TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND SIGHTSEEING
CASA ROSADA OR GOVERMENT HOUSE
The Museum of the La Casa Rosada it has as main objective the ´ to show and to disclose the historical antecedents of the National Government and the work of the governors after a smaller term of thirty years concluded its mandato ´ this is the main mission that the museum has.
The building was painted pink during the presidency of Sarmiento, inaugurating a tradition and the popular name.
The current Casa Rosada, is made by two buildings, separated by a narrow alley, one was the Seat of Government and the other the Palacio de Correos, besides that it counts with a collection that consists of presidential canes, bands, notes, letters, badges, military dress, table of oaths, flags, currencies, cigar cases, canes, drawings and an innumerable amount that belonged to diverse Argentine figures.
The Obelisco is the architectonic and characteristic piece of the city of Buenos Aires. It is located right in the center of the city, the exact location is in the intersection of avenues, 9 of Julio and Corrientes. One of the main characteristic is that it has 67 meters high. The Obelisco is an historical monument of the city, because in each one of his faces it is recorded a historical review.
BARRIO DE SAN TELMO
San Telmo is located to the south of Capital Federal. It is one of the ancient quarters of Buenos Aires city. It characterizes by its cobbled and narrow streets, colonial buildings and houses with English and French styles. The traditional quarter has a bohemian and ancient air; you can visit ancient churches, museums, antiques in the popular fair.
This place is known as the scenario of culture and traditions displays. It is interesting to take walks around it; artists are fascinated by its environment and architecture. The weekends are the most appropriate days for walking the streets observing street performances, puppeteers, magicians, mimes. Dorrego square is the most crowded zone by its San Telmo fair. At night, it offers a unique environment, cafes where you can listen and dance tango or visit pubs discotheques enjoying modern music.
San Telmo Fair was inaugurated in 1970, is considered the most important market in South America. It has more than 200 stores, where people can find all type of antiques as clothing, tablecloths, crockery, antique boxes, books, etc. The fair welcomes to around 10.000 visitors every Sunday. In the traditional “Buenos Aires Week” (in November) there are activities, among them the famous fancy dress party, a very crowded event by tourists.
Other places to visit in San Telmo are: “Casa de la Moneda”, the prison Antonio Ballvé, the Scala of San Telmo and Lezama Park.
Puerto Madero is distinguished significantly for its close location to the center of Buenos Aires, the extensive area and its connection with the ribereño step. It is a place which combines the Rio Plata typical nature with the urbanism of the most alive city in Latin America. It is ideal for commercial activities, administrative and recreational space extension. Also it presents a particularity, being the only area in the city that present a characteristic, the new streets have women names, to remain them like protagonists of the local history.
PLAZA DE MAYO
The Plaza de Mayo is the most important part of the city, because most of the important institucional, political and economic decisions are made there.
From there you will be able to see the typical and well- know places like, La Casa Rosada, El Cabildo, the port, bancksm the tradicional balcony, and many others.
The Plaza de Mayo is next to San Telmo.
La Boca is the port in which most of the immigrants coming from Italy and Spain settled down at the beginning of the century.
This place is so outstanding for its typical houses of zinc and wood, they painted them with surpluses of ship, and this is one of the reasons of who colorfull is the place.
Here you can find one of the most important tango shows in the city, with a sample of authentic music, picturesque place, these and other characteristics are those that made La Boca an incomparable place.
"Caminito" it is located in the neighborhood of La Boca, this is a street of a hundred meters of longitude that at the beginning of the time, was used to take load toward the dikes.
After a long time being abandoned, in October 18 of 1959 it became in it is at the moment, in the street Museo Caminito. From that time the street is among Magallanes and Del Valle Iberlucea and La Madrid.
The Avenida Alvear is named by the General Carlos María of Alvear, since he had an exceptional an historical operation for the organized freedom by the General San Martin.
This avenue comes to be one of the most distinguished from Buenos Aires, because it presents the most recognized international boutiques, the most higher level buildings, the mansions, fine jeweler´s, leather warehouses and shoes, those are some of the greatest attractiveness that you can find of the highest level.
It presents a renaissance style, with a clock located at 35 meters high, it presents bronze bells that are the sound voices of the clock.
The Monumental Tower is built on a platform with four stairs of access. As much in the main entrance, like in the other sides, you will be able to find friso, where ornamentals triglifos and metopas with suns are alternated and different emblems from the English empire, it has a prevailing tendency of the XVI century in England.
Address: Avenue of the General Liberator San Martin 100.
