Monuments and Landmarks in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Argentinos Juniors
  • Argentinos Juniors

    Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors is an Argentine sports club based in La Paternal, Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Argentine Primera División, and was recognized as one of the most important football teams of South America by FIFA. It is one of the eight Argentine first division teams that won the Copa Libertadores. The continental trophy was won in the club's first entry to the contest, in 1985. The most ...
Teatro Colón
  • Teatro Colón

    The Teatro Colón (Spanish: Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The other venues are Berlin's Konzerthaus, Vienna's Musikverein, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Boston's Symphony Hall. The present Colón replaced an original theatre which opened in 1857. Towards the end of the century it became clear that ...
9 de Julio Avenue
  • 9 de Julio Avenue

    July 9 Avenue, located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the widest avenue in the world. Its name honors Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 1816. The avenue runs roughly 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west of the Río de la Plata waterfront, from the Retiro district in the north to Constitución station in the south. The avenue has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on either side by parallel streets of two lanes each. ...
Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

    The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires) is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and the primatial church of Argentina. The Cathedral of Buenos Aires was rebuilt several times since its humble origins in the 16th century. The present ...
Casa Rosada
  • Casa Rosada

    La Casa Rosada (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkasa roˈsaða], English: The Pink House) is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno, ("House of Government" or "Government House"). Normally, the President lives at the Quinta de Olivos, the official residence of the President of Argentina, which is located in Olivos, Buenos Aires Province. The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and is considered one of the most ...
  • Telefe

    Telefe (Televisión Federal) is a television station located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The station is owned and operated by Viacom through Televisión Federal S.A. Telefe is also a television network and one of Argentina's five national television channels. Telefe has an international signal (Telefe Internacional) which is available in Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Puerto Madero
  • Puerto Madero

    Puerto Madero, also known within the urban planning community as the Puerto Madero Waterfront, is a barrio (district) of the Argentine capital at Buenos Aires CBD, occupying a significant portion of the Río de la Plata riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city of Buenos Aires.
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
  • Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti

    Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈstaðjo monumenˈtal anˈtonjo βesˈpusjo liˈβeɾti]), also referred to as River Plate Stadium, Monumental de Núñez or simply El Monumental, is a stadium in the Núñez district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, home of the football club River Plate. It was opened on 25 May 1938 and named after former club president Antonio Vespucio Liberti. It is the largest stadium in Argentina with a capacity of 62,000 and is also home of the Argentina national football ...
La Bombonera
  • La Bombonera

    The Estadio Alberto J. Armando (formerly the "Estadio Camilo Cichero") is an association football stadium located in La Boca district of Buenos Aires. Widely known as La Bombonera (Spanish pronunciation: [la βomboˈneɾa]; English: The chocolate box) due to its shape, with a "flat" stand on one side of the pitch and three steep stands round the rest of the stadium. It has a capacity of 40,000. The stadium is owned by Boca Juniors, one of Argentina's top football clubs. The unusual ...
Racing Club de Avellaneda
  • Racing Club de Avellaneda

    Racing Club, also known simply as Racing, is an Argentine professional sports club based in Avellaneda, a city of Greater Buenos Aires. Founded in 1903, Racing has been historically considered one of the "big five" clubs of Argentine football. Racing currently plays in the Primera División, the top division of the Argentine league system. Racing has won the Primera División 17 times (with a record of seven consecutive championships between 1913 and 1919), apart from winning 12 National cups such as ...
Chacarita Juniors
  • Chacarita Juniors

    Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors (usually known simply as Chacarita) is an Argentine football club headquartered in Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, while the stadium is located in Villa Maipú, General San Martín Partido of Gran Buenos Aires. The squad currently plays at Argentine Primera División, the top division of the Argentine football league system.
National Congress of Argentina
  • National Congress of Argentina

    The Congress of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. Its composition is bicameral, constituted by a 72-seat Senate and a 257-seat Chamber of Deputies. The Congressional Palace is located in Buenos Aires, at the western end of Avenida de Mayo (at the other end of which is located the Casa Rosada). The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at the Congressional Plaza, next ...
Jardín Japonés
Port of Buenos Aires
  • Port of Buenos Aires

    The Port of Buenos Aires (Spanish: Puerto de Buenos Aires) is the principal maritime port in Argentina. Operated by the Administración General de Puertos (General Ports Administration), a state enterprise, it is the leading transshipment point for the foreign trade of Argentina. The current port is located in the city's Retiro ward, and is colloquially known as Puerto Nuevo (New Port). The Port of Buenos Aires handles around 11 million metric tons of cargo annually; Dock Sud, which is owned by ...
Telecom Argentina
  • Telecom Argentina

