Top 10 Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon is a must-visit for all arts enthusiasts. Recognized as one of the top 5 concert venues/opera houses in the world, this architectural jewel will leave you spellbound with its captivating interiors and acoustics. A guided tour offers an in-depth understanding of its history and significance in Buenos Aires’ cultural landscape. Their website has information on events and tours.  What is the dress code?  Think of it like going to a Broadway show in NYC; it ranges from casual to elegant.  I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. 

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Next on the list is El Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Housed in a former opera house, this bookstore is a haven for book lovers. you can still feel the energy of its former performers.  You can spend hours exploring the vast collection of books and relax in the cafe situated on the former stage.  Keep in mind that all the books are in Spanish, of course!  This bookstore is absolutely worth the trip.  Take the stairs to the second and third floors for a view that will leave you in awe.

Cabaña las Lilas

Amazing steaks at Cabaña las Lilas

If you’re a food enthusiast, Cabaña las Lilas is the place to be. It’s renowned for its delicious and juicy steaks, which are considered the best in the city. A meal here is not just about the food, but the overall dining experience that encapsulates the Argentine culture.  You’ll know you have arrived at the right place when you see the black and white cow statue located outside the restaurant!

Don Julio, best steakhouse in Buenos Aires

Parrilla Don Julio

Don Julio is another food hotspot you can’t miss. The top-grade beef and exceptional service here have earned it a spot among the 50 best restaurants in the world. It is a Michelin star restaurant and is the #1 steakhouse in the world, according to The World’s 101 Best Steak Restaurants. Remember to pair your meal with an excellent Argentine malbec.

The Pink Palace

Pink Palace (Casa Rosada)

The Pink Palace or Casa Rosada is a historic icon in Buenos Aires. As the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina, it’s a significant political landmark. Don’t forget to check out the museum in the basement to learn more about Argentina’s political history.

La Boca

Maradona in La Boca

La Boca, a vibrant neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is famous for its colorful houses and tango performances on the street. It’s also home to the renowned soccer club, Boca Juniors. A stroll around La Boca offers a peek into the city’s vivid culture and lifestyle.

River Plate Game

Estadio Monumental

Experience the passion of Argentinian football by attending a River Plate game. The electrifying atmosphere and the fervor of the fans make it a memorable experience, even if you’re not a big soccer fan.

San Telmo Market

For a unique shopping experience, visit the San Telmo Market. This bustling market is packed with various stalls selling antiques, crafts, and local produce. It’s an excellent place to pick up souvenirs and sample local delicacies.

Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery is no ordinary cemetery. It’s a city of the dead, with grand mausoleums and crypts that tell stories of the people who shaped Argentina’s history. The cemetery is the final resting place of many notable personalities, including Eva Peron.

Tango Show at La Ventana

Stage at La Ventana

Lastly, no visit to Buenos Aires is complete without experiencing a Tango show. La Ventana is one of the best places to enjoy an authentic Tango performance. The mesmerizing dance, coupled with a delicious dinner, makes for a perfect end to your visit to Buenos Aires.

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