10 Best Attractions for Tours and Excursions in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city full of unusual art, stunning architecture and places where key historical events in Argentina unfolded. While visiting the city's major sights is not to be missed, sometimes it can be hard to appreciate all the details on your own. Joining a guided tour is a good way to easily learn about the broad significance as well as the most interesting finer points of each place. In fact, many of Buenos Aires' top sights offer guided tours, and some of them are free.  

For a glimpse of where art and power collide in Argentina, take a tour of the Teatro Colon, the city's spectacular opera house that is considered one of the best in the world, which includes a visit to the presidential and the mayoral boxes; the Metropolitan Cathedral, a grand construction known for being Pope Francis' church; and the Casa Rosada, Argentina's gorgeous presidential palace.

To better appreciate the beauty of local natural wonders, join a tour of the exquisite Rose Garden, the unusual Botanical Garden, and the wild Ecological Reserve. But for a taste of Argentine art, consider a tour of the MALBA, the National Fine Arts Museum and the National Museum of Decorative Art. Otherwise, read on for recommendations of other great tours that allow you to more fully appreciate Buenos Aires.

The work of French landscape architect Carlos Thays, this Palermo park, which dates back to the late 19th century, is still a glorious oasis in the modern city. The gardens are dotted with sculptures, fountains and busts, and the green-minded...  Read More

Designed by French architect Ren� Sargent for the wealthy Err�zuriz-Alvear family in the early 20th century and converted into a museum in 1937, the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo is well worth a visit for the dazzling...  Read More

Opened in 2002 on the 50th anniversary of the death of Evita, this Palermo museum is dedicated to the life of the most revered of Argentinian figures: Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, who died of cancer at the age of 33. The permanent collection,...  Read More


In a noisy metropolis like Buenos Aires, the romantic and fairy-tale setting that is the Rose Garden with its boating lake (with pedal boats and row boats for hire) and pretty white trellises (usually occupied by courting couples) is a...  Read More

Housed in a hulk of a building (originally a pumping station) on the busy traffic artery of Avenida del Libertador, the National Museum of Fine Arts is a vast treasury of Argentinian and Latin American art and painting from the 19th and 20th...  Read More

Puerto Madero

Looking for a bit of nature in the big city? Though there are many parks in Buenos Aires, the Reserva Ecol�gica is the city's favorite and most rugged green lung. At this 350 hectare park you can enjoy walking, running and cycling along...  Read More

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is a splendid church with soaring ceilings, beautiful stained glass, marble columns and frescoes on the walls. The Rococo style altarpiece features the Virgin Mary and the Holy Trinity, and the large...  Read More


The MALBA is the city's leading modern art museum and one of its star cultural assets. Housed in a striking modern building, it harbors, in addition to its airy galleries of art, a chic caf�, a neat shop (selling a variety of emerging...  Read More


Located on one end of the Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada (in English, the Pink House) was once a beautiful post office, but today it is Argentina's presidential palace. It is where the Argentine president works, but not lives. Some of the...  Read More

Teatro Colón

Considered one of the finest opera houses in the world and an impressive sight even from the outside, the Colon opened its first season in 1908, after some 20 years of construction. Its classical horseshoe auditorium makes for great sight lines...  Read More


Meet Sarah Rogers

Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah

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