6 things to do in Buenos Aires

Are you planning a trip to the porteña capital? Vagabond makes you discover the unmissable sites of this cosmopolitan city!

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Wander around Caminito, La Boca

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It is the bohemian and artistic district par excellence. La Boca hosts the famous Caminito, the neighborhood's main street, with multicolored houses, charming little shops, and numerous terraces where you can enjoy a drink. You will be able to observe tango demonstrations and let yourself be overwhelmed by the picturesque atmosphere of this emblematic place of the capital.

 

Explore Palermo district

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Located in the north of the city, the Palermo district is the largest of the 47 neighborhoods that make up Buenos Aires. It hosts the green lung of the capital: the Bosques de Palermo, a large wooded park with a beautiful lake lined with palm trees. Palermo also hosts many museums and a planetarium. Do not miss the lovely Plaza Serrano, which is open on Saturday and Sunday for a big fair, where you can find souvenirs of all kinds: jewels, accessories, clothes, bombillas for the mate, etc.

 

Visit Recoleta cemetery

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It is often compared to the famous Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Inaugurated in 1822, the Recoleta cemetery houses tombs with impressive architecture. They are buried by great Argentinian emblematic personalities: presidents, politicians, and notably Eva Peron, known as Evita, a woman politician and actress, second wife of President Juan Peron. Located right in the center of the district of the same name, the Recoleta cemetery is one of the most important sites of Buenos Aires.

 

Visit la Casa Rosada

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On the famous Plaza de Mayo, in the Montserrat district, you can not miss the Casa Rosada (Pink House). Built in 1594, it houses the presidential palace since that date. You can visit it on weekends, as well as its museum, the Museo del Bicentenario, next to Casa Rosada, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

 

Discover the famous Plaza de Mayo

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It is on this historic square that Argentina declared its independence in 1810. Very touristy, it is a bit the central square of Buenos Aires, on which is the Casa Rosada, but also the Piramide de Mayo, a white obelisk , symbol of the independence of the capital.

 

Vintage shopping in San Telmo district

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San Telmo is a rather bohemian neighborhood, housing colonial style houses, street art, and street artists ... If this is not the most touristy area, it is worth a visit, especially for its main street, Calle Defensa, where you will find many antique shops. Also visit, in San Telmo, the Pasaje de la Defensa, a colonial house with shops of all kinds. Last but not least, San Telmo being the district where tango was born, you can admire a tango show in the evening, in one of the many establishments of the district.