Buenos Aires, home to the Tango, is known for its beautiful European architecture that enriches the city’s atmosphere. The grand architecture of the Casa Rosada, Palace of the Argentine Congress and Palace of Justice of the Argentine Nation are only a few examples of that magnificent atmosphere. When it comes to their cuisine, they are extremely known for their flavorful beef that is usually paired with their crisp glass of Malbec or Bonarda wines to clear palates. When visiting South America, you mustn’t forget about Buenos Aires because simply being here makes you feel alive.
Before we start our list of attractions to see we have a couple places that are iconic to the city. This picture of El Obelisco on 9 de Julio Avenue that was constructed in 1936 as a national monument to honor the first foundation of the city. Below we also want to mention the area of La Boca with the La Bombonera Stadium and El Caminito. The Boca Stadium is the infamous football stadium for the top Argentine football club team. El Caminito is a tango, street museum and alley that is colored in an array of bright hues that was originally inspired by the tango song by Juan de Dios Filiberto called “Caminito.”
Plaza De Mayo & Casa Rosada
The Plaza De Mayo is the main fundamental plaza and home to some of the most important buildings in Buenos Aires. Within the Plaza de Mayo you will find the iconic Casa Rosada. The Casa Rosada (the Pink House) is the residence and office of the President of Argentina. Inside of the Casa Rosada there is a museum that displays artifacts pertaining to the previous presidents of Argentina. Other influential buildings and monuments that are found within or surrounding the Plaza De Mayo are the Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, Pirámide de Mayo, Buenos Aires City Hall, Buenos Aires Cabildo, and the Bank of the Argentine Nation Headquarter. When you first come to Buenos Aires, you should begin here, this plaza carries the most history of all.
Kirchner Cultural Centre
The Kirchner Cultural Centre is Latin America’s largest cultural center located in the heart of Buenos Aires. This 9 floor historic building was abandoned in 2005 before President Nestor Kirchner decided to convert this into a cultural center with a concert hall, several auditoriums, halls for art performances, art and gallery rooms, and rooftop terraces. Be sure to check out their art galleries each time you visit Buenos Aires because they are always putting new artwork on display.
Puente De La Mujer
Puente De La Mujer, the Woman’s Bridge, is a modern designed cable-stayed pedestrian bridge that is located on in the Puerto Madero commercial district. Puerto Madero has a ton of trendy restaurants and a lively nightlife. Come watch the sunset before you eat at one of these delicious Argentine spots.
The Congressional Plaza is a public park and square that is dedicated to the Argentine Congress buildings surrounding for the 100th Anniversary of the Revolution. Throughout the plaza are ornate designed fountains and monuments worth seeing such as: Monument of the Two Congresses, The Thinker, Kilometre Zero, Monument to Maria Moreno, and Monument to Jose Manuel Estrada. This is a beautiful and historic area to view when you visit Buenos Aires and there is always something going on.
The Galerias Pacifico is a highly recommended and popular shopping mall that dates back to the 19th century with a stunning Beaux Arts architecture. On the interior, murals painted on the ceiling of this Paris inspired Le Bon Marche structure. If you have extra time to spare, guided tours are offered to go along with your tax-free shopping.
Centro Cultural Recoleta & Cementerio de la Recoleta
The Centro Cultural Recoleta is an exhibition, cultural center, workshop and concert venue that holds a vast array of artwork and gathers people to develop disruptive artistic movements. Cementerio de la Recoleta is a cemetery located in the Recoleta Neighborhood of Buenos Aires and is known to hold the graves of extremely important icons of Argentina. This cemetery was also recognized as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world by CNN.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Close by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Cementerio de la Recoleta, you will come across the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. This museum of fine arts displays exhibitions mainly around the most influential 20th century painters of Argentina, paintings from Europe’s Middle Ages, and many more scattered throughout the world, along with several artifacts left behind. Across the street from the museum, you can admire a massive flower sculpture made out of steel called the Floralis Generica. For the art enthusiasts, this museum will definitely be worth checking out!
Parque Tres de Febrero & Jardín Japonés
Parque Tres de Febrero is also known as Palemero Woods and is a beautiful urban green space with several rose gardens throughout. Within the park grounds you will also find the Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens and the Buenos Aires Zoo. The Jardin Japones is one of the largest Japanese gardens that exists outside of Japan and this one in particular is highly recommended by the public. Near the entrance of the Buenos Aires Zoo, you can find the Plaza Italia, an infamous plaza that has a monument that is dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. Enjoy a picnic in the park and enjoy the endless rose garden, Japanese garden and the 2,500 animals from all over the world here in the Parque Tres de Febrero.
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