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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“An impressive modern building, the MALBA contains works by Argentine greats and other Latin American masters. It regularly hosts seminars and has a small cinema for cult and art-house retrospectives.”
  • 349 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Housed in a hulk of a building (originally a pumping station) on the busy traffic artery of Avenida del Libertador, the National Museum of Fine Arts is a vast treasury of Argentinian and Latin American art and painting from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as one of the most important in Latin America. In the dozens of rooms you'll find heavyweight Argentinian artists. Although the emphasis here is on Latin American art, you'll also find important collections of European art and a smattering of American and Asian art. From Tuesday to Friday, 12:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am to 8:30pm”
  • 283 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Main shopping center in the neighborhood. It offers a wide range of shops, even travel agencies to purchase plane tickets or bus tickets to local towns. The green subway line 'D' has its entrance right in front of the mall.”
  • 276 locals recommend
Cemetery
“If you think of cemeteries as depressingly dark, underground affairs, Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Cemetery will turn that on its head. Considered the second most beautifuls cementery in the world (after the Pere Lechaise in Paris), the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822. Aside from being the resting place of the deceased, it is completely unlike a normal cemetery. The place is full of elaborately carved scroll-work and stately pillars that only reach up to your shoulder because all the structures are weirdly mini; it’s more magical than macabre. The burial site of Argentina’s most famous figures, including Evita herself.”
  • 327 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Neighbourhood
“Walk or bike across the famous bridge and along the waterways with historic brick buildings. On weekends the area is packed with Portenos out for a walk and dining. There are many restaurants to enjoy. The Reserva Ecologica is accessible from the northern end.”
  • 293 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Opera House
“Take the guided tour of the Colon Theater, it is a beautiful theater. Hacer la visita guiada del Teatro Colon, es una belleza de teatro. ”
  • 239 locals recommend
Opera House
“Beautiful Opera House in Buenos Aires. Considered to be one of the best in the world.”
  • 212 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Botanical Gardens it's home to 5,500+ plant species, a botanic library, a museum, assorted monuments and five greenhouses.”
  • 186 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“• The Obelisk (Monserrat): The "Obelisco" reminds in each of its faces a historical "porteño" fact: the first foundation, in 1536; the second and definitive, in 1580; the first time the National flag was raised in the city, in 1812 (in the church of San Nicolás, which was raised precisely where nowadays the "Obelisco" stands); and the constitution of Buenos Aires as the Argentine capital in 1880. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Garden
“The Japanese Gardens are one of the most relaxing places in Buenos Aires. Located beside Tres de Febrero park, the site was inaugurated in 1967 to coincide with a visit by the future emperor of Japan, Akihito, and his wife Michiko. The various elements of the gardens were designed to create balance and harmony. There is a wide variety of plants, a pond with carp (koi), an island with bridges, and sculptures based on Japanese culture. The park also has a cultural center, a Japanese restaurant, a craft shop and a nursery when visitors can buy bonsai trees and other plants. There you can also eat the best sushi in Buenos Aires.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Galerías Pacífico is one of the city’s most opulent shopping centres, and many people visit just to see its installations and its dome, which is painted with murals by Argentine artists Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Demetrio Urruchúa and Juan Carlos Castagnino. The central downtown building, at the intersection of Florida and Córdoba, was constructed in 1889 to house Au Bon Marché department store but never served this purpose and instead was used as the site of the Museo de Bellas Artes until 1940. The building was converted into a shopping centre in 1990 and has been declared a national historic monument because of its architectural importance. It contains specialised leather stores as well as international names, and a food court. Personal shoppers are available with pre-booking, and the centre provides facilities for children, a bureau de change, ATMs and a premium taxi service. The centre is also home to the Centro Cultural Borges, the venue for a tango school as well as art exhibitions and workshops. Guided tours: Those interested in learning more about the building’s history can reserve a 20-minute guided tour (phone 5555-5110), Monday to Friday at 11.30am and 4.30pm. The tour can also be completed independently using audioguides (Spanish, English, Portuguese and French) available at the information desk on the ground floor.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Garden
“Located within the Palermo neighbourhood's Parque Tres de Febrero - one of the most popular parks in the city, is this collection of more than 18,000 roses surrounded by a lake and acres of parkland. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Located in the downtown area, the Ecological Reserve, Costanera Sur draws families, joggers and cyclists during the weekends, is part of the new Puerto Madero urbanization. It's a wonderful place to exercise and enjoy fresh air. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Café
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“Emblematic cultural café that dates back to the mid 1850's. Located in the heart of the downtown area, on Av. de Mayo. VERY TOURISTY. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Plaza
“ Plaza de Mayo Square It is the oldest square in Buenos Aires . Its location was determined in the 2nd foundation of the city, in 1580. It is surrounded by historical and governmental buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada (National Government seat,) the Palace of the Government of Buenos Aires, banks, and ministries. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
  • 15 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“One of the most biggest Shopping malls of the city. You can eat, whatch a movie go to the park attractions inside the mall and even shopping ! And the building is beautiful, it was the first vault made of concrete of that dimensions! ”
  • 142 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Famous place to eat meat. Make reservation or wait patiently because is always crowded.”
  • 166 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“an elegantly rustic, old-school parrilla and neighborhood establishment. A contender in the best steak house battle, come for perfectly ccoked bife and absolutely killer morcilla (blood sausage) at non-touristy prices”
  • 156 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Traditional pizza store. This is the way Argentine people eat pizza. You may have a seat or stand at the bar and orden "muza con fainá". ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Iconic pizza place, located at recognised Corrientes Av, where theatres and lights stand out”
  • 119 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“This is a San Telmo restaurant at its best: tightly packed tables, patrons knocking elbows, suited waiters, a sweaty asador and great meat. It started with one floor but now has three, including a rooftop terrace. Order your meat jugoso (rare) and the waiter might just cut it with a spoon. Like La Cabrera, it’s a bit pricier but the whole experience is a good value.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Want a great burger and not looking for a longer meal this is one of the many new great burger places that have popped up and are excellent. I think you will agree that the burgers in BA hold there own to many top burgers in the USA or anywhere else in the world!!”
  • 45 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Healthy and tasty meals for every day. Just one block apart from Quartier Dorrego.”
  • 89 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to enjoy of a nice meal, drinks and rock! and also for buying a hard rock BA t-shirt”
  • 30 locals recommend

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