Colegiales is a walkable, economical neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and cafes. In addition to its college atmosphere, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. Take in the natural beauty of the gardens and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local live music. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Colegiales serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Buenos Aires area.
Sightseeing around Colegiales
Some top local attractions include the museums, monuments, and university. Study the collections at Enrique Larreta Museum of Spanish Art, Evita Museum, or Argentine National Museum of History. Attractions like Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Xul Solar Museum, and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo highlight the local culture. Monuments like Barrancas de Belgrano, Armenia Square, and Plaza Italia honor the area. Tierra Santa, N. S. Pilar Parish, and Recoleta Cemetery are some of the notable landmarks. Take a tour of campus around University of Belgrano, University of Buenos Aires, or Ciudad Universitaria UBA. Hours of family fun are waiting at Buenos Aires Zoo, El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and Tecnopolis.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and dancing. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Serrano Square, The Rose Garden, and Buenos Aires Botanic Garden. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider El Solar de la Abadia Mall, Alto Palermo Shopping Center, and Paseo Alcorta Mall. Palermo Hippodrome, Estadio Monumental, or Abasto Shopping Center will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Teatro Colon, Obelisco, and Plaza de Mayo. You can also head to Embassy of the United States, Japanese Garden, and Centenario Park.
Getting around Colegiales
The Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) airport is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from Colegiales. Buenos Aires (EZE-Ministro Pistarini Intl.) is the next closest airport, 17.2 miles (27.7 km) away.