There are enough sights and attractions in Buenos Aires to keep you busy every single moment you’re not in Spanish class. Here are a few of the most iconic Buenos Aires sights we recommend checking out during your stay.
La Casa Rosada is the home of Argentina’s President and the place where Eva Peron gave many of her most famous speeches. When it was built, there were two major political parties in Argentina – one represented by red and one by white. The building was painted pink as a symbol of unity between the two parties. Casa Roasada is accessible via select metro lines and buses in Buenos Aires. Visit Casa Rosada’s official website for more information.
Internationally recognized for its beauty, Recoleta Cemetery features a breathtaking array of sculptures and mausoleums. Its museums, historic sites and art venues make this barrio an important cultural center in Buenos Aires. Click here for more information.
Museo de Bellas Artes
This famous Buenos Aires art museum gets over 1 million visitors per year and is home to Argentina’s most prized and historic works of art. The museum is located in Buenos Aires’ beautiful downtown Recoleta neighborhood. For more information about Museo de Bellas Artes, please visit the museum’s official website.
La Brigada is a popular Buenos Aires restaurant located about 3 miles south of Ecela Buenos Aires. If you’ve grown tired of eating the traditional Argentine steak with chimichurri sauce, head over to La Brigada restaurant in San Telmo to try some more obscure beef dishes, including blood pudding, sweetbreads and liver. Visit La Brigada’s official website for more information.
El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Whether you’re a bookworm or just a casual reader, this fantastic bookstore is definitely worth a visit. In 2008, The Guardian ranked this bookshop as the second most beautiful bookshop in the world. Formerly a luxurious 1920s opera house, the building now houses over 120,000 books and albums including a nice selection of classical and jazz music. The multilevel bookshop also features a unique collection of vintage photos of famous tango dancers and events that took place at the opera house years ago. Read more about this famous Buenos Aires bookshop here.
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