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Explore interesting sights in Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 36 sights are available in Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.List of cities in Argentina Sightseeing Tours in Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
1. Juan de GarayBook Free Tour*
Juan de Garay (1528–1583) was a Spanish conquistador. Garay's birthplace is disputed. Some say it was in the city of Junta de Villalba de Losa in Castile, while others argue he was born in the area of Orduña. There's no birth certification whatsoever, though Juan De Garay regarded himself as somebody from Biscay. He served under the Crown of Castille, in the Viceroyalty of Peru. He was governor of Asunción and founded a number of cities in present-day Argentina, many near the Paraná River area, including the second foundation of Buenos Aires, in 1580.
2. Pyramid of MayBook Free Tour*
The Pirámide de Mayo, located at the hub of the Plaza de Mayo, is the oldest national monument in the City of Buenos Aires. Its construction was ordered in 1811 by the Primera Junta to celebrate the first anniversary of the May Revolution. It was renovated in 1856, under the direction of Prilidiano Pueyrredón. In 1912, after having undergone many modifications, it was moved 63 metres to the east, with the idea that a much larger monument would eventually be constructed around it.
3. José de San MartínBook Free Tour*
José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, known simply as José de San Martín or the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.
4. Plaza de MayoBook Free Tour*
The Plaza de Mayo is a city square and main foundational site of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was formed in 1884 after the demolition of the Recova building, unifying the city's Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Armas, by that time known as Plaza de la Victoria and Plaza 25 de Mayo, respectively. The city centre of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo has been the scene of the most momentous events in Argentine history, as well as the largest popular demonstrations in the country. On the occasion of the first anniversary of the May Revolution in 1811, the Pirámide de Mayo was inaugurated in the square's hub, becoming Buenos Aires' first national monument.
5. Monumento Colón
The Monument to Christopher Columbus was located in the plaza behind the government house in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. It was located in the Columbus Park, between the Casa Rosada and La Avenida La Rabida. The monument was a gift celebrating the 1910 Centennial of Argentine independence from Spain. It was sponsored by the Argentine-Italian community, led by Italian immigrant businessman Antonio Devoto. Work of the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Zocchi, the foundation stone of the monument was placed on May 24, 1910 and the inauguration took place on June 15, 1921. The statue was a source of pride for the Buenos Aires Italian community, planned for the centennial of Argentine independence in 1910. For previously maligned Italian immigrants to Argentina, sponsoring the statue, which had pride of place in front of the Casa Rosada, brought them a level of respect they had not previously enjoyed. Nineteenth-century liberal thinker Juan Bautista Alberdi did not considered southern European Catholics, such as Italians, desirable immigrants. The centennial of Argentine independence was an occasion to create new monuments in the capital. In particular, immigrant communities were invited to submit proposals to the Centennial Commission. The immigrant communities of Italy, Spain, France, and Germany vied for prominent placement of their monuments. The site for the Columbus statue behind the Casa Rosada in the Parque Colón was already occupied by an enormous fountain, which was ordered moved. The statue of Columbus was on a high column, with the navigator holding a map in his hand and facing the sea, looking toward Europe. An inscription on the monument from Seneca's Medea alluded to foreknowledge of the existence of the New World, and the "discovery" by Columbus as the fulfillment of a prophecy. There were a series of allegorical statues at the base of the column depicting science, civilization, and genius. On another part of the base allegorical figures to Christian faith and justice are meant to convey European civilization's benefits brought to the New World by Columbus. The original plans did not directly tie Columbus to Argentina, and the Centennial Commission requested additions. This resulted in bas reliefs of Columbus, one with his requesting permission from the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, Isabel and Ferdinand, to sail West. The other shows Columbus on his return, bringing indigenous slaves. The monument was made of Italian marble by an Italian sculptor in Italy, and until the requested changes in design, it had nothing to do with Argentina or the Italian immigrant community. On a number of points, the placement and symbolism of the Columbus statue became problemic for a number of Argentines after the 1992, the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.
6. Museo de Esculturas Luis Perlotti
The Luis Perlotti Sculpture Museum is an art museum located at 644 Pujol Street, Caballito neighborhood, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. It is named in homage to the Argentine sculptor Luis Perlotti. Its mission is to preserve, disseminate and promote the production and reception of Argentine sculpture in general, and the homonymous artist in particular. Its heritage includes more than 1600 pieces, including drawings, paintings, engravings, murals and various sculptural genres: wood carvings, marble and bronze sculptures, ceramics and reconstituted stone. Among them, Perlotti's production stands out, characterized by its Americanist theme, works by great masters of national sculpture and two murals by the painter Benito Quinquela Martín. In addition, it has the donation of artists of the stature of Lidia Battisti, Juan Carlos Ferraro, and Alfredo Yacussi.
