Top Attractions In Buenos Aires

Unlike any other city in the world, Buenos Aires is a place you must see to truly appreciate. Commonly dubbed the ‘Paris of South America,’ the city’s beautiful, colonial inspired architecture gives it a European look, while still maintaining a vibrant Latin American feel. 

A Glimpse of Buenos Aires' Architecture

A Glimpse of Buenos Aires’ Architecture

With a large number of tourist attractions throughout the city, thousands of visitors flock to the Argentine capital each year. With so many things to do in Buenos Aires, Say Hueque has come up with a list of the top 8 attractions in Buenos Aires, each of which will provide for an excellent experience.

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: Colón Theater (Teatro Colón)

Consistently ranked one of the best venues in the world, the Teatro Colon is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Buenos Aires. Recently renovated, the architectural masterpiece is located in the central area of the city, a short walk from many of the city’s other attractions. With an impressive list of ballets, operas and symphony performances on their schedule each year, tourists have many opportunities to enjoy the world-class venue.  Also available are guided tours, during which visitors will learn about the history and structure of the magnificent theater. 

The World Famous Teatro Colon

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: El Ateneo Bookstore 

Converted from an old theater built in 1919, El Ateneo now serves as one of the city’s most popular bookstores. Maintaining the beautiful architecture of the historic theater, a step inside the bookstore will allow you to see why it is one of Say Hueque’s recommended top attractions in Buenos Aires. With a great location on one of the city’s main streets, Avenida Santa Fe, visitors can make a stop at El Ateneo as they continue exploring the city. Don’t miss this top attraction when you’re looking for things to do in Buenos Aires.  

The Gorgeous El Ateneo Grand Splendid

The Gorgeous El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: Tango Dinner Show

Spend a few hours in Buenos Aires and you will most likely become familiar with the cultural tradition of tango. Recommended to all visitors as one of the top attractions in Buenos Aires, a dinner show at one of the city’s elegant tango theaters, including Esquina Carlos Gardel or Viejo Almacen, will leave you entertained and educated on the history of the tango tradition in Buenos Aires. You will most definitely enjoy the intimate evening, at times feeling like you are a part of the show. This is an attraction you do not want to miss while in Buenos Aires!

Performing the Tango at a Dinner Show

Performing the Tango at a Dinner Show

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)

The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, or better known as MALBA, is one of the city’s premiere museums. Housing a great number of pieces of modern art, a visit to MALBA is enjoyable for everyone, whether you are an art enthusiast or not. If you’re looking for things to do in Buenos Aires, spend a few hours at MALBA and you will certainly find out why Say Hueque recommends this as one of the top attractions in Buenos Aires.

Browsing the Works of MALBA

Browsing the Works of MALBA

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: Fuerza Bruta Theater Show

Originating in Buenos Aires in 2005, Fuerza Bruta is a world famous postmodern theater show. Unlike anything else, the show is highly energetic and has continuous interaction between the performers and the audience. In addition, the show is described as a 360 degree experience that takes advantage of all areas inside the venue. Consistently ranked as one of the top attractions in Buenos Aires, this show will leave you wanting more. With performances of Fuerza Bruta now showing around the world, what better place to see it than in its home city of Buenos Aires?

Acrobatic Display in Fuerza Bruta

Acrobatic Display in Fuerza Bruta

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: City Parks- Bosques de Palermo & Paseo del Rosedal 

As any visitor will quickly observe, Buenos Aires is a city filled with parks. While some of these parks are small, the city boasts a select few that are large, well-kept and worth a stop on your itinerary when you are looking for things to do in Buenos Aires. Both Bosques de Palermo and Paseo del Rosedal fall into this category and are some of the city’s top attractions. If the weather is nice while you are in Buenos Aires, spend an afternoon wandering through these parks and observing the colorful flowers and different types of plants native to the area.

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires- Bosques de Palermo

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: San Telmo Flea Market (Mercado de Pulgas)

Held each Sunday in San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego, the famous Mercado de Pulgas is an extremely popular attraction for tourists. Busting at the seams with artisanal crafts and handmade souvenirs, this street market is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Buenos Aires. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic San Telmo neighborhood while browsing through the myriad of valuables and collectibles on display. This is not your average flea market and is easily one of the top attractions in Buenos Aires.    

San Telmo's Mercado de Pulgas

San Telmo’s Mercado de Pulgas

Top Attractions in Buenos Aires: Recoleta Weekend Market (Feria Artesanal Plaza Francia)

Open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm, this intricate market offers a wide range of high quality artisan goods. Located in the beautiful Recoleta neighborhood, the market is just steps away from the famous Recoleta cemetery. In addition to the various reasonably priced pieces of art available for purchase, this market often has the added benefits of live music, food vendors and street performers. If your stay in Buenos Aires includes a weekend, you will not want to miss this top attraction when looking for things to do in Buenos Aires.

Recoleta's Feria Artesanal

Recoleta’s Feria Artesanal

Buenos Aires is a remarkable city and holds the keys to an exceptional travel experience. A trip to this city is something any traveler will enjoy. The plethora of tourist attractions, combined with the city’s unique cultural traditions, will undoubtedly leave you entertained and full of great memories. With so many things to do in Buenos Aires, Say Hueque has recommended a list of top 8 attractions. Hopefully, you will take advantage of our recommendations and after you visit them, will see why each one made our list.

Puerto Madero

For more information on top attractions in Buenos Aires or tours in Argentina visit www.sayhueque.com.

Written by Will Collier

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