Top 5 Things To Do in Buenos Aires

Updated: Jun 27

When you think of Argentina, your mind goes towards the amazing culture and one of the prettiest places in the world. We’re giving you our best Argentina travel guide on the best things to do in Buenos Aires, and what people call the most energetic city. When planning your travels to this city, we recommend checking out our other unique experiences on FreeGuides to ensure you don’t miss out on any hidden gems and experiences around Argentina’s capital city.

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1. Walk Around the Historic Plaza de Mayo

Address: Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen s/n, C1087 CABA, Argentina

The Plaza de Mayo is a city square and the main foundational site of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It has been the scene of many of the most important events in the city’s history, from the second founding of the city in 1580, through the revolution of independence, to more recent political demonstrations. It’s notably one of the most famous tourist attractions as many flocks here to take photos and learn more about the foundation of Argentina’s capital city.

2. Explore the Street Museum, Caminito

One of Buenos Aires most famous attractions is located in La bora, the Caminito (little path in Spanish) is a street museum of colourfully painted houses typical of the immigrant dwellings that came to characterise this portside area towards the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. Today, there are several works by Argentine artists incorporated as part of the street museum and the Caminito has become a favourite with visitors to the city. Several restaurants offer tango and folk dance shows and the street fills with artists offering original crafts and paintings.

3. Visit the Unusually Beautiful Recoleta Cemetary

Address: Junín 1760, C1113 CABA, Argentina

Dubbed by some as the world’s best cemetery, this famous attraction, the La Recoleta Cemetery is a cemetery located in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the city’s first official burial site built in 1822 with miniature sculptures that only come up to your shoulders. It contains the graves of notable people, including Eva Peron, presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy, and a granddaughter of Napolean. Take a walk around here to uncover a unique experience of one of the most unusual yet beautiful places in Argentina’s capital city.

4. Take a Day Tour to Tigre

Address: Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

If you feel like getting out of the city for a breath of fresh air, another thing to do in Buenos Aires is to take the train to Tigre to explore the delta for the day. It’s very easy, only costs around 6 pesos ($0.38 USD), and takes around an hour to travel. We recommend visiting on a Sunday, when you can check out the city’s Puerto de Frutos, a large market with crafts, foods, and handcrafted furniture. If you’re looking for a unique experience, you can check out nearby things to do in Tigre and travel guides on FreeGuides. There’s also an artist’s market on the main dock, a park, and a few museums.

5. Sunday Street Fair at Feria de San Telmo

Address: 200, Defensa 120, C1065 Buenos Aires, Argentina

This colourful crowded Sunday street fair - the Feria de San Telmo - draws over 12,000 people each week. There are tons of unique experiences and attractions from antiques, artwork, knick-knacks, and other treasures laid out along the pedestrian street of Defensa. It’s the perfect place to get an original souvenir that dates back to the golden age of Buenos Aires. We do advise you to keep a strong eye on your belongings as you wander the 270 stalls of this local bazaar. Some other things to do in this famous Buenos Aires attraction is to purchase some homemade snacks and watch the street performers showcase unique experiences along the 13 cobblestone streets.

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