7. Plazoleta Beato Luis Guanella
Luigi Guanella was an Italian Roman Catholic priest. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1866 in Como, and was assigned to a small parish in Savogno. Luigi is the founder of several religious institutes: the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence (1890) and the Servants of Charity alongside his friends David Albertario and Giuseppe Toniolo. Guanella also founded the Pious Union of Saint Joseph (1914) with his supporter and first member Pope Pius X. These religious communities focused on the relief of the poor throughout the world. The Servants of Charity motto reads "In Omnibus Charitas", which became the cornerstone for Guanella's own life.
8. Plaza Francia
Plaza Francia is a public square in the barrio of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The nearby Plaza Intendente Alvear is commonly but mistakenly known by the same name. It was created by a Municipal Ordinance on October 19, 1909, as part of the changes introduced in the urban landscape on the occasion of the Argentina Centennial. Designed by French landscape architecture Carlos Thays, it is part of a broad set of squares including Plaza Intendente Alvear, Plaza San Martín de Tours, Plaza Juan XXIII, Plaza Ramón J. Cárcano, Plaza Dante and Plaza Rubén Darío, among others.
9. Los primeros fríos
The First Cold is a monochromatic sculpture by Miguel Blay Fábregas, of which there are several versions, at least one carved in white marble and another in bronze, which was exhibited for the first time at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid, in 1892. With this work Blay broke the traditional realistic language that had been maintained throughout nineteenth-century sculpture. The marble version is in the MNAC in Barcelona while the bronze sculpture is in the Regional Museum of La Garrocha, in Olot.
10. Loba romana
The Capitoline Wolf is a bronze sculpture depicting a scene from the legend of the founding of Rome. The sculpture shows a she-wolf suckling the mythical twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. According to the legend, when King Numitor, grandfather of the twins, was overthrown by his brother Amulius in Alba Longa, the usurper ordered them to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf that cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them.
11. Parque Rivadavia
Rivadavia Park, originally known as Plaza Lezica for having been part of the Quinta Lezica, is a green public space that occupies an area of six hectares, located between Rivadavia Avenue and Doblas, Chaco, Rosario and Beauchef streets in the Caballito neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, which was created by Ordinance No. 2702 of the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires, from July 10, 1928. Its designers were Carlos León Thays (h) and Francisco Lavecchia.
12. Gabino Ezeiza
Gabino Ezeiza, nicknamed Negro, was an Argentine musician. Ezeiza was one of the greatest performers in the art of the payada. He became renowned, both in his native land and in Uruguay, after a memorable encounter with Oriental payador Juan de Nava, who carried at the time a certain halo of invincibility. This celebrated contest was held in the city of Paysandú on July 23, 1884, in front of one of the largest crowds ever to gather for a payada duel.
13. Museo Casa Rosada
The Bicentennial Museum is an Argentine museum located in the former galleries of the Taylor Customs of the city of Buenos Aires, inaugurated on May 24, 2011. It functions as an annex of the Casa Rosada and exhibits some 10,000 historical pieces that belonged to many presidents of the Argentine Republic, originating from the collection of the Casa Rosada Presidential Museum. It was inaugurated in 2011 during the presidency of Cristina Kirchner.
14. Plazoleta Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer known primarily for his operas. Regarded as the greatest and most successful proponent of Italian opera after Verdi, he was descended from a long line of composers, stemming from the late-Baroque era. Though his early work was firmly rooted in traditional late-19th-century Romantic Italian opera, he later developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.
15. Plazoleta Federico Froebel
Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel or Froebel was a German pedagogue, a student of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, who laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities. He created the concept of the kindergarten and coined the word, which soon entered the English language as well. He also developed the educational toys known as Froebel gifts.
16. La toma del '59
The tower's lisandro refrigerator is a state-owned beef company founded in 1923, located near the slaughterhouse, founded by then-President marcelo torcuato de alvear as a municipal company in Buenos Aires and opened in 1930 during the administration of jos é luiscantilo. It was created to end the management of the partial existence of refrigerators in Britain and the United States.
17. Buenos Aires City Hall
Buenos Aires City Hall was, until 2015, the seat of the Office of the Chief of Government of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. From its construction in 1914 to the reformation of the city's constitution in 1996, the building was the seat of the City Municipality. It faces the Plaza de Mayo, across from the Casa Rosada presidential palace, in the barrio of Monserrat.
