Buenos Aires


Street Tango at Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo

Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina.

Gran Buenos Aires, situated on the coast of the De la Plata river, with more than 13 millions, is one of the biggest cities of South America. Being an important economic and cultural center, it is considered the capital of the Tango. Its architecture shows the combination of different styles, and gives it an spesial beauty.

Theaters, cinemas, museums and different cultural activities make it a recommendable city to visit. An other important attraction of it are the big and luxurious shopping centers, as well as discoes, restaurants and cafees.

Buenos Aires is also called the "Paris of the South" strongly influenced by European culture while retaining Latin charm. It is one of the most sophisticated cities in Latin-America renown for its nightlife and cultural activities. With its countless bars and cafes, bustling streets and nocturnal population, Buenos Aires is a place of infinite movement. It seems hard to find another city in Latin America with so much passion and excitement. Largely because Buenos Aires is amazingly still undiscovered by most tourists, you will quickly be embraced by locals (porteños) happy to meet foreigners. With high standards of living, very low crime rates, and an underdeveloped tourism crowd, our students have found Buenos Aires an ideal place for learning Spanish.

Whether sitting at an outdoor cafe watching the beautiful porteños, dancing Salsa until morning, playing soccer in the parks, or watching a world famous Tango show, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires provides entertainment for everyone. The city is indeed large (three million residents), however it is very walker-friendly and public transportation (metro and buses) offers fast and efficient movement between all of the traditional neighborhoods. Even with the energy supplied by the porteños and the nightlife, Buenos Aires is a remarkably safe city at all hours and students will feel comfortable in our neighborhood. Standards of living are high, and even drinking the local tap water presents no problems. South of Buenos Aires lie many beaches, including the famous resorts of Mar Del Plata (140 km from BA). All of Argentina's tourist locations are easily accessible from Buenos Aires, by economical domestic flights, by rail, and by bus.

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Weather in Buenos Aires

Weather in Buenos Aires

The plush Italianate Teatro Colón, at Cerrito 618, (54-11) 4378-7344 or 7305, www.teatrocolon.org.ar, has been one of the world's great concert halls ever since it opened in 1908, and the winter season already under way features an extensive program of both opera and orchestral works. The Buenos Aires Philharmonic performs each Thursday, for example, with invited soloists like the American violinist Joshua Bell (July 10 2003 at 8:30 p.m.), and the pianist Marta Argerich will be making a rare hometown appearance on Sept. 4 2003 at a festival in her honor.

The Mozarteum Argentino, Rodríguez Peña 1882, (54-11) 4811-3348, www.mozarteumargentino.org, is also sponsoring a winter-long cycle of concerts to be held at the Colón, predominantly featuring European artists. Highlights include the Mainz Bach Choir from Germany on Aug. 20 and the Budapest Festival Orchestra on Sept. 12, both at 8:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at the Colón five days before each concert.

The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Latin American Art, known as Malba, opened in 2001 and has the largest collection of its kind on the continent, worth seeing anytime. Until Aug. 18, it is also featuring the first one-man show in Buenos Aires since 1986 by the highly regarded Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca. Closed Tuesdays, but open the rest of the week from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesdays till 9; admission $1.33. At Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, (54-11) 4808-6598, www.malba.org.ar.

The Fundación Proa, Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929 in the Boca neighborhood, where the tango was born, is sponsoring "Abstract Argentine Art," a wide-ranging exhibition that has just returned from a tour of Europe and will be on view through mid-July, featuring 29 artists. Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; admission $1; (54-11) 4303-0909.

It is possible to enjoy futbol (soccer) games in Estadio Monumental, home of River Plate team, or at La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors. Argentina has won the cup twice, so a high level of play can be expected. The price of tickets has yet to be determined, but the Argentine Soccer Association at (54-11) 4372-7900 will eventually have that information.


Buenos Aires is a city of parks - framed by museums, restaurants and grandiose monuments - that are ideal for strolling or picnicking. Parque 3 de Febrero is part of a complex that begins in Palermo and runs northward to the city limits, but the initial section contains not only the city zoo and a planetarium but also some of the most interesting places to stop and relax: an Andalusian patio, a Danish rose garden, and a Japanese pavilion and lake.

