Barracas & San Telmo
Museo Histórico Nacional
Learn about Argentina’s history in a 19th-century mansion. Guided tours are in English at noon. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Museo Histórico Nacional, Defensa 1600. Buenos Aires, Argentina
You’ll receive excellent attention at this traditional steakhouse. If you can save room for dessert, try a classic el vigilante (sliced cheese with quince jam). A divisive opinion: It should never be paired with sweet-potato jam.
1800, Defensa 1665. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa de la Santísima Trinidad
This Russian Orthodox church with bright-blue onion domes is open to the public and includes an impressive iconostasis, a wall of religious icons and paintings. You can set up a guided tour in English by contacting the church through its website.
Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa de la Santísima Trinidad, Av. Brasil 315. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feria Parque Lezama
In this big park, the extensive Saturday-Sunday outdoor market leads to crowds, but it isn’t as touristy as the San Telmo market a few blocks north.
Feria Parque Lezama, Av. Martín García 341-365. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Here you’ll find abundant and tasty dishes in a true bodegón (tavern) environment. You’ll love the bifes (steaks), tortillas (Spanish omelet) and milanesas (breaded meat).
Manolo, Bolívar 1299. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo de Arte Moderno
The city-owned Museum of Modern Art is free on Wednesdays (otherwise, admission is about $1). English tours are given at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Museo de Arte Moderno, Av. San Juan 350. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
This private collection of national and international works puts an emphasis on geometric abstraction. Tickets are $3.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Av. San Juan 328. Buenos Aires, Argentina