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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“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.”
  • 350 locals recommend
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”
  • 290 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Main shopping center in the neighborhood. It offers a wide range of shops, even travel agencies to purchase plane tickets or bus tickets to local towns. The green subway line 'D' has its entrance right in front of the mall.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Cemetery
“If you think of cemeteries as depressingly dark, underground affairs, Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Cemetery will turn that on its head. Considered the second most beautifuls cementery in the world (after the Pere Lechaise in Paris), the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822. Aside from being the resting place of the deceased, it is completely unlike a normal cemetery. The place is full of elaborately carved scroll-work and stately pillars that only reach up to your shoulder because all the structures are weirdly mini; it’s more magical than macabre. The burial site of Argentina’s most famous figures, including Evita herself.”
  • 335 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Botanical Gardens it's home to 5,500+ plant species, a botanic library, a museum, assorted monuments and five greenhouses.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Garden
“A place to relax amid the bustle of the city. The Japanese Gardens are one of the most relaxing places in Buenos Aires. Located beside Tres de Febrero park, the site was inaugurated in 1967 to coincide with a visit by the future emperor of Japan, Akihito, and his wife Michiko. The various elements of the gardens were designed to create balance and harmony. There is a wide variety of plants, a pond with carp (koi), an island with bridges, and sculptures based on Japanese culture. The park also has a cultural center, a Japanese restaurant, a craft shop and a nursery when visitors can buy bonsai trees and other plants.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Garden
“Located within the Palermo neighbourhood's Parque Tres de Febrero - one of the most popular parks in the city, is this collection of more than 18,000 roses surrounded by a lake and acres of parkland. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Park
“If you want to take a walk, jog, roller skate, bike, or even go on a boat in the lakes, go enjoy one of the largest green spaces the city has to offer.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Plaza
“On weekends you can enjoy from a local fairy, where you can buy some of the Argentinian typical products at a good price.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“All the main brands in the same place, with outdoor coffee shops and restaurants where to nibble something. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Known as one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, you can not leave Buenos Aires without visiting it. ”
  • 187 locals recommend
Steakhouse
$$$
“Famous place to eat meat. Make reservation or wait patiently because is always crowded.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Planetarium
“UFO-shaped planetarium built in the 1960s in one of the city's biggest areas of parkland.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
$$$
“Great place to have "ASADO" (BBQ). Try to get reservations, it get really crowded ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Plaza
“The fair in Plaza serrano, like Plaza Armenia, is an ideal place to find unique native objects from Argentina. If you want to bring a beautiful memory of Argentina that is from this place. I don't recommend eating or having drinks there, it's expensive and of poor quality. - La feria de Plaza serrano al igual que Plaza Armenia es una lugar ideal par encontrar objetos únicos autóctonos de Argentina. Si deseas llevar un hermoso recuerdo de argentina que sea de este lugar. No recomiendo comer ni tomar tragos allí, es caro y de mala calidad. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Art Museum
“National decorative art museum emplaced in the former residence of the prominent Errazuriz-Alvear family. Nearby there are other impressive antique residences now serving as embassies and two parks where neighbors meet into groups for training or running .”
  • 99 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Famous place to eat meat. Make reservation or wait patiently because is always crowded.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Great place to have "ASADO" (BBQ). Try to get reservations, it get really crowded ”
  • 163 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Healthy and tasty meals for every day. Just one block apart from Quartier Dorrego.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Want a great burger and not looking for a longer meal this is one of the many new great burger places that have popped up and are excellent. I think you will agree that the burgers in BA hold there own to many top burgers in the USA or anywhere else in the world!!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Good parrilla, friendly and lively atmosphere and low prices. I usually go here with my friends. Go very early or late or you'll have to wait forever for a table.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“If you are a sushi lover then this place is amazing!!! This is the perfect mix between Asian and Peruvian cuisine, they have different sushi options and appetizers. The amazing part that this is not a regular sushi restaurant, is a well-decorated ambient also, but I don't recommend it if you are searching for a restaurant on a budget. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“The food is fabulous and well priced at this long-standing Middle Eastern restaurant – come with a group to sample many exotic dishes. Start with the roasted eggplant hummus and boquerones (marinated sardines), then follow up with kebabs or lamb in yogurt sauce. Less busy at lunchtime; there's usually a wait for a table at dinner.”
  • 81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to enjoy of a nice meal, drinks and rock! and also for buying a hard rock BA t-shirt”
  • 30 locals recommend

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