Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta (Juramento 2291, Belgrano, Buenos Aires) – located within the house of Argentine writer Enrique Larreta, this museum houses an impressive collection of Spanish art (mainly from the early 20th century), including an exhibit of famed artist Salvador Dalí.
Evita Museum (Lafinur 2988, Palermo, Buenos Aires) — the mystique of Eva Perón persists, more than 60 years after her death. In 2002, Evita’s grandniece (Cristina Alvarez Rodriguez) opened this museum. The Peronist faithful still flock to her grave in La Recoleta Cemetery, and as of last year there is a new place of pilgrimage: […]
Congress Palace (b/w Av. Rios/Callao and Av. Rivadavia) – no doubt, this Greek-Roman style building (inaugurated in 1906), which houses the country’s legislative branch of government, strongly resembles the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
China Town (Juramento 166 and Arribeños 2100 intersection, Buenos Aires) – this is a rather small district in Buenos Aires (consisting of just a few city blocks). Nevertheless, as Argentina’s only “barrio chino” (China Town), there are over 100 Asian-owned businesses in the area. Despite its name, there are (alongside mainland Chinese immigrants here), Taiwanese, […]
Casa Rosada (Balcarce 50, Monserrat district, Buenos Aires) – located near the Plaza de Mayo toward central Buenos Aires, la Casa Rosada is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. A balcony on its north wing was used by famed Argentine politician Eva (Evita) Perón to address her supporters, as well […]
Caminito (Av. Pedro de Mendoza, Buenos Aires) – this traditional alley, which means “little walkway” in Spanish, is located in the La Boca neighborhood (a one-time Italian immigrant area now decked out in colorfully-painted wooden homes). Caminito also has a street museum (Calle Museo Caminito) – which has become a tourist trap of sorts (with […]
Bosques de Palermo (Buenos Aires) – a.k.a. “Parque Tres de Febrero”, this 400 hectare park is located in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, and is considered the city’s version of New York’s Central Park. Designed with the help of prominent French landscape designer Carlos Thays, the park was first inaugurated in 1875 and has […]
Avenida Corrientes (Av. Callao & Av. Corrientes, Buenos Aires) – this is one of the most important thoroughfares in the city of Buenos Aires. Stretching some 8.6km from Puerto Madero up to Chacarita, Avenida Corrientes got its current name in 1822 in homage to the province of Corrientes, which was the first to support the […]
Avenida de Mayo (downtown Buenos Aires)— this is the central avenue in the city of Buenos Aires. The street connects the two main government buildings in the city, the Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo with the National Congress and Plaza Congreso. Both sides of the street are lined with tall, decorative buildings with wrought-iron […]
Avenida 9 de Julio and the Obelisk (downtown Buenos Aires) – this multi-lane boulevard is the world’s widest avenue. It’s named after Argentina’s Independence Day (July 9th). The avenue runs from the Retiro district in the north to Constitucion station in the south, roughly one kilometer to the west of the Rio de la Plata […]