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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.
Pizza Place
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“Iconic pizza place, located at recognised Corrientes Av, where theatres and lights stand out”
  • 119 locals recommend
Art Museum
“National decorative art museum emplaced in the former residence of the prominent Errazuriz-Alvear family. Nearby there are other impressive antique residences now serving as embassies and two parks where neighbors meet into groups for training or running .”
  • 99 locals recommend
Planetarium
“This is also one of Buenos Aires emblematic Buildings as well as a really nice green spot in the city. You can enter the building and have a guided tour through the observatory and its shows, or just enjoy the illuminated park.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Palermo, the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, throughout the years has received many non-official names due to the various offers of each zone. Although the porteño creativity is marked on the different labels, of course, not all of them are accepted by the general public. The rich touristic offer of the “Palermos” has options for all tastes. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Plaza
“During the weekends, Plaza Armenia offers a hippie market with handmade objects that may turn into that special souvenir you are looking for someone back home!”
  • 118 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Evita Museum (Museo Evita) is devoted to Eva Perón, one of Argentina´s most polarizing historical figures as well as the subject of the stage and film musical of the same name. A series of exhibits, including personal effects and memorabilia, chronicle Evita’s life from her childhood through her political career. The Basics Since it opened in 2002, on the 50th anniversary of Evita’s death, the museum has become one of Buenos Aires’ most popular attractions. Artifacts include a beautifully preserved selection of her clothing and personal possessions, as well as photographs, memorabilia, and video footage. Most notable is her voter card, marked Number 1: a symbol of her achievements in securing the vote for Argentine women in 1947. Last but not least, it has an excellent restaurant located beside the museum. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Recoleta is a downtown residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is an area of great historical and architectural interest, due to its Beaux-Arts architecture as well as the distinguished Recoleta Cemetery. It is also an important tourist destination in the city. It is also one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city, with some of the priciest real estate in the city. The name of the neighborhood comes from the Monastery of the Recollect Fathers, members of the Franciscan Order which was established in the area at the beginning of the 18th century. They founded a monastery and a church dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Pilar with a cemetery attached. The Recoleta pathway is nearly the exact geographic center of the neighborhood, and one of its highest points in the city, which, at the end of the 19th century attracted wealthy families from the south of the city who sought to escape from the deadly yellow fever outbreak which began in 1871. From that time on, the Recoleta has been one of the most stylish and expensive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, home to private family mansions, foreign embassies, and luxury hotels, including the Alvear Palace Hotel. The historical center of the neighborhood is the Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, construction of which was completed in 1732. For that reason, the neighborhood was occasionally called El Pilar. The church was originally situated at the edge of the banks that sloped down to the Río de la Plata and Manso Creek. When Buenos Aires suffered terrible cholera and yellow fever epidemics in the 1870s, the population of the city spread out to avoid the contagion. It was for that reason that, while the underprivileged classes settled in the south-southwest of the city, the most wealthy settled in the Recoleta area, where the height of the terrain reduced the presence of insects which transmitted the diseases. These families (many of which were members of the ruling national elite, considered of "noble" ancestry (although there were no noblemen in the former Hispanic territories) for having descended from respected historical figures from the period of Argentine independence), built mansions and other notable buildings in several European architectural styles of the period (many of which were demolished towards the end of the 1950s and beginning of the 1960s and once again during the 2000s). Consequently, Buenos Aires has often been referred to as the "Paris of South America". Nowadays, what is left of these traditional buildings coexist with elegant modern constructions. Together with some sections of the neighboring communities of Retiro and Palermo, Recoleta forms a part of the area known as Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, a traditional residential zone for the city’s most affluent families, where a great portion of the cultural life of the city is concentrated. The Recoleta neighborhood is distinguished by its great cultural spaces. In addition to historical monuments, it is home to the National Fine Arts Museum or Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the National Library of Argentina, the Recoleta Cultural Center, and other exhibition venues. Recoleta Cemetery The Recoleta Cemetery is one of the main tourist attractions in the neighborhood. It was designed by the French architect Prosper Catelin, at the request of President Bernardino Rivadavia, and was dedicated in 1822. Museums and cultural centers Next to the cemetery is the former General Juan José Viamonte Shelter, administered in the past by the Recollect Fathers. When it ceased functioning as a shelter for the indigent, it was acquired by the city and converted into the Centro Cultural Recoleta, one of the most important exhibition halls for the plastic arts in the city. 150 meters away, across Libertador Avenue, is the el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), which holds in its permanent collection works of art by Argentine artists such as Berni and Seguí, as well as works by European masters such as Titian, Goya, Rembrandt, Gauguin, and Manet. To the east, along Posadas Street, is the Palais de Glace, which was, at the beginning of the twentieth century, an ice skating rink. It has since been turned into a multimedia exhibition center. Behind Carlos Thays Park is located the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones, which houses a wide variety of exhibitions and cultural events. Education Several of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the capital are in the Recoleta neighborhood. Among them are the Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, the Escuela Argentina Modelo, the Scuola Edmundo de Amicis, the Colegio Champagnat, the Colegio Mallinkdrodt, the Colegio San Agustín [es] and Normal School 1, the oldest portion of which has been declared a National Monument. Many university schools are also found in Recoleta: Derecho (University of Buenos Aires School of Law), Medicina (University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine), Odontología (University of Buenos Aires School of Dentistry), and the Farmacia y Bioquímica (University of Buenos Aires Schools of Pharmacy and Biochemistry). Additionally, the neogothic style building which formerly held the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Engineering can be found on Las Heras Avenue, although today it serves only as an auxiliary building for the School, characterized by the cold, humid air typical of gothic structures. (From WIKIPEDIA)”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“In the La Boca neighborhood, this famous street is known as the birthplace of tango. It's a tourist's haven with a fun, sprawling artisan market and restaurants. Enjoy views of the docks and be sure to visit the PROA museum nearby. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“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
Capitol Building
“"Meano's project is written absolutely in architectural foundation that recognizes as three central ideas: The academicism, the eclecticism and classicism. This tripartite condition confirms it as a w”
  • 92 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“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
Flea Market
“Great spot to walk and wander by the water at Tigre at the Parana delta. Check out the puerto de frutos with its many different little shops and museums to see. You can also visit Museo Naval and Museo de Arte. On Sundays the place is bustling with families as there are many different activities to do such as canoeing and rowing as well as just wandering an enjoying the walk by the river. You can also enjoy coffee at Villa Julia, a Victorian hotel/coffee shop, reminiscent of Europe. Tigre is definitely a spot for an all-day outing.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Beautiful newly renovated historic building. Check website for cultural activities. www.cck.gob.ar”
  • 87 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Healthy and tasty meals for every day. Just one block apart from Quartier Dorrego.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Building
“One of Buenos Aires' most beautiful buildings is this 22-story office block, whose unique design was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy; its height (100m) is a reference to each canto (or song), the number of floors (22) to verses per song, and its divided structure to hell, purgatory and heaven. To see Palacio Barolo you'll need to book a guided tour, during which you'll get to ride in the 1920s elevator and admire the panoramic views from the rooftop lighthouse.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Park
“Half a block away - nice place to sit in the shade. Used to be a former penitentiary. ”
  • 69 locals recommend