Buenos Aires Bucket List: Best Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires Tourist Attractions: Best Activities to do and Places to see in Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca Buenos Aires by @eduardoequis via Unsplash

What is Buenos Aires famous for?

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Buenos Aires is the capital as well as the largest city in Argentina, in fact, the second-largest metropolitan area in South America after San Paulo.

Clocking in with a population of about 13 million, Buenos Aires is listed as an “Alpha World City” by the Loughborough University group’s 2008 inventory. Here are 5 do not miss things to do when you visit Buenos Aries.

San Telmo

San Telmo Buenos Aires photo by @raflfc via Unsplash
San Telmo Buenos Aires photo by @raflfc via Unsplash

San Telmo is a fair that operates full force Sundays but to avoid crowds, you should actually visit midweek. The atmosphere alone makes it worth a visit. Here you will find many antiques and trinkets local to Argentina as well as some fantastic restaurants. Try the Bar Dorrego on Defensa for example.

Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon - Best Things to do in Buenos Aires
Teatro Colon – Best Things to do in Buenos Aires

The Teatro Colon is the city’s great opera house. You will find the performances to be relatively inexpensive. If you are not interested in classical music or opera though the tour alone is worth a visit due to the beautiful auditorium and backstage area.

La Boca

La Boca Buenos Aires by @eduardoequis via Unsplash
La Boca Buenos Aires by @eduardoequis via Unsplash

Actually not a very desirable neighborhood, but it is a popular tourist destination. The picturesque small street called Caminito can be very touristy though worth a visit because of the artist Quinquela Martin whose house and studio are located here as well as a museum of his works. While in this area you must take in a game of Futbol or soccer as the Americans call it. Even if you are not a fan, this is an experience you do not want to miss.

Visit the Plaza Carlos Pelligrini

Plaza Carlos Pelligrini photo via Wikipedia CC
Plaza Carlos Pelligrini photo via Wikipedia CC

The plaza itself here is not the attraction but there are some fantastic buildings here to see specifically the Brazilian and French Embassies. Walking down towards the Recoleta will give you a look at the high and luxurious side of Buenos Aires culture.

Avenida de Mayo

Avenida de Mayo photo by Alexis Gonzales Molina via Wikipedia CC
Avenida de Mayo photo by Alexis Gonzales Molina via Wikipedia CC

The best architecture in the city. Begin your journey here at the Plaza de Mayo and stroll towards Congreso. You can find many guide books to help you understand this area, but take your time and take in all the unique scenery here.

Buenos Aires is a huge city and there is a ton to do. Start with these 5 tips and you will be pleasantly surprised at where they will lead you. There’s also plenty of options when it comes to accommodation in Buenos Aires.

Searching for the best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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