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  • 1 Plaza de Mayo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza de Mayo RA - Buenos Aires

    The Plaza de Mayo, dominated by the Pirámide de Mayo (1811) commemorating the revolution, is the backdrop for every kind of meeting, both public and official. The pink façade of Casa Rosada (head office of the executive) and the Cabildo, an important..

  • 2 Café Tortoni Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Mayo 825 RA - Buenos Aires

    By entering Café Tortoni, everyday people swell the ranks of those, artists first and foremost, who have frequented this mythical meeting place since 1858. Admire the superb decor of Argentina's oldest cafés, where music - especially that of tango co..

  • 3 Palacio Barolo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1370 Mayo 1370 RA - Buenos Aires

    In the Monserrat area, the 100m-high Palacio Barolo stands out from among the splendid buildings lining the Avenida de Mayo. Visit this architectural gem (1923), by the Italian Mario Palanti, where everything is reminiscent of Dante's Divine Comedy. ..

  • 4 Teatro Colón Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Libertad 621 RA - Buenos Aires

    Teatro Colón, inaugurated on 25 May 1908, is considered one of the best operahouses in the world, and has exceptional acoustic qualities. It was re-opened in 2010 after a complete overhaul, the results of which have been unanimously applauded.

  • 5 Fragata Sarmiento Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dique 3 RA - Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is a port, and in the heart of the entirely rehabilitated Puerto Madero district is the Fragata Sarmiento. Having sailed the seven seas for 40 years in the early part of the 20C, this former training ship with three masts has now been tr..

  • 6 San Telmo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Dorrego RA - Buenos Aires

    A neighbourhood on the rise, in whose little streets lined with old houses lingers a hint of the Buenos Aires of yesteryear. It is a lively neighbourhood, that comes into its own on Sundays, when the Feria de San Telmo is set up around the central Pl..

  • 7 El Zanjón de Granados Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Defensa 755 RA - Buenos Aires

    In 1871, a yellow fever epidemic caused the aristocrats of San Telmo to flee. Their homes became conventillos, where immigrants lived and worked. El Zanjón de Granados was excavated, and, with its different levels, is a superb example of such a resid..

  • 8 Palacio Paz Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Sante Fe 750 RA - Buenos Aires

    Of all the fine architecture characteristic of the Retiro neighbourhood, don't miss the Palacio Paz (early 20C). The building, whose façade is reminiscent of the Château de Chantilly or the Louvre, is laid out around a vast garden. A grandiose and ri..

  • 9 Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Suipacha 1422 RA - Buenos Aires

    Colonial art from A to Z: silver pieces, painting, ceramics, religious art, dating from the 16C to the 19C. The splendid collections of the Isaac Fernández Blanco Museum of Hispanic-American Art are embellished by the neo-colonial Palacio Noel (1922)..

  • 10 Recoleta Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. Alvear RA - Buenos Aires

    This exclusive neighbourhood is named after the Monastery of the Recollect Fathers, founded here by the Franciscans in the 18C. Elegant houses reminiscent of their Parisian counterparts line the streets of chic Recolata, which is also home to the rem..

  • 11 Palermo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. Libertador RA - Buenos Aires

    The green space of Argentina's capital. You will come across many parks, designed by landscape gardener Carlos Thays, as you wander about Palermo. This is a neighbourhood with lovely avenues, where fittingly fine buildings stand alongside elegant sho..

  • 12 Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Libertador 1902 RA - Buenos Aires

    Don't miss a visit to the National Museum of Decorative Art on account of the building itself - a grandiose mansion of French inspiration (completed in 1916), its sumptuous decoration and furniture, and the paintings and porcelain it houses, which ar..

  • 13 Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Av. Santa Fe RA - Buenos Aires

    The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden has plants from Argentina and abroad, aromatic and endemic species, flowering plants... as well as fountains and sculptures. They are intelligently organised in greenhouses and themed gardens in more than 7ha dedicat..

  • 14 Paraná Delta Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RA - Tigre

    In Tigre, hop onto a lancha and set off along the many canals of the Paraná Delta, flowing from the river of the same name and scattered with a multitude of little islands, where handsome residences stand. A unique area for nature - a UNESCO Biospher..

  • 15 Guarani Jesuit Missions Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    RA - Posadas

    The Guarani Jesuit Reductions were created in Argentina in the 17C to organise the evangelisation of the indigenous peoples. The Guarani lived, worked and worshipped in these alternative settlements. A visit of the vestiges makes for a fascinating gl..

  • 16 MAAM Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Mitre 77 RA - Salta

    In March 1999 the mummies of three Inca children, which had been preserved in the ice since the 15C, were discovered 6 700m up on a slope of Llullaillaco Volcan. The MAAM is dedicated to this fundamental discovery, and gives visitors an insight into ..

  • 17 Pajcha - Museo de Arte Étnico Americano Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    20 de Febrero 831 RA - Salta

    Weaving, pottery, basketwork, religious art... This museum showcases all the wealth of Latin and Central American crafts and, above all, gives an insight into their meaning. An attractive and informative museum.

  • 18 Pucará de Tilcara Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    RA - Tilcara

    The Pucará, a fortified village that occupied this dominating position from the 11C to the 15C, is proof of the importance of the Quebrada de Humahuaca road. Past the botanical garden, where local high-altitude species grow, you will come across the ..

  • 19 Walk towards Punta Corral Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RA - Tilcara

    The walk towards Punta Corral is best left to sporty types who are not prone to altitude sickness. The track climbs through superb landscapes, and even goes past the archaeological site of Alfarcito (crops growing on terraces). During the Holy Wednes..

  • 20 Juella Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    RA - Tilcara

    What makes the Pucará de Juella site so charming is the way that nature has been left to insinuate itself among the ruins. This is another pre-Colombian site worth visiting in the history-rich region of Quebrada de Humahuaca.

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