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Buenos Aires – Argentina Travel Guide
Buenos Aires – Argentina Attractions, Tourism, Vacation
Things to see in Buenos Aires
Cementerio de Recoleta (Recoleta Cemetery)

Recoleta’s cemetery is a veritable village of the dead, with rows and rows of towering tombs housing the remains of many of Argentina’s most revered — the most famous being the country’s infamous First Lady, Maria Eva Duarte Perón, or Evita. Evita’s burial site can easily be located by following the guided tour groups or by seeking out the mass of bouquets. The cemetery was founded in 1822 and also contains the tombs of writers, scientists, national heroes and former presidents, exhibiting a variety of architectural styles. Entry is free, although a map priced at a few pesos is a useful purchase. There are also usually tour guides on hand, offering inexpensive guided tours.
Opening Times: Daily 0800-1800. Free English language tours at 1100 Tues and Thurs (in fine weather only).
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Calle Junín 1790, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jardín Japonés (Japanese Garden)

The Jardín Japonés in Palermo Park is one of the most pleasant open spaces in Buenos Aires, and is the perfect antidote to the noise and bustle of the city. Created in 1967 as a gift from the Emperor of Japan, the garden is a tranquil park of Asiatic shrubs and trees beautifully landscaped around a small lake bubbling with huge carp. The garden is something of a hub for the city’s sizeable Japanese community and the Japanese restaurant is well worth a visit for lunch.
Opening Times: Daily 1000-1800.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Unesco: No
Address: Avenida Casares 2966, near Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca

This colourful barrio (neighbourhood) is best known for its football team, Boca Juniors, for whom the legendary Diego Maradona played. Multi-coloured, corrugated-iron houses characterise the touristic section of La Boca, with bustling Calle Caminito the main street. The simple houses were built by Italian immigrants, who decorated them with paint nicked from the local docks where they worked. Caminito and the immediate streets are continually lively, with street performers, artists and tango dancers all eager to win tourists’ affections. Visitors should, however, avoid straying too far from Caminito. Catching a game at the Boca Juniors football team’s stadium, La Bombonera, is certainly a passionate experience.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)

This ultra-modern building was built to house the Costantini collection of Latin American art and is a welcome addition to Buenos Aires’s cultural landscape. The museum promotes appreciation of Latin American art from the early 20th century to the present day. Many Argentine artists are represented, including Xul Solar, Benito Quinquela Martín and Antonio Berni. Brazilian and Uruguayan works are also shown and a famous self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This light, airy gallery also has spaces for temporary exhibits, an outdoor sculpture balcony, gift shop, library and a smart café.
Opening Times: Thurs-Mon 1200-2000, Wed 1200-2100.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo Evita
Inaugurated on the 50th anniversary of Evita’s death (on 26 July 2002), the Museo Evita tells the life story of Eva Perón using a moving mixture of personal artefacts, dresses, photographs and compelling audiovisual displays. Already a famous radio and theatre actress in her own right, Eva Duarte became one of the most revered and reviled figures in Argentine history when she married Colonel Juan Domingo Perón (who was elected president in 1946) and used her position to further the rights and conditions of the working class. Her life came to an abrupt end in 1952 when she died of cancer, aged 33.
Opening Times: Tues-Sun 1100-1900.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Calle Lafinur 2988, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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