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How to spend 72 hours in Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires is not just tango, barbecue, and football. It is one of the largest cities in the world and it is very important to have good planning to fully enjoy the time we have.

It is the gateway to Argentina and of course an important stop on your way if you plan to visit Patagonia.

All of our travel itineraries that include the Argentenian Patagonia start or end in Buenos Aires, here are a few travel programs we can book for you:

4 day visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier and its surroundings:

8 day itinerary including a visit to Ushuaia at the end of the world

12 day trip to Patagonia – whale watching, lake district, Bariloche and Ushuaia a full circle program

We can also customize your travel plans.

In the meantime read on and learn a little more about one of South America’s most cosmopolitan cities, the famous “Ciudad de la Furia”.

I am going to guide you on a lightning tour and you will want to return to this magnificent city.

You must go with a well-charged battery of your smartphone so you can take many photos

The first thing we must do when we arrive in Buenos Aires is to buy a SUBE card, it is the one that will allow us to travel on all public transport: trains, bus, and Subways (Subte).


Day 1 : Plaza de Mayo 

Estimated travel time: 2 hours

Address: 100, Avenue Hipólito Yrigoyen

Bus: 109, 135 53

Subways: A

Train: San Martín, Sarmiento

The City of Buenos Aires has a lot of history and Plaza de Mayo is the most important square not only in Buenos Aires but also in Argentina. It has a lot of social and historical prominence.

Plaza de Mayo | Argentina

Among its most representative buildings are:

“El Cabildo de Buenos Aires”

It is the most famous building in the Argentine Republic. The Cradle of the revolution of May 1810 also gives its name to the famous square. It has guided tours free of charge.

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Cabildo | Buenos Aires


Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada is the government house where it houses the President of the Argentine Republic. It has guided tours and is free of charge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Casa Rosada | Argentina


Cathedral de Buenos Aires

It is the main seat of the Catholic Church in Argentina. It is enriched by the same historical magnitude as everything that surrounds Plaza de Mayo. There are guided tours every day of the week and for free.

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Catedral de Buenos Aires


Café Tortoni 

Estimated travel time: 1-2 hours

Address: 825, de Mayo Avenue

Bus: 10, 24, 64, 7, 8.

Subways: A, B, C

Train: Belgrano, Mitre, San Martín, Sarmiento.

Historic bar in Buenos Aires, where you can enjoy a tango show and an excellent food menu. It is a place where the tango identity is lived, located in downtown Buenos Aires, on Avenida de Mayo 825. Without a doubt, a must-see in the culture of this beautiful city.

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Cafe Tortoni



Estimated travel: 1 hour

Address: 9 de Julio Avenue corner with Corrientes Avenue

Bus: 100, 140, 24, 26, 29, 59, 1, 67

Subways: B, C, D

Train: Mitre, Roca, San Martín, Sarmiento

This unique needle that stands out from the widest avenue in the world is the Obelisk. The monument is considered an icon of the City of Buenos Aires. Located on Corrientes Avenue and 9 de Julio Avenue. From here we can use it as a starting point for our walks.

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Obelisco | Argentina


The Great Corrientes Avenue

Estimated travel: 2 hours

Address: 1300, Corrientes Avenue

Bus: 100, 140, 146, 29, 5

Subways: B, D

Train: Mitre, Roca, San Martín

To get there, we simply walked from the Obelisk and began to enjoy ourselves.

The great avenue of theaters, bookstores, and pizzerias. Many songs and many stories of Buenos Aires nightlife were written on this avenue. It is one of those obligatory walks to walk and be able to taste a "mozzarella promo" in any of its infinite pizzerias.

Buenos Aires is one of the cities with the most theaters in the world and the most famous ones are located on Avenida Corrientes. And if you like to read, go with a little more time, so you can take advantage of the offers that the beautiful old bookstores on Corrientes Avenue have.

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Great Corrientes Avenue | Argentina


Day 2: Walks through neighborhoods of Palermo and Recoleta

Recoleta Cemetery

Estimated travel: 1 hour

Address: 1760, Junin street

Bus: 10, 12, 130, 59, 60.

Subways: H

Train: Mitre, San Martin, Sarmiento

Unique for its architecture and its location in the coveted neighborhood of La Recoleta. More than a cemetery, it is a museum with magnificent mausoleums of personalities from Argentine history. It has guided tours. Undoubtedly highly recommended.

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Recolecta Cementery

National museum of Bellas Artes

Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Address: 1473, Del Libertador Avenue

Bus: 124, 130, 61, 67, 92, 93

Subways: H

Train: Mitre, San Martín, Sarmiento

Located in the neighborhood of La Recoleta, the National Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the most important public buildings in the country. It is the one that contains the most important collection in Argentina and one of the best in Latin America. It has guided and free tours.

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Museo de Bellas Artes | Argentina



Estimated travel time: 2 hours

Address: 3415, Figueroa Alcorta Avenue

Bus: 102, 130

Subways: D, H

Train: Belgrano, Sarmiento

Entering the neighborhood of Palermo, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires has magnificent modern architecture to appreciate and take the best photos with our camera. It is a very interesting museum not only for its permanent collection but also because it always has new and attractive temporary exhibitions. It also has a cinema, a restaurant to delight our palates and a souvenir shop to take the museum to our homes. The entrance may have surcharges.