Most visitors go to the downtown Calle Florida pedestrian mall for its shopping, notably for its boutiques selling leather goods and furs, but the milelong promenade is also a must for anyone interested in architecture. An itinerary that ends in leafy Plaza San Martín, named in honor of Argentina's national hero, passes banks, department stores and clubs built during the early years of the 20th century, when Argentina was prosperous and the byword in construction was opulence.

A favorite residential area for the elite in the city's early years, San Telmo is a colorful, semi-bohemian area dotted with cafes, antiques shops, cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. The best time to visit is Sunday, when a flea market fills the Plaza Dorrego, heart of the neighborhood, and performers, including tango dancers, take to the streets.

The mystique of Eva Perón persists, more than 50 years after her death. The Peronist faithful still flock to her grave in La Recoleta Cemetery, and as of last year there is a new place of pilgrimage: the Evita Museum, Lafinur 2988, (54-11) 4807-0306, www.evitaperon.org, which tells the story of her life and death and features memorabilia from her careers as actress and political idol. Open 2 to 7:30 p.m. except Monday; admission $1.65.

One of the city's best kept secrets is the grandly named Museo Municipal de Arte Hispanoamericano, in an all-white churchlike neo-Colonial mansion at Suipacha 1322, (54-11) 4327-0272, a neighborhood of art galleries and antiques stores. The principal focus is the colonial art of the Andes, including an impressive collection of silver, but there is also a spacious, quiet courtyard that is an ideal refuge from the bustle of downtown. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 2 to 7 p.m., with tango lessons offered Monday and Thursday.

Tourism in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Tours

Tours in Buenos Aires

  • Colon Theatre Skip-the-Line & Palaces of Buenos Aires Walking Tour

    Get skip-the-line access to one of the world’s most well-regarded opera houses, the Colon Theatre, o... [+] Read More

  • Market Visit & Cooking lessons with the chef, plus lunch at Treinta Sillas, closed doors restaurant

    Visit the local market with the chef Ezequiel Gallardo, where he usually buys the fresh products in ... [+] Read More

  • Meal Share with a local family

    We provide a unique and memorable Lunch or Dinner experience, matching our visitors... [+] Read More

  • El Zanjon de Granados - Tunnels & Mystery

    Some historians point to the Zanjón de Granados ravine as the site of the first settlement of Buenos... [+] Read More

  • El Ombu de Areco Ranch - Premium Gaucho Party

    We will travel to San Antonio de Areco and be able to enjoy a close up view of our pampas on the way... [+] Read More

  • Customized Shopping Tour - Explore Buenos Aires with a personal shopper

    Buenos Aires is a shopper's paradise...providing you know where to go. We design private shopping to... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires North Sightseeing Experience with MALBA Museum
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  • Buenos Aires North Experience, Enjoy Biking and Picnic Lunch at the Park

    Discover the city main attractions and neighborhoods by bike! A great opportunity to take amazing photos; enjoy the f... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires Sightseeing Experience with lunch at traditional bodegon

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  • Experience Underground Buenos Aires - Speakeasy Cocktail Adventure

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  • Buenos Aires Sightseeing Experience - North area

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  • Buenos Aires for Ladies & Gentlemen

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  • Milongas Regular Tour

    Buenos Aires, like a big Metropolis, offers endless tourist attractions and a great variety of cultural events. Tango... [+] Read More

  • Progressive Meal at Palermo District

    This is a different way of enjoying Buenos Aires gourmet life. We will begin our meal with appetizers, locally called... [+] Read More

  • Vintage Bus Ride
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  • Gaucho Experience at The Pampas - El Ombu de Areco Ranch

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  • Tigre and Delta Experience at El Descanso Island

    We will head to Tigre, the gateway to the Paraná River Delta, a true fluvial... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires South Area Sightseeing with Modern Art Museum (MAMBA)

    Our journey starts at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site and witness of our country’s polit... [+] Read More

  • Boca Juniors Football Stadium and Museum Tour

    We will go to the emblematic neighborhood of La Boca to enter one of the most important stages of th... [+] Read More

  • Visit to the emblematic Colon Opera House

    Explore one of the most important opera houses in the world! How many architects participated in the construction of ... [+] Read More

  • Casa Nieto Senetiner - Wine Experiences (15 guests groups minimum)

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  • Gaucho Experience - La Bamba de Areco Ranch

    Ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, one of the... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires Ultimate Bike Tour - North & South


