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Top 10 places in Buenos aires
Our app features the history of 70 monuments and great sites including places to discover Buenos aires. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Buenos aires
: The Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1895, then transferred in 1909 to the Argentine pavilion of the Universal Exhibition of Paris, dismantled and reassembled in Buenos Aires. In 1933, it finally found its definitive place in the current building built in 1870, an old pumping station for... Read more
Benito Martín (1890-1977) was an Argentinian painter born in Buenos Aires near the port of La Boca. Shortly after his birth, he was abandoned by his parents in front of a religious edifice, then adopted in 1897 by the Quinquela family. He worked in the mines of his parents-in-law while attending... Read more
The museum was opened in 1921 by Fernández Blanco, a professional engineer, but passionate about Spanish art and Latin American art; He had collected nearly 10,000 works of art. His collection includes: silver objects, icons, paintings, furniture, books, documents, decorative arts: handmade fans,... Read more
The Buenos Aires Opera has a great reputation: it is ranked 3rd in the world and 5th in terms of acoustics. Inaugurated in 1908, it succeeded a first opera built in 1857. It was built on the plans of Francesco Tamburini and Vittorio Meano, realized well before the construction, delayed due to... Read more
The facade of this cathedral really does not resemble that of a church! After occupying the site of Buenos Aires in 1580, Juan de Garay organized the nascent city by reserving a site for the main church of the city. The first church, built of wood and mud, was very modest. In 1605 it was replaced... Read more
This building, which today houses a museum, was the seat of the town hall and then the government of the vice-kingdom of the Rio de la Plata. It was built between 1608 and 1610 and was financed by taxes levied on port activity. It was necessary to enlarge it at once. In 1662, the building had... Read more
This café opened in 1858 is the oldest and most elegant in the city. At the end of the 19th century, until 1943, it was the meeting place of the group "La Peña", a committee of writers and artists gathered around the painter Benito Quinquela Martín. He was later frequented by Jorge Luis Borges,... Read more
For a long time the large ships could not approach Buenos Aires, for the mouth of the river was shallow; They stopped at sea, and smaller boats came to take passengers and merchandise. Between 1887 and 1897, Eduardo Maduro built a port that served for 10 years, but quickly became obsolete due to... Read more
This cafe, built in 1850, was subsequently mostly frequented by the members of the civilian pilots' association, whose premises were neighbors; It eventually became famous and attracted politicians, artists, writers, actors and media celebrities. It was first the coffee Viridita, then the Aero... Read more
The monks of the Order of Recollets, a Franciscan order specially faithful to the vow of poverty, arrived in Buenos Aires in the eighteenth century. In 1732 they built a convent and the church of the Virgen del Pilar. When this order was moved in 1822, the first president of free Argentina,... Read more
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