Top Five Free things to do in Buenos Aires
So you have read out top things to do in the city and found your accommodation, so you know when your arriving but you have a few hours to spare and looking for some low budget activites to help you explore the city more.
Well you are in luck, we have found the top 5 things to do which won’t cost you anything – great if your budget is tight.
The tango dance
The tango dance is presumably the city leading cultural export. The dance is a partner dance dating back to medieval ages. A visit to the city of Buenos Aires would not be complete without a taste of tango dance.
Contrary to popular opinion about the accessibility of the dance, there are several free or inexpensive places where guests can visit for viewing, dancing or training on the dance moves.
Tango dances bands are prevalent in the city streets and in parks as well, from where visitors get to catch a glimpse and sight of the beautiful romantic partner dance.
One of the leading open bandstands is the La Glorieta that operates in the neighborhood of Belgrano. It is free to guests of all ages and gives an opportunity to not only see the dance but also participate as well.
The different coloring, the sweet beats, and beautiful Argentinian maidens with blonde shapes makes watching tango dance bands a realistic pleasurable experience. Tango dance is fantastically dramatic.
For those who would love to train how to dance this style, that has taken the world by storm for several decades now, there is a museum at Jean Jauros, conveniently located at Abasto that offers free lessons. It offers these free training on select days of the week however.
The museum was formally a house where the great tango dancer Carlos Gardel resided together with her mother.
We covered this in the top 10 things to do in Buenos Aires, but as this can be done for free we had to cover it here as well.
A visit to the museum of fine arts Argentina
It is worth spending time deciphering and seeing through some of the great artist works of great Argentinian artistes as well as master world artistes. This is especially fascinating because the museum is open during operational days and there is absolutely no admission free.
The museum exhibits a great deal of artworks. It has over 12000 pieces of collections which makes it the largest in the Latin America region.
The first floor is devoted to the 19th century artistic work, which has a European connotation and is signature to the Spanish conquests of the region. It depicts a great deal of history.
More also there is an Argentinian collection of a renovated ship in the museum that guests can board for an experience of medieval ship exploration period.
There are other museums that are free as well such as the Museo de la Ciudad, which is free to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Carlos Gadel house, the renowned father of tango dance was converted to a museum. The old house is free to visit on Wednesday.
Museums are great places to visit for aesthetic persons. In addition, the houses that the museums are hosted are mainly medieval houses with a beautiful detail as well as facade.
Visit the rosedal, otherwise called rose gardens
Bosques de Palermo, as it is known to Argentinian is one of the sweetest gardens to visit and probably the most renowned. It is highly likely the pope francisico visited here frequently.
The garden features a lake, Rose gardens, lawns and woodland. Its landscape was designed by the famous architect Carlos Thay. This was as early as the 19th century.
There is something romantic about rose flowers which exemplifies why romantic vacationers should never consider a visit to Buenos Aires which itinerary does not feature the Rosedal. It is especially beautiful to visit the park in Septembers, when the sweet smelling scent of the park is blossoming with appeal.
There are plenty of recreation activities that guests can participate in while at the park. First, visitors can basically spend the afternoon here escaping the chaos of downtown Buenos Aires. In addition, they can participate in recreation activities such as cycling, jogging, and skating.
Photo sessions at the park are basically non avoidable as the fantastic background of the park landscape adds to the experience. Visitors can also enjoy a little refreshment at the park.
Guests will also find the Rosedal as a perfect place to practice Yoga moves,as the sorrounding scent and cool atmosphere is beyond
Get a free tour of Buenos Aires
There are several volunteer tour guides organizations operating in Buenos Aires who offers guests free guided tours and excursions around the city. Some of the guides are interns while others are basically into it motivated by passion. The organizations are mostly non-profit, and a perfect example is Cicerones.
The tour guides shows guests around the historical sites around the city such as Recoleta as well as its fascinating medieval architectures. The guides are knowledgeable with the streets and locations and are friendly enough to provide guests with the historical legends behind the statues, buildings and historical sites.
For guests looking for a booking of the several attractions and theatres in the city, the tour guides are best informed. The Guides are also knowledgeable of the places where visitors can
The visitors ought not to worry about hotels to reside in as well as the modes of transport while at the city of Buenos Aires. There are several budget hotels offering cuisines as well as buses cruising around the city, whose cost is heavily affordable.
To access Cicerones, visitors ought to fill an application form after which the organization reviews and match the guests with the guides who understand their language.
The Roceleta cemetery
Free to visit for real. It has quite fascinating stories beside the Mausoleums that are identical in appearance to the Egyptian pyramids and Greek tombs. Guided visits are however booked for and thus not entirely free.
There are several fascinating stories in the Mausoleums memories. This is beside the fact that the cemetery is a resting place of several Argentinian Dignitaries.
One of the most appealing stories is that of Eva Peron. In addition, there is a heart melting story of a girl known as Rufina who was buried here alive as doctors had mistaken her for dead. She was heard crying the other day, and before the time, grave diggers were through to her, she was already dead for good.
No wonder some people cannot bury a person immediately they are dead and have to wait.
Besides the cemetery, other areas to visit within Buenos Aires without having to spend a penny are cathedrals and churches, the Casa Rosada, reserve ecological, and the most recent trending papal walking tour. Guests are thrilled with the papal tour that traces the life of Argentinian celebrated pope, Francisco.
We hope you find these useful, it’s always great to have a couple of free/low-cost activities in your itinerary. If you still need somewhere to sleep, check out our top hotels in Buenos Aires.