As of March 20, 2020 and by Decree 297/20, the entire country entered a period of social,

preventive and obligatory isolation.

What does this mean?

That you cannot leave your home except to provide yourself with essential items, such as food,

cleaning supplies and medicines.

If you do not comply with these rules, you are breaking the law.

If you have traveled to a country where the virus is spreading or have been in contact with

someone who tested positive, you must stay in isolation for 14 days.

If you have any of the symptoms, call free of charge at 107.

For more information, send an email to

Biblioteca Nacional (National Library)

Argentina's modernist national library offers a great view.

Located on a raised area of land in the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood, Argentina's current National Library is based on a modernist architectural project from the architects Clorindo Testa, Francisco Bullrich and Alicia Cazzaniga. They won a national contest to design the building in 1961, but it was not inaugurated in 1992. 

The library is built on the former site of the Palacio Unzué, which served as Argentina's presidential residence during the presidency of Juan Domingo Perón.

Observation deck

There is an excellent view of the city from the fifth floor, beside the reading room. Visitors should take some form of identification to gain access.

What to look for: the avenues Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta, the parks, port and the river.