A symbol of the city of Buenos Aires the Obelisk was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the creation of Buenos Aires.
Address:Av. Corrientes and Av. 9 de Julio
This is an open air street-museum that recreates the typical housing projects of the early La Boca neighborhood. Every weekend, tango shows are offered by professional tango dancers and singers.
Crossroads of Garibaldi and Olavarría streets
Cancha de Boca
This mythical stadium rises on Brandsen street when it intersects Del Valle Iberlucea street. It is one of the most popular soccer clubs in the country. Founded in 1940, it was then popularly called “La Bombonera” (the candy jar). At the entrance hall, people can see and enjoy soccer related murals painted by Benito Quinquela Martín and others painted by Pérez Celis.
Hours: Every day, from 10 am to 6 pm.
P 4309-4700 (extension 717)
Bosques de Palermo
This park has more than 80 hectares full of aged forests. Two artificial lakes border the vegetation. You can go through aquatic birds and plants by boat or water bike. Additionally, you can enjoy many subspaces, like the “Poets Garden”, the “Andalusian Yard” and the “Roses Garden” commonly known as El Rosedal with 15,000 rose bushes and plants of 1,189 different species.
Crossroads of Libertador and Sarmiento avenues
Opened in 1908, the Botanical Garden was designed by the French landscape designer Carlos Thays to help accomplish university studies and to classify botanical species. Nowadays, the Garden occupies a surface of 69,772 square meters and comprises about 5,500 shrub species, arboreal and herbaceous species.
Av. Santa. Fe 3951 between Las Heras and Santa Fe avenues and República Arabe Siria street.
Hours: Monday through Sundays, from 8 am to 6 pm.
Galileo Galilei Planetarium
The premises consist of five floors, six stairs (one of them is a spiral stair) and a circular room of 20 meters of diameter and 360 seats. At the semispherical dome -20 meters of diameter and internally roofed with aluminum– the sky-blue dome is projected. At the center of the room, the proper planetarium is located: a device 5 meters high and 2.5 tones of weight equipped with one hundred projectors approximately. This device is also equipped with a cylindrical shell with independent projectors for the moon, the sun and those planets which can be seen at simple sight: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and two spheres at the extremes which project 8,900 stars.
Intersection of Belisario Roldán and Sarmiento avenues
Hours: 2 pm to 8 pm Saturdays and Sundays;
Astronomy Shows: 6 pm and 7:15 Saturdays and Sundays
The Japanese Garden was first opened in 1967 and was donated to the city of Buenos Aires in 1979.
Intersection of Av. Casares and Av. Berro
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm.
Manzana de las Luces
The set of buildings also presents tunnels built in the XVIII century to connect the Cabildo (government´s cradle in the colonial period and currently a museum) and the Cathedral with the San Ignacio, San Francisco, Santo Domingo, San Juan, Del Salvador churches, the old Irish convent, the Capuchinas monastery, the Vice-queen´s house, the Socorro de la Recoleta and other surrounding buildings.
Perú, Bolívar, Moreno, Alsina, Diagonal Sur streets
On Sundays, in the streets surrounding the square, you can see different artistic tango and folklore shows in addition to plastic artists exhibitions. The market is in the heart of the traditional San Telmo neighborhood where many of its old big houses of the 19th. century were recycled to become antiques shops and first class restaurants.
Defensa and Humberto Primo San Telmo
Hours: Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm
Puente de la Mujer
The new pedestrian and pivoting bridge was built in Dock 3, in Puerto Madero neighborhood. The plastic interpretation of the work is a couple dancing tango, where the white mast represents the man and the curved profile of the bridge is the woman.
Dock 3 in Puerto Madero (between the vehicular bridges facing Macacha Güemes, Perón, Azucena Villaflor and Belgrano avenues)
The Recoleta Cemetery is the oldest and most aristocratic cemetery in the city. Its almost 6 hectares (14,000 acres) include the tombs and mausoleums of Independence patriots, presidents of the Republic, military leaders, scientists and artists. Among them are: Eva Perón, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Facundo Quiroga.
Hours: Every day from 8 am to 6 pm.
Guided tours: Free, on the last Sunday of each month, at 2:30 pm.
This is a green space of 360 hectares with some unique features. The land was gained to the river by artificially refilling this area. As years went by, a wide variety of the typical River Plate flora and fauna started to grow up in this area. It has been officially declared as a “Natural Park
and Reservoir Zone”. It is a favorite place for joggers.
Av. Tristán Achaval Rodríguez 1550
River Plate Stadium
This stadium is popularly known as “El Monumental”, since it has been one of the first big stadiums in all South America. It was opened in 1938 and has seating for 70,000 spectators. El Monumental is the official stadium of the Argentina National Selection. It is also the venue for the main test-matches played by Los Pumas and historical concerts such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, Guns´n Roses, Eric Clapton and Red Hot Chili peppers, among others.
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7597 (at the intersection
P 4789 1358