Top 10 free things to do Buenos Aires
Much of what makes Buenos Aires so magical can be enjoyed for free, including many of the city’s most famous attractions.
From art exhibitions to historical sights to free festivals and concerts, spending a culture-packed day in the city doesn’t have to cost a penny. Strolling the city’s best neighborhoods is an excellent (not to mention budget-conscious) way to absorb Buenos Aires’ unique charm while admiring spectacular architecture and splashes of stunning street art.
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When it’s time for a rest, kick back in one of Buenos Aires’ parks or plazas. You might even catch street performers dancing tango. These top 10 experiences can help you see the best of Buenos Aires without breaking your budget.
1. Rollerblade and smell the roses in the Bosques de Palermo
In Palermo’s Parque Tres de Febrero (nicknamed the Bosques), the smooth tarmac path that circumnavigates an artificial lake is a popular place to go rollerblading. Bring your own skates, and it’s free; otherwise, you can rent a pair near the entrance to the Rosedal, the park’s beautiful – and free-to-visit – rose garden.
2. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge culture at the Usina del Arte
Usina del Arte, a cultural center and events space housed in a magnificent former electricity plant in La Boca, always has something interesting going on. From contemporary dance performances to tango festivals to art exhibitions, the events here are often alternative and rarely mainstream – and nearly always free.
Planning tip: Look out for kid-friendly activities and workshops, too.
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