Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires Guide (B): Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires

I was surprised to find that the US dollar does not go very far in Buenos Aires (this is during travel in May 2014. And of course, that depends on which exchange rate you are able to get, but I’ll cover that later separately). But the city does offer plenty of free things to do (or very cheap, at least). Here are some of the best free things to do in Buenos Aires, kind of in order of awesomeness, but also not.

I already wrote a full length post about this, but it’s absolutely necessary to include it on this list also (and at the #1 spot)! Simply put, this cemetery is world-famous for a reason, and you must go see why for yourself. Enough said!

Around the cemetery is also an interesting little area with cobblestone streets, a plaza, church, the design center, and restaurants.

The San Telmo Sunday Market is the place to be on Sundays. It stretches (seemingly endlessly) dozens of blocks down a narrow charming cobblestone road. All of Buenos Aires’ best local artisan craftsmen come here to sell their creations. If you are looking for souvenirs, this is the place to come! You’ll find everything… from typical stuff like clothes and jewelry, to cultural items like mate gourds and leather goods, to truly unique creations like purses made out of old record players. I don’t think I’ve been to any other market with such unique craft pieces. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires
Guide Location: Argentina » Buenos Aires
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anna Ge
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.slightlyastray.com/free-things-buenos-aires/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Recoleta Cemetery
  • The San Telmo Sunday Market
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • The Casa Rosada
  • Argentina National Bank
  • The Congress Building
  • Palacio Barolo
  • Calle Florida
  • Puerto Madero
  • Nature Reserve
  • Floralis Generica
  • Bosques de Palermo
  • Japanese Gardens

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