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Best things to do in Buenos Aires

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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”
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Cemetery
“Visit the historic cemetery where "Evita" Peron and other Argentine notables, including a granddaughter of Napoleon. On Saturdays & Sundays, enjoy the artisan Feria de Recoleta and street tango shows at nearby Plaza Francia.”
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Shopping Mall
“Alto Palermo Shopping is one of the most important and popular shoppings in Buenos Aires. Located in Palermo neighbourhood, between two of the most famous avenues, Santa Fe and Coronel Diaz”
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Gift Shop
“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.”
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Hotel
“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.”
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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. ”
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Botanical Garden
“The Botanical Gardens it's home to 5,500+ plant species, a botanic library, a museum, assorted monuments and five greenhouses.”
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Bookstore
“It is said that it is one of the most beautiful bookstores on the planet. Located in a former theater, it has a coffee shop in what used to be the theatre stage.”
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Plaza
“On Sundays, you'll enjoy the famous Feria de San Telmo - antique fair & artisan market. And live tango shows right in the square. All around are many restaurants, boutiques and antique stores. On Sunday eve, beginning at 8pm is the outdoor tango milonga. ”
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Café
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“Travelers who collect dining experiences may want to visit Café Tortoni, Argentina’s oldest and most famous café. Started by a Frenchman in 1858 who modeled it after a Parisian café, the Tortoni remains a popular place to enjoy coffee or snacks with friends as well as hobnob with writers, painters and other artists. It’s also a good place to see the tango performed on stage by professional dancers. Located on Avenida de Mayo, the Cafe Tortoni entices the hungry with sandwiches, steaks and desserts that look too good to eat.”
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Nature Preserve
“Located at a walking distance from the flat, the protected nature reserve of the South Costanera offers a great escape from city's dizziness and allows one to relax, breath and enjoy the presence of the river like nowhere else in the city. ”
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Opera House
“Beautiful Opera House in Buenos Aires. Considered to be one of the best in the world.”
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Shopping Mall
“Galerías Pacífico is one of the city’s most opulent shopping centres, and many people visit just to see its installations and its dome, which is painted with murals by Argentine artists Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Demetrio Urruchúa and Juan Carlos Castagnino. The central downtown building, at the intersection of Florida and Córdoba, was constructed in 1889 to house Au Bon Marché department store but never served this purpose and instead was used as the site of the Museo de Bellas Artes until 1940. The building was converted into a shopping centre in 1990 and has been declared a national historic monument because of its architectural importance. It contains specialised leather sto”
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Garden
“Great Rosedal Park with more than 18.000 rosedales and +1000 varieties. Check opening hours because is limited.”
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Monument / Landmark
“You'll see this monument many times from the taxi window. The 9 de Julio Avenue is beautiful at night when all of the monuments are lit with colored lights.”
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