Tourism information

Tourist activities
If you are staying for several days in Buenos Aires, you may tour the surrounding areas: the Delta, ranches (http://www.estanciasargentinas.com/), Martín García Island are but some of the closest alternatives.

Guided tours through the city neighborhoods
Guided tours to the most emblematic spots in town organized by the City’s Tourist Office, and free of charge, stopping at the architectural, historical, and commercial attractions of each neighborhood. On foot. Information at www.bue.gov.ar/recorridos/guiados/
The spots visited include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government House, the Congress Building, the Colon Opera House, the Cervantes Theater, and the San Martín Theater. The museums, the Zanjón de Granados de San Telmo (The Rivulet, an urban archaeology site), the Recoleta Cemetery, and night guided tours to the Costanera Sur Natural Reserve. Theme circuits. St. Ignatius’ Church, its primitive cloister, and other important religious centers of various creeds.
Biographical tours represent yet another option, following the footsteps of three city notables: Carlos Gardel, Jorge Luis Borges, and Eva Perón.
By bus, free of charge, and lasting approximately 3 hours.
www.bue.gov.ar/recorridos/biograficos


Spots not to be missed in Buenos Aires
www.bue.gov.ar/recorridos/imperdibles

Obelisk
A symbol of Buenos Aires, it was built in May 1936 to celebrate the fourth centennial of the city’s first foundation. It stands high right where Corrientes Avenue meets 9 de Julio Avenue.

Caminito
Pedestrian street museum covering 100 meters and surrounded by the typical tenement houses of La Boca. Handicrafts fair during weekends. Located on Garibaldi and Olavarría.

Boca Juniors soccer stadium
Boca Juniors is one of the nation’s oldest soccer clubs, and this stadium, known to locals as “La Bombonera” (“The Chocolate Box”) was founded in
1940. Two wall paintings ornament its Access hall, one painted by Benito Quinquela Martín, the other by Pérez Celis. Brandsen 805
Open every day from 10 AM to 6 PM

Recoleta cemetery
The city’s oldest and most aristocratic. Independence heroes, presidents of the Republic, military, scientists, artists, and other celebrities are buried there, including Eva Perón, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Facundo Quiroga.

Botanical Gardens
Opened in 1908, they were conceived and designed at the turn of the century by French landscapist Carlos Thays, and presently cover a surface of 69772 meters.

Manzana de las Luces
The Jesuits settled here in 1633. The site has unusual underground galleries built in the 18th century that linked the Town Hall and the Cathedral with other nearby buildings. Some of its sections may be visited today. A handicrafts fair opens within the premises every day. Circumscribed by Peru, Bolívar, Moreno, Alsina, and Diagonal Sur streets.

Palermo woods
The Palermo Woods have two artificial ponds surrounded with vegetation, birds, and water plants. At Parque Tres de Febrero, we may visit Poets’ Garden, the Andalucian patio, and the Rose Garden, with 15000 rose plants of 1189 different species.
Libertador and Sarmiento avenues.

Dorrego Square
Its antique fair is a well-known attraction, together with its tango shows right in the middle of the square and on adjacent streets. Defensa and Humberto Primo, San Telmo
Open on Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM

Women’s Bridge
Pedestrian and rotating bridge in Puerto Madero. The work’s plastic profile is interpreted by Santiago Calatrava as the figure of a couple dancing tango.
Dock 3 of Puerto Madero (between the vehicle bridges linking Macacha Güemes, Perón, Azucena Villaflor, and Belgrano avenues)

Natural reserve
900 acres of green space of unique features within the city. This is land “stolen” from the river and artificially filled up. Over the years, it became the habitat chosen by a large number of riverside plant species and fauna from marshlands and ponds in the Pampas. Av. Tristán Achaval Rodríguez 1550. Day and night guided tours.


Transport

Buenos Aires has two airports:
Jorge Newbery: By the river, five minutes from downtown. For domestic flights and flights to neighboring countries.
Av. Rafael Obligado s/n
www.aa2000.com.ar
Phone: 4771 0104

Ezeiza
International airport, fifteen minutes from downtown along a highway. Taxi, transfer, and bus services 24 hours a day.
Av. Tte. Gral. Ricchieri s/n
www.aa2000.com.ar

River Ferry
Daily trips from Colonia and Montevideo, Uruguay

Buquebús

Av. Antártida Argentina 821
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
Phone: 43166500/50
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www.buquebus.com

Ferrylíneas
Puerto Viamonte and Costanera
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
Phone: 43144580
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Buses

Different bus lines bring you to the central part of town. Retiro, Constitución, Once, and Federico Lacroze act as passenger transfer centers. The long-distance bus terminal is in Retiro. Many companies, and a wide range of timetables.
Retiro bus terminal: The largest bus terminal, for long-distance domestic trips and trips to neighboring countries.
Av. Antártida Argentina and Av. Ramos Mejía Phone: (54 11) 41145734/24
There is a transport system with multiple options, over one hundred city bus lines, and city trains.
There are over 180 city bus lines covering the city and connecting it with the Greater Buenos Aires area. Fares are quite cheap and the buses run with high frequency, although this drops after 12 AM.

