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Buenos Aires Tourist Attractions


Buenos Aires Tourist Attractions - Buenos Aires is a beautiful city, and that beauty shows from simply walking along the streets and admiring the attractive architecture and alluring atmosphere. A number of historical sites attract visitors, in particular those around Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, and San Telmo.

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Visiting Buenos Aires now is an exciting time, considering the upcoming Bicentennial celebrations in 2010. Renovations and rebuilding are common throughout the city – and 100-year-old monuments and structures are receiving face lifts and repairs. The world famous Teatro Colon, the Casa Rosada, and other significant buildings are under renovation. While there renovations might slightly impact your visit, these repairs also mean that as we approach 2010, the beauty and allure of Buenos Aires will shine that much more bright. Tourist attractions abound, and regardless of the areas of the city you visit, you will never fail to find something to do.

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A Line Subte
Plaza de Mayo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This was the first subway line to open in Buenos Aires in 1913, and remains a popular tourist attraction. The line, the oldest subway system in South American, maintains its original cars. Ride these old and rickety trains as the cars side panels bend and slip into each other. The stations retain their original ornamentation, especially Peru. And the Congreso station even features a mini-museum portraying the history of the Congreso building.

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AT&T Park
Av. Las Heras at Plaza Italia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This was the first subway line to open in Buenos Aires in 1913, and remains a popular tourist attraction. The line, the oldest subway system in South American, maintains its original cars. Ride these old and rickety trains as the cars side panels bend and slip into each other. The stations retain their original ornamentation, especially Peru. And the Congreso station even features a mini-museum portraying the history of the Congreso building.

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Botanical Gardens
Av. Las Heras at Plaza Italia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Botanical Gardens are several acres of tree-lined walkways and a central greenhouse. This greenhouse presents plants from all over the world – all well identified. Children and adults alike can walk down paths overflowing with beautiful greenery, making this an ideal spot for a leisurely walk, a romantic stroll, or a family picnic. Also expect to be visited by a cat – there are many strays, and they are very friendly.

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Japanese Gardens and Cultural Cente
Japanese Gardens and Cultural Center
Buenos Aires, Argentina
In 1969, during an official visit by one of the Japanese Princes, these unique gardens were opened. Featuring beautiful landscaping with small red bowed bridges offers a culturally authentic Japanese atmosphere. The central lake is filled with Carp, and the Cultural Center just beyond offers a small museum and art exhibits. The center and the park house a number of fun Asian fairs throughout the year.

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La Rural and Opera Pampa
Exhibition Hall on Av. Las Heras at Plaza Italia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Belle Epoque stadium is known as La Rural and overlooks Plaza Italia. During the annual meetings of wealthy landowners from all over Argentina, they would parade prized animals at this stadium and compete for awards. Tourists can book a night with Opera Pampa, which is an event in the old stadium. This show portrays Argentina’s violent history, beautiful tradition, and the “Zamba”, the national dance performed with white handkerchiefs. The show is wonderful to watch, and afterwards guests are treated to an all-you-can-eat Argentine barbecue in the dining hall.

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Zoological Gardens
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Beunos Aires city zoo is one of the most impressive in this region of the world. The zoo offers animals such as monkeys, llamas, giant turtles, and even a polar bear. The architecture surrounding the animals is a joy to behold – Pink flamingos on a lake near Byzantine ruins, Camels within Moroccan-style architecture, and Lions in a castle complex. The caretakers are great with children. Take a special excursion on your way out, and rent a boat on the lake in the front of the zoo.


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Museo de Los Ninos
Av. Corrientes 3247
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This museum is located in the Abasto Shopping Center. The museum provides children with ways to explore various careers through interactive exhibits including a miniature dentist’s office, TV station with working cameras, gas station and refinery, doctor’s office, working radio station, a newspaper office, and even a bank with interactive computers. This museum has some very entertaining and fun exhibits that even adults will enjoy. There’s a library, and even a small theater complete with costumes. If you’re visiting Buenos Aires with children, this is a critical destination.

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Recoleta Cemetery
Junin 1790.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
One of the most famous cemeteries in the world, the Recoleta cemetery is attractive and glamorous. Opened in 1822, this cemetery welcomes visitors with neo-classical gates and large Green columns. The cemetery is world-famous for its stunning architecture and beautiful landscaping. A resting place for Argentina’s elite, a number of important historical figures, such as Evita Peron, are laid to rest in private marble-and-stone tombs amid wide passages. A visit to this cemetery is an experience few people ever forget.

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Casa Rosada
Yrigoyen 219
Buenos Aires
This historic plaza was part of the very first roadway, Calle Defensa, from the port to Plaza de Mayo. A central stopping point for the many wagons that traveled this route, it became a national symbol as the site of the Oath of National Independence. It offers visitors a quiet and cool square to have lunch or stroll. It is a fun place to visit on the weekend when the Plaza becomes a bustling site for the San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair. It is a festive atmosphere with many stalls of antiques dealers, and street performers who do the tango, play music, or paint.

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Buenos Aires Interesting Facts

  • One of the largest cities of Latin America.
  • In 1810, armed citizens established a provisional representative government against Spanish rule.
  • Features both the world’s widest boulevard and the widest river.
  • The largest city in South America.
  • Buenos Aires is famous for the dance, the Tango.
  • Buenos Aires is one of the ten largest metropolises in the world.
  • Buenos Aires is the largest city and port in Argentina
  • Greater Buenos Aires metro area has more than 12 million inhabitants
  • Home for writers Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Sabato, and Julio Cortazar
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