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  • Bike Tour Buenos Aires Parks & Plazas - North Circuit

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  • Bike Tour Buenos Aires - Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art

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  • River Plate Football Stadium and Museum Tour

    Celebrate one of Argentina's greatest passions: football—or soccer. Get the opportunity to tak... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires South Area Sightseeing, with San Telmo and Mataderos Markets & Fairs

    San Telmo is one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods, having witnessed Spanish colonial times, the B... [+] Read More

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  • Buenos Aires Men Tour - Visit to Barber Shop & La Restinga

    Men will begin your day with an unusual shave, we will visit an old-school barbershop[+] Read More

  • Stop at Café Tortoni Remarkable Cafe

    The Cafe Tortoni epitomizes the "porteño café", but little is known about its origins. Just that a F... [+] Read More

  • Barolo Palace Guided Visit - 360° Viewpoint and antique lighthouse

    The Barolo Palace references and homage to the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. A ... [+] Read More

  • Stop at La Biela Remarkable Cafe

    In the range of classic places in the city of Buenos Aires, one of the most alive and qualified referents is ... [+] Read More

  • Market Visit & Cooking lessons with lunch - Espacio Azai

    Visit the local market with the chef Ezequiel Gallardo, where he usually buys the fresh products in ... [+] Read More

  • Tango Lesson in a Typical Conventillo in La Boca

    Discover the culture and passion for Tango with all the magic and charm of dance. A very passionate dance with a rich... [+] Read More

  • Cocktail Workshop, hosted by a Bartender from Buenos Aires local scene

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  • Art Galleries Visits - Meet The Artist

    Some of our guests want their trip to Argentina to be a unique art itinerary where they can discover... [+] Read More

  • Graffiti & Street Art Origins Tour

    Graffiti and Street Art Tours in Buenos Aires, reveal the extraordinary history of the city’s ... [+] Read More

  • Locos x El Asado

    The Asado, Argentine name for a BBQ, is very important to Argentine life. 

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  • Tango Surprise at the Park - Tango Dancers couple & live Bandoneon

    At a certain moment we will make a short stop in the park and a tango couple will be waiting to dance for us with a l... [+] Read More

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  • Tango, Passion and Nostalgia - Tango performance and Vintage Car ride
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  • Jewish Buenos Aires
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  • Writers of Buenos Aires: Jorge Luis Borges
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  • Churches of Buenos Aires
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  • Cafés of Buenos Aires
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  • Buenos Aires Art Tour - Argentine and Latinamerican Art
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  • Political & Historical Walk down Avenida de Mayo
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  • Masterpieces of Buenos Aires Architecture
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  • Buenos Aires Sightseeing Experience
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  • The Argentine Experience - The Wine Cocktail & Dinner Experience
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  • Gaucho Experience at The Pampas - La Bamba de Areco Ranch
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  • Tigre and Delta Experience with lunch at Gato Blanco Restaurant
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  • Gaucho Experience at The Pampas - La Republica Ranch (Small Groups | 15 Guests Minimum)
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  • Buenos Aires City Tour 3 hours

    Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires with this panoramic tour. We start the tour visiting <... [+] Read More

  • Evita Tour

    In this interesting tour we will go through the history and life of the most important woman in Argentine history: [+] Read More

  • Estancia Tour Don Silvano (Gaucho Party)
    A whole day countryside participating in Sortija and Cuadrera races. Our trip steers outside the city. As we are goin... [+] Read More
  • Temaiken Biopark

    A Biopark is a place where animals are not just exhibited, but where visitors become aware of the relationship betwee... [+] Read More

  • The Argentine Experience - Dinner Experience

    Fun, Interactive and Delicious! Enjoy an unforgettable night out in Buenos Aires with the Ar... [+] Read More

  • Tango Themed Tour

    This tour will allow you to trace the roots and the origins of our tango. We will take you through p... [+] Read More

  • Parque de la Costa

    The Parque de la Costa is the most important theme park in Argentina. It is located in the North Are... [+] Read More

  • A Day Visit to Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay

    In the opposite coast of the River Plate and only 60 minutes of fast ferry navigation, lies our neig... [+] Read More

  • A Day Tour to Montevideo, Uruguay



    Montevideo is the capital city of the Republic of Uruguay. Its architectural wea... [+] Read More

