History Attractions in Buenos Aires

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  • Florida Street
  • Newbery Airport
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • Recoleta Cemetary
  • Teatro Colon
  • 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.

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    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

    A house of God adjacent to cemetery... read more

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    El Zanjón

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    Defensa 755

    History below the streets... read more

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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... read more

    Manzana de las Luces

    Peru 272

    Where the light of intelligence shown... read more

    Museo Evita

    Calle Lafinur 2988
    At Gutierrez

    Inside the myth... read more

    Museo de la Ciudad

    Alsina 412
    At Bolívar

    Remembering Buenos Aires... read more

    Catedral Metropolitana

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

    Magnificent domed neo-classic cathedral... read more

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    Parroquia San Pedro Telmo

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    Humberto Primo 340

    Most typical of Buenos Aires... read more
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