Where to Stay in Buenos Aires

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires at a Glance

This South American city is renowned for its European feel, fashionable locals and rather wild nightlife. You haven’t been to Argentina until you’ve tasted their mouthwateringly good steak accompanied with some Argentinian Malbec, enjoyed an afternoon riding horses and acted like a gaucho, then spent the evening dancing the seductive and fierce tango.

Buenos Aires’s neighborhoods all have a wonderful, yet diverse vibe; from the buzzing streets of Palermo, filled with cafes and restaurants, to the grand boulevards and stately homes in Recoleta, to the cobbled streets lined with quirky artisan shops and the suave couples dancing the tango in the plazas of San Telmo. In addition to its famous cuisine and love for dancing, the theatres host some of the biggest names in opera, the streets boast colorful and impressive murals, and football fans come together for the famous superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate, which held in La Boca.

Buenos Aires Neighborhoods

  • Microcentro

    revitalised port area with restaurants along the old port

  • Palermo

    bars, restaurant, street art, cafes, nightlife, shopping and art galleries

  • Recoleta

    upper class, residential, Recoleta Cemetery, shopping

  • San Telmo

    creative, artisan area, Sunday flea market, Tango shows

  • Puerto Madero

    sights and landmarks, Plaza Mayo, architecture

  • La Boca

    Tango shows, colorful houses, Bombanera

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