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Buenos Aires is full of interesting sights to see-museums, theaters and parks (called plazas) and other attractions.  The following are some of our recommendations.

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Obelisk of Buenos Aires (in Spanish: Obelisco de Buenos Aires ) is a modern, towering monument right in the heart of the city. The obelisk  was built in May 1936  to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city.  It is located in the center of the Republic Square (Plaza de la Republica), at the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Corrientes. This is the spot where the Argentine flag was flown for the first time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its total height is 67 meters and its base area is 49 square meters. The architect in charge of its design was Alberto Prebisch, the structure was erected in barely four weeks! Lines B, C, and D of the Buenos Aires Metro have stations in close proximity to the obelisk.

Colon Theater : One of the best and biggest lyric houses in the world, Teatro Colon is also renowed for its Classical Music seasons, has been one of the world's great concert halls ever since it opened in 1908. There are guided tours and performances from March to November. Address: Cerrito 618, Buenos Aires (54-11) 4378-7344 or 7305,


Recoleta Cementary , Well known cementary right in the middle of neighborhood Recoleta. A must see for all visitors and tourists to Buenos Aires. It has some magnificent display of monuments and the ostentatious tombs of Argentina's rich and famous, the most notable one being Eva Peron. Address: Junín 1760, Buenos Aires Telephone: (011) 4803 1594

MALBA, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Latin American Art, opened in 2001 and has the largest collection of its kind on the South American continent. The museum has a very nice cafe attached to it (try their delicious apple crumble-cuadrado de manzana in Spanish) Closed Tuesdays, Wednesday's free. Address: Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires (54-11) 4808-6598,

La Boca : Literally Buenos Aires' most colorful neighborhood (barrio in Spanish), it was settled and built up by Italian immigrants along the Riachuelo, a sinuous waterway lined with meatpacking plants and werehouses that separates the capital proper from the industrial suburb of Avellaneda in Buenos Aires province.

National Fine Arts Museum : Here you will find the most complete collection of fine Argentine paintings (2nd floor), as well as European (1st floor). Avenida del Libertador 1473.

Tango Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Alvear Theater. Address:Avenida Corrientes 1659, Buenos Aires.

Evita Museum: The mystique of Eva Perón persists, more than 50 years after her death. The Peronist faithful still flock to her grave in La Recoleta Cemetery. Address: Lafinur 2988, Buenos Aires, Argentina (54-11) 4807-0306,

Cafe Tortoni : Perhaps the oldest and most traditional cafe in Buenos Aires. The place has an important literary, political and journalistic history and is frequented by a colorful crowd. Avenida de Mayo 829.

Tigre Delta: You could also take a day trip to the Tigre (take the Tren de la Costa from Retiro station) , one of the biggest natural reserves and deltas in the world. That you get to a place so quiet and green from one of the biggest cities in the world in less than an hour by train never ceases to amaze us!

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