Attractions in Buenos Aires

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires
The Obelisk of Buenos Aires is a national historic monument of Argentina, and is probably the most iconic landmark in the city of Buenos Aires. The Obelisk was originally built in 1936, but was restored in 2005 to better preserve for future generations. While it is well worth the trip to just see The Obelisk, there are also several special events that occur at or near The Obelisk of Buenos Aires throughout the year.

Buenos Aires Zoo
While most large cities have great zoos there are not many that date back as far as the Buenos Aires Zoo. The Buenos Aires zoo was first opened in 1875, and is nearly 45 acres large. The zoo features over 2500 different animals that come from 350 different species. There are also several different types of local birds that roam the zoo that are not included in these numbers. The most popular exhibits at the Buenos Aires zoo include the petting zoo, tropical rainforest, aquarium and reptile house.

Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden became a national monument of Argentina in 1996, and features over 5500 species of plants and trees. There are also several sculptures and greenhouses located in the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens on top of all of the plants. The roman garden, french garden and oriental garden are the tree primary sections of the park. The names of these gardens refer to the plants located there and the landscape gardening style on display.

La Recoleta Cemetery
While it may seem odd to think of a cemetery as an attraction, but La Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most beautiful places in the city of Buenos Aires. La Recoleta Cemetery dates back to the early 18th century, and is the resting place for many presidents of Argentina. There are nearly 4700 above ground vaults across the 14 acres of the cemetery, and many of them are some of the best pieces of architecture and sculpture work that you can find in Argentina.

National Historical Museum of Argentina
The National Historical Museum was established in 1889, and is dedicated to the preservation of Argentinian history. Most of the historical items on display revolve around the May Revolution and the Argentine War of Independence. There are currently over 50,000 items on display at the National Historical Museum. Some of the most popular items include history paintings and the personal belongings of key figures in the Argentine War of Independence.