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    La Recoleta Cemetery

    At La Recoleta Cemetery, you can lose yourself for hours in this labyrinthine city for the dead. Located in 5.5 hectares (14 acres), the site contains 4691 vaults, all above ground, of which 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentine government and are protected by the state. The entire cemetery is laid out […]

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    El Ateneo Bookstore

    El Ateneo Grand Splendid was a theatre that opened its doors in 1919 and had a seating capacity of 1,050, and staged a variety of performances, including appearances by the tango artists Carlos Gardel,Francisco Canaro, Roberto Firpo and Ignacio Corsini. In February 2000, this former theatre was leased by Grupo Ilhsa. The building was renovated […]

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    San Telmo / San Telmo market

    San Telmo retains some of the colonial flavors of past years and is steeped in the city’s history. It was a fashionable district for years until a yellow fever epidemic drove the inhabitants north into what is now the Recoleta, and the lower classes and immigrants moved in. It has narrow streets, low buildings, antique shops […]

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    Plaza de Mayo

    Plaza de Mayo square, was built in the 16th century and at the eastern end you can find the Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace. Opposite to the Casa Rosada you can see the wonderful former Spanish town hall, the Cabildo, a fascinating old colonial building fronted by arches.  It is here where the Madres de la […]

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    La Boca Neighborhood

    La Boca neighborhood emerged in the first half of 1800 in Buenos Aires, is known by almost all young people because that’s where is located “La Bombonera”, the football stadium of Boca Juniors, one of the largest in Argentina. However, its main attractions are its picturesque streets in an area next to the “mouth” (boca) […]

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    The Obelisk (El Obelisco)

    The Obelisk is perhaps the most famous monument in Buenos Aires (see How to get to and from Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport (EZE)) and Argentina. It spot has been established as the main venue for the Argentina population, where politicians and sporting triumphs are celebrated, but also where protests are concentrated when discontent arises in the […]