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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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This building, which formerly pumped the city's water supply, metamorphosed into Buenos Aires's most important art museum in 1930. — Frommer's

Tintoretto, Rubens, Kandisky, Chagall, Picasso, Zurbáran, Goya... Just some of the masters whose works are exhibited. — Michelin Guide

The terra-cotta-colored Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes... opened its doors in 1933 and remains Argentina's number-one fine arts museum. — Concierge

The world's largest collection of Argentine art is displayed in this huge golden-color stone building. — Fodor's

The MNBA is home to 32 rooms, sculpture patios, an architecture display, studios, a library and an auditorium. — Time Out

Teatro Colon

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This gorgeous and impressive seven-story building is one of BA's most prominent landmarks. — Lonely Planet

Buenos Aires's golden age of prosperity gave birth to this luxurious opera house. — Frommer's

Pavarotti, Nureyev, and Pavlova have performed at this opera house, which is both acoustically and visually staggering — Travel + Leisure

With its regular lines and tempered classicism, the Colón is one of Buenos Aires' key architectural as well as cultural landmarks. — Time Out

Its magnitude, magnificent acoustics, and opulence (grander than Milan's La Scala) position the Teatro Colón (Colón Theater) among the world's top five opera theraters. — Fodor's

Plaza de Mayo

Montserrat 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At the Plaza de Mayo's center, one finds the Pirámide de Mayo, an obelisk commemorating the May uprising, and the square is bordered by the impressive Banco de la Nación. — Concierge

The plaza remains the traditional site for ceremonies, rallies, and protests. The balcony facing Plaza de Mayo is a presidential podium. — Fodor's

Planted between the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the city’s main cathedral, grassy Plaza de Mayo is BA’s ground zero for the city’s most vehement protests. — Lonely Planet

The Plaza de Mayo, dominated by the Pirámide de Mayo (1811) commemorating the revolution, is the backdrop for every kind of meeting, both public and official. — Michelin Guide

Plaza de Mayo is located in the center of downtown Buenos Aires and is the focal point of political life in the city. — Afar Magazine

Palacio Barolo

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In the Monserrat area, the 100m-high Palacio Barolo stands out from among the splendid buildings lining the Avenida de Mayo. — Michelin Guide

A tower devoted to — and modeled after — the Divine Comedy.  — Atlas Obscura

Palacio Barolo Tours takes visitors up into the lighthouse for spectacular sunset views followed by a wine tasting. — Afar Magazine

This recentlry resotred structure became the city's first skyscraper when it opened in 1923. A tour of the Art Nouveau-inspired building offers some of the best views of the skyline. — Travel + Leisure

One of the Congreso area’s most striking buildings is this 22-story concrete edifice. — Lonely Planet

Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

La Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most visited cemeteries in Latin America, mainly because Evita Peron is buried there, among other notable figures. — Afar Magazine

The cemetery, opened in 1822, is home to hundreds of illustrious corpses, laid out in a compact yet very extensive maze of granite, marble and bronze mausoleums. — Time Out

A who's who of Argentinean bold-faced names rests among Recoleta Cemetery's tombs and mausoleums, from the Alvears and the Dorregos to heavyweight boxer Luis Ángel Firpo. — Concierge

With more than 4,700 ornate stone crypts laid out along a streetlike grid, this graveyard is an architectural masterpiece, and an eerie miniature city for the wealthy dead. — Travel + Leisure

Open daily from 8am to 6pm, this is the final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. — Frommer's

Museo Evita

Palermo 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Great controversy still surrounds the life of Eva Duarte, who rose from humble beginnings to become a star actress and wife of the populist dictator Juan Perón. — Concierge

The Museo Evita shies from pop culture clichés and conveys facts about Evita's life and works, particularly the social aid programs she instituted and her role in getting women the vote. — Fodor's

A museum devoted to the first lady-turned-cult figure, with a collection of her gowns and video clips of her speaking from the Casa Rosada balcony. — Travel + Leisure

Museo Evita immortalizes the Argentine heroine with plenty of videos, historical photos, books, old posters and newspaper headlines. — Lonely Planet

Opened in 2001, this museum is housed in an aristocratic residence that Juan Perón expropriated; he converted it into a women's shelter for his wife's quasi-statal welfare agency. — Time Out

Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires

Palermo 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This sleek modernist slab on the edge of Palermo Chico—the choice address of B.A.'s television personalities and diplomats—was designed by a triumvirate of young Argentinean architects. — Concierge

Opened in 2001 as a sort of personal art museum of Argentine über–real estate developer Eduardo Costantini, MALBA... now plays a central role in Buenos Aires’s artistic and cultural life. — Travel + Leisure

