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City Centre

The Plaza de Mayo acts as the political centre of the city and the country. This square has long been the location for public addresses; it was on the balcony of the Casa Rosada on the east side of the square that Evita Peron addressed the masses. Nearby is the one of the most impressive building in Buenos Aires, the Teatro Colon. Inside is one of the world’s great opera houses where world class performances of both ballet and opera can be seen. South of the Plaza is the oldest colonial building in Buenos Aires; the Jesuit Church of San Ignacio de Loyola.


Located near the centre of town, one of the main attractions of this area is the cemetery. Many important figures from Argentina’s history, including Evita Peron are buried here. At the weekend there is an arts and crafts market, along with many street performers and artists.

San Telmo

This is one of the older districts in the city, with many of the buildings dating from the mid 19th century. It is quite easy to spend an afternoon here walking along its atmospheric streets, looking at the quirky shops, sitting in a cafe or even attending one of the free tango demonstrations which take place in the main square.

La Boca

Originally an area of Italian immigration in the early 1900s, La Boca today is well known for its brightly coloured housing situated along the street of El Caminito. There is a craft market and tango shows often take place in the street.


Palermo is one of the most fashionable parts of town, situated in the north of the city. This is the best area of the city for green spaces, with some lovely parks, including a beautiful Japanese garden. There are many trendy bars, restaurants and shops, and the area is particularly lively in the evening.