The Top 8 free things to do in Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital is full of movement and things to do! You will find events every day all around the city. The best part is, a lot of them are even free!

Here are some great FREE places and activities you should definitely check out!

  • The Cemetery of Recoleta: The Cemetery of Recoleta is one of the most famous cemeteries, due to its stunning graves. Among others, you will find the grave of Evita Perón (The former Argentine first lady) or Isabelle Colonna-Walewski (Napoleon`s granddaugther).
  • Free Walking Tours: To get to know the city more, we highly recommend you to do one of the free walking tours, which take part in different neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Companies that offer them are for example “Free walks Buenos Aires” or “Free tour”.
  • San Telmo Market: Every Sunday, in the beautiful neighborhood of San Telmo, there is a huge street market where you can find a lot of antiques and souvenirs. It´s also full of musicians, food stands and other small events.
  • La Boca – Caminito: La Boca is one of the most colorful neighbourhoods here. It is located in the south of the city and is full of charming houses, restaurants, tango dancers and more. Also, it is home to the famous stadium “La bombonera“ – where the soccer team Boca Juniors play.
  • Casa Rosada Tour: If you are interested in politics and history, you should take advantage of the free tours in the impressive government building – La Casa Rosada.
  • Events at Centro Cultural Recoleta: The creative ones among you will love the recently opened Centro Cultural Recoleta. They organize free events like workshops, art experiences, and dance shows every week. You can find them on their website or Facebook page.
  • Bosques de Palermo y el Rosedal: Two very recommendable places to take a walk and enjoy nature, are the Bosques de Palermo and the beautiful rose garden – El Rosedal.
  • Free Tango lessons: Being in Buenos Aires will make you fall in love with Tango! If you are curious about learning the beautiful dance, you can do that in one of the various free lessons (for example at Plaza Dorrego, every sunday from 7 to 11 pm or at the Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, sundays from 7 to 10 pm).

My personal favorite is the Centro Cultural Recoleta. I love its urban design and the vibe of the crowd, musicians and dancers there!

As you can see, there are a bunch of free things to do in Buenos Aires.
So if you’re tired of spending money, you don’t have to stay at home, but can enjoy the city anyway.

Have fun exploring all these amazing places!