11 Things to Do in Buenos Aires in April

The Argentine capital, with the autumnal air that characterizes this time of the year, receives different cultural, artistic and gastronomic events. Do you want to know them?

Lorena Morales

Lorena Morales

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11 Things to Do in Buenos Aires in April

San Telmo Market, Buenos Aires | ©Rafael Guimarães

Buenos Aires is a wonderful city to visit throughout the year and April is no exception. Not only because the weather becomes very pleasant for walking, but also because the cultural agenda is renewed and enhanced with very diverse proposals that will undoubtedly interest art and culture lovers.

On this date, you will find numerous options to delight you with cinema, literature, theater, architecture, contemporary art and gastronomy of the city. But, of course, also with tango, since in April there is an important festival. Discover the most interesting things to do in April, so you can make the most of your stay in Buenos Aires.

1. Attend a tango festival and visit the milongas

Tango show| ©deepfoto
Tango show| ©deepfoto

It is unthinkable to visit Buenos Aires and not immerse yourself in the atmosphere of its characteristic music and dance: tango. A tour of some of its best milongas is a unique experience that every visitor, tango lover or simply curious, should experience at least once in their life. The most characteristic milongas in Buenos Aires are:

  • La Catedral, located in the Almagro neighborhood, well known for its cozy atmosphere and live music.
  • La Viruta, a popular milonga in Palermo that offers tango lessons before opening the dance floor.
  • El Beso, one of the oldest and most emblematic milongas in Buenos Aires. It is located in San Telmo, a neighborhood with a great tango tradition, where you can take some of the best tango classes in Buenos Aires.

Doing this tour of milongas in April is an excellent idea as this is the time when the ECUNHI Tango Festival is held, one of the most important events in the city with numerous activities such as concerts, exhibitions, classes and dance competitions. But before that, I recommend you to book a tango class in Buenos Aires.

More information about the Festival

  • Date range: variable date usually in April, although there were previous editions held in May.
  • Location: Av. del Libertador 8151, CABA.
  • Admission fee: free with solidarity contribution.

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2. Take an excursion to the Tigre delta

Parana River| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney
Parana River| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney

Booking an excursion to the Tigre delta in April is a plan that you should include in your itinerary, since the weather is very pleasant to embark on this tour in which you will get to know one of the most impressive deltas in the world.

On this excursion, which lasts approximately 5 and a half hours and includes round-trip transportation from a series of central Buenos Aires enclaves, you will navigate the Paraná River while you learn about the history of the water channels, the surrounding houses and the life of the islanders with a tour guide who will accompany you throughout the tour and will offer you all kinds of anecdotes and curiosities.

In addition, you will be able to see the Quinta de Olivos, the main residence of the President of Argentina, as well as the elegant mansions that you will find along the tour.

More information about the tour

  • Duration: 5 hours.
  • Price of the tour: about 46 €.

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3. Get to know the impressive collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts| ©Takashi Matsumura
National Museum of Fine Arts| ©Takashi Matsumura

The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important museums in Buenos Aires and Latin America. If you are planning to visit Buenos Aires in April, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit it when the tourist flow is lower and you can walk around it at your own pace.

You can appreciate the works of artists such as Antonio Berni, Xul Solar, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Auguste Rodin or Vincent Van Gogh. Discover in detail its extensive collection that covers works mainly from the nineteenth century to the present, and has collections of pre-Columbian and Egyptian art.

In April, the National Museum of Fine Arts has several exhibitions and specific activities for this time of the year, such as the open-air film series. In addition, since this is a low season month, you will be able to walk around the halls at your leisure, and also appreciate the architecture of one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires because the is itself a work of art, a beautiful French-style palace built in the early twentieth century.

More information about the museum

  • Location: Av. del Libertador 1473, CABA.
  • Admission: free of charge.
  • Days and Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 8 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed on Mondays.
  • Interesting fact: the museum has an audio guide for blind or low vision people and is accessible for people with reduced mobility in all its rooms.

