Your visit to the city just got cheaper. Save 21% with an automatic VAT refund.
VAT refunds on accommodation
International visitors receive a direct and automatic reimbursement of the
21% value added tax (VAT) charged on accommodation in Argentina.
VAT on hotel stays and other accommodation will automatically
be refunded for international visitors who pay with a foreign credit card
or via bank transfer from a foreign bank.
The ellimination of VAT on accommodation charges, combined with
a favorable exchange rate, make visiting Buenos Aires more affordable.
The new VAT rule covers hotel stays and other forms of accommodations,
and includes VAT imposed on breakfast services if they are part of the cost
of lodging. Other hotel services are excluded and must be billed separately.
The rebate system is available to visitors who can prove with a valid
passport or identification card that they live abroad, and who pay for their
accommodation with a non-Argentine credit card or via bank transfer from
another country. The process is completed at the time of billing, with no
need for any extra paperwork.
THE BUENOS AIRES CONVENTION CENTER (CEC) New 5,000-capacity state-of-the-art convention centre with sustainable desgn.
A LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT The new Buenos Aires Convention Centre (CEC) opened in the Recoleta neighborhood in September 2017. One of the city's most important developments in recent years, its innovative architectural design offers versatile column-free exhibition spaces over three underground levels.
SUSTENTAINABILITY AS A PRIORITY With a total exhibition space of 18,000 m² and capacity for around 5,000 people, the centre boasts a plenary hall, auxiliary hall and a 1,600 m² lobby. Located between the University of Buenos Aires faculty of law and Parque Thays, close to numerous bus lines, parking spaces and a future underground rail station, the centre has excellent transport connections to the rest of Buenos Aires.
The center’s three underground levels allowed the preservation of surrounding green spaces and trees, while innovative design features include solar panels, a careful use of natural light to save energy, and the collection of rainwater for watering plants.