These top 10 things to do in Buenos Aires are budget friendly activities for every kind of traveler – don’t matter if you are a backpacker, business traveler or on a family vacation.
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Enjoy Argentinas capital as best as possible with this Travel Video Guide by getting to know the history, the culture and of course the food – if you take it easy this list can keep you busy for a whole week.
And yes – there is much more to do but I challenged myself to highlight the most popular things to do in Buenos Aires 😉
— Top 10 Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina —
1) free walking tour (innercity & main sights)
I discovered Demasiado tours through Couchsurfing and recommendations from friends I met at different CouchSurfing meetings in Buenos Aires.
more info: Demasiado Tours, (
2) Recoleta neighborhood & cemetery
This “barrio” is one of the fancy onces, close to the city center — great architecture, nice parks and one of the most popular cemeteries in town with impressive graves of notable people like “Evita”. I did a free tour here as well to get a quick overview before walking around on my own.
more info: Recoleta free walking tour – Buena Onda Free Tour (
La Recoleta Cemetery –
3) Buenos Aires Street Art Tours
Matt became a good friend of mine and runs unique graffiti toursfollow providing loads of information about the murals, the artists and the Street Art Scene in general — a great way for people who are new to Street Art to dive into this interesting culture!
more info: Buenos Aires Street Art Tours (#3):
BA Street Art Tours, ( – also a great Blog about Streetart and Graffiti in general!
4) Ice Cream, Helado, Gelato — mmmh!
The amount of people who immigrated from Italy to Buenos Aires and Argentina in general is very high — therefore you can find loads of great Ice Cream Parlours here. Beside the big chains like “Freddo” you should go for some family owned businesses — ask the locals as they know best where to go!
more info: Top 5 Ice Cream Parlours (#4):
5) Discover Buenos Aires by Bike
Time to do something active: grab a bike and cycle around the city (like I did in Berlin)! Since 2 years the city provides a decent network of bicycle routes & most of the hostels offer a bike rental service. This is a great way to get to know Puerto Madero as there is no Subte (Metro) station close to it.
more info: Biking in Buenos Aires (#5):
article by BBC
After all these activities it’s time for a break! Luckily you can find a decent amount of green areas all around the city. My favourite one has been “Bosques de Palermo”
more info: Top 5 Buenos Aires Parks (#6):
Tango was born in San Telmo and there is an option to watch it for free at the sundays open-air market.
8) San Telmo Market / Sunday fair
The best day to visit the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, is possibly on Sundays where you can stroll along the antique-market. Though it is very touristy it is a good place to get some nice souvenirs.
more info: San Telmo (#8):
9) Steak & Malbec Wine
There is no visit to Argentina without having a great steak sided by some of the best wines you can find! Beside having an Asado with friends, the restaurant “Las Cabras” is a very good and budget friendly option which is quite popular by locals, too!
more info: Steak Restaurant (#9):
“Las Cabras” – cheap, tasty and popular amongst locals (
10) Party & Nightlife
Buenos Aires is exhausting as you can party there every night 😉 Around the neighborhood Palermo you can find a high density of Bars and Clubs.
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