popular places to visit in Buenos Aires

Obelisk
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Obelisk

4/5(70 reviews)

This giant pillar was built to mark the 400th anniversary of the city’s inception. Now, it stands as the most famous icon in Buenos Aires.

Palermo Soho
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Palermo Soho

4.5/5(30 reviews)

From trendy Soho to glitzy Hollywood, Palermo is a top destination for visitors to Buenos Aires.

Teatro Colon
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Teatro Colon

4.5/5(52 reviews)

Enjoy some of the best acoustics in the world at an opera, ballet or orchestral performance, or take a guided tour of this beautiful theatre.

Plaza del Mayo
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Plaza del Mayo

4.5/5(69 reviews)

This popular city square is surrounded by several historic buildings and museums and has played an important part in Argentine political life.

Plaza San Martin
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Plaza San Martin

4/5(57 reviews)

Relax in a park with a preserved lawn, trees, statues, a war memorial and a tower in the center of the city.

Palace of the Argentine National Congress
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Palace of the Argentine National Congress

4/5(35 reviews)

This dramatic neoclassical palace is the heart of Argentina’s political life. See the opulent architecture and bronze sculptures on a free guided tour.

Top activities in Buenos Aires

Ranch Day at Estancia Santa Susana
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Ranch Day at Estancia Santa Susana

88% of travellers recommend
NZ$257
Per adult
Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show
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Piazzolla Tango Dinner Show

82% of travellers recommend
NZ$73
Per adult
Buenos Aires Walking City Tour
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Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

100% of travellers recommend
NZ$47
Per adult

Reviews of Buenos Aires

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
88
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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