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Best things to do in Buenos Aires Province

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Housed in a hulk of a building (originally a pumping station) on the busy traffic artery of Avenida del Libertador, the National Museum of Fine Arts is a vast treasury of Argentinian and Latin American art and painting from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as one of the most important in Latin America. In the dozens of rooms you'll find heavyweight Argentinian artists. Although the emphasis here is on Latin American art, you'll also find important collections of European art and a smattering of American and Asian art. From Tuesday to Friday, 12:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am to 8:30pm”
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Shopping Mall
“Alto Palermo Shopping is one of the most important and popular shoppings in Buenos Aires. Located in Palermo neighbourhood, between two of the most famous avenues, Santa Fe and Coronel Diaz”
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Hotel
“Puerto Madero is the newest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Just a few blocks from the old San Telmo and the busy city center, Puerto Madero looks like a different city. Its characteristic historic port buildings made of bricks and old iron crains combine with modern luxurious low rises, fancy restaurants and glass walled skyscrapers. Furthermore, you’ll find here a giant ecological reserve and access to the waterfront. Check this post to see what’s best to do in Puerto Madero. Puente de la Mujer ThisPuente mujer landmark makes the classic postcard of Puerto Madero. It is a bridge built by the famous Spanish architect Santiago de Calatarava in 2001. The abstract design is a synthesis of a couple dancing tango. Puente de la Mujer (in English Women’s bridge) honors all the argentine women who were important part of our history. You can enjoy crossing it and walking along the old docks of the historic port of Buenos Aires. Right next to the bridge you will find the Fragata Sarmiento, a historic ship that served for the Argentina Navy. Today the ship serves as a museum with nautical tools. Walking by the Docks PuertoFrigate Buenos aires Madero was the old commercial port of Buenos Aires. Its picturesque industrial brick buildings have been refurbished to host universities, restaurants, offices and residence. On the other side of the canal the docks are faced by low rises and a modern skyline of luxurios buildings. It is very nice to walk along by the water enjoying the view, the restaurants and panorma of this part of the city. Next to the canal you will find the Colección de Arte Fortabat, the most important museum in Puerto Madero with works of Andy Warhol, William Turner and some of the best Argentine Painters. Check this post for more info. Ecological Reserve ThisEcological reserve Buenos aires natural park was recovered and turned to a reserve in 1986. A long time ago, these area used to be enjoyed by the citizens. Buenos Aires grew and the pollution as well, making the river an unhealthy place. The zone was abandoned and in 1978 the government started to throw debris to extend the land to build a public building, but that project was discarded. Nature started to claim the space again and, thanks to the constant floods, the vegetation appeared again. Nowadays it is a lovely place to learn about nature and the best place in Buenos Aires to see the Rio de la Plata.”
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Cemetery
“Visit the historic cemetery where "Evita" Peron and other Argentine notables, including a granddaughter of Napoleon. On Saturdays & Sundays, enjoy the artisan Feria de Recoleta and street tango shows at nearby Plaza Francia.”
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Gift Shop
“An impressive modern building, the MALBA contains works by Argentine greats and other Latin American masters. It regularly hosts seminars and has a small cinema for cult and art-house retrospectives.”
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Opera House
“Take the guided tour of the Colon Theater, it is a beautiful theater. Hacer la visita guiada del Teatro Colon, es una belleza de teatro. ”
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Botanical Garden
“The Botanical Gardens it's home to 5,500+ plant species, a botanic library, a museum, assorted monuments and five greenhouses.”
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Opera House
“Beautiful Opera House in Buenos Aires. Considered to be one of the best in the world.”
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Bookstore
“It is said that it is one of the most beautiful bookstores on the planet. Located in a former theater, it has a coffee shop in what used to be the theatre stage.”
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Café
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“Travelers who collect dining experiences may want to visit Café Tortoni, Argentina’s oldest and most famous café. Started by a Frenchman in 1858 who modeled it after a Parisian café, the Tortoni remains a popular place to enjoy coffee or snacks with friends as well as hobnob with writers, painters and other artists. It’s also a good place to see the tango performed on stage by professional dancers. Located on Avenida de Mayo, the Cafe Tortoni entices the hungry with sandwiches, steaks and desserts that look too good to eat.”
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Nature Preserve
“Located at a walking distance from the flat, the protected nature reserve of the South Costanera offers a great escape from city's dizziness and allows one to relax, breath and enjoy the presence of the river like nowhere else in the city. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Galerías Pacífico is one of the city’s most opulent shopping centres, and many people visit just to see its installations and its dome, which is painted with murals by Argentine artists Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Demetrio Urruchúa and Juan Carlos Castagnino. The central downtown building, at the intersection of Florida and Córdoba, was constructed in 1889 to house Au Bon Marché department store but never served this purpose and instead was used as the site of the Museo de Bellas Artes until 1940. The building was converted into a shopping centre in 1990 and has been declared a national historic monument because of its architectural importance. It contains specialised leather sto”
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Plaza
“On Sundays, you'll enjoy the famous Feria de San Telmo - antique fair & artisan market. And live tango shows right in the square. All around are many restaurants, boutiques and antique stores. On Sunday eve, beginning at 8pm is the outdoor tango milonga. ”
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Garden
“Great Rosedal Park with more than 18.000 rosedales and +1000 varieties. Check opening hours because is limited.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“San Telmo es un barrio de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Está comprendido por las calles Chile, Av. Ingeniero Huergo, Av. Brasil, Av. Paseo Colón, Av. Martín García, Defensa, Av. Caseros y Piedras, aunque zonas aledañas entran en la misma denominación con fines comerciales o inmobiliarios. San Telmo is a neighborhood of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. It is comprised of the streets of Chile, Av. Ingeniero Huergo, Av. Brasil, Av. Paseo Colón, Av. Martín García, Defensa, Av. Caseros and Piedras, although neighboring areas fall under the same name for commercial or real estate purposes.”
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