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Shop Mishka, Buenos Aires

Cult favorite Mishka sells self-styled "shoes for princesses." The fanciful, handsomely made designs focus on unusual heel shapes, striking textures, and... more

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Shop Mandarine, Buenos Aires

Most of the colorful leather shoes, bags, and belts at Mandarine are made in the factory at their shop on Calle Honduras, and represent an excellent value for... more

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Shop Grand Cru, Buenos Aires

Just down the street from the Alvear Palace Hotel, Grand Cru is the toniest wine merchant in the toniest barrio of Buenos Aires. The atmosphere here is low-key... more

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See + Do Soccer, Buenos Aires

There's a slew of teams around Buenos Aires, one of the great soccer towns, but Club Atlético Boca Juniors, dating back to 1905, is the one that inspires... more

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See + Do San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires

A popular weekend escape and a mere 70 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, the sleepy outpost of San Antonio de Areco is the place to get in touch with your inner... more

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See + Do Sailing, Buenos Aires

Given the Río de la Plata's importance to Argentina's maritime trade, it's odd that Buenos Aires turns its back on the widest estuary in the world.... more

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See + Do Recoleta, Buenos Aires

The tony enclave of Recoleta feels like the 16th arrondissement of Paris or Manhattan's Upper East Side. Its leafy streets are lined with ornate townhouses,... more

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See + Do Polo, Buenos Aires

Argentina is of course one of polo's global hot spots, and the action really heats up in November (BA's springtime), with the storied, century-old Campeonato... more

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Puerto Madero
See + Do Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

It's still shocking to many porteños that Puerto Madero—once a run-down dock area—has now surpassed Recoleta as B.A.'s highest-rent district.... more

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Plaza de Mayo
See + Do Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

The grassy Plaza de Mayo is B.A.'s village green. Originally laid out in 1580, the plaza was the site of the important uprising against Spanish rule that blew... more

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See + Do Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires

The heart of San Telmo, formerly the playground of B.A.'s 19th-century elite, is this Spanish-style plaza, the site of several busy open-air cafés and the... more

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See + Do Plaza San Martín, Buenos Aires

Perched on a high bluff, the picturesque Plaza San Martín is one of B.A.'s most recognizable landmarks and a popular rendezvous point. Laid out by the... more

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See + Do Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires

The terra-cotta-colored Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, a former pump house in the city's waterworks system, opened its doors in 1933 and remains Argentina's... more

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See + Do Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires

Since 1937, this stunning neoclassical mansion, formerly the Palacio Errázuriz, has operated as a museum devoted to the decorative arts. (It was declared... more

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See + Do Palermo, Buenos Aires

Palermo is B.A.'s largest barrio, and, with its numerous sub-barrios and 350 acres of parkland, it feels like a city unto itself. There's the wonderful... more

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See + Do Museo Evita, Buenos Aires

Great controversy still surrounds the life of Eva Duarte, who rose from humble beginnings to become a star actress and wife of the populist dictator Juan... more

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See + Do Malba, Buenos Aires

This sleek modernist slab on the edge of Palermo Chico—the choice address of B.A.'s television personalities and diplomats—was designed by a... more

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La Martina Polo Ranch, Buenos Aires

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La Boca
See + Do La Boca, Buenos Aires

The salty old harbor of La Boca—with its working-class swagger, old-school cantinas, and copious graffiti—is thought to be the barrio where... more

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See + Do Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays, Buenos Aires

This welcoming green haven, built by the prolific French-Argentine landscape architect Carlos Thays in 1898, is an ideal place for a Sunday-afternoon ramble.... more

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See + Do Jardín Japonés, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the greenest of world metropolises, with avenidas, calles, and plazas generously planted with grand, locustlike tipas (the branches look... more

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See + Do Horse Racing, Buenos Aires

Argentina has always been mad about thoroughbreds, and this palatial racetrack is an embodiment of that enduring ardor: Growing out of the original 1876... more

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See + Do El Centro, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires and its suburbs form one of the world's largest metropolitan regions and its throbbing heart—all commercial bustle and sensory... more

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See + Do Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

The Casa Rosada (Pink House)—taking up the entire east end of Plaza de Mayo—is Argentina's presidential palace, from whose storied balcony Juan and... more

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Faena Hotel + Universe
Hotel Faena Hotel + Universe, Buenos Aires

"It's not just a hotel," the people who run this monstrous property in chic Puerto Madero Este (a.k.a. the Tribeca of B.A.) will tell you, "it's a universe."... more

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Alvear Palace Hotel
Hotel Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

At the Alvear Palace—widely considered the top hotel in South America—it's still possible to feel as rich, as they used to say, as an Argentine. The... more

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