6 things you have to do in Buenos Aires

To explore the city to the max, don’t skip these six experiences on your itinerary.

Stroll along Avenida 9 de Julio 

Avenida 9 de Julio

Did you know that Buenos Aires boasts one of the widest avenues in the world? You’ve got no chance of crossing Avenida 9 de Julio in one attempt, but don’t worry, there are plenty of sights to take in while you wait for the lights to change again; the obelisk, for example, and the famous Avenida Corrientes, with its many theatres and pizzerias.

Try an asado

Top of most visitors’ do list in Buenos Aires should be a trip to one of the city’s famous grills, known as parrillas. Argentina is world-renowned for the quality of its beef and there are many different cuts to try. The styles and atmospheres of parrillas range from the most refined to laidback neighbourhood joints popular with locals. Whichever you choose, you’ll be taking part in an authentic porteño ritual.  

Visit the Caminito

A street can also be a museum. Over barely 150 metres, the Caminito will take you on a journey back to the life of the city’s immigrants from the early 20th century. Visitors are drawn to this street in La Boca neighbourhood because of its colourful communal tenements, street artists and one of the most photographed corners in the world – you can’t miss out on a photo there.!

Explore San Telmo

This neighbourhood is the bohemian side of Buenos Aires, home to some of the city’s earliest buildings, and to legendary bars, antiques shops and a lot of art. Highlights include Plaza Dorrego and San Telmo Market.     

Relax at the Ecological Reserve

Close to the very centre of the city, you’ll find the biggest green space in Buenos Aires, with 350 hectares in which to walk, run, and rest on the shore of the Río de la Plata. Immerse yourself in nature without leaving the city and discover hundreds of native species of animals and vegetation. 

Live it up in Palermo

When the sun goes down, all roads lead to this neighbourhood, part of which is referred to as the “Soho” of Buenos Aires, with its bars and restaurants. Take tango classes, visit designer stores, sample exquisite cocktails or simply enjoy a beer at a terrace bar on Plaza Serrano. 

Learn more about the city's most emblematic neighbourhoods.