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Things to do in Buenos Aires Province

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“An impressive modern building, the MALBA contains works by Argentine greats and other Latin American masters. It regularly hosts seminars and has a small cinema for cult and art-house retrospectives.”
  • 352 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Housed in a hulk of a building (originally a pumping station) on the busy traffic artery of Avenida del Libertador, the National Museum of Fine Arts is a vast treasury of Argentinian and Latin American art and painting from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as one of the most important in Latin America. In the dozens of rooms you'll find heavyweight Argentinian artists. Although the emphasis here is on Latin American art, you'll also find important collections of European art and a smattering of American and Asian art. From Tuesday to Friday, 12:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am to 8:30pm”
  • 295 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Main shopping center in the neighborhood. It offers a wide range of shops, even travel agencies to purchase plane tickets or bus tickets to local towns. The green subway line 'D' has its entrance right in front of the mall.”
  • 279 locals recommend
Cemetery
“If you think of cemeteries as depressingly dark, underground affairs, Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Cemetery will turn that on its head. Considered the second most beautifuls cementery in the world (after the Pere Lechaise in Paris), the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822. Aside from being the resting place of the deceased, it is completely unlike a normal cemetery. The place is full of elaborately carved scroll-work and stately pillars that only reach up to your shoulder because all the structures are weirdly mini; it’s more magical than macabre. The burial site of Argentina’s most famous figures, including Evita herself.”
  • 338 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Walk or bike across the famous bridge and along the waterways with historic brick buildings. On weekends the area is packed with Portenos out for a walk and dining. There are many restaurants to enjoy. The Reserva Ecologica is accessible from the northern end.”
  • 317 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Botanical Gardens it's home to 5,500+ plant species, a botanic library, a museum, assorted monuments and five greenhouses.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Opera House
“Take the guided tour of the Colon Theater, it is a beautiful theater. Hacer la visita guiada del Teatro Colon, es una belleza de teatro. ”
  • 245 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Teatro Colon, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008. Make sure to do the tour, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Buenos Aires.”
  • 214 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the most representative building when you think of Buenos Aires. It takes just few minutes (walking distance) to be there, so don’t miss it!. This large monument right in the middle of Avenida 9 De Julio is a great photo with sign of Buenos Aires.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Daily and weekend events at San Telmo. Visit San Telmo Market in Defensa St, also Plaza Dorrego during the week for a meal and a free tango show.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Garden
“A place to relax amid the bustle of the city. The Japanese Gardens are one of the most relaxing places in Buenos Aires. Located beside Tres de Febrero park, the site was inaugurated in 1967 to coincide with a visit by the future emperor of Japan, Akihito, and his wife Michiko. The various elements of the gardens were designed to create balance and harmony. There is a wide variety of plants, a pond with carp (koi), an island with bridges, and sculptures based on Japanese culture. The park also has a cultural center, a Japanese restaurant, a craft shop and a nursery when visitors can buy bonsai trees and other plants.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a very interesting shopping mall. Modeled after the great Italian arcade Gallerias Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, the building was commissioned exclusively for Le Bon Marche. It was originally constructed in the 1890’s as the Buenos Aires headquarters for the Parisian department store. The mall is inside a lovely Beaux Arts building in downtown Buenos Aires.”
  • 194 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Located in the downtown area, the Ecological Reserve, Costanera Sur draws families, joggers and cyclists during the weekends, is part of the new Puerto Madero urbanization. It's a wonderful place to exercise and enjoy fresh air. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Plaza
“ Plaza de Mayo Square It is the oldest square in Buenos Aires . Its location was determined in the 2nd foundation of the city, in 1580. It is surrounded by historical and governmental buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada (National Government seat,) the Palace of the Government of Buenos Aires, banks, and ministries. ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Garden
“Located within the Palermo neighbourhood's Parque Tres de Febrero - one of the most popular parks in the city, is this collection of more than 18,000 roses surrounded by a lake and acres of parkland. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Government Building
“Casa Rosada (Pink House) the President seat here during government operations, is next to the Plaza de Mayo where you can also see the Cabildo an many other historical city attractions. Take the subway in Callao (Line D) to Catedral Station (is a short ride), or you can walk there (25min - 2.3km).”
  • 165 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Famous place to eat meat. Make reservation or wait patiently because is always crowded.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Great place to have "ASADO" (BBQ). Try to get reservations, it get really crowded ”
  • 162 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This place use to have long lines outside. Is the most comfortable on the list.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Iconic pizza place, located at recognised Corrientes Av, where theatres and lights stand out”
  • 123 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Healthy and tasty meals for every day. Just one block apart from Quartier Dorrego.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“This is a San Telmo restaurant at its best: tightly packed tables, patrons knocking elbows, suited waiters, a sweaty asador and great meat. It started with one floor but now has three, including a rooftop terrace. Order your meat jugoso (rare) and the waiter might just cut it with a spoon. Like La Cabrera, it’s a bit pricier but the whole experience is a good value.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“We've tried many burger places in the city but this one never dissapoints. It's open all day and their burgers are always superb.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
“historic cafe "cafes notables" with lots of pictures of famous writters and artist that used to go there.”
  • 52 locals recommend

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