Travel to Buenos Aires completely without tourist traps! Here is a list of the top 10 attractions in Buenos Aires! What are the highlights and attractions you can't miss while on vacation in Buenos Aires?
As the center of tango and world soccer and one of the most modern metropolises in South America, Buenos Aires presents itself in countless dazzling facets. Its sights include historic monuments and modern architecture, theater culture and nightlife, canyons of houses and gardens, and a huge dose of glorious past.
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La Boca neighborhood
With its houses made of colorful ship's plate, La Boca is the most famous district of Buenos Aires. If you stroll through the colorful alleys, you must also pay a visit to the famous stadium "La Bonbonera". The famous "box of chocolates" was once the home stadium of world footballer Diego Maradona.
The French Café Tortoni at 825 Avenida de Mayo is located right next to the pink presidential palace at Plaza de Mayo and is hardly less famous in Buenos Aires. Since its opening in 1858, the hauteur of politicians, musicians, actors and writers have met here for live music and cultural evenings. The coffee house, entirely in Art Nouveau style, has already been voted among the 10 most beautiful cafés in the world.
Cemetery La Recoleta
Celebrities can also be found at La Recoleta cemetery, but no longer in person. In the most expensive residential district of Buenos Aires, Argentina's rich and beautiful rest in tens of thousands of graves, with semi-feral cats roaming among them. Among the Nobel Prize winners, writers, actors and politicians, the president's wife Evita is the most famous inhabitant of the City of the Dead.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Buenos Aires, but no shopping center is as nobly designed as the Galerias Pacifico, one of the most beautiful shopping malls in the world. The luxurious stores are embedded in a breathtaking Beaux-Art ambience, which with its wood paneling, frescoes and marble columns almost makes you forget about shopping.
Presidential Palace Casa Rosada
The "pink house" in Buenos Aires is the seat of the head of state of Argentina. The presidential palace is located in the central Plaza de Mayo and was once a fortress. The ruins of the fort and the palace itself can be visited free of charge. At night, the facade is bathed in bright pink by numerous spotlights.
Right next to the presidential palace, the Catholic Catedral Metropolitana, the main church of Buenos Aires, is enthroned on the Plaza de Mayo. Its striking facade is reminiscent of a Greek temple and conceals the final resting place of the independence fighter José de San Martín. In the neo-Baroque interior, the rentabel behind the rococo altar and historically valuable organ from the colonial period are particularly impressive.
The gigantic Floralis Genérica, one of the youngest landmarks of Buenos Aires, represents a technical and artistic peculiarity. The 23m high flower made of metal is located very close to the La Recoleta cemetery. It closes its petals every day at sunset and opens again the next morning - as a symbol of daily rebirth.
Obelisk at the Plaza de la Républica
On the boulevard Avenida 9 de Julio, another Buenos Aires landmark rises into the sky. The 70m high obelisk is not only a massive eye-catcher and welcome landmark, but also a vantage point and event venue.
The tradition-rich Teatro Colón is the most famous theater in Buenos Aires and impresses even from the outside with its elaborate architecture. The Columbus Theater also enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and José Carrera are just a few of the musical greats who have already been enthusiastically applauded here.
Botanical Garden and Japanese Garden
The beautiful greenery of the Buenos Aires Botanical and Japanese Gardens creates a wonderful refuge from the noisy, hectic metropolis. The sculpture gardens, greenhouses and plants from all over the world can be seen in the Botanical Garden with free admission.
Those interested in Asian flora should also pay a (also free) visit to the picturesque Japanese Garden - it is one of the most beautiful parks in the city.