4. Visit the Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery| ©Andres Larrazabal
Recoleta Cemetery| ©Andres Larrazabal

The Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most fascinating places in Buenos Aires, as it is considered an open-air museum, where history and culture play an important role. There you can visit the tombs and graves of important political and cultural figures of Argentina, such as Eva Duarte de Perón.

Booking a tour of the Recoleta Cemetery in April is a great opportunity to enjoy its mystique and architecture, not only because of the more pleasant weather offered by the fall season, but also because of the smaller number of visitors that allow you to visit it in a more relaxed way.

In addition, the guided tour will offer you detailed information about the most important mausoleums and the historical figures that rest there. If you are interested in learning more about history and architecture, and you are looking for a unique cultural and touristic experience.

More information about the tour

  • Location: Junín 1760, CABA.
  • Admission fee: free.
  • Entrance feewith guided tours: about 10 €.
  • Days and hours: every day from 7 am to 5 pm.

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5. Celebrate the Day of the Empanada in Buenos Aires

Argentine Empanadas| ©jschauma
Argentine Empanadas| ©jschauma

One of the most popular foods in Argentina, and part of its identity, is the empanada, a baked or fried dough with different fillings and endless possibilities if we refer to its flavors that you can learn if you book an Argentine empanada cooking class. There are many options to enjoy them in the city of Buenos Aires, especially in April, since every 8th of this month is celebrated the Day of the Empanada.

On this day, many of the typical restaurants and empanaderías of the city offer discounts and special promotions so you can taste these exquisite stuffed dough. Another possibility is to take a gastronomic tour around Buenos Aires, where you will surely know the best places to eat in the city.

It is an ideal event for those who want to know the local gastronomy and try the most diverse empanadas, from traditional recipes such as empanadas criollas, to the most innovative ones with a gourmet touch. If you are interested in learning local recipes, remember that you can learn more in one of the best cooking classes in Buenos Aires.

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  • Date: April 8.
  • Interesting fact: Many restaurants and empanaderías offer **special discounts and promotions.

6. Experience the latest in independent cinema at BAFICI

BAFICI Material| ©Lucas
BAFICI Material| ©Lucas

If you like to explore new cinematic trends away from the mainstream and are excited to find those new directors who could change the way cinema is made in the next decade, you can't miss the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), which takes place every April.

Since 1999, BAFICI has brought together thousands of spectators to offer them the most interesting independent films from around the world. This month, hundreds of films of the most varied origins and various activities related to cinema are presented in different venues of the city, which you can reach comfortably if you book the Buenos Aires tourist bus.

During this event, presentations, conferences and retrospectives are held for about 15 days in the traditional movie theaters of the historic center. In particular, on Corrientes Street, which concentrates the main theaters of the city, and lights up with feature films, short films, documentaries and all the aesthetic and emotional experiences that these arouse.

More information

  • Dates: takes place in the second half of April approximately.
  • Interesting fact: many of the exhibitions and activities are free of charge.

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7. Visit the fair that unites good food and reading

Buenos Aires Chorizo| ©Russ
Buenos Aires Chorizo| ©Russ

In April, many fairs and events are held in Buenos Aires. One of the most classic ones is called Leer y comer, and it is a perfect mix between reading and gastronomy. It takes place during two consecutive days in early April and is a traditional event in the city that brings together the highlights of literature, art and gastronomy in one place.

The fair was declared of National Tourist Interest and proposes meetings with the most renowned artists, producers, chefs and writers from Argentina and the world. You will be able to participate in thematic talks and book presentations, and visit editorial stands. There are also workshops, games and experiences for children. And in the evening, there are DJs and artists from the emerging scene of Buenos Aires, which undoubtedly makes it one of the best things to do in Buenos Aires at night.

As if this were not enough, this event offers a very rich gourmet gastronomic proposal at very affordable prices, ideal for those who want to take a gastronomic tour in Buenos Aires. The wide range of offerings includes food from different parts of the world and vegetarian, vegan and TAAC-free options, so food lovers will also love it.

More information about

  • Location: Concepción Arenal and Warnes CABA.
  • Admission: free of charge.