Subway
5 subway lines make the system the easiest and fastest way to move within the city. The lines connect with the main avenues and train and bus stations, and converge in the financial district, site of main hotels and tourist attractions.


Taxis
These may be requested by phone or taken directly out on the street. Radio-taxis (fitted with radio systems) are deemed safer. Taxis are available round the clock in tourist areas. They are easily distinguishable in their black and yellow colors. The meter starts at ARS 4.60, and ARS 0.46 are added every 200 m.

Remises (special taxis)
These are requested by phone through the many agencies in town. They lack a special color that may identify them, and the total trip fare is informed in advance upon request.


Cultural activities and shows

Art Museums


Isaac Fernández Blanco Iberoamerican Art Museum
Suipacha1422
Phone: 43270272 / 0228
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Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays and holidays from 10 AM to 8 PM, Sundays from 11 AM to 8 PM
Av. San Juan 350
Phone: 43611121 / Fax: 43001448
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Eduardo Sívori Art Museum
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 PM to 8 PM; Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 10 AM to 8 PM
Av. Infanta Isabel 555, right across de Rose Garden bridge,
Parque Tres de Febrero
Phone: 47749452 / 47725628 / Fax: 47783899
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Luis Perlotti Sculpture Museum
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 10 AM to 1 PM, and from 2 to 8 PM
Pujol 644
Phone: 44312825 / 44333396
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City Museum
Open Mondays through Fridays from 11 AM to 7 PM, Sundays from 3 to 7 PM
Alsina 412
Phone: 43432123 / 43319855
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Pablo Ducros Hicken Cinema Museum
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 AM to 7 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Defensa 1220
Phone: 43612462 / Fax: 43073839
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José Hernández People’s Art Museum
Open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 7 PM
Av. del Libertador 2373
Phone: 48027294 / 48032384
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Cornelio de Saavedra Historical Museum
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM; Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 10 AM to 8 PM
Crisólogo Larralde 6309
Phone: 45720746 / 45741328

Carlos Gardel Home Museum
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1 to 5 PM
Jean Jaurés 735
Phone: 49642015 / 2071
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Enrique Larreta Spanish Art Museum
Av. Juramento 2291
Neighborhood: Belgrano
Phone: 47844040 / 47832640
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2 to 8 PM; Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 8 PM
Ticket price: ARS 3
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Buenos Aires Latin American Art Museum
Costantini Collection (Malba)
Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Neighborhood: Palermo
Phone: 48086500
Open Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 PM to 7 PM, Wednesdays (free of charge) from 12 PM to 8 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 7 PM
Ticket price: ARS 4
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National Historical Museum
Defensa 1600
Neighborhood: San Telmo
Phone: 43074457 / 3157
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 AM to 5 PM, Saturdays from 3 to 6 PM, Sundays and holidays from 2 to 6 PM
Ticket price: ARS 1
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Quinquela Martín La Boca Fine Arts Museum
Pedro de Mendoza 1835
Neighborhood: La Boca
Phone: 43011080
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 AM to 5.30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM
Ticket price: ARS 1

Evita Museum
Lafinur 2988
Neighborhood: Palermo
Phone: 48079433 / 48043168
Open Tuesdays through Sundays and holidays from 2 to 7.30 PM
Ticket price: ARS 2
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Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Science Museum
Av. Ángel Gallardo 490
Neighborhood: Caballito
Phone: 49821154 / 4494
Open Mondays through Sundays from 2 to 7 PM
Ticket price: ARS 2
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National Fine Arts Museum
Av. del Libertador 1473
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Phone: 48038817
Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 12.30 PM to 7.30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 7 PM
Free admittance
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Cultural centers

Recoleta Cultural Center
Junín 1930
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Phone: 48031040
www.centroculturalrecoleta.org

