Night Cityscape in Buenos Aires, Argentina - photo from under CC0 1.0
Night Cityscape in Buenos Aires, Argentina - photo from under CC0 1.0


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:


Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Break Away from the Bustle of the City at Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

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.


Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Check the Street Art at Plaza Matienzo

Plaza Matienzo is a city park in Buenos Aires hosts a number of graffiti and murals by local and international artists.

Explore the Tombs at Cementerio de la Recoleta

This art-rich cemetery was built in 1822. Here, one can find mausoleums of several notable personalities, including that of Eva Perón.

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Go on a Culture Trip

There are ways to go on a culture trip in Buenos Aires without busting your budget. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Centro Cultural Recoleta always offer free admission. On Tuesdays, you can visit Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA) for free. Museo Sívori is a vibrant museum that features Argentine modern art, including a sculpture garden. You can step inside it for free on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  

Learn to Do the Tango at La Glorieta

On 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.

Party with the Cowboys at Feria de Mataderos

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.

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Relax at Bosques De Palermo

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.

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Snap Some Photos of Floralis Genérica

You can find this steel flower sculpture in all its beauty at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas in Buenos Aires.

Take a Stroll along Caminito

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 Boca.

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Visit Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada 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 visit.