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Buenos Aires from Above: 8 Viewpoints and rooftop bars to get the best Panoramic Vistas of the city

Planning to visit Buenos Aires? You will discover the city offers wonderful options, as you will find astonishing places to meet all particular ideas.

Once you are enjoying one of the comfortable hotels in the city, we are sure that you want to make the best of your time in Buenos Aires. Of course, traditional places and tours to visit the must-see places are available, but perhaps you want special experiences and know the city from above.

If you have that idea in mind, then you are in the right place, as we are going to suggest our top buildings and viewpoints to experience breathtaking aerial views of Buenos Aires.

One of the first things you’ll notice on your first day in Buenos Aires is its flat landscape. To truly appreciate the city’s vastness, seek out hidden spots that offer stunning panoramic views. Are you ready? Let’s go.


1-Zirkel (Club Alemán)

a dining room table in front of a window

Av. Corrientes 327 – San Nicolás

Located along Corrientes avenue, Club Alemán (German club) hosts Zirkel, a wonderful restaurant on the 22nd  floor. So, it is one the of top places to discover panoramic vistas. You will be able to enjoy 360 spectacular and breathtaking views: Río de la Plata (the widest river in the world), Corrientes avenue, the Obelisk (the most important icon in Buenos Aires), as well as different areas in the city.


2- Palacio Barolo

Av. de Mayo 1370 – Monserrat, Buenos Aires

Amazing office building designed by the Italian architect Mario Palanti for Luis Barolo, an Italian businessman. Built in 1923 as the tallest building in Argentina and South America, it was designed with allegoric references to the Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, such as Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. It is crowned with a unique lighthouse.

On the 16th floor, the building houses “1923” restaurant, inspired on the 1920s. The magnificent terrace offers unbelievable vistas towards the Parliament, and other areas in the city.

Besides, you can take a tour to the building, where you can reach the lighthouse (22nd floor) and feel that you are close to the sky (check accessibility).


3-Galería Güemes

Floridas 165/San Martín 170 – San Nicolás, Buenos Aires

a large building

This is a commercial gallery with entrances on Florida and San Martín streets. Designed in 1913 by the Italian architect Francisco Gianotti, it is one of the jewels in art nouveau style.

It hosts a viewpoint on the 14th floor, where you will discover an amazing panoramic vista of the city.

You will be able to enjoy it: Monday to Friday during the morning and part of the afternoon. Don’t miss it!


4-Alvear Roof Bar (Alvear Palace Hotel)

Av. Alvear 1891 – Recoleta, Buenos Aires

a dining room table

Located in Recoleta, one of the most elegant neighbourhoods in the city, this luxury 5-star hotel is one of the traditional places to enjoy an amazing French style decoration. As you walk along the lobby, you will feel captivated by the whole atmosphere.

But the hotel hosts a highlight: Alvear Roof Bar. This wonderful bar offers an open-air terrace with astonishing views towards Recoleta and some of the wonderful located in the surrounding areas.

A unique option at nightfall: nice music, light dishes and signature drinks.  Cheers!


5-Cielo Sky Bar (Grand Brizo Hotel)

a group of people in a city

Cerrito 180 – San Nicolás, Buenos Aires.

Located on the 13th floor of Grand Brizo Hotel, Cielo Sky Bar is a perfect place to enjoy Buenos Aires from above.

Excellent option to have a drink to explore Buenos Aires night life or to take a break while walking our wonderful streets.

Since we are talking about exploring streets, in Cielo Sky you will have a breathtaking vista towards 9 de julio avenue. Keep in mind that we are speaking about one of the widest avenues in the world, with more than 20 lanes in some places. And as you look north, the Obelisk, our outstanding landmark will be just in front of your eyes. Yes, the Obelisk, silent witness of the most important celebrations (by the way, did you know that during the Soccer World Cup celebrations -2022-  4-million people gathered to share their happiness?).


6- Trade Sky Bar

a glass display case

Av. Corrientes 222 – San Nicolás, Buenos Aires

Trade Sky Bar is a chic rooftop venue offering a stunning panoramic view of the city. Located on the 19th floor of the historic Comega building, it combines modern elegance with art deco charm. The bar features a stylish indoor lounge and an expansive outdoor terrace, both providing spectacular vistas of the Buenos Aires skyline, the Río de la Plata, and beyond.

The ambiance at Trade Sky Bar is sophisticated yet inviting, making it a perfect spot for both casual evenings and special occasions. The menu boasts a creative selection of craft cocktails, fine wines, and gourmet dishes, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Trade Sky Bar offers an unforgettable experience high above the bustling streets of Buenos Aires.


7- Olympo Sky Bar

a group of people sitting in front of a window

Av. Corrientes 1464 – San Nicolás, Buenos Aires

“Among the Clouds” is the slogan of this rooftop bar, and they are not wrong. Located on the 31st floor of the modern Lex Tower, the Olympo Sky Bar is the newest rooftop bar in the city, and one of our favourites viewpoints, offering 360° views that provide excellent vistas of the Obelisk, Corrientes Avenue, the Río de la Plata, and the neighbourhoods beyond the downtown area. It also features a beautiful enclosed area where you can enjoy the views when the weather is chilly.


8-Crystal Bar (Alvear Icon Hotel)

a room filled with furniture and a large window

Aimé Paimé 1130 – Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Last but not least, Crystal Bar offers an unforgettable experience.

Puerto Madero was the second port in Buenos Aires and when not used anymore for that purpose, it was completely renovated and today, it is  one of the youngest neighbourhoods in the city. It offers a spectacular setting to enjoy nice walks along its streets.

Crystal Bar, on the 32nd floor of Alvear Icon Hotel, is the perfect place to discover the immensity of Río de la Plata, the Ecological Reserve (one of the most important green areas in the city) and part of the city. Not to be missed!


These are just some of the suggested options to enjoy Buenos Aires from above. Still finding it difficult to make up your mind about where to go and enjoy excellent panoramic vistas?  Don’t worry. We can help you with that!

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