FRIGATE SCHOOL PRESIDENT SARMIENTO
The Frigate School President Sarmiento "Libertad", is the symbol of a continuous tradition of international friendship of the Argentina Navy with the rest of the world.
It constitutes a landmark for the naval history of the American Continent, becoming the only and great sailing built, totally built and design in the American Continent by engineers of the Argentina Navy.
The Frigata Libertad has as main objective to complete the professional formation of the Midshipmen, contributing to the increment of its marine knowledge, nautical and its culture formation in the team work.
These are some of the reasons why, The Frigate School President Sarmiento, is one of the biggest attractiveness in the city, also it counts with some monuments and other attractions.
Address: Puerto Madero, Dike 3, Buenos Aires, 1107.
Telephone: + 54 11 4334 9386.
This area is considered one of the most expensive and fine areas of the city. It is surrounded of many buildings with a french style, big green spaces and restaurants of first class. Originally, this area was full with simple houses or "ranches", however, during the XVII century, the lands were given to the Recoleteros Priests where the place takes its name. The Convent and "The Pilar´s Church" they were built by them in 1706. Besides this area is also adjacent to the Cemetery of the La Recoleta.
During the epidemic of the yellow fever in 1871, many rich families escaped to this area and they built big houses and palaces surrounded by big gardens. Some people consider this district a copy of Paris. Many cultural events take place here. The weekends you can find long markets of crafts, where you will be able to find articles of high quality and a great quantity of street actors.
Also you will be able to find many restaurants, clubs and taverns that surround to the cemetery giving him a very authentic and special atmosphere.
The Cemetery of the La Recoleta is located in the street Junín and Av. De La Quintana, this cemetery comes to be one of the most famous and grateful of the world, since it presents famous sculptures, crypts, and you tombs where famous characters rest, these are some of the reasons why some of the tombs already come to be monuments.
The Metropolitan Cathedral is located in the east area of Buenos Aires, in the neighborhood of San Nicolás de Bari.
The cathedral is in front of the Plaza de Mayo, this cathedral toke many years being concluded, because always it presented problems, they had to demolish many times and it was always adding details, this way when finally it was concluded, it result to be a unique, peculiar, inigualable work.
The infrastructure of the cathedral, has a history, from the number of its columns, until the size, color, forms, is full with details that are very significant.
Inside the cathedral, you can appreciate the mausoleums, sculptures, to The Dolores´s Virgin, you can appreciate until the most minimum details that it exists.
The Cabildo of Buenos Aires is one of the historical reviews because it was the setting of the May Revolution in 1810.
Inside the Cabildo what we can find a exhibition, personal objects and portraits of members and of the First Meeting of the Government, we can also find iconographic documents with historical staging on the history of the English invasion and the Cabildo open since May 22 of 1810.
Address: Bolivar 65-(1066) - City of Buenos Aires.
Telephone: (011) 4334 - 1782.
Schedule of attention:
Tuesday to Friday: 12.30 at 19.00 Hrs.
Sunday: 15.00 at 19.00 Hrs.
At the moment, the Municipal Foundation Theater Miguel of Cervantes, like a public space, fulfills the demands and interests of the citizens.
They work to complete a global cultural model that has like a base the plurality, the rigor and the quality.
The spectacles that the Cervantes Theater programs are distributed according to the classic ordination and common of the scenic sorts, the lyrica , music, theater and dance.
It has a great very diverse and varied programming, always counts with new works of the season, structured very well and the cultural supply of today is of the following way, inexhaustible, hybrid and to in a certain way anarchical.
AVENUE 9 DE JULIO
This is the most popular avenue of the world, because is the widest in the world, for this reason it is one of the biggest attractiveness in Buenos Aires. Also it is very well recommended, because you will be able to find the most exclusive Coffee Shops around the Obelisco.
It has colorful and elegant buildings, parks, but the two more remarkable views are the Teatro Colón and the Obelisco.
The Chinese neighborhood in Buenos Aires is located between: Arribeños, Blanco Encalada, del Libertador and Juramento streets in Belgrano.
You can get to the Chinese neighborhood in the buses: 15, 29, 42, 44, 60, 63, 64, 65, 80, 107, 113, 114, 118, and 130.
The Chinese neighborhood born in Buenos Aires city around 80’s decade; by the establishments in the area of several oriental immigrant families, mainly from Taiwán.
Nowadays is visited by its gastronomic and cultural offer: restaurants, supermarkets oriental products, excellent fish stores and vegetable stores, anime and manga stores decoration objects, etc. in the area you will also find among other religious institutions, one of the few Buddhist temples, the Chong Kuan Temple
Address: Av. Rivadavia and Av. Pueyrredón.