    Telecom Argentina is the major local telephone company for the northern part of Argentina, including the whole of the city of Buenos Aires. Briefly known as Sociedad Licenciataria Norte S.A., it quickly changed its name, and is usually known as simply Telecom within Argentina. Telecom Argentina's local telephone market, together with Telefónica de Argentina in the southern part of the country, was part of a duopoly until October 8, 1999. Telecom also operates mobile phone service Personal and Internet service provider ...
Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez
  • Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez

    The Autódromo de Buenos Aires Juan y Oscar Gálvez (official name) is a 45,000 capacity motor racing circuit in Buenos Aires, Argentina built in 1952 under president Juan Perón, named Autódromo 17 de Octubre after the date of Loyalty Day until Perón's overthrow. It was later renamed after Argentinian racing driver brothers, Juan Gálvez and Oscar Alfredo Gálvez. 1952–1958: Buenos Aires Grand Prix (La Temporada) – Formula Libre (circuits: No.4, 1952 – No.2, 1953–1958) 1953–1998: Argentine Grand Prix – Formula 1 (circuits: ...
ARA Uruguay
  • ARA Uruguay

    The corbeta (corvette) ARA Uruguay, built in England, is the largest ship afloat of its age in the Armada de la República Argentina (Argentine Navy), with more than 140 years passed since its commissioning in September 1874. The last of the legendary squadron of President Sarmiento, the Uruguay took part in revolutions, ransoms, expeditions, rescues, and was even floating headquarters of the Navy School. During its operational history 1874–1926 the Uruguay has served as a gunboat, school ship, expedition support ...
Palacio Barolo
  • Palacio Barolo

    Palacio Barolo is a landmark office building, located at 1370 Avenida de Mayo, in the neighborhood of Monserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina. When it was built it was the tallest building in the city and South America. Its twin brother, Palacio Salvo, is a building designed and erected in Eclectic style, but of greater height, built by the same architect in Montevideo. This building was declared a national historic monument in 1997. Currently, the building has several travel agencies, a Spanish school ...
Buenos Aires Zoo
  • Buenos Aires Zoo

    The Buenos Aires Zoo was an 45-acre (18 ha) zoo in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The zoo contained 89 species of mammals, 49 species of reptiles and 175 species of birds, with a total of over 2,500 animals. The institution's goals are to conserve species, produce research and to educate the public. In June 2016 the city formed a bias about the zoo's cruelty. They had to close the 140-year-old zoo and relocate most of the animals ...
National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina
  • National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina

    National Statistics and Censuses Institute (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC) is the Argentine government agency responsible for the collection and processing of statistical data. The institute also analyses economic and social indicators such as inflation rate, consumer price index and unemployment, among others.
Belgrano Athletic Club
  • Belgrano Athletic Club

    Belgrano Athletic Club is an Argentine amateur sports club from Belgrano, Buenos Aires. One of Argentina's oldest institutions still in existence, Belgrano was one of the four clubs that founded the Argentine Rugby Union in 1899. The senior team currently competes at Top 12, the first division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires league system. Belgrano Athletic was one of the most prominent teams during the first years of football in Argentina, having won three domestic league titles, one ...
Congressional Plaza
  • Congressional Plaza

    Congressional Plaza (Spanish: Plaza del Congreso) is a public park facing the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. The plaza is part of a 3 hectare (7.5 acre) open space comprising three adjoining plazas to the east of the Congress building. The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at the Plaza.
Puente de la Mujer
  • Puente de la Mujer

    Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for "Woman's Bridge"), is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is of the cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge, but somewhat unusual in its asymmetrical arrangement. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass. When it swings to allow watercraft passage, the ...
Pirámide de Mayo
  • Pirámide de Mayo

    The Pirámide de Mayo (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈɾamiðe ðe ˈmaʝo]; English: May Pyramid), 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 (68.9 yards) to the east, with ...
Santo Domingo convent
  • Santo Domingo convent

    The Santo Domingo Convent, or Basilic of Our Lady of the Rosary and Convent of Santo Domingo is a convent for Our Lady of the Rosary located in the Monserrat neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Built during the colonial times, it was the scenario of a military conflict during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata. It holds as well the tomb of the Argentine national hero Manuel Belgrano.
Banco Hipotecario
  • Banco Hipotecario

    Banco Hipotecario (BCBA:BHIP) is a leading commercial bank in Argentina and the nation's premier mortgage lender.
ARA Presidente Sarmiento
  • ARA Presidente Sarmiento

    ARA Presidente Sarmiento is a museum ship in Argentina, originally built as a training ship for the Argentine Navy and named after Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the seventh President of Argentina. She is considered to be the last intact cruising training ship from the 1890s.
Estadio Diego Armando Maradona
  • Estadio Diego Armando Maradona

    Estadio Diego Armando Maradona is a football stadium in Villa General Mitre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the home venue of Argentinos Juniors, and has a capacity of 26,000. It was given its name in 2004 in honour of the former Argentinos player Diego Maradona who made his first professional appearance ever in that field in 1976, following the refurbishment of the ground, and to celebrate the club's centenary.
Torre Monumental
  • Torre Monumental

