Buenos Aires - Highly Recommended
Donated by architect, Eduardo Catalano, this massive metal flower opens and closes with the help of solar rays. At night, the beauty of the bloom really shines as lights at the base of the sculpture illuminate the entire flower.
Located in the United Nations Plaza
The flower stays open all night on these special evenings: September 21st, May 25th, and December 24th and 31st.
Whether you seek Tango lessons or you're an old pro, the Confiteria Ideal is the perfect place to celebrate this world-famous dance. Its art deco design and colorful past draw visitors of all ages.
Suipacha 380 - Cuidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
(054)(011) 5265-8069 / 4328-7750 / 15-4526-7580
Juan Carlos Pallarols
This well-known silvermaker has crafted pieces for a long list of celebrities including Sinatra, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and many more. Choose from unique offerings such as vases, trays, knives and more.
Defensa 1039, San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Bar El Federal
Established in 1864, this bar and restaurant has stayed true to its original design. Vintage ads along the walls and antique fixtures take visitors back to a simpler time. Choose from a variety of beers, wines and milkshakes. And be sure to sample one of the many pastries on display.
Corner of Perú and Carlos Calvo, San Telmo
El Ateneo Bookstore
El Ateneo, in Barrio Norte/Recoleta, and Boutique del Libro, in Palermo. They offer very different experiences.
El Ateneo is the most beautiful bookstore in the world. I’m not exaggerating. They took an old theater where tango was once danced and turned it into a massive bookstore, leaving the balconies, the stage, the lighting for the most part, and the magic.
This theater turned bookstore is a sight to behold. Visitors can read from the balcony. Or sip coffee on the stage cafe. El Ateneo's painted ceiling and beautifully adorned fixtures turn reading into a theatrical experience.
Av Santa Fe 1860 Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Recoleta Cemetery
Some of Argentina's wealthiest and most important historical figures, including "Evita" Peron have been laid to rest here. Take a guided tour or explore the grounds on your own.
Junin 1790 Buenos Aires 1116 Argentina
54 11 4804 7040
Known as the "pink house", Casa Rosada is the official seat of the executive branch of the Government of Argentina. Most tourists come to see the balcony where Evita gave many of her moving speeches.
Hipílito Yrigoyen 211
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal 1086
While Caminito means "little street", there is big fun to be had here. Artists, musicians and dancers line the street day and night. There are plenty of photo ops at every turn, but the colorful buildings are the most famous snapshots taken by tourists. Italian immigrants used leftover paint from their ships to create this multi-colored landscape.
Located at the corner of Don Pedro de Mendoza and Del Valle Iberlucea in La Boca.
The Obelisk of Buenos Aires
Located on world's widest street, 9 de Julio, you cannot miss the Obelisk. It stands 220 feet high and lights up every evening. Built in 1936 to celebrate the city's 400th anniversary, the Obelisk is the main focal point of the city and is often the main gathering place for fans to celebrate victory.
Located on Avenida 9 de Julio
Puente de la Mujer
One of the most recognizable landmarks of Buenos Aires is the Puente de la Mujer footbridge. Designed by the internationally recognized architect, Santiago Calatrav, the bridge opens and closes to allow water traffic to pass. While the bridge itself is a sight to behold, it also offers visitors some of the most breathtaking views of the city.
Located in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires that spans Dock 3
If you've got an extra day to spare on your Buenos Aires trip, hop a ferry to Colonia. In just under an hour, you'll be transported back in time and into another country. Charming restaurants and boutiques fill the historic quarter, which is also a World Heritage Site.
To buy ferry tickets to Colonia, visit www.buquebus.com
Estancia Santa Susana
If you have a day to spare on your Buenos Aires getaway, escape to the Estancia Santa Susana. Explore the many traditions of the "gaucho" or "cowboy." Watch the exciting ring races, dance with the locals and enjoy some of the best barbecue around-all grilled on the "parilla."
Ruta 6 Km. 188 - (2814)
Provincia. de Buenos Aires