Free attractions in Buenos Aires

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I discover the secrets and history of the city through 10 of his best rides without charge.

The city offers many activities, walks and outings. You can visit parks, neighborhoods and squares meet historical sites or enjoy the traditions and culture of Buenos Aires. We present a list of 10 iconic rides that are completely free to visit and impossible to miss for those who want to know the city as if they lived there.

Caminito

The most famous street in the neighborhood of La Boca, named Caminito, a pedestrian walkway where you can breathe and dance tango, a collection of narrow streets, a museum open-air exhibition. It is worth walking calmly among the dozens of stalls of handicrafts and paintings that capture the spirit of Buenos Aires. In the “Fair of Plastic Artists of Caminito” you’ll find outstanding career contemporary artists who exhibit and sell their works inspired by the color of their environment and feel the tango. It runs daily from 11 to 18 h (winter) and from 11 to 20 h (summer). The appearance of this street museum is different from other neighborhoods. With its cobblestones and tenements of brightly painted sheet metal and works of art by Argentine artists, it is a unique place in the world.

Government House

In the Plaza de Mayo you can acquire a historical perspective of the city. On its eastern side you can admire the unmistakable Government House, better known as Casa Rosada, seat of the national government. Behind the Government House and below the current street level, it is located the Bicentennial Museum, which occupies the exact space that was the Fort of Buenos Aires in the early eighteenth century and Customs Taylor, and maintains the brick walls of the original construction of 1855. the proposal it includes a tour of 200 years of Argentina’s history as well as an artistic area displayed milestones Argentine heritage and whose centerpiece is the mural “Plastic Exercise” artist Mexican David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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The Recoleta Cemetery

Is there a reason to visit the Recoleta Cemetery? A not many! To start is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Wide streets flanked by impressive statues and marble sarcophagi, the cemetery is a work of art, an outdoor museum. A curious fact: what is striking are the caskets exposed inside the vaults, which in most countries do not usually see, and ghost stories, tragedies and romances.

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The Floralis Generica

In the Plaza of the United Nations there is one of the most unique and curious monuments of the city. Located in the middle of a lake and surrounded by gardens, is the Floralis Generica, a gigantic flower of more than 20 meters high built with stainless steel. It was made by Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano and donated to the City Government in 2002.

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Ecological Reserve

It is the largest green space in the city: 350 hectares of living nature, with lakes, forests and more than 200 types of animals. Ideal for visiting on weekends, enjoy bike rides and fresh air.

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Usina del Arte

Those who like to appreciate art in various disciplines can not miss the Usina del Arte, a multidisciplinary cultural center and concert hall in the neighborhood of La Boca. In it, you can see the play “Building” Leandro Erlich created in 2004 for the Paris Nuit Blanche: a facade of a classic city building reflected in a giant mirror, invited to play with incredible visual illusion.

Cartoon ride

In the district of San Telmo, at the corner of Defensa and Chile streets is the sculpture of Mafalda. There the Paseo de la Cartoon, a circuit that ends in Puerto Madero and pays tribute to the most beloved and famous Argentine comic characters begins. The circuit ends in the Humor Museum, where works of all Argentines concerning the Argentine humor with permanent, temporary exhibitions and educational programs meet.

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid

unmissable event for lovers of books, El Ateneo Grand Splendid was chosen by the British newspaper The Guardian (2008) as the second most important libraries in the world. It has become a must for both locals and tourists who can enjoy a cultural space that invites you to stay a long time to literally get lost in books, comfortable chairs and good music step.

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Historic streetcar

Every Saturday, Sunday and holidays the association “Friends of the Tram” organize free walks the neighborhood of Caballito aboard trams restored. They start from a single stop located in Emilio Mitre 500, every 20 minutes, and run through a circuit of twenty blocks. During the trip, a guide makes a review about historical and technical data system. It is an ideal place for a family walk.

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Mataderos

This curious open air market, located in the neighborhood of Mataderos, offers riding demonstrations, folk dances and quality items at very low prices. Declared of national interest by the Secretariat of Culture of the Nation, everything is there truly national. Sundays takes place from April to December, and in January and February, only on Saturdays.

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