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Malba museum


Japanese garden

Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Address: 3450, Casares Avenue

Bus: 102, 128, 130, 37

Subways: D

Train: Belgrano. Mitre

This time we are going to be located in the neighborhood of Palermo. Japanese gardens are considered works of art that show the beauty of nature. A place full of colors to relax all our senses and be able to breathe the purest air. I have a paradisiacal lake and a restaurant to appreciate oriental flavors. Your visit may have a surcharge.

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Japanese Garden | Argentina


Park February 3

Estimated travel time: 2 hours

Address: 110, Infanta Isabel Avenue

Bus: 110, 124, 130, 67, 92, 93

Subways: H

Train: San Martin, Sarmiento

Welcome to the “Central Park” of Buenos Aires. Park February 3

, popularly known as "Los Bosques de Palermo" is a set of parks that stands out for its groves, lakes, and rose gardens. We can also visit the Galileo Galileo Planetarium. Without a doubt, another great walk to enjoy and relax.

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3 February Park | Argentina


Ateneo Grand Splendid Theatre 

Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Address: 1860, Santa Fe Avenue

Bus: 12, 152, 17, 39

Subways: D

Train: Belgrano, Mitre, Sarmiento

We are facing one of those places that demonstrate the greatness and beauty of Buenos Aires. Experts consider it the most beautiful bookstore in the world. Formerly, at the beginning of the 20th century, the building functioned as the Splendid Theater. Undoubtedly a place to appreciate architecture accompanied by a unique diversity of reading.

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Teatro Ateneo | Argentina


Day 3: San Telmo

The neighborhood of San Telmo is a reflection of the immigration of the late nineteenth century, from Italy and Spain in search of a better life in a new land. It is the perfect mix of architecture and folklore, of old buildings and tango. Becoming the most traditional neighborhood in all of Buenos Aires.


Estimated travel time: 2 hours

Address: 970, Bolivar street

Bus: 126, 152, 159, 24, 74, 86, 93

Subways: A,C, E

Train: Mitre, Roca

The history of the market dates back to 1897, built entirely of iron. The magic happens when the antique and traditional shops of the time open their doors every day of the week so that tourists and also citizens of Buenos Aires can go buy merchandise such as vegetables, fruits, meats, and typical Argentine products, restaurants, antiques, and souvenirs for everyone. It is a must-see for anyone who visits Buenos Aires.

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Mercado San Telmo | Argentina


Dorrego square 

Estimated travel time: 2 hours

Address: 400, Humberto 1° Street

Bus: 126, 152, 159, 24, 64, 93

Subways: C, E

Train: Mitre, Roca

Now we are in the heart of San Telmo, a square that brings us tango shows and barbecues. From here the traditional San Telmo antiques fair is born, considered one of the most famous fairs in the world.

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Dorrego Square


Woman's bridge – Puerto Madero 

Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Address: 747 Olga Cossenttini Street

Bus: 295, 324, 98, 116

Train: Roca

The unique architecture of the Puente de la Mujer in its abstract design represents a couple dancing the Tango and in turn, also represents all the outstanding women in the history of Argentina. It is very important to go with the camera to take many photos in this beautiful place.

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Woman Bridge | Puerto Madero


Puerto Madero Ecological Reserve

Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Address: Brasil street

Bus: 2, 29, 33, 64, 130, 152

Subways: A, D, B

Within the city of Buenos Aires, the Ecological Reserve of Puerto Madero brings together the greatest biodiversity with an area of ​​more than 350 hectares. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes for a long walk. At night walks are organized under the moonlight. Admission is free.

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Puerto Madero | Reserva Ecologica

Caminito – La Boca 

Estimated travel time: 2 hours

Address: 1929, Pedro de Mendoza Avenue

Bus: 152, 25, 29, 86

Train: Roca

Subways: C

Located in the historic neighborhood of La Boca, Caminito is considered the most famous pedestrian street in Argentina, it has 150 meters where you can see important artistic works. It is a pleasant walk to discover the origins of the Argentine Tango. It is recommended to stop to eat at one of its exquisite barbecues and thus be able to taste the true Argentine barbecue. A place to visit every day of the year.

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Caminito la Boca | Argentina


Boca Juniors Stadium “LA BOMBONERA” 

Estimated travel time: 1 hours

Address: 805, Brandsen street

Bus: 10, 20, 22, 25, 29, 64, 86152

Train: Roca

Subways: C

Officially called "Alberto J. Armando" Stadium. We are in front of one of the most emblematic stadiums in the world. It has a museum which can be entered by taking a turn, it may have an extra charge. It is advisable to go on a Sunday and watch a soccer game to live the experience to the fullest.

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Boca Junior Stadium

BONUS TRACK: An afternoon in the Delta del Tigre

I recommend starting this walk in the morning to be able to make the most of it. You have to be accompanied by good weather and the availability to move. We are going to depart from the Retiro terminal towards Tigre. We will get on the Miter train, Tigre branch. Then we can get on a collective boat and tour its many islands, stop at them and enjoy outdoor food in any of its magnificent restaurants. It has outdoor activities and to get around we only need the SUBE card.

Delta del Tigre | Argentina

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I hope you have enjoyed the tours as much as I have, it is always nice to welcome tourists to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires.

Delta del Tigre | Argentina


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