Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaEnjoy dance and orchestra performances by popular artistes, at various venues across the city during the World Tango Festival. This week-long tango fiesta transforms the city into a performer's delight. Dance classes and workshops are held all over the city for those keen on learning the tango.
Viamonte 1479 11 A (Organisers), 1055 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4372 1587
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThe International Video-Dance Festival was started by Silvina Szperling in 1995. Many Latin American video-dance artists attend this festival to learn more about diverse dance videos. The event is held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Biblioteca Nacional every fall and is divided into different subjects, which include dance documentaries, video dance as an art form, live multimedia installations, and dances on screen. In addition, there are seminars, workshops and lectures relating to the video-dance genre.
Junín 1930; Calle Agüero 2502, Centro Cultural Recoleta; Biblioteca Nacional, 1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4811 3117
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaIn October every year, guitar artists come together in Buenos Aires to showcase their incredible talents. The festival is open to the public and participants need to apply at least six months in advance. Past acts include Maria Ulloa, Alberto Rojo and the famous Juan Manuel Anapios.
Avenida Corrientes 1530 - 7º Piso, C1193AAQ Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 15 5304 9453
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaLa Martina is one of the most important polo schools. However, it is not essential to be a polo enthusiast to be able to enjoy the 250 hectares of land or to visit the breeding site of polo ponies. Polo, paddle, tennis, swimming and horse riding are all practiced here and it is the chosen place for conferences and gatherings. On weekends, it is possible to assist some of the best polo training sessions and matches. The Club House is subdivided into La Martina, Lo de Paca and the Casita Española.
a 52 km de Capital Federal, Vicente Casares, 1808 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4765 0808
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaPart of parque 3 de febrero, the botanical gardens were designed by French architect Carlos Thays. The garden first opened it's doors to the public in 1898. Today it is the veritible green lung of the city, a place to relax and to forget that you are in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. Along with a wide collection of thriving plants you will find outdoor concerts, art exhibitions and various activities for children. Free guided tours are available on weekends at 10:30a; tours meet at the entrance on Santa Fe.
Av. Santa Fe 3951, Palermo, 1425 Capital Federal, Argentina
+54 11 48314527
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaBuilt in 1580 by Garay, this was the city's first fort. In 1882 after many modifications, an archway was constructed to unite twin structures. Today it is home to the administrative and government seats. The primary entrance is found on Avenida de Mayo. And the pink color paint, ordered by President Sarmiento in 1813, only remains on one side of the building. This building is truly an emblem of the Argentine aristocracies, including those of Peron and his famous wife, Evita.
Balcarce 50, 1064 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4344 3804
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThis monument was inaugurated on May 25th, 1811 to commemorate the May Revolution (1810). The master mason, Cañete, constructed a 15-meter (49-feet) tall obelisk of adobe bricks surrounded by railings. In 1856 the monument underwent some remodeling; bricks and plaster were added to increase its volume. A statue of a woman symbolizing the new Republic was also set atop it, while allegorical sculptures representing the arts, agriculture and sciences were positioned around the base. In 1884, new land development projects called for the monument to be relocated to its present site.
Avenida de Mayo 800 - Plaza de Mayo, 1084 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4312 2232
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThis ever-popular brewpub puts a modern twist on a typical brewery's image. Every seat and stool is occupied from open to close nearly every night, and it's not hard to see why: Antares is the home of seven locally brewed beers on tap and bottles of countless other domestics and imports. Order a pint of your future favorite brew or forget the stress of choosing the right one; relax with a sample of all seven at once! With a complete menu offering smaller bites and full meals, Antares is the perfect place for a night out with friends, and to see who else is drinking what! - Claire Pelletreau
Armenia 1447, (between Cabrera & Gorriti), Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4833 9611
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaOpera Pampa is a colorful and unique show depicting the epic history of Argentina from the times of Spanish conquest to the beginning of the past century. It features over 50 dancers and horsemen onstage, stunning light effects and there's even room for some fireworks. But it's the carefully choreographed dances certainly steal the show. Afterwards you can stay for a tasty old fashioned asado (salted beef grilled using charcoal) or buy traditional goods at the gift shop. Making a reservation is strongly recommended. Warning: Some of the scenes regarding Indian history might be pretty sad and violent for small children. Call to know the open hours
2704 Sarmiento Avenida, C1425FGN Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4777 5557
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThis Catholic cathedral was finished in 1862, when the facade and the imposing Corinthian columns of the pronaos at the entrance were completed. The remains of the Great Liberator General José de San Martín rest in a guarded mausoleum, flanked by three statues representing Liberty, Commerce and Labour along with seals of the nation's neighbouring countries. Its renaissance elements include the tiled dome and the architectural floor plan of a Latin cross, comprised of three naves, divided by pilasters and interconnected chapels. Paintings and sculptures of European artists from the 18th century and the baroque Altarpiece from Alto Peru are highlights.