18. Plaza Italia
Plaza Italia is a small park in the city of Buenos Aires in the barrio of Palermo on the confluence of Santa Fe Avenue and Avenida Sarmiento. Next to the plaza are the main entrances to the Zoo and the Botanical Gardens, and the la Rural Expo Center. The area is very busy with traffic, as it is a public transportation hub for the city.
19. Plaza Giordano Bruno
The Plaza Giordano Bruno is a green space located in the neighborhood of Caballito of the City of Buenos Aires, between the tracks of the Sarmiento Railroad and the streets Rojas, Giordano Bruno, Neuquén, Parral and Bacacay. The apex of the square between Parral and Giordano Bruno marks the origin of Avenida Honorio Pueyrredón.
20. Plaza Primera Junta
The Plaza Primera Junta is a square in the neighborhood of Caballito, Buenos Aires. It works as a combination node between the homonymous subway station, several bus lines and the Caballito station of the Sarmiento Line, and is also a commercial area of such importance, that the entire surrounding area is known as Primera Junta.
21. Cantero Ciudad de Salamanca
Salamanca is a city in western Spain and is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city lies on several rolling hills by the Tormes River. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. As of 2018, the municipality has a population of 143,978.
22. Museo del Holocausto
The Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires is intended to keep alive the memory of the Shoah and disseminate what happened during the genocide of the Jewish people to Argentine society, collecting an extensive archive of documents and personal objects donated by those who suffered persecution and immigrated from Europe.
saturnalia is the name of a group of sculptures made of bronze, representing the festival of the same name in ancient Rome, which ended with revelry and performances by drunken people. The work, completed in 1900, came from the Italian nesto biondi and was criticized to the contrary for the subject it represented.
24. Basílica de San José de Flores
The Basilica of San José de Flores is a Catholic temple in the neighborhood of Flores, city of Buenos Aires, which is located in front of the Plaza Pueyrredón, in the commercial and social center of the neighborhood, which was and is the headquarters of historical events of the same.
25. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is an Argentine art museum in Buenos Aires, located in the Recoleta section of the city. The Museum inaugurated a branch in Neuquén in 2004. The museum hosts works by Goya, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Rodin, Manet and Chagall among other artists.
26. Monumento ecuestre al General Manuel Belgrano
The Equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano is a landmark of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located at Plaza de Mayo, in front of the Casa Rosada. It depicts General Manuel Belgrano holding the Flag of Argentina, and it is made of bronze over a pedestal of granite.
27. Revolución de 1956
The Valle uprising was a civic-military Peronist action led by Major General Juan José Valle on June 9, 1956, in order to overthrow the dictatorship calling itself the Revolución Libertadora. The uprising is part of the broader process known as the Peronist Resistance.
28. Plazoleta Ntra. Sra. de Luján de los Patriotas
Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century statue of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image, also known as the Virgin of Luján, is on display in the Basilica of Luján in Argentina. The feast day of Our Lady of Luján is May 8.
29. José Gabriel Cura Brochero
Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero was a Catholic priest who suffered leprosy throughout his life. He is known for his extensive work with the poor and the sick. He became affectionately known as "the Gaucho priest" and the "cowboy priest".
30. Plazoleta Doctor Presbitero Antonio Saenz
Antonio Sáenz was an Argentine statesman, educator and cleric. He was a representative to the Congress of Tucumán of July 9, 1816, which declared the Independence of Argentina. He was the first rector of the University of Buenos Aires.
31. Plaza Intendente Alvear
Plaza Intendente Alvear is a public space in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. It is commonly but mistakenly known as Plaza Francia, as the actual Plaza Francia is located at its side. It faces the Recoleta Cemetery and the cultural center.
32. Monumento a España
33. Teatro Presidente Alvear
The Presidente Alvear Theater is located in the neighborhood of San Nicolás of the City of Buenos Aires, precisely on Avenida Corrientes 1659, and is one of the theaters dependent on the Ministry of Culture of that city.
34. Automotores Orletti
Automotores Orletti was the name given to a clandestine detention, torture and extermination center that operated between May and November 1976, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the last civic-military dictatorship.
35. Monumento ecuestre a Carlos María de Alvear
The Monumento ecuestre a Carlos María de Alvear located on Plaza Julio de Caro, a landmark in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was raised in honor of Carlos María de Alvear (1788-1852).
36. Henri Dunant
Henry Dunant, born Jean-Henry Dunant Colladon or John Henry Dunant Colladon was a Swiss businessman, philanthropist and humanist. He received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy, in 1901.
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