Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina, that is, it has a lot of interesting things to know. In addition to countless legal and different neighborhoods, the place is full of tourist spots that make the city even more special. Several of them are perfect for getting to know a little more about the city’s culture and immersing yourself in the daily lives of the residents there.
In this post I will tell you some of the best sights to know. I focused on very specific places to make it easier for you to create your own scripts 😉
The little way
One of the most colorful streets in the city, and also one of the most famous, is Caminito. The grace of the place is to observe the colors that complement the architecture and make that environment so vibrant and full of life. Who likes to take photos, for example, will love the place. If you don’t mind paying a little more for food, you can choose one of the restaurants and cafes that are around the region and spend some time there in the afternoon.
The street name honors a tango that has the same name, composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto and Gabino Coria Peñaloza. Sometimes some tango performances take place live in the area, but you have to be lucky to watch!
NOTE: As the region is very touristy, it is good to always be aware of your surroundings and your belongings. There are some cases of robberies in the region, so it’s good to take all possible care, okay?
Casa Rosada is one of the most important places in Buenos Aires, as it is the seat of the presidency of the republic of Argentina. The pink tone of the building is cute, as is the small garden right in front – which is even more beautiful in the spring. Ah, close to this region there are two other places that are also worth visiting.
The first one is Praça de Maio. It is the beginning of several important avenues and is also known for being the stage for demonstrations and celebrations. It looks a little like Avenida Paulista, in São Paulo, right? The second place, also very close, is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires. For those who like to know old buildings and see a little of the local architecture, this type of tour is great.
Those who enjoy green areas will have many places to visit in Buenos Aires. The city has many parks! The biggest one is called Parque Tres de Febrero and is perfect for a picnic. It is also known as Bosques de Palermo, because you can see part of the city even though you are inside the park.
Another different and wonderful option is the Japanese Garden – full of colorful flowers and very well maintained. Last but not least, the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden. The location is very good for taking a light walk and enjoying the peaceful climate of the park.
Anyone who is passionate about books will go crazy with this place, I swear! El Ateneo is an incredible bookstore that is among one of the most beautiful in the world. Before being a bookstore, the place was a theater and its structure was maintained. The audience’s chairs gave space to several shelves, all of them filled with books. Even the local lighting reminds you of a theater, it’s just wonderful.
Even if you don’t like books, be sure to stop by. The architecture of the building is very beautiful. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see a theater in a way you have never seen before. It is something unique and original!
That cliché that Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America can be seen mainly in the artistic part of the city. In addition to many similar architectural structures with Paris, Buenos Aires has extremely important art museums that are well worth a visit.
The Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires is one of them. It has a very rich collection with works by extremely renowned artists. The work Abaporu, by Tarsila do Amaral, for example, is on display in this museum. Other very famous artists with works exhibited there are Frida Kahlo and Candido Portinari. Admission is paid and adults pay 120 pesos – with the exception of students, teachers and retirees.
For those who want a free option, the National Museum of Fine Arts is also excellent. It houses the largest collection of art in the country and its collection includes Argentine and international artists.
A must stop for those who like architecture, huh? The Colón Theater has existed since 1908! The local structure is neoclassical and the interior details are super meticulous and luxurious. For you to have an idea of the importance of this construction, the theater is considered one of the best in the world, especially in relation to acoustics. If you are interested, the theater offers guided and very explanatory visits, telling the history of the construction and of each part of the place 😉
Obelisk and Republic Square
The Obelisk is one of the most famous landmarks in the city, located on Avenida 9 de Julho – the main one in the city. It is almost 70 meters high and opened in 1936, to commemorate 400 years of Buenos Aires. Unlike the Statue of Liberty, for example, you cannot visit the interior of the monument, even if I try stairs.
It is not that type of tour that takes hours, but it is cool for those who like to know the sights that usually appear on postcards. In addition, Avenida 9 de Julho is one of the widest in the world and home to several wonderful places, such as the Teatro Colón.
Of course, there are many other things to know around the city, but these are some of the points that I find most important. Did you like the seats? I can’t wait to get to know each one of them in person! Ahh, in the coming days we will have more posts with incredible places to visit there. Referrals are always welcome 😉