Top Free and Low-Cost Things to Do in Buenos Aires

The Caminito in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, has an array of inexpensive and low-cost adventures for those looking to travel on a budget. From artwork and historical monuments to neighborhood sightseeing, here’s a look at what the city is offering its visitors:

  • MALBA/Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires: Located in the Palermo neighborhood, MALBA showcases Latin American artists, as well as the works of Fernando Botero and Frida Kahlo. On Wednesdays, the museum offers half-price admission. 
  • Casa Rosada: Situated on the eastern side of Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada is one of Argentina’s most recognized landmarks. Named for its distinctive color, the building is home to the Argentine President’s office and the balcony where Eva Perón once addressed her supporters. Free guided tours of the Casa Rosada are given on weekends. Travelers can also visit the Casa Rosada Museum, which is located behind the palace itself and free Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Museo de Arte Moderno: San Telmo’s Museum of Modern Art has a collection of pieces ideal for all ages. Children can learn about modern art through hands-on activities that teach art techniques and inspire imagination. The museum offers free admission on Wednesdays and guided tours in English, upon request. 
  • Recoleta Cemetery: The Cementerio Recoleta is a labyrinthine city of the dead spanning four blocks with over 6,400 statues, sarcophagi, and coffins. A famous resting place here is the stark black granite tomb of Evita, where she lies in a fortified crypt five meters underground to protect her remains. For less than four dollars, travelers can learn more about those who rest in the cemetery. 
  • Caminito: The Caminito, which means little path in Spanish, is an open-air museum filled with brightly painted houses. Visitors can book a 90-minute guided tour for two dollars and learn about the location’s history of immigration, football and tango.
  • Street Art Palermo Tour: This free 90-minute tour takes visitors through important highlights along Palermo’s cobblestone streets focusing on themes, artist tags, and other components of this visual artform. 

For more information, visit travel.buenosaires.gob.ar.

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