Things to do for History Buffs in Buenos Aires 

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    Recoleta Cemetery

    68 reviews

    One of the world's biggest cemeteries, it encompasses about 14 acres. There are over six thousand mausoleums and graves here, and about seventy have been declared National Historic Monuments. This is one of the must-sees in Buenos Aires.

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    Casa Rosada

    47 reviews

    Excellent attraction! Looks beautiful at night with all the colorful lights!

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    Plaza de Mayo

    33 reviews

    The Plaza de Mayo is the very heart and soul of Buenos Aires, and by extension, Argentina. Before independence this was a marketplace, and during the quest for independence, the renowned citizens (freedom fighters) of Buenos Aires met here to plot strategy. After Independence, this became the administrative and political center of Buenos Aires, where political rallies and citizen protests ...

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    Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

    24 reviews

    The Malba is one of Buenos Aires’ most popular and well-known contemporary art galleries. It host exhibits from local and international artists, including photographers, illustrators, painters and sculptors, throughout the year and houses a fairly large bookstore full of artistic souvenirs and texts. It also presents a wide range of independent films and documentaries, from Argentina and other parts of ...

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    Catedral Metropolitana

    7 reviews

    The Catedral Metropolitana is located on the all important Plaza de Mayo. It has 12 columns representing the twelve Apostles of Christ. The Catedral is a very important symbol for Argentinians, as the Argentine hero of Independence, Jose San Martin's remains are buried here.

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    Teatro Colón

    29 reviews

    The Teatro Colon took almost thirty years to build, but it finally opened it's doors in 1908. It is one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, and when I was there twice in 2010, it was still being worked on. However, I was able to sneak a peak. If you're interested in classical music, ballet, opera, etc...this is ...

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    San Telmo

    46 reviews

    San Telmo is where the first European (Pedro de Mendoza of Spain) came ashore in 1536. It was here and a little farther south in LaBoca, that most people settled down to live. Now most of the Portenos have moved on to tonier neighborhoods such as Recoleta, Belgrano, and Palermo. When visiting San Telmo you must stop and visit the ...

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    Museo Evita

    4 reviews

    Find out everything there is to know about Eva Peron, Evita, at this museum. When you're done, swing down to the Casa Rosada on the Plaza de Mayo to see where she delivered her world-famous addresses to her people.

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    Caminito, Buenos Aires

    49 reviews

    El Caminito (Little Lane) is La Boca's most colorful street. I really enjoyed the walking this street lines with restaurants, arts-and-crafts shops, museums, and gift shops. This is a must-see!!

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    Plaza de San Martin

    6 reviews

    There’s a romantic Argentinian movie called “Medianeiras” and, as it is in part narrated by an architect, it shows a lot of buildings in Buenos Aires. In fact Buenos Aires is the city of architecture, there are so many different styles from the turn of the XIX century (when Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world) to ...

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    31 reviews

    The Obelisk was erected in 1936 as a symbol of the Argentine nation. Saint Nicholas Church (the first place where the Argentinian flag was flown) was demolished to make way for the Obelisk.

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    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

    10 reviews

    This building was once Buenos Aires water-pumping station converted into a fantastic museum. There are over 12 thousand artistic works, but only 700 can be displayed at a time. Opened in 1932, this is one of the finest art museums in all of Latin America. I would strongly recommend that you pay them a visit while in Buenos Aires.

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  • 13

    La Boca

    22 reviews

    La Boca became famous in the 19th century when the Italians began building their homes along the dockside, in this, the southernmost part of Buenos Aires. The area is known for its colorful buildings and it's soccer team, the Boca Juniors.

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  • 14

    Casa de Gobierno

    3 reviews

    Casa de Gobierno or Casa Rosada (Red House) was opened in 1885, and replaced a military fort in Plaza de Mayo. It is Argentinias Presidential Palace.

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    Avenida de Mayo

    3 reviews

    The Avenida de Mayo is one of the most important thoroughfares in all of Argentina in that this one mile stretch connects the Plaza de Mayo (Executive power) with the Palacio de la Congresso (Argentine Legislative branch). The oldest cafe in Argentina, the historic Cafe Tortoni is located on this avenue.

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    Iglesia Nuestra Señora Del Pilar

    10 reviews

    The Iglesia Nuestra Senora Del Pilar was built early in the 18th century. It is one of the more important Iglesias in Buenos Aires. When I was there in 2010, a high ranking military man's funeral mass occured at this Church.

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    Plaza Dorrego

    11 reviews

    Plaza Dorrego is the very life blood of San Telmo. It is the second most popular plaza in Buenos Aires after the Plaza de Mayo. The Plaze is lined with restaurants, cafe, bars, and souvenir shops. It is a great place to go to while away the time watching Portenos do their thing.

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    Centro Cultural Recoleta

    9 reviews

    The Centro Cultural Recoleta was finished by the Roman Catholic Franciscan Order in 1732. After Independence in 1810 it became kind of a homeless shelter for the destitute. Today it promotes Argentinian cinema, art, and music.

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    Plaza del Congreso

    14 reviews

    Enchant building with historical and Spanish Architecture where decisions of the governments are done.

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    Puente de la Mujer

    24 reviews

    A very uniquely shaped bridge connecting two points in Puerto Madero. The bridge spans a canal built by the Argentines.

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