Top 10 Things to Do in Buenos Aires

December 13, 2019
Solana Wainstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Class of 2021

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La Boca

Do you love colorful and instagram-able streets? This neighborhood is jaw-dropping and you will love it. Full of tiny houses made of wood and veneer, La Boca offers a beautiful view of just a little part of Buenos Aires. You will get to see different things that make the Argentinian culture special, such as a famous dance called Tango or typical restaurants, where you'll always find empanadas on the menu. When looking for an aesthetic place for an Instagram story, head to Caminito, La Boca's main pedestrian street.

Plaza de Mayo y la Casa Rosada

This is the oldest square, known mostly for the historical events that took part in it. Through the years, it finally became Buenos Aires´ political center, surrounded by other historical governmental buildings. Furthermore, Casa Rosada, Argentina's White House (with a little twist because it's not white), is situated in Plaza de Mayo. You definitely can't miss this spot.

Congreso Nacional

This is the headquarters of the legislative body and therefore where laws are created and sanctioned. It is also where most marches take place nowadays. An example of those mobilizations is the one for the issue of Climate Change. This iconic building is situated in Plaza del Congreso, which is directly connected to Plaza de Mayo, so now you know which two places you have to visit on the same day.

El Obelisco

You may have heard about or seen the Washington Monument which is a tall white tower. Well, let me tell you something you may not know; the main symbol of Buenos Aires is called Obelisco and it looks just like that tower back in DC. It was built in 1936 as a celebration of the fourth centenary of the foundation of the city and it's located in the intersection between two of its most important avenues. You can't miss a picture of and with this emblematic monument.

Teatro Colón

This is one of the most important lyrical theaters, which started functioning in 1908. Not only is it known for its plays, but also for its beautiful structure. There are guided tours neither tourists nor local people can miss.

Puente de la Mujer

This pedestrian bridge is a symbol of the neighborhood called Puerto Madero and has one of the largest turning mechanisms in the world, designed to allow the passage of the ships that sail through the waters of Puerto Madero. Its structure represents a man and a woman dancing the Tango and is seen as a very important work of art. With it comes the amazing view of the port and the big sidewalks, where you'll find the most luxurious hotels, restaurants and residential buildings of Buenos Aires. 

El Rosedal de Palermo

Want to chill under the sun? Here's one of the most beautiful parks in the city. This huge spot is the perfect place for a walk, a bike ride, an open-air workout or a picnic, and it is visited each day by lots of tourists and local people. You'll love its characteristic nature and walking trails.

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)
Even if you don't enjoy museums, you know whenever you travel you must go to at least one. As I´m one of those who steps into a museum and instantly gets bored, let me tell you the MALBA is not that boring. In fact, it's a lot like the MOMA in New York. The Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires has a lot of interesting expositions from great artists. I'm not spoiling anything, you should come and check it out yourself.

Planetario Galileo Galilei

Fan of science and astrology? You may have already added this planetary to your bucket list, and if you have, you are on the right path. It's a modern museum where you can explore the Universe and Galaxy through interactive screens, be part of 4D simulators and watch the best astronomical shows on its dome, with the latest technology.

Floralis Genérica

This is a metallic sculpture situated in the park of the United Nations, which is limited by trees and surrounded by paths that come and go providing different perspectives of the monument. The sculpture is located above a water mirror, which, apart from fulfilling its aesthetic function, protects it. It represents a large flower made of stainless steel, which looks in the direction of the sky, extending its six petals towards it. Wanna know something cool? If you're planning to go on Ambassadors to Argentina, you can cross this out in advance.

Solana Wainstein is a BBG from BBYO: Argentina and loves taking pictures.

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