Achieves its goal of showcasing 20C Latin-American art, thanks to a rich permanent collection. — Michelin Guide

Sparkling inside its glass walls, this airy modern arts museum is one of BA’s fanciest. — Lonely Planet

The fabulous Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) is one of the cornerstones of the city's cultural life. — Fodor's

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El Zanjon de Granados

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Part archaeological museum, part event space, El Zanjón is a beautifully restored residence encapsulating three centuries of urban living. — Time Out

Historic in architectural form, this museum and event space is housed in a 178-year-old mansion–turned–boarding house that once sat atop the city’s earliest sewer system. — Travel + Leisure

In 1985, local businessman Jorge Eckstein bought a semiabandoned San Telmo town house built in the 1830s by the wealthy Miguens family. — Concierge

A fascinating place to visit. — Michelin Guide

The street it's on was once a small river—the zanjón, or gorge, of the property's name—where the first, unsuccessful attempt to found Buenos Aires took place in 1536. — Fodor's

Parque 3 de Febrero

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Known locally as Los Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), this 200-acre green space is really a crazy quilt of smaller parks. — Fodor's

Today, it is one of the cities most vibrant green spaces, known for its rose garden and it Moderniste gate (one of the few pieces of Modernist architecture in the city). — Frommer's

Also known as Bosques de Palermo, or Palermo Woods, this sweeping green space abounds with small lakes and paddleboats, pretty gazeboes, stands renting bikes and in-line skates. — Lonely Planet

The largest park in the city. — Michelin Guide

This beautiful park—with its Rosedal rose garden and a delicate white wooden bridge crossing a figure-eight lake—serves as ground zero for sun-loving Argentines on weekend strolls. — Travel + Leisure

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Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

Palermo 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This museum is housed in the stunning beaux arts mansion called Residencia Errázuriz Alvear (1917), once the residence of Chilean aristocrat Matías Errázuriz and his wife, Josefina de Alvear. — Lonely Planet

Since 1937, this stunning neoclassical mansion, formerly the Palacio Errázuriz, has operated as a museum devoted to the decorative arts. — Concierge

Don't miss a visit to the National Museum of Decorative Art. — Michelin Guide

This stunning building was converted into a museum in 1937, and its majestic ballrooms, bedrooms and hallways today display over 4,000 pieces of decorative art. — Time Out

The harmonious, French neoclassical mansion that houses the National Museum of Decorative Art is as much a reason to visit as the period furnishings, porcelain, and silver within it. — Fodor's

Jardin Botanico

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The Botanical Gardens are a true delight, with a myriad of tree-lined walkways. — Frommer's

A surprisingly tranquil haven nestled between two avenues in bustling Palermo, it's also an unofficial home for dozens of unwanted but extremely friendly cats. — Travel + Leisure

With 18 acres of gardens and 5,500 varieties of exotic and local flora, the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden is an unexpected green haven wedged between three busy Palermo streets. — Fodor's

This welcoming green haven, built by the prolific French-Argentine landscape architect Carlos Thays in 1898, is an ideal place for a Sunday-afternoon ramble. — Concierge

Designed by celebrated French landscaper Charles Thays and inaugurated in 1898, BA's botanical garden is slightly shabby but nonetheless tranquil and full of fascinating flora. — Time Out

La Manzana de Las Luces

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In colonial times, the Manzana de las Luces was Buenos Aires’ most important center of culture and learning. — Lonely Planet

The 'Block of Enlightenment' is a complex of historical buildings that occupies an entire city block (manzana can mean 'block' as well as 'apple'). — Time Out

More history is packed into this single block of buildings southwest of Plaza de Mayo than in scores of other city blocks put together. — Fodor's

Argentina's best-known intellectuals have gathered and studied here, and the name "block of lights" honors the school's graduates. — Frommer's

The “Illuminated Block,” as it is commonly, and unpoetically, translated is a complex of historic buildings constructed by the Jesuits in the early 17th century. — Travel + Leisure

Calle Museo Caminito

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This street's name literally means 'little walkway'. These days, the street is thronged with tango dancers, artisans and tourists. — Time Out

These days it's painfully commercial, and seems more a parody of porteño culture than anything else, but if you're willing to embrace the out-and-out tackiness it can make a fun outing. — Fodor's

The open-air tchotchke market and boisterous tango zone that operates along the colorful, scimitar-shaped byway known as Caminito is the city's only outdoor museum. — Concierge

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.  — Atlas Obscura

It is a tourist trap - but it is hard not to be taken by the beautiful colors of the buildings. You won't see these colors throughout BA, just in this area so it is worth a short trip. — Afar Magazine

