El Centro, Buenos Aires

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#17 of 23 in Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires
Explore the capital city neighborhood of El Centro, known for its wide streets, architecture, and entertainment. As the city’s main financial hub, the district is jam-packed with banks and contains a large retail district. If you’re an architecture enthusiast, don’t miss the landmark buildings of the barrio, such as the Presidential Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Congress Building, Colon Theater, and many other picturesque structures. Wander the busy streets lined with trendy bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters, or explore the numerous museums. See El Centro and all Buenos Aires has to offer by arranging your trip with our Buenos Aires holiday planner.
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  • June 19, 2017
    The center of Buenos Aires has everything for all tastes. Cinemas. Theatres. Culture. Walks. Monuments. Sculptures. Cuisine of all kinds and price. 1900 architecture and modern. Much to cycle through its large avenues. Has it all. Day and night life. No one should stop going around it.
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  • June 2, 2017
    Where it all happens, protests, transit, services, turbulence etc. At the same time it is very organized and has incredible monuments and historic buildings.
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  • March 23, 2017
    It is one of the most typical places of the city. This historic, with the Cabildo, the Cathedral, the Congress, the Obelisk. It is an essential tourist stop. Very nice! To be careful that it is not the most secure zone.
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