Viewpoints in Buenos Aires: See The City From Above
Have you ever thought about seeing the Argentine capital from above? Buenos Aires offers some great viewpoints that provide a unique perspective of the city that you won’t want to miss.
In this post, we’ll take a look at 6 of the best viewpoints in Buenos Aires, each offering a breathtaking panorama of the cityscape.
Read more about them below and check out the map on where to find them! Get ready to see Buenos Aires from a whole new angle!
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Viewpoint Galería Güemes
Located in the city center, Galería Güemes is a shopping arcade that offers access to the Mirador Galería Güemes viewpoint on the 16th floor. From here, you’ll be rewarded with one of the best views of Buenos Aires.
Although you need to climb some stairs to reach the top, the view is worth the effort. From the top, you’ll feel like you have the entire city at your feet.
The beautiful architecture of the shopping arcade is also worth a visit. Keep in mind that there are two towers in Galería Güemes, and the viewpoint is located in the Torre Mitre or translated, the Mitre Tower.
The viewpoint is open from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4:40 pm. Check the current entrance fee on their website.
Location: Florida 165, Buenos Aires
Viewpoint at Palacio Barolo
El Palacio Barolo, or the Barolo Palace, is an iconic building in Buenos Aires that offers some of the best views of the city.
You can experience these views from its terraces by booking a guided tour or reserving a table at Salon 1923, the café located on the 16th floor.
The guided tour takes you to the highest point of the Barolo Palace, the lighthouse, but it’s quite expensive.
On the other hand, the café Salon 1923 offers an amazing view, although the culinary experience might not be the best.
Location: Avenida de Mayo 1370, Buenos Aires
Dome Rooftop at Hotel Tango de Mayo
The Dome Rooftop Bar at Hotel Tango de Mayo is another one of the viewpoints in Buenos Aires which offers some stunning views of the city.
It is located next to the Barolo Palace. But although it’s not as high up as the Barolo Palace terraces, it’s still worth a visit.
The Hotel Tango de Mayo has a tango-themed decoration. The terrace is a tapas-style bar with cocktails, wines, and finger food available.
The Dome Rooftop Bar is open from September to approximately May, from 6 pm to midnight. Check their website for more details.
Location: Avenida de Mayo 1396, Buenos Aires
The English Tower
The English Tower is a clocktower from 1916 located in the Retiro nieghboorhood of Buenos Aires. It is just in front of the Retiro train station, and on the border of downtown Buenos Aires.
The observation deck located just under the clock is a great viewpoint to visit when in Buenos Aires. From here you have breathtaking views of Retiro, the train station, the San Martin Park, and Avenida Leandro N. Alem, one of the busiest avenues in Buenos Aires.
The clocktower also known as Torre de los Ingleses or Torre Monumental. The latter is its newest name.
The clocktower is open from Monday to Friday, from 10:30 am to 4 pm, and on Saturdays, Sundays, and public Argentine holidays, from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Read more here.
Location: Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina, Avenida Doctor José María Ramos Mejía 1315, Buenos Aires
Trade Sky Bar
The Trade Sky Bar is another one of the great viewpoints in Buenos Aires. It is a cocktail bar located on the 19th and 20th floors of a building on Avenida Corrientes in downtown Buenos Aires.
From here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. You will overlook Avenidas Corrientes towards the iconic landmark el Obelisco and all the way to the exclusive neighborhood of Puerto Madero and the river, Rio de la Plata. Read more at The Rooftop Guide.
The bar requires reservations, which you can make on their website.
Location: Avenida Corrientes 222, Buenos Aires
The Viewpoint El Chalecito Mueblería Díaz
You might also want to explore Buenos Aires’ hidden viewpoint, El Chalecito Mueblería Díaz. Also, known as Furniture Store Díaz’s Small Country House or the small house in the sky.
Located on Avenida 9 de Julio on the corner of Avenida Corrientes and el Obelisco, this small house on top of a building is a unique and fascinating viewpoint. However, it has limited access for visitors.
The Story Behind the Small House in the Sky
The story behind this small house is quite interesting. It belonged to Rafael Díaz, the owner of the furniture store Mueblería Díaz, which used to occupy the big building below the house with a furniture showroom.
Rafael Díaz lived outside Buenos Aires city, but he established the showroom of his furniture store in the lucrative location of Avenida 9 de Julio.
Unfortunately, the central location made it impossible for him to go home for lunch with his family and a quick siesta in the middle of the day. So, instead, he decided to have a small replica of his country house made on top of his own company’s showroom.
Rafael Díaz was a Spanish immigrant who moved to Buenos Aires in the early 1900s to pursue the American Dream. He succeeded and established a furniture store empire in South America.
The small house in the sky on Avenida 9 de Julio was built in 1926 and was used by Díaz and his family until 1985 when Mueblería Díaz closed its doors. In 2014, the house was declared heritage in the city of Buenos Aires, and in 2021, it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Visiting the Chalecito Mueblería Díaz is a rare opportunity. Keep an eye on when Buenos Aires Secreta has available tours (only available in Spanish).
Location: Sarmiento 1113, Buenos Aires
Which one of these viewpoints would you like to visit? Or have you visited a viewpoint in Buenos Aires that isn’t on the list? Share your thoughts and knowledge below!
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