The Miserere square was the gathering point for the forces that reconquer the city occupied by the English in 1806, and in this place also were defeated the Liniers troops in the second English invasion in 1807. In the middle of the square the visitors can observe the mausoleum that keeps the Bernardino Rivadavia ashes, it was built in 1932. Nowadays Miserere square is known as Once Square.
Manzana de las Luces
It was built by the Jesuits priests in 1722. La Manzana de las Luces is located between the Alsina, Bolívar, Moreno and Perú streets, in Monserrat neighborhood.
It has some of the most antique buildings in Buenos Aires city, like San Ignacio, the oldest church of the city.
One of the most representative characteristics is the mysterious presence of an enigmatic tunnel net built between the XVII and XVIII which were part of a path that reunites underground the churches, public buildings and the Fort, five meters deep and excavated in la tosca, with zapa and pico.
Other fundamental attractive inside the Manzana de Las Luces is the Representatives Saloon (virtually the place known nowadays as the Congreso de la Nación), it operates since May first 1822 till the XIX century end, taking place inside Argentina relevant historic moments.
Julio Cortazar Square
Placita Serrano was name Julio Cortazar Square to honor the famous writer that mentions the square as key scenery in many of its stories.
The inauguration day, took place a ceremony with the original propose of a open and popular “Rayuela”, denomination that represents one of its most famous works in literature.
The square on weekends is crowded with sellers of art, handicrafts, jewelry, clothes, etc. The bohemian atmosphere, the neighborhood is very popular among young argentines of upper-middle class and among tourists of course.
Each first Sunday of the month, at midday the square is transformed and acquires a new color and dynamism, because the barter fair, where the responsible not only participate of the buy-sell system without money, but also gathers 40 plastic artists that offers its work to the sell.
It is considered the heart of Palermo Viejo, traditional Porteño neighborhood of low houses, the square is traditionally know as "Placita Serrano" or Cortázar Square it is situated in the almost center of an Buenos Aires area known as "Palermo Soho" due its artistic and bohemian style limited, approximately, by the streets Niceto Vega, Malabia, Guatemala and Godoy Cruz.
The Buenos Aires city Botanical Garden was inaugurated on 1898. It occupies a 7 hectares surface and house approximately 6.000 vegetal species; it also specialized library, three styled gardens sculptures and more.
The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden is located in the traditional Palermo neighborhood besides de Zoo, in a 8 blocks perimeter demarcate by Santa Fe Avenue, República Árabe Siria, Las Heras Avenue and Italia Square.
The main entrance is located on Sante Fé Avenue No. 3951; the garden opens its doors everyday from 8:00 until 18:00 hrs.
For those that want to visit it the entrance is free.
To program a guided visit or make consultations you may call to 4831-4527 / 4831-4614,
De Mayo Avenue
De Mayo Avenue is the civic exe of Buenos Aires city full of history. It was the first avenue of the city which transformed the “Big town” into a modern city proud of its European roots. In its kilometer and a half avenue happened the most important historic facts of Argentina.
Nowadays in this avenue are located numerous coffee shops like the traditional Tortoni Coffee Shop also you will find museums, bars, theaters, hotels and buildings considered city architecture jewels.
The avenue starts in Bolívar Street and runs from east to west between Hipólito Yrigoyen and Rivadavia Avenues. It connects the historic De Mayo square with Del Congreso square. Its extension is 10 blocks.
Palermo Woods is located between Casares and Libertador avenues, in Palermo neighborhood. It is surrounded by Infanta Isabel Street, Iraola Avenue, Pte. P. Montt Avenue.
Along the weekends the park became a pedestrian street and thousands of locals and tourists make strolls, run, roller-skate and practice other sports.
The park has two artificial lakes with boats and water bikes. The woods have 12.000 trees, among tipas, eucalyptus, talas and ombúes.
Corrientes Avenue is one of the most representative and important streets of Buenos Aires city and one of the most loved by the porteños. Corrientes is the bookstores, coffeehouses, theaters and pizza Restaurants Avenue.
Corrientes Avenue is the exe of night and bohemian live in Buenos Aires city and the one that identifies the Porteño. In its bars and theaters the Tango was created and along its history the tango was played by the main orchestras and singers among them the popular tango idol Carlos Gardel, who actually lived in a house located on Corrientes avenue
Corrientes born at Puerto Madero neighborhood and ends at Chacarita, it is 70 blocks long.
In its 8,6 Km. length the numeration varies from 1 to 6.900, and among its 70 intersections the main is the one with 9 de Julio avenue, where the visitors Hill find the Obelisk the most representative Buenos Aires icon.