San Martín Cultural Center
Sarmiento 1551
Neighborhood: San Cristóbal
Phone: 43741251 / 59
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www.ccgsm.gov.ar

Borges Cultural Center
Viamonte 500
Neighborhood: Retiro
Phone: 55555359
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www.ccborges.org.ar

Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center
Av. Corrientes 2038
Neighborhood: Balvanera
Phone: 49545521 / 49545523
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www.rojas.uba.ar


Movie theaters
Films shown at http://www.terra.com.ar/carteleracine/


Theaters and Opera Houses

Colón Opera House

Libertad 621
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
Phone: 43787100 / 43787132
www.teatrocolon.org.ar

Cervantes Theater
Libertad 815
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Phone: 48164224 / 48158883

Centro Cultural de la Cooperación
Av. Corrientes 1543
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
Phone: 43714705 / 50778077 / 50778000

General San Martín Theater
Av. Corrientes 1530
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
Phone: 08003335254
www.teatrosanmartin.com.ar

Alvear Theater
Av. Corrientes 1659
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
Phone: 43734245

Regio Theater
Av. Córdoba 6056
Neighborhood Palermo
Phone: 47723350

Teatro de la Ribera
Pedro de Mendoza 1821
Neighborhood: La Boca
Phone: 43029042

Sports
Horse Races

This is quite a popular sport in Argentina. Races are held at the Palermo (15 minutes from downtown), San Isidro (Greater Buenos Aires area, 30 minutes from downtown), and La Plata (Buenos Aires Province, one hour from downtown) racetracks

Av. del Libertador 4101
Neighborhood: Palermo
Phone: 47782800
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www.palermo.com.ar

Provincia de Buenos Aires 504
Neighborhood: San Isidro (Buenos Aires Province)
Phone: 47434011

Golf
*Ernesto Tornquist and Olleros
Neighborhood: Palermo
Phone: 43813003
*Av. Coronel Roca 5025
Neighborhood: Villa Lugano
Phone: 46054706 / 0623
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*Av. Lugones and Av. General Paz
Phone: 47015500 / 47019613
*Av. del Libertador 7501
Neighborhood: Núñez
Phone: 47030222 / 47031965

Car races
Different car races at the Oscar Alfredo Gálvez municipal racetrack every weekend
Av. Pte. Julio A. Roca, Av. Gral. Paz
Neighborhood: Villa Lugano
Phone: 46053333
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Shopping

Buenos Aires has different commercial circuits, each offering well-defined products: antiques in San Telmo, books on Corrientes Avenue, leather goods in Retiro, souvenirs in La Boca. The forefront of trends in objects, clothing, and decoration is to be found in Palermo Viejo. Las Cañitas, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Hollywood, Barrio Norte, and San Telmo are the spots where to buy clothes, footwear, fashion items, and gifts.

Shopping Abasto
Av. Corrientes
Neighborhood: Almagro
Phone: 49593400
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Alto Palermo
Arenales
Neighborhood: Palermo
Phone: 48216030 / 6059
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Buenos Aires Design
Av. Pueyrredón
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Phone: 48061111
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Galerías Pacifico
Av. Córdoba
Neighborhood: Retiro
Phone: 43195118

Paseo Alcorta
Jerónimo Salguero
Neighborhood: Palermo
Phone: 48049666
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Patio Bullrich
Av. Del Libertador
Neighborhood: Retiro
Phone: 48153501
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Solar de la Abadía
Av. Luis María Campos
Neighborhood: Belgrano
Phone: 47785000

Village Recoleta
Vicente López
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Phone: 48000000
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Handicraft fairs

Humberto 1° and Defensa – Dorrego Square
Neighborhood: San Telmo
Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM
Antiques, general items, and handicrafts

Lisandro de la Torre and Corrales
Neighborhood: Mataderos
Sundays from 11 AM to 9 PM
Handicrafts, traditional Argentine items

Pasaje Caminito
Neighborhood: La Boca
Mondays through Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM
Plastic arts

Av. Del Libertador and Av. Alvear
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 11 Am to 8 PM
Metal, leather, plastic ceramic, fabric, and woven items, among others

Bolívar 65
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
Open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 AM to 6 PM
General handicrafts

Juramento and Cuba
Neighborhood: Belgrano
Open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 11 AM to 8 PM
Metal, leather, plastic ceramic, fabric, and woven items, among others

Mercado de las Luces Fair
Perú 294
Neighborhood: Monserrat
Phone: 43429930
Open Mondays through Fridays from 11 AM to 7 PM, Sundays from 1 to 7 PM

 

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