Buenos Aires By Neighborhoods
Buenos Aires By Neighborhoods, a complete guide to the best places to get to know this immense Argentine city.
In addition to being the capital of the country, it is a city with countless places of incomparable beauty, with many activities to do in each neighborhood you visit. They all have a different characteristic, so we want to collaborate to plan your visit!
The important thing to keep in mind is to be able to segment by neighborhood or area so that you can visit and carry out the greatest number of activities depending on the geographical area to which you are approaching, without making huge distance journeys.
In each of the neighborhoods, you will find a small city in itself, with its own identity and architecture. We recommend you dedicate more than 5 days to visit the capital of the country.
Here we detail a tour by neighborhood or geographical areas of the city so you do not miss anything:
PLAZA DE MAYO AND SURROUNDINGS (Downtown)
Considered the historical heart of the city, the Plaza de Mayo houses several buildings of great importance for the history of Argentina. Around the square you will find the Cabildo, a colonial-style building, the government palace known as the Pink House and the Cathedral where the remains of the national hero José de San Martín are found.
Headquarters of several mobilizations, marches and events, it is the oldest square in Buenos Aires.
If you continue walking along May Avenue, you can go to Café Tortoni, one of the oldest cafés and with a close relationship with Buenos Aires Tango.
We recommend you walk along Florida Street, where you can make purchases and view the Obelisk on May Avenue and Corrientes Avenue.
If you spend half a day in this area, you will be able to visit all the detailed points. But, if you want to learn more about the history of the city, we recommend you join our Free Tour Historic Center here!
Nearby, about 15 blocks away, is the most important theater in the city, the world-renowned Colón Theater. It is the cultural jewel of Buenos Aires, surrounded by the eclectic Lavalle Square.
Returning to Av. Corrientes, you can enjoy the best pizzas in the city, buy books in renowned bookstores at really cheap prices!
The most modern neighborhood that Buenos Aires has, where you will find the largest number of skyscrapers, industrial buildings of the old port, as well as a great gastronomic offer bordering the doks.
The most luxurious hotels are located here, as well as picturesque streets to have a walk near the coast.
If you are looking for a day of nature, we recommend you visit the Ecological Reserve South Coast , as well as cross the Women’s Bridge and visit the Frigate Sarmiento.
CAMINITO AND LA BOCA
Known for its colorful houses and football fanaticism, you can’t miss the neighborhood of La Boca. Here is one of the most famous streets in the world: Caminito.
Home to street artists, here you can see art everywhere. In the streets, you will delight your eyes with the enormous murals full of color and life, in addition to running into tango dancers in the streets. In this neighborhood, you can breathe Tango and bohemia wherever you go.
The big houses of La Boca used to be the homes of the immigrants who arrived in the country, known as “Conventillos”. Some of them today have been converted into antique shops, art galleries or designer clothing stores. Some others are still collective houses.
We recommend you go to one of the best-known stadiums, the Boca Juniors stadium, and pay a visit to its Museum.
All the streets of this neighborhood are a beautiful path to walk. To find out more, we recommend you join our Tour here!
To know everything you can do in La Boca, here we leave you more information.
One of the most traditional neighborhoods in the entire city. Here you will find cobblestone streets, small houses and beautiful bodegons with typical Argentine food. It is the place with the longest memory in the entire city.
The heart of the neighborhood is in the Defense Passage, a street full of antique shops and galleries, as well as the Dorrego Square, where the San Telmo fair is often held.
Where you walk in San Telmo, a place that will captivate your attention and delight your eyes with its beautiful ancient architecture.
In the Solar of French Gallery you will find patios of old houses open to the public with design and antique shops. Also, we recommend you visit the San Telmo Market, one of the largest and most traditional gastronomic centers in Buenos Aires.
Sundays is when you will find the fair, so it would be ideal to come here on a Sunday and enjoy a whole day in San Telmo.
Without a doubt, it is the most aristocratic area of the city. Here you will find huge parks, large monuments and outstanding architecture for its residences and palaces. The most classic buildings of French and Italian style, you will find them here!
Headquarters of the embassies of all countries, it also has Alvear and Arroyo streets, one of the most beautiful to walk in the city!
In turn, you will find the Recoleta Cemetery, one of the most important in Buenos Aires, where the remains of countless well-known characters are found. We can say that it is an open-air museum, given the architecture and design of the mausoleums that rest there.
In turn, you will be able to enjoy France Square (Plaza Francia), the venue for meetings and where you will find the artisan fair, every day. Nearby is the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Law and the Floralis Generic. All sites that you can not miss!
To know everything you can do in Recoleta, follow this link!
Continuing from Floralis Generic, straight on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, you will reach the neighborhood of Palermo. Known as the largest site in the city, home to a myriad of different activities.
One of the most popular neighborhoods among visitors to the city, an urban and street art area, as well as endless options to do at night.
Subdivided into different areas, it is the space with the greatest offer of parks such as the Rose Garden, the EcoParque, the Botanical Garden and the Japanese Garden, in addition to the well-known Palermo’s Parks, where you will find the Galileo Galilei Planetarium with various exhibitions to learn about the universe and the planets.
At the same time, in the part of Palermo Soho, there is Serrano Square, home to design fairs, artisans and an immense variety of gastronomic offer for you to live an experience to suit you!
Without a doubt, it is one of the meeting places for young culture and nightlife lovers.
You will notice a lot of people traffic, but given its size, it will not bother you at all because there is room for everyone!
Here we tell you everything you can do in Palermo.
To learn more about the history and characteristics of Buenos Aires, we invite you to join our city tours here!