  • City Tour AM + Tigre & Boat PM - Buenos Aires Economy Pack

    AM - Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires with this panoramic tour. We sta... [+] Read More

  • Sailing along the River Plate with lunch on board

    This is a great opportunity to see how Buenos Aires city looks like from the River Plate. 
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  • Tigre & Delta with boat ride - Economy Tour

    We heath north in a journey of 30 km to the City of Tigre, crossing parks and beautiful buildings. W... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires City Tour by Night

    The beauty of Buenos Aires at night! Lights of Buenos Aires...
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  • Buenos Aires Private City Tour - 4 hours

    Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for it... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires City Tour Full Day Economy

    During the morning enjoy the traditional tour of the City of Buenos Aires. You will discover the charms of the highli... [+] Read More

  • Enjoy the real and authentic Tango Experience, Milonga dancing night

    Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and bea... [+] Read More

  • Bar Hopping - Pub Crawl

    Join the thousands that have already rocked Buenos Aires! This city is internationally known for its wild nightlife s... [+] Read More

  • Santa Susana Ranch - Gaucho Party

    Enjoy a day in the country side, where you can learn about the aspects of the Gaucho life style.
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  • Buenos Aires City Tour 3 hours - Premium

    Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires with this panoramic tour.
    The tour is 3 hours lon... [+] Read More

  • Buenos Aires Helitour

    Enjoy Buenos Aires from the heights!

    This exclusive helicopter city tour will take you flyin... [+] Read More

  • Estancia La Candelaria - Gaucho Party

    La Candelaria offers a unique experience that treasures much of the history and tradition of Argenti... [+] Read More

  • Bike Tour Buenos Aires, Heart of the City - South Circuit

    Meet us in historic San Telmo... [+] Read More

  • Holy Land Themed Park

    We will visit the extraordinary thematic and religious Park named Tierra Santa. This theme park, the... [+] Read More

  • City Tour & Sailing along the River Plate with lunch on board

    During the morning we will get to know Buenos Aires in a Traditional City Tour enjoying the most emb... [+] Read More

  • Wine Tasting
    We will enjoy our pairing of five different wines alongside five regionally produced, traditional dishes to introduce ou... [+] Read More
  • Walking Tour
    This very complete Buenos Aires tour will allow us to experience the essence of the city, walking through historic sites... [+] Read More
  • Lujan Zoo
    We will visit the Basilica of “Nuestra Señora de Lujan” and the city with a guided tour. Then, we will go to the Lujan´s... [+] Read More
  • San Telmo and Mataderos Markets & Fairs Sunday Tour

    The tour to San Pedro Telmo Antique and handcraft Fair and Mataderos Fair is a grea... [+] Read More

  • Bike Tour Tigre & Delta - Train, Bike & Kayak

    Meet us just across from the beautiful Botanical Garden of Palermo where we will begin our bike tour... [+] Read More

  • Argentinean Football Match

    Every Sunday millions of people go to the stadium to see their favorite football teams or at least watch the televise... [+] Read More

  • Tigre & Delta Tour with boat ride - Premium

    Our small group tour service to Tigre is unique within the market due to its characteristics and the... [+] Read More

  • Parrilla Tour

    The Parrilla Tour is a true culinary adventure that will take us to restaurants and “bodegones” that are outside the ... [+] Read More

  • Pope Francis Tour
    Join us to go over the path that Jorge Bergolio did before becoming the "Pope brought from the end of the world". We wil... [+] Read More
  • La Plata City Tour


    Discover La Plata, Buenos Aires Province's capital city, during a half day tour full of ar... [+] Read More

  • Mundo Marino Day Visit

    Located in San Clemente del Tuyú. Nowadays, Mundo Marino is one of the most important Entertainment and themed Park's... [+] Read More

  • Argentinean Stadiums Tour - River Plate & Boca Juniors

    The intention of this tour is not only to visit the 2 most important football stadiums in Argentina,... [+] Read More

  • Colon Theater Tickets

    Enjoy one of the most important opera houses in the world! Its rich and prestigious history and its exceptional acous... [+] Read More

  • Polo Day at La Carona Polo Club

    Situated in a picturesque neighborhood, close to Capilla del Señor and only 78km from the city of Bu... [+] Read More

  • Walking Food Tour in San Telmo

    San Telmo is a very traditional part of the city, with courtyards and side-streets where you are lik... [+] Read More

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