10 Best Romantic Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Full of breathtaking sights, great cultural activities and Italian heritage, Buenos Aires is a beautiful place to fall in love – again and again.

Fairy-tale settings await the visitor, like the Buenos Aires Rose Garden. On this island of beauty and tranquility roses extend as far as the eye can see amidst pergolas, fountains and manicured paths. Poets like Shakespeare and Cervantes are honored, swans and geese swim beneath the bridges and lovers find quiet corners to kiss in the shade. But for a dose of Eastern romance, head to the nearby Japanese Garden – an elegant vision of cherry trees, Zen-inspired greenery and traditional Japanese structures, such as the tea house.

To get the blood moving for some Argentine-style romance, take your love interest to the Buenos Aires Tango Festival. As ground zero for tango lovers, there you can dance, learn new moves and listen to tango music to your heart’s content. Then for some serious romance, take your sweetheart on a gondola ride through the Puerto Madero waterways and see the Women’s Bridge in a new way. Get extra romance points if you opt for a full-moon ride. Or read on to discover more suggestions for romantic activities in Buenos Aires.

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

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

Puerto Madero

A landmark in the Puerto Madero neighborhood, the Puente de la Mujer (meaning Women's Bridge in Spanish) is a white, asymmetrically-shaped footbridge designed by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava and said to resemble a couple dancing tango....  Read More

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

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

Buenos Aires' Japanese Garden gracefully transports you to the Nation of the Rising Sun with its tranquil complex of gardens, cultural center, restaurant, tea house, bonsai greenhouse and gift shop. The Zen-like garden areas include beautiful...  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

It figures that Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango, stages the world's most important tango festival, called Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial. It is, quite simply, tango heaven for dancers of all levels and experience. The two-week...  Read More

Puerto Madero

While gondolas are forever associated with Venice's charms, Buenos Aires has joined mother Italy in offering visitors a most romantic type of boat ride. Gondoliers navigate the calm waterways of Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero, including under the...  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


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