Buenos Aires is the beautiful, vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. And there are ways to explore this interesting city without blowing away money. Here are some of the free things to do in Buenos Aires to help you stay on track of your travel budget:
If you want
to break free from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, a good way to do so
is to visit Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur. This waterside nature reserve
within the city has lagoons, a marshland and a forest. It also has walking and
cycling trails you can exlore.
weekends, particularly on a Sunday, you can take part in free tango lessons at
La Glorieta. Tango enthusiasts gather around this early 20th century
octagonal bandstand and can teach you the world-famous Argentine tango.
On Sundays and Argentine National Holidays, you can catch
the cowboys at Feria de Mataderos. Here, you can also browse the handmade
crafts on display, along with regional cuisine. There are also gauchos
(cowboys) on horseback, dancers and folk singers to entertain you.
Parks are great places to sit down and relax, and Bosques De
Palermo is no different. The tranquil park is quite expansive, with 4 picturesque
lakes within it. It also has a rose garden and several tree species.
In the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, you will find a
narrow alley called Caminito. Take a walk here and you will be treated to a
sight of brightly painted shacks reminiscent of the early immigrant days of La
is the presidential palace of Argentina and yes, you can visit it free of
charge. If you want to join a free guided tour in English, you will have to
register two weeks before your actual visit so you can be guaranteed a spot.
The free guided tours are on Saturdays only and the English tour is at 12:30pm.
Make sure to bring your passport and your ticket with you on the day of your
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