Tango, food, literature, and football (soccer) are just a couple of things that make Buenos Aires the cultural hub that it is today. Capital of Argentina, and the fourth largest city in the western hemisphere with a population of 17 million, Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America. The city is also considered one of the most diverse in Latin America, as it has become a melting pot of ethnicities throughout the past 150 years. The best places to run in Buenos Aires incorporate the city’s sites, parks, and plazas. The Montserrat and San Telmo neighborhoods are the historic core of the city, and the Plaza de Mayo is its administrative center. Note: If you’d like to have a guided running experience in Buenos Aires, we highly recommend our affiliate partner Go! Running Tours.
Our Buenos Aires running routes are focused on the central part of the city. Running highlights include the Parque Tres de Febrero (Bosques de Palermo), along the docks in the Puerto Madero, and a tour of some of the city’s famous plazas. For kicks, run along the Av. 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. The most bucolic centrally located run is the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur. For running excursions, take a train to Tigre and run along the waterfront. See also our guide to Colonia del Sacramento, a 75-minute ferry ride away.
Weather varies in the city, with June being the coolest month and January being very hot and humid. The bus and Subte (subway) systems are easily accessible and convenient for most of the major attractions. For a quick and easy guide to the bus system, use this website.