The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Argentina


There are so many cool neighborhoods dotted across Buenos Aires. No matter where you are, you’ll never be too far away from a hip and trendy neighborhood. We’re going to talk today about 10 of the very best, so if you’re trying to decide where you should book your Buenos Aires hotel, here are some of the coolest neighborhoods to consider.

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

1. San Telmo

San Telmo has grown very popular with tourists in recent years thanks to the way in which the area is full of trendy cafes, boutiques and lots of great antique shops. It’s a very charming neighborhood and you can see why it’s so popular.

2. La Boca

La Boca is known for a few things, perhaps most prominently the football team Boca Juniors, whose stadium is found in La Boca. It’s a working class neighborhood with very strong traditions, and you’ll find some of the city’s best restaurants here.

La Boca
La Boca

3. Palermo Hollywood

Palermo Hollywood has its name for a reason; this is where a lot of the country’s TV shows and movies are made. And it also has some of the best nightlife you’ll find anywhere in Buenos Aires.

4. Caballito

Located close to both Villa Crespo and Almagro, Caballito is home to a large lake, lots of places for walking and jogging, as well as some of the city’s best plazas. Parque Rivadavia and Parque Centenario are the best plazas, each offering a laid back atmosphere.

5. Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero has been heavily redeveloped in recent decades, and that’s left the neighborhood looking and feeling more like a trendy American neighborhood than any other part of Buenos Aires. If that’s what you’re looking for, Puerto Madero is for you.

Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero

6. Almagro

The Avenida Rivadavia is one of the main transit routes of Buenos Aires and it runs through the middle of Almagro. There’s a lot of people who live here and it’s considered a safe and pleasant area. There’s also a lot of shops and commercial activity here.

7. Barracas

One of the first things you’ll notice when you visit Barracas is the colorful facades of the buildings you pass. This eye-catching makeover has sparked a regeneration of the neighborhood after many decades of struggles.

8. Villa Crespo

Villa Crespo is one of the most low key neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, but it remains one of the most cool. If you’re looking for a cool area that’s also relatively quiet, this might be the barrio for you. It’s not far from Palermo but hasn’t been sucked into its orbit either.

9. Recoleta

Recoleta is gradually growing its reputation as one of the trendiest spots in all of Buenos Aires. It’s home to some of the best luxury hotels in Buenos Aires, and it’s a great shopping destination as well.

10. Palermo Soho

Palermo Soho has a vibrant street culture, and it’s also one of the top neighborhoods in the city for creative work, including all kinds of art and design. There are plenty of nice bars and a nice alternative atmosphere.

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Paul Osborne