Off Beaten Path Attractions in Buenos Aires

A city so large as Buenos Aires is bound to conceal all kinds of secrets well off the tourist circuit, though sometimes right smack in the middle of town. For those travelers wanting to delve below the surface, the city's vibrant underground culture awaits not just in the more peripheral neighborhoods but sometimes right under your nose, given you know how to navigate. Classic cafes, out-of-the-way pizza joints, hole-in-the-wall theaters, and just-for-locals flea markets are only a few of the unusual and unforgettable gems just waiting to be discovered in Buenos Aires. Begin your unusual BA experience at a gaucho street fair that is literally off the beaten path - the Feria de Mataderos, a Sunday market with gaucho games (think horses racing down the blocked-off city streets, for example), folkloric music and dancing, traditional silverwork and textiles, and a sampling of the delicious cuisine from the north of Argentina. Back in town, hop on an alternative tour with Graffitimundo, Wicked Tours, or Bitch Tours for an insider's perspective on some of the most off-beat activities, sights, shops, and experiences in BA. You can also learn about Argentina's rich Jewish history at the Museo Judío, place your bets at the floating casino in Puerto Madero, or rummage through secondhand furniture, clothes, and knick-knacks at Palermo's Mercado de las Pulgas... much of the most interesting goings-on happen off the beaten path in Buenos Aires, so tap into the underground!

Feria de Mataderos

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Lisandro de la Torre y Avenida de los Corrales
Barrio de Mataderos

Folklore festival...
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graffitimundo

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BA's graffiti comes to light...
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Wicked Tourism

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Off-beat tourism from the inside...
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Bitch Tours

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Off-the-wall city tours...
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Museo Judío de Buenos Aires

Libertad 769

History museum...
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Casino de Puerto Madero

Darsena Sur.
Puerto de Buenos Aires

Betting with style...
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Juan Perez

1441 Marcelo T. de Alvear

Top-Class Vintage/Consignment Store...
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Mercado de las Pulgas

Av Colonel Niceto Vega
Colegiales

Flea Market with Antique Charm...
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Tren de la Costa

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J.B. Lasalle 653
Avenida Maipu 2300

A train to the past...
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Reserva Ecológica

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Costanera Sur s/n
Along the Costanera near Puerto Madero

Ecological microsystem...
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