Balvanera is an economical neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and cafes. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its friendly people. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local theater. Balvanera is a great home base for exploring the greater Buenos Aires area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.
Sightseeing around Balvanera
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Study the collections at Museo de los Ninos, Museo Casa Carlos Gardel, or Xul Solar Museum. At Teatro Ciego, Teatro Nacional Cervantes, and Teatro Colon, you'll learn about local culture. Monuments like Barolo Palace, Obelisco, and N. S. Pilar Parish honor the area. Learn about the local history at Cafe de los Angelitos, Water Company Palace, and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Create some family memories at Buenos Aires Zoo and Tecnopolis.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Parque Las Heras, Serrano Square, or Buenos Aires Botanic Garden. For retail therapy, consider Abasto Shopping Center, Feria de Madres de Plaza de Mayo, and Alto Palermo Shopping Center, and seek out the perfect souvenir. A visit to Recoleta Mall, Bueno Aires Design Mall, or Galerias Pacifico won't disappoint either.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Plaza de Mayo, Estadio Monumental, and University of Buenos Aires. Plaza de los Dos Congresos, Faculty of Medicine - UBA, and Plaza Libertad are other must-sees.
Getting around Balvanera
If you want to get around the city, Miserere Square Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Alberti Station and Pasco Station. If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Buenos Aires September 11 Station.
Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) is the closest major airport, 3.7 miles (6 km) from Balvanera. Buenos Aires (EZE-Ministro Pistarini Intl.) is the next closest airport, 16 miles (25.8 km) away.