Visit the best districts in Buenos Aires

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo ©

Buenos Aires is a fantastic and buzzing city. In one of the previous articles I have presented the best tourist attractions of the city. Below, I will present the best districts of the Argentine capital city. If you are planning a visit to this fantastic city and you would like to visit the best district in Buenos Aires, read the following article. It will surely help you a lot. There are well-known district of which you probably heard, but there are less popular, but fantastic ones which will be presented below. Some of the best districts of Buenos Aires are the following: Palermo, Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Caballito and La Boca. Some of them include must-see attractions and are absolutely worth visiting.


Perhaps the most spectacular district (barrio) of Buenos Aires is Palermo. Situated in the northeastern part of the city, Palermo is home to numerous landmarks and visitor attractions of the capital city. The largest district of the city is extremely popular among visitors. The main highlights of the district are the following: the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens, the fantastic Japanese Gardens, the prestigious Libertad Avenue, the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Parish of St. Adela, the Galilei Planetarium, the Museum of Latin American Art, the well-known Club de Pescadores, the Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi and so on. Palermo is with no doubt a must-visit barrio of Buenos Aires.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo ©

Puerto Madero

Also named the Puerto Madero Waterfront, this barrio is well-known for housing Buenos Aires’ latest architectural trends. It lies on a significant area of the riverbank of the Rio de la Plata. Although the barrio is not a usual tourist destination, it is a must-visit of the city. Planned to accommodate cargo ships, today Puerto Madero has a great significance. The major highlights of the district include modern buildings, such as the Renoir Towers, the El Faro Towers, the Chateau Towers and the well-known bridge named Puente de la Mujer (Women’s Bridge). The bridge is one of the most representative landmarks of Puerto Madero.

Puente de la Mujer ©Christian Haugen/Flickr


Another extremely popular district of the capital city is Recoleta. It is well-known for the Recoleta Cemetery. Other highlights of Recoleta include: the Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church, the National Library, the San Martín Plaza, the Callao Avenue, the Libertador Avenue, the Buenos Aires Design Centre and so on. It is an important tourist destination and has a great architectural and historical significance.

Recoleta Cementery ©


Less popular, but also spectacular barrio of Buenos Aires is Caballito. It is situated in the centre of the city and houses fantastic attractions such as the “English District”, the Monument of Simón Bolívar, the beautiful Parque Centenario and so on. It is surely a must-visit of Buenos Aires.

La Boca

Another less popular district is La Boca. It also includes fantastic attractions like the Ghost Tower, numerous brightly painted houses, La Bombonera Stadium, the building of the Canale Biscuit Co. factory and others.



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