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British Arts Centre

Art, Attractions, Music, Theatre

A bit of Blighty in the heart of Buenos Aires, the BAC puts on loads of free events such as plays and films in English as well as jazz, Celtic and classical...

Suipacha 1333

Casa de la Cultura

Attractions

Built in 1896, this building was once the headquarters of the La Prensa newspaper but now belongs to the city government. Its French feel goes beyond the...

Avenida de Mayo 575
Free

Catedral Metropolitana

Attractions

On the western side of the plaza is this neo-classical cathedral. The plan for the cream-coloured building, the sixth cathedral on this site, was hatched in...

Avenida Rivadavia
Free

El Obelisco

Attractions

The 223-foot (68-metre) Obelisco was built to mark four historical events: the first and the final foundation of Buenos Aires; the 1880 declaration of the...

Avenida 9 de Julio
Major venue

Manzana de las Luces

Critics' choice
Attractions

The 'Block of Enlightenment' is a complex of historical buildings that occupies an entire city block (manzana can mean 'block' as well as 'apple'). You can...

Perú 272
Free

Museo Mitre

Attractions, Museums

This colonial mansion dating from 1785 was, between 1860 and 1906, the home of former president and founder of La Nación newspaper, Bartolomé Mitre. The...

San Martín 336

Palacio Barolo

Critics' choice
Attractions

One of the city's most emblematic buildings, this 1923 construction is a neo-gothic allegorical tribute to the 100 cantos of Dante's Divine Comedy. Hell is...

Avenida de Mayo 1370
Major venue

Palacio del Congreso

Attractions

Argentina's constitution was inspired by the US model; and likewise, the Palacio del Congreso resembles Washington's bicameral legislature. Completed in...

Hipólito Yrigoyen 1849
FreeMajor venue

Teatro Colón

Attractions, Music, Theatre

With its regular lines and tempered classicism, the Colón is one of Buenos Aires' key architectural as well as cultural landmarks. Closed for a major...

Cerrito 618
Major venue