History Attractions in Buenos Aires

Between the Spanish conquistadors, the Italian and Jewish immigrants, characters such as the glamorous Evita Peron and the scholarly Jorge Luis Borges, the birth of tango, and the dinosaurs that inhabited Patagonia eons ago, Argentina boasts a rich history that it proudly wears on its sleeve, inviting visitors to get interested and learn more about this massive, diverse country and its people. All kinds of tours and guide books are available to help you understand Buenos Aires' cultural and historical context, but for the mildly curious, simply strolling down historical Avenida de Mayo from Plaza de Mayo's cathedral, city hall, and government house towards Plaza Congreso, one can get a feel for the architecture and lifestyle of years past.

Barrio de San Telmo

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Defensa 1200

Colonial barrio brims with antiquarian shops...
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Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

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Junín 1904
Recoleta

A house of God adjacent to cemetery...
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El Zanjón

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Defensa 755

History below the streets...
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Plaza de Mayo

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Avenida de Mayo 800
Plaza de Mayo begins at the eastern terminus of Av. de Mayo and is surrounded by calles Yrigoyen, San Martín, Rivadavia, and Balcarce

Historic plaza famous for Madonna's Evita scene...
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Cementerio de la Recoleta

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Azcuénaga 1901-1999
Recoleta District

Resting place of Eva Peron...
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Manzana de las Luces

Peru 272

Where the light of intelligence shown...
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Museo Evita

Calle Lafinur 2988
At Gutierrez

Inside the myth...
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Museo de la Ciudad

Alsina 412
At Bolívar

Remembering Buenos Aires...
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Catedral Metropolitana

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San Martín 27
San Martín, At Rivadavia overlooking Plaza de Mayo

Magnificent domed neo-classic cathedral...
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Parroquia San Pedro Telmo

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Humberto Primo 340

Most typical of Buenos Aires...
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