Buenos Aires

Travel Guide
Buenos Aires featuring a city and a high rise building

The capital city of Argentina combines a European flavor with a rich history and energetic nightlife.

Often called the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires offers tree-lined boulevards with 19th-century architecture, and colorful neighborhoods and nightlife districts that rival the best in the world.

A great way to get your bearings in Buenos Aires is to use the metro network, which will take you almost anywhere in the city. Start at the Plaza de Mayo, in the Downtown area. The Argentine Revolution took place here, and it’s the location of the distinctive Casa Rosada, the pink building housing the office of Argentina’s president.

Make your way to La Recoleta Cemetery where you’ll find the resting places of Argentina’s most famous people, including Eva Perón. The surrounding neighborhood is home of the city’s rich and famous and has some of the best architecture in the city.

Head north of Recoleta on the metro and you’ll find Palermo, the city’s most trendy neighborhood. Terraced houses and cobblestone streets house boutiques and cafés. Wander along the avenues to the north or, if you’re traveling with kids, visit the Buenos Aires Zoo. Return at night and enjoy the city’s best bars and nightlife in Palermo Hollywood. See a tango show or enjoy a glass of Argentinian malbec.

Many visitors also visit Buenos Aires to shop, so if you like international designers, be sure to visit Florida and Lavelle streets in the Downtown area. For a more local experience, explore the shops in Palermo Soho and Viejo.

The port district of Puerto Madero is great for a photo opportunity looking back at the city. Head south to La Boca, spiritual home of the Boca Juniors soccer team. The neighborhood is known for its brightly colored houses and Italian influence. Catch a game at the Bombonera to experience South American passion and energy at its best.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Buenos Aires page.

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillón
NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillón
4 out of 5
Av Santa Fe 796, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is ¥5,722 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza San Martin and Galerias Pacifico. Teatro Colon and Patio Bullrich are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (393 reviews)
"excellent everything"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillón
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360 – Dique 2, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is ¥15,381 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Women's Bridge and Casa Rosada. Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and Costanera ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"very friendly staff we always have great time starts feeling like home for us Sebastian and Patricio are very professional and friendly"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires
The price is ¥17,606 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Coleccion de Arte Amalia ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"Everything about the property is fantastic, the location the staff the architecture and the food, but what stands out the best is the amazing staff"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Hilton Buenos Aires
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
ISI Baires Apart & Suites
ISI Baires Apart & Suites
3 out of 5
Av. Cordoba 3266, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is ¥4,885 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museo Casa Carlos Gardel, Santa Fe Avenue, and Hospital de Clinicas Jose ...
3.6/5 Good! (142 reviews)
"I really liked the location, staff was really nice and the complementary breakfast was delicious. My only problem was that wifi was not working in my room and I couldn't use internet while I stayed there. This was really frustrating, but other than that I found the place to be really good."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

ISI Baires Apart & Suites
Bulnes Eco Suites
Bulnes Eco Suites
4 out of 5
Bulnes 1905, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is ¥7,115 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Palermo, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Alto Palermo Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palace of the Argentine National Congress ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (642 reviews)
"Couldn’t do enough for us. So courteous and helpful."

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Bulnes Eco Suites
Casa Umare
Casa Umare
3.5 out of 5
Billinghurst 362, Buenos Aires
The price is ¥7,968 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Almagro, this boutique aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Abasto Shopping Center and Museo Casa Carlos Gardel. Serrano Square and Centenario Park ...
5/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
"Casa Umare is a very elegant and sophisticated property. Its location in the quiet neighborhood of Almagro is ideal for those who seek to have an authentic Argentinian experience. All major attractions and neighborhoods were located within a 10-15 minute taxi ride-which were extremely affordable. ..."

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Casa Umare
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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