    Torre Monumental and before 1982 Torre de los Ingleses (Tower of the English) is a clock tower located in the barrio (district) of Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is situated in the Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina (formerly Plaza Británica) next to the Calle San Martín and Avenida del Libertador. It was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the centennial of the May Revolution of 1810. After the Falklands War in 1982, the tower was ...
Matanza River
  • Matanza River

    The Matanza River is known by several names, including, in Spanish, Río de la Matanza ("the slaughter river" in English), Río Matanza ("slaughter river"), Río Mataderos ("slaughterhouses river"), Río de la Manzana ("the apple river") or simply Riachuelo ("little river"). It is a 64-kilometre (40 mi) stream in Argentina that originates in the Buenos Aires Province and defines the southern boundary of the Buenos Aires federal district. It empties into the Río de la Plata between Tandanor and Dock Sud. ...
Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini
  • Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini

    The Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini (Carlos Pellegrini High School of Commerce, ESCCP) is a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America. Founded on February 19, 1890 by President Carlos Pellegrini under the name of Escuela de Comercio de la Capital de la República (Commerce School of the Republic's Capital), it would become the first vocational school in the country, enabling its graduates to be the first with ...
Campo Argentino de Polo
  • Campo Argentino de Polo

    The Campo Argentino del Polo (Argentine Polo Ground), popularly known as The Cathedral of Polo, is a multi-purpose stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is currently used mostly for polo, pato and field hockey matches. The stadium, opened in 1928, holds up to 30,000 people and is located in the Palermo neighbourhood, on Del Libertador Avenue, close to Hipódromo Argentino. This is a unique polo field, situated ten minutes away from downtown Buenos Aires, and home to the "Campeonato Argentino Abierto de ...
Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza
  • Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza

    The Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza is a high school that depends on the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). It has approximately 1000 students, and it is located in Libertad 555 street, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina. As it is affiliated with the University, it has an admission process that lasts one year and consists of an admission course, which involves multiple exams in Mathematics, History, Language and Geography. Almost all of its faculty teaches in the UBA, and physical ...
Alvear Palace Hotel
  • Alvear Palace Hotel

    The Alvear Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel located in Avenida Alvear in Recoleta, an upscale neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The hotel was inaugurated in 1932 and, following extensive refurbishment, was reinaugurated in 1994.
Avenida de Mayo
  • Avenida de Mayo

    May Avenue (Spanish: Avenida de Mayo) is an avenue in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. It connects the Plaza de Mayo with Congressional Plaza, and extends 1.5 km (0.93 mi) in a west–east direction before merging into Rivadavia Avenue.
Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss
  • Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss

    The Mary Terán de Weiss Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss), commonly known as Parque Roca due to its location within the limits of the Parque Polideportivo Roca, is a multipurpose stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located at Avenida Coronel Roca and Avenida Escalada in the Villa Soldati neighborhood. The stadium, named after Argentinian tennis player Mary Terán de Weiss, has a capacity of 15,500 spectators. The first phase of construction cost 11.5 million Argentine pesos (approximately US$3.71 ...
Estadio Obras Sanitarias
  • Estadio Obras Sanitarias

    Estadio Obras Sanitarias (also known as Arena Obras Sanitarias and Templo del Rock) is an indoor arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Built in 1978, it holds 3,030 people, and 4,700 for concerts. It is primarily used for basketball and is one of the home arenas of the Obras Sanitarias along with Polideportivo Municipal de San Rafael. The arena hosted the 1978 Intercontinental Cup, the 1983 tournament of the same competition in which local Obras Sanitarias won the title, and also the 1986 ...
  • Argentine Football Association

    The Argentine Football Association (Spanish: Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, locally [asosjaˈsjon del ˈfutbol arxenˈtino]) is the governing body of football in Argentina. It organises the Primera División and lower divisions (from Primera B Nacional to Torneo Argentino C), the Argentine Cup, Supercopa Argentina and the Argentina national football team. The association is based in the city of Buenos Aires. Secondly, it also organizes the amateur leagues for women, children, youth, Futsal, and other local leagues, as well as the national women's ...
Teatro Opera
  • Teatro Opera

    The Teatro Opera (Opera Theatre) is a prominent cinema and theatre house in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Puente Transbordador
  • Puente Transbordador

    Puente Transbordador (also known as Buenos Aires Transporter Bridge, Puente Transbordador de La Boca Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda, Antiguo Puente Nicolás Avellaneda or Transbordador del Riachuelo ) is a transporter bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bridge was in use from its completion in 1914 until 1960, when operation ceased until 2017. Since 1999 the bridge is a National Historic Monument of Argentina. The transporter bridge was the first link to connect Buenos Aires with the outskirts on the other side ...
Fortabat Art Collection