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Alvear Palace Hotel

Hotels

The clue is in the word 'palace' - which is not, in this case, pretentious hyperbole. The Alvear, which fills half a block of BA's most exclusive street,...

Avenida Alvear 1891
Major venue

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Critics' choice
Attractions

The cemetery, opened in 1822, is home to hundreds of illustrious corpses, laid out in a compact yet very extensive maze of granite, marble and bronze...

Junín 1760
FreeMajor venue

Comme Il Faut

Critics' choice
Shops

Hidden away in a peaceful lane off one of Recoleta's swanky streets, Comme Il Faut offers beautifully made tango shoes for milongas and more. It is also, in...

Arenales 1239
Major venue

Feria Plaza Francia

Critics' choice
Shops

Handbags, handcrafted kitchen utensils, mate gourds and mufflers - you name it, you can buy it at Feria Plaza Francia. Top-quality arts and crafts are the...

Plaza Francia & Plaza Alvear
Major venue

Floralis Genérica

Critics' choice
Attractions

Designed by Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano, the Floralis Genérica lies in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas. A steel and aluminum flower sculpture...

Avenida Figueroa Alcorta
Major venue

Four Seasons Hotel

Hotels

Frequently cited as the best hotel in Buenos Aires, this is the first choice for visiting celebrities; indeed everyone from Madonna to Fidel Castro has...

Posadas 1086
Major venue

Galería 5ta Avenida

Shops

It's not all about vintage at Galería 5ta (short for 'quinta' - fifth) Avenida, but that's one of the things this grungey and fab mini-mall does best. Here,...

Avenida Santa Fe 1270
Major venue

Galería Bond Street

Shops

Alternative teens flock here for the latest punk fashions, while hip twentysomethings dig the colourful trainers and trendy urban wear. Lucky Seven and...

Avenida Santa Fe 1670
Major venue

Gran Bar Danzón

Restaurants & cafés

Gran Bar Danzon's restaurant merits just as much attention as its famed bar. The contemporary, cosmopolitan menu includes dishes like duck confit with a...

Libertad 1161
Major venue

La Bourgogne

Restaurants & cafés

This is a French restaurant with a French chef, housed in a French-style building and located in the area of Buenos Aires that is the most flagrantly...

Alvear Palace Hotel, Avenida Alvear 1891
Major venue

Milión

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

Almost certainly the most beautiful, graceful bar in Buenos Aires, Milion is 12 years into its reign and still effortlessly outshining the competition....

Paraná 1048
Major venue

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

The MNBA is home to 32 rooms, sculpture patios, an architecture display, studios, a library and an auditorium. The country's biggest collection of 19th- and...

Avenida del Libertador 1473
FreeMajor venue

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Hotels

In true belle-époque style, the entrance to the Park Hyatt is a confection of neoclassical columns, marble floors and cast-iron gates, while the rooms...

Avenida Alvear 1661
Major venue

The Basement Club

Clubs

An Irish pub/electro club in posh Recoleta? Unlikely, perhaps, but a winning combo. This spot is the product of some serious nightlife know-how, bringing in...

The Shamrock
Major venue

Tramando, Martín Churba

Shops

Churba's signature silhouettes are loose and labyrinthine. Voluminous pleated trousers in silk reflect a mix of oriental and art deco influences, and the...

Rodríguez Peña 1973
Major venue