Things to do in Buenos Aires (CABA)

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In this article we are going to talk about the autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Ciudad autonoma de Buenos Aires or CABA), which is known as Buenos Aires (but Buenos Aires is a big province). Most of all top touurist destination are in CABA and not in Buenos Aires. When you arrive to Ezeiza airport you will land on Buenos Aires and usually you will take a taxi to CABA. There are a few places you can visit in Buenos Aires which we will describe in another article, but we will concentrate on waht to do in autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

If you plan to use the public transport, please read this guide on how to use public transport on Buenos Aires. We recommend to use public transport and avoid taxis, also public transport is very cheap. We also give some advices about taking taxis, since some of them take advantage of tourist.

CABA is a very big city, you will need time to visit all places. All of our articles will describe how to visit places using public transport.

If you have time we recommend to travel to Colonia Sacramento, which is in Uruguay and it's the oldest city of that country. The boat leaves from Puerto Madero and it takes 1 hour to arribe, we recommned to buy the tickets with several days in advance (especially on summer and weekends). Check out article about Colonia Sacramento .

Remember this is a big city and crime is a common thing, you should never left your things alone and be careful if you ask people to take a photo of you (they could run away with your camera!). Other provinces of Argentina have low crime, but some attention is required in CABA.

Places you must visit

  • Plaza de Mayo
  • San Telmo
  • Puerto Madero
  • Calle Corrientes
  • Congress
  • La Boca
  • Recoleta
  • Palermo

Outside CABA

  • Tigre
  • San isidro

Take a look to our articles and we hope you enjoy the visit to Argentina! Remember that Patagonia is a great place to visit, we recommned to stay a couple of days at CABA and then travel to the south. You don't need to go to Ezeiza for Cabotage flights, you can take flights at aeroparque jorge newbery which is inside CABA and you can take a taxi or a bus.

Food you must eat

  • Ice cream
  • Asado (meat)
  • Empanadas fritas
  • Guiso lentejas
  • Local Pizza
  • Milanesa