For any tourist, here are the Top 10 places to go while visiting Buenos Aires:
#1 Palermo neighborhood:
A top tourist destination, Palermo is the biggest and trendiest neighborhood for sightseeing in Buenos Aires, and it offers tons of accommodation and activities for day and night. You can take your pick of a furnished apartment, hostel, hotel or apart-hotel, which range in price and type. Right outside your doorsteps, you have great restaurants, trendy designer stores, fun pubs, bars and clubs. Palermo has subdivisions including Palermo Soho aptly named after Soho in New York City, and Palermo Hollywood, after all the TV, radio and film companies that have their studios there.
#2 Puerto Madero:
This waterfront neighborhood of Buenos Aires is the most modern area of the city. With glass skyscrapers, elegant restaurants and chic nightclubs, Puerto Madero is enjoyed by the wealthy and the trendy. It is a young neighborhood that went through the largest urbanization project in the city’s history. In 1993, the city government remodel the old docks that had been part of the port, opening the door to a new area of enjoying considered nowadays the most important tourist and business center in Buenos Aires.
#3 La Boca:
A colorful and delightful town right off the old port of Buenos Aires, La Boca has been synonymous with tango and football. Adorned with multi-colored houses and taverns, the neighborhood jealously holds onto its tango tradition, football passion, and Italian roots. Today it is one of the most important cultural centers and tourist attractions of Buenos Aires city for walking tours, soccer games and tango shows.
#4 San Telmo:
The oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires, San Telmo exudes a special historical vibe. As one of the most important centers during the 19th century, San Telmo has preserved many of its architectural treasures: beautiful museums, antique shops and old-world churches that nowadays serve as a backdrop for business, culture and daily activity. San Telmo, a special place for sightseeing Buenos Aires, now has a bohemian culture that attracts thousands of tourists and Argentines alike.
Buses, taxis, and people whiz by the narrow streets and sidewalks of this frenetic “micro center,” which vibrates until midnight everyday. Lying east of the Avenida 9 de Julio, the world’s widest avenue, Microcentro has a heavy concentration of businesses, bank headquarters, international corporate offices, and governmental institutions. On Fridays, the businessmen take off their ties as they swig pints of beer in the many Irish pubs and taverns located in the area.
#6 Plaza de Mayo:
Became the most important political scenario of Buenos Aires since the Argentine Independence in 1810. People with different political ideologies gather here in massive political demonstrations like those organized by Evita Peron or by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. The Plaza de Mayo also houses important city majors landmarks such as the Casa Rosada Presidential House, the Cabildo o Government House during the colonialismperiod; the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires, among other magnificent buildings. Location: between Hipólito Yrigoyen 300, Rivadavia 300, Balcarce and Bolívar streets.
A classy residential and commercial district replete with French-style buildings and art nouveau constructions, Recoleta is one of the most expensive and elegant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and one of the most popular for tourists. Its central Plaza Francia is surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and other hot tourist spots like the Del Pilar Church, the Palaise de Glace or the University of Buenos Aires Law Faculty. Every weekend, exciting cultural activities and colorful crafts markets take place. And for the thick-walleted, you can enjoy exclusive high-end shopping from global brand names.
#8 The Congress:
The magnificent gray stone Palacio del Congreso emanates an imposing and awe-inspiring presence in this neighborhood which the locals commonly refer to as “Congreso.” It is a middle-class area with strong commercial activity that gives you a taste of the real Buenos Aires. The Plaza Congreso decorated with several monuments and sculptures, is the second most important political venue for Argentines. Many demonstrations either begin or end at the Congreso because it is connected to Plaza de Mayo via ten block of Avenida de Mayo.
A residential neighborhood in the north of Buenos Aires, Belgrano offers both a peaceful oasis and commercial energy. The upper middle-class enjoys living among the quiet leafy inner streets as well as shopping along the busy Avenida Cabildo lined with shops, boutiques, and corner cafes.
Located just 17.5 miles (28 Km) north of Buenos Aires city, this beautiful and colorful town lies on the shore of the Parana Delta. Tigre’s various outdoor activities can vary from taking a tour through the islands of the Delta; walking around the charming town, screaming your lungs out at the Parque de la Costa amusement park, or gambling away at the Casino. To get to Tigre is very simple taking the line Mitre of Buenos Aires Railways and after 40 minutes travel between Buenos Aires northern neighborhoods.