Reserva Ecologica

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Within this nature reserve's boundaries, four lakes, giant cortaderias (foxtail pampas grass), willows and shrubs provide natural habitats for more than 200 bird species. — Time Out

Look up for more than 200 bird species, down for iguanas and foxes, and straight ahead for the muddy brown waters of the Río de la Plata. — Travel + Leisure

The 865-acre Ecological Reserve was built over a landfill, and is home to more than 500 species of birds and a variety of flora and fauna. — Fodor's

The beautifully marshy land of this 350-hectare nature reserve has become a popular site for weekend picnics and walks. — Lonely Planet

The Ecological Reserve is an unusual and unexpected consequence of highway construction throughout Buenos Aires during the mid-20th century. — Frommer's

Plaza Dorrego

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After Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Dorrego is the city's oldest plaza. It dates to the 18th century and was originally a pit stop for caravans bringing supplies into BA from around Argentina. — Lonely Planet

Though the market is renowned for its Deco furniture and accessories, there’s also, as at all the best fleas, a multitude of “smalls” to choose from as well. — Travel + Leisure

Originally the site of a Bethlehemite monastery, this plaza, the second-oldest square in the city, is where Argentines met to reconfirm their declaration of independence from Spain. — Frommer's

During the week a handful of craftspeople and a few scruffy pigeons are the only ones enjoying the shade from the stately trees in the city's second-oldest square. — Fodor's

The heart of San Telmo, formerly the playground of B.A.'s 19th-century elite, is this Spanish-style plaza, the site of several busy open-air cafés. — Concierge

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San Telmo

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The streets surrounding the Plaza Dorrego are filled with vendors selling art, antiques and souvenirs. — Afar Magazine

A masterpiece not just for its soaring wrought-iron interior, but for the atmosphere you'll find here. — Frommer's

It is a lively neighbourhood, that comes into its own on Sundays,. — Michelin Guide

Depending on the visitor, either a lovably bohemian neighborhood of art galleries and ancient homes or a grungy neighborhood of overpriced tchotchkes. — Travel + Leisure

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El Museo Casa Carlos Gardel

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Dip into the life of tango's most legendary singer, El Zorzal (the thrush) Carlos Gardel, whose life was tragically cut short in a plane crash when he was 45. — Travel + Leisure

Hard-core tango fans shouldn't pass up a quick visit to the home of tango's greatest hero, Carlos Gardel. — Fodor's

Small but noteworthy is this tribute to tango's most famous voice. — Lonely Planet

Carlos Gardel, the preeminent Argentine tango singer whose portraits you see all over the city and who is nicknamed Carlitos, bought this house in 1927 for his mother. — Frommer's

A long overdue tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest exponents of popular song, the Gardel museum preserves and exhibits various items and pieces of memorabilia. — Time Out

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Museo de la Pasion Boquense

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Inside Estadio Boca Juniors (aka La Bombonera), this modern, two-floor museum is heaven for fútbol fans. — Fodor's

High-tech and spiffy, this fútbol (soccer) museum chronicles the rough-and-tumble neighborhood of La Boca. — Lonely Planet

Attached to La Bombonera, legendary home ground of Boca Juniors soccer club, this loud and garish museum traces the team’s (mostly) glorious history. — Travel + Leisure

Stop by this museum adjacent to La Bombonera stadium for all things Boca Juniors. — Time Out

This is the home of the fútbol (soccer) club Boca Juniors, the team of Argentine legend Diego Maradona, who, like his country, went from glory to fiery collapse (and revival) rather quickly. — Frommer's

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Fragata ARA Sarmiento

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The navy commissioned this frigate from England in 1898 to be used as an open-sea training vessel — Fodor's

Having sailed the seven seas for 40 years in the early part of the 20C, this former training ship with three masts has now been transformed into a museum. — Michelin Guide

This frigate, built in Birkenhead, was used as a training ship from 1897 to 1961 and is now a museum full of photos, maps and domestic objects, with the cabins and dining rooms restored and intact. — Time Out

Over 23,000 Argentine naval cadets and officers have trained aboard this 85m sailing vessel, which traveled around the world 37 times between 1899 and 1938. — Lonely Planet

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Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco

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A superb collection of Hispanic art dating back to the eighteenth century, religious objects, silverware, and furniture. — Frommer's

This museum is in an old mansion of the neocolonial Peruvian style that developed as a reaction against French influences in turn-of-the-19th-century Argentine architecture. — Lonely Planet

Splendid collections of the Isaac Fernández Blanco Museum of Hispanic-American Art are embellished by the neo-colonial Palacio Noel. — Michelin Guide

The distinctive Peruvian neocolonial-style Palacio Noel serves as the perfect backdrop for this colonial art and craft museum. — Fodor's

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