Barrancas de Belgrano
bordered by Juramento, 11 de Septiembre, Virrey Vértiz and La Pampa Avs.
Here, visitors will find three adjoining plazas designed by Carlos Thays and featuring magnificent trees, sculptures and monuments.
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción
Vuelta de Obligado and Juramento
Designed by Nicolás Canale and inaugurated in 1878, this structure stands out for its intriguing circular layout, which explains why it is nicknamed "La Redonda."
corner of Borges and Honduras
Surrounded by bars and pubs, this circular plaza, is officially named Plazoleta Julio Cortazor, after a famous Argentinean author, and features colonial-era architecture and a relaxed atmosphere that makes it a popular neighbourhood meeting spot.
Plaza de Mayo
bordered by Balarce, H. Yrigoyen, San Martín and Bolívar sts.
The cradle of Buenos Aires, this is the city's most important historic site. The Pyramid of May and the Monument to Manuel Belgrano stand in the plaza's centre.
Florida and Lavalle pedestrian streets
On weekdays, bustling Florida Street is the perfect place to get a feel for the city and browse through its many boutiques. Lavalle Street, which intersects it, is just smaller but just as enjoyable.
Torre de los Ingleses
Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina, facing the Retiro train station
This 60m tower is topped with an impressive clock, a gift from the city's English residents in 1910 on the occasion of the centennial of the 1810 Revolución de Mayo.
Plaza San Martín
between Av. del Libertador, Florida, Santa Fé and Gral. Belgrano
While strolling among the trees that line the plaza, visitors can contemplate the monument to General San Martín and, behind it, the monument to the soldiers who died during the Falklands War.
Vuelta de Rocha
corner of Av. Pedro de Mendoza and Palos (Caminito)
Designated as a national place of historical interest in 1949, this plaza is also known as the Plazaoleta de los sueños ("the plaza of dreams").
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Av. Del Libertador 1473, tel. 5288-9918, www.mnba.org.ar
This museum is home to Argentina's most fascinating collection of photos. It also contains works by artists from the Middle Ages up to present times
Museo de la Ciudad
Alsina 412, first floor, tel. 4331-9855, www.museodelaciudad.buenosaires.gov.ar
This museums pays tribute to the history of Buenos Aires through an exploration of its architectural heritage and various objects that belonged to its residents. The city's traditions and customs are presented in a humorous way.
El Museo Histórico Nacional
Defensa 1600, tel. 4307-1182
The oldest museum in Argentina examines the country's national heritage through its collections of furniture, weapons and historic documents.
Plaza de Mayo, tel. 4344-3802
One of the most photographed sites in Buenos Aires, this pink building is the seat of executive power in Argentina. It is also home to the Museo de la Casa Rosada, whose permanent collection includes an exhibit on Argentinean presidents.
Av. de Mayo 825, tel. 4342-4328
This café has been a part of Argentinean culture for more than 150 years. Several well-known artists have eaten here, including authors Jorge Luis Borges and José Gobello, and the café's furniture, posters, stained-glass windows and wood beams all bear witness to its rich history.
Calle Junín 1790, tel. 4804-7040
Buenos Aires' oldest cemetery is home to more than 6,000 mausoleums and Eva Perón's grave. Its little pathways recall Paris' Père-Lachaise cemetery and are a good spot for a stroll.