Historic Sites in Argentina | Argentina History Tour Ideas

If you’re seeking to discover the historic sites of Argentina then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

With historical places including UNESCO listed world heritage sites and iconic national landmarks, the historical sites in Argentina are among the top attractions to see when visiting the country.

Below you will find a range of Historic Sites in Argentina and you can plan some great things to see on your travels by browsing our list. Once you’ve explored the Historic Sites in Argentina you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of Argentine historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Historic Sites in Argentina, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.
 

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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar is an 18th century church in Buenos Aires.

Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar was constructed in 1732 in a colonial style including a square tower and a dome. Its interior includes a central nave opening up to two chapels. It sits across from the Recoleta Cemetery.... Read More

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Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada is the presidential palace in Buenos Aires from which Eva Peron addressed the people.

Casa Rosada is a presidential palace in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. Literally translated as the “Pink Palace” due to its distinctive pink façade, Casa Rosada houses the executive branch of Argentina’s government. The area on which Casa Rosada is located was once by the sea and in the late sixteenth century... Read More

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Catedral Metropolitana

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is an eighteenth century building and the centre of Catholicism in Buenos Aires.

The Buenos Aires Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral) was originally built in the sixteenth century, although it has since undergone several changes and the current building was constructed in 1745. The long and varied history of the Catedral Metropolitana can be seen through its diverse architecture, ranging from its neoclassical façade designed... Read More

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La Recoleta Cemetery

La Recoleta Cemetery is the resting place of wealthy and prominent Argentineans including Eva Peron.

La Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) is a world renowned cemetery in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Opulent and grand, La Recoleta Cemetery is characterized by a range of ornately decorated mausoleums, many of which are made of marble and adorned with statues. In fact, this over ground burial system... Read More

Nuestra Senora de Loreto

Nuestra Señora de Loreto was a Jesuit mission, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Nuestra Senora de Loreto was an important Argentinean Jesuit mission founded in 1610. Unlike many of its counterparts which had to move several times due to ongoing attacks from slave traders, Nuestra Senora de Loreto only moved once. This resettlement occurred in 1631, when the mission transferred to its present location... Read More

Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo is a famous square in Buenos Aires where Eva Peron addressed the nation and where many political institutions can be found.

Plaza de Mayo is famous and politically significant square in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Established in 1580 and once known as Plaza de la Victoria, it was renamed as Plaza de Mayo in the nineteenth century following the May Revolution. Plaza de Mayo literally means “May Plaza", a reference to the... Read More

San Ignacio Mini

San Ignacio Mini in Argentina is one of the best preserved Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis

San Ignacio Mini in Argentina is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Originally founded in approximately 1611, San Ignacio Mini formed part of a series of Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis established by the Society of Jesus or ‘Jesuits’. Many similar Jesuit missions were scattered across Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The San... Read More