One of the things to do in Buenos Aires is visiting Its iconic attractions. In this city, modernity and history mix gracefully.
BAires, as the locals call it, is incredibly spread out, but with a little bit of effort, most of the tourist attractions can be visited in a day.
Starting from Microcentro, the commercial centre of the city, to be a good starting point to begin exploring Buenos Aires. One of the things to do in Buenos Aires is spotting the trendy porteños and Microcentro is just perfect for that: here they can be seen dressed up, rushing to business meetings. Among the places to visit in Argentina, Buenos Aires Plaza de Mayo deserves a special mention. This is where the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo used to meet with pictures and signs of the desaparecidos – the victims of the Argentinian dictatorship – demanding to know where their sons were being held and reporting the human rights violations committed by the authorities.
Visiting the iconic Casa Rosada
Right on Plaza de Mayo there are the Catedral Metropolitana and the iconic Casa Rosada, seat of the Argentinian President and the political heart of the city. Not far from it, find Manzana de las Luces to be another must see, as it is the oldest Colonial church in Buenos Aires.
Exploring Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero, which used to be a pier once but currently is one of the trendiest barrios of the city, with its luxury apartment buildings and trendy restaurants. Puerto Madero is also home to famous architecture Calatrava’s Puente de la Mujer.
Recoleta. This is where the wealthiest families of Buenos Aires moved in the 1870s, when an epidemic of yellow fever hit the neighborhood of San Telmo. One of the best things to do in Buenos Aires is strolling along Avenida Alvear, with its beautiful villas, the lovely shops and the Cementerio de Recoleta, the cemetery where Evita Peron, one of the most important persons in Argentinas history, is buried.