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Archive for the ‘MUSEUMS / MONUMENTS / OTHER SITES’ Category


Tigre Art Museum

Tigre Art Museum (Av. Victorica, Tigre, Buenos Aires) – opened in 2006 as a museum, the building itself existed since the early 20th century (when, as the Tigre Club, it was previously used to hold social events for Buenos Aires’ elite society). A casino was also in operation (on the ground floor) during that time. […]

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Recoleta Cultural Centre

Recoleta Cultural Centre (Calle Junin 1930, Buenos Aires) – this is an exhibition and cultural events center located in the upscale Recoleta district of Buenos Aires. Originally, the building was a monastery for the Franciscan Friars of Recoleta, which they used until the 19th century. It’s function then changed numerous times. First as a drawing […]

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Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery (Calle Junin 170, Buenos Aires) – located in the Recoleta district (reputed to be Buenos Aires’ wealthiest area), this walled cemetery contains the burial spots of various Argentine individuals (both the rich and famous) – totaling over 6,400 tombs. This cemetery is a reminder of Buenos Aires’ wonder years (1880-1930) – when it […]

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Puente de la Mujer

Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero district, Buenos Aires) – Spanish for “Women’s Bridge”, this is a rotating footbridge located at the Puerto Madero district of the city (inaugurated in 2001, and designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava). Once the home of the city’s ports, the Puerto Madero area undertook a massive revitalization in the […]

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Plaza Serrano

Plaza Serrano (Serrano 1554, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires) – located at Palermo Soho (as this area is called, named after New York’s Soho neighborhood), this plaza is one of the hippest spots in the Buenos Aires, especially on weekends when local craftmakers set up shop, selling the kinds of trinkets familiar to anyone who’s ever […]

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Plaza Dorrego

Plaza Dorrego (Calles Defensa y Humberto Primero, San Telmo Buenos Aires) – this plaza is located in a neighborhood (San Telmo) that became Buenos Aires’ upscale residential area in the 19th century (turning this space into a public square). Nowadays, this square hosts an outdoor antiques market on Sundays, along with street stalls peddling bric-a-brac […]

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Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo (Buenos Aires) – located in the Monserrat district of central Buenos Aires, the center of this plaza has an obelisk, which marks Argentina’s independence from Spain in the early 1800s. Located within walking distance of this plaza is La Casa Rosada – the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina.

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Plaza Belgrano

Plaza Belgrano (Juramento and Obligado, Buenos Aires) – this plaza, located within the neighborhood of the same name (Belgrano), just north of the Palermo district, is a tribute to Manuel Belgrano (the “inventory” of the Argentine national flag). Despite the presence of shopping strips by the area’s main artery, Avenida Cabildo, much of Belgrano district […]

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Museo de los Niños

Museo de los Niños (Shopping Abasto, Av. Corrientes 3247 – Nivel 2, Buenos Aires) – located within the Abasto Shopping Center, this is actually a place where school children can learn about different careers (doctors, TV reporters, dentists, newspaper editor, etc.). They can also get more familiar with the city of Buenos Aires, since a […]

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Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires / MALBA (Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – located in the city’s Palermo district, this museum (opened in 2001) showcases a selection of over 500 works, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and objects by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay […]

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