8. Soak up reading at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair

La Rural de Palermo| ©Miguel Martínez
La Rural de Palermo| ©Miguel Martínez

One of the highlights of Buenos Aires is its intense cultural life. For this reason, you cannot miss its International Book Fair, one of the most outstanding in the world. It is held at La Rural de Palermo and is a unique opportunity to enjoy world literature in the context of a city famous for its writers and the books that have narrated it.

Walking through its hundreds of stands you will find a huge variety of books of all genres and themes, from great publishing successes to cult literature. And in their presentations and conferences you can have a close contact with authors and publishers.

Some of the activities in which you can participate if you attend are the Dialogues of writers, the International Poetry Festival, the Reading Marathon, the International Meeting of Oral Narration, and more. Without a doubt, it is one of the best things to do in Palermo in April.

More information about Palermo

  • Location: at La Rural, Av. Sarmiento 2704, CABA.
  • Entrance fee: around 4 ¤.
  • Interesting fact: each ticket includes discount vouchers that can be used to buy books at the stands. The vouchers are cumulative.

9. Attend the feast of Italian culture in Argentina

Avenida de Mayo| ©Beatrice Murch
Avenida de Mayo| ©Beatrice Murch

Buenos Aires is known for being a multicultural city, having received immigrants from all over the world. One of the communities that have had a significant presence in the city is the Calabrian. That is why, to celebrate its rich cultural heritage, the BA Celebra Calabria is held every year in April.

In this event, organized by the Calabrian community, a wide variety of cultural activities take place, including music and typical dances, art and craft exhibitions, traditional food tastings and much more. In addition, at the festival you will find different stands with typical products from Calabria.

Celebra Calabria is a unique opportunity to know and enjoy the Italian culture in Buenos Aires, with ideal proposals to share with friends and family.

More information about the festival

  • Location: Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar, CABA.

10. Celebrate Easter in Buenos Aires

Easter Cake| ©Anny's
Easter Cake| ©Anny's

Holy Week and Easter celebrations are very important worldwide, that's why in Buenos Aires you will find a lot of events and activities related to this celebration. One of the most popular is the visit to Tierra Santa, a religious theme park located in the city.

During these dates, Tierra Santa offers visitors a series of shows and theatrical performances that recreate the Passion of Christ and other biblical scenes. In addition, in the churches and cathedrals there is a wide variety of religious celebrations, such as the famous Good Friday procession that concludes in the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Gastronomy is also a strong point during these festivities, with traditional dishes such as empanadas de vigilia and roscas de pascuas, which you can find in many restaurants and bakeries in the city. In addition, many places offer activities for the little ones, such as Easter egg decorating workshops, very entertaining if you visit Buenos Aires with children.

More information about

  • Location: Tierra Santa. Rafael Obligado Costanera Av., CABA.
  • Price: between 12 and 17 euros approximately.
  • Days and hours: during Holy Week the opening hours are from 12:00 to 22:00.

11. Search for literary treasures in Buenos Aires

Corrientes Avenue| ©pabs242
Corrientes Avenue| ©pabs242

Buenos Aires is a city with a long literary tradition and a great passion for books. From the iconic bookstores on Corrientes Street to its elegant literary cafés, these are must-see destinations for literature lovers. International Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23 and Bookseller's Day on April 26.

In Buenos Aires, much attention is paid to the latter, which recognizes the work of booksellers in the city and promotes culture and reading. Many of these include discounts on books, presentations, talks and story readings for children. Some bookstores also host special events such as concerts, film screenings and art exhibits related to books and literature.

In April you can't miss a stroll along Corrientes Street to visit the most emblematic bookstores and enjoy a delicious coffee.

More information about

  • Location: Corrientes Street.
  • Price: free.

What to bring in your suitcase to visit Buenos Aires in April

Luggage| ©tookapic
Luggage| ©tookapic

April is autumn in Argentina, so the weather is warm during the day and cool at night, without being too hot or too cold. Therefore, it is one of the best times to visit the Argentine capital and enjoy all the things to see and do in Buenos Aires, since it is also low season and receives fewer tourists.

It is best to bring light summer clothes, such as T-shirts, blouses, shorts and dresses, and warm clothes for the evening, such as jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts. It is also important to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses, to better enjoy your stay.

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