San Martín 27, 1004 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4331 2845 / +54 11 4345 3369
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaOriginally owned by Governor Rosas, this park opened to the public in 1874. Visit the Jardín de los Poetas, with sculptures of famous writers such as Alfonsina Storni, Félix Amador, Paul Groussac and Enrique Larreta. Enjoy the Rosedal where the colorful roses are kept. Other features include pergolas, bridges, fountains, seats, street lamps and a magnificent array of sculptures. Many activities are available at the lake, including rowing and pedal boats. These woods are the preferred choice for local joggers and bicyclers. This park is also known as Parque 3 de febrero.
Avenues Del Libertador, Dorrego y Figueroa Alcorta, Palermo, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThe starting point for this walk is Plaza de Mayo, home to the nation's government house, Casa Rosada. Then, walk on to view the Old Cabildo museum and the Catedral Metropolitana. Close by is the beautiful old building of La Prensa newspaper and the Palacio Municipal. Take Bolívar street to see Iglesia de San Ignacio . Walk on via Moreno street to find the famous Manzana de las Luces where you can visit city's underground tunnels. For refreshment, stop at the legendary Café Tortoni.
Avenida de Mayo 800, 1084 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4312 2232
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaTemporarily closed for renovations.
Opened in 1989, the museum is set in what once was a cigarette factory. It features a façade made of English red brick and an enormous entrance door made of wood and iron. It houses a fine collection of modern art (with a Latin American slant) such as the panoramas of Pompeyo Audivert´s, and Luis Seoane´s graphic works, as well as some 1,500 art pieces among which are illustrations, scene sketches, photographs, and tapestries.
Avenida San Juan 350, 1147 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4361 1121
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThis Renaissance clock is set on a platform 35 meters (115 feet) high with four staircases to access the interior. Each entrance is adorned with an English Empire ornamental frieze. The four quadrants of the clock were built in English opal and above each quadrant are five bronze bells. Atop the tower is an octagonal dome that is covered with layered copper. A weather vane that represents an Elizabethan three-mast ship crowns the peak.
Avenida del Libertador General San Martín 100, 1101 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4312 2232
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThe fundamental intention is to present a precise panorama of modern culture in a context of quality and coherence. The visual arts, design and media are given a space here in the arena of the Galerías Pacífico without leaving aside the art of tango, photography or fine arts. Exhibits, auctions and international competitions are held here in this space named after the Argentine literary icon, Jorge Luis Borges. There are scheduled literary-café chats, music cycles and video projections. Julio Bocca's dance studio is housed here as well. There is a gift boutique, coffee shop and bookstore. Check their website for more details on upcoming performances and exhibitions.
Viamonte esquina San Martín, Galerías Pacífico, 1053 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 5555 5359
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaSince 2002, this museum offers a marvelous glimpse at the life of arguably the most remarkable woman in Argentinean history, Eva Duarte de Peron. Divided across thirteen exhibition rooms you'll find an amazing array of items that chronicle her journey from humble young actress to popular first lady committed to help the poor and destitute. Soothing ambient music and several interesting audiovisual displays (English subtitles are always available) help round out an enjoyable and inspirational experience. There is also a nice, comfy resto-bar inside the premises. Guided tours in English are available and highly recommended. Admission is $5.-Pablo Waldman
2988 Lafinur, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+ 54 11 4809 3168
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaOpened in 1896, the National Museum of Fine Arts has 32 exhibit halls with state of the art technology for both traditional and multimedia shows. Its permanent collection—the oldest piece dating from the 12th century—includes European masters such as Goya, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rodin and Bourdelle. Works by Argentine masters date from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Juan Carlos Castagnino and Benito Quinquela Martín. There is a library open to the public and workshops for art restoration and editing of audio-visuals. Admission is free.
Avenida del Libertador 1473, Recoleta, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4803 0802
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThis avenue is named after General Carlos María de Alvear, who had an outstanding performance in the heroic battle for freedom organized by General San Martín. Starting at the Plazoleta Carlos Pellegrini, it ends seven blocks away, where the Alvear memorial stands. Along the way you will view different residences and small palaces that survived town-planning changes. The most exclusive representatives of haute couture are on this avenue; merchants such as Versace, Nina Ricci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, as well as fine jewelries, shoe stores and leather garment stores line this street.
Avenida Alvear 1300, 1014 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+51 11 4312 2232
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaFounded in 2001 and started with just the permanent collection owned by its director, Eduardo Constantini, MALBA aims at promoting Latin American art in all its disciplines. Constantini donated to this post-modern gallery works of art that take us on a journey through the history of Spanish American art, from the beginning of its avant-garde movement at the turn of the century to the present. The collection is arranged in such a way to expose the similarities as well as the differences between the artists, other than in chronological order. There are workshops, children activities, temporary exhibitions and work experience for students. Own car park. Free admission.
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, C1425CLA Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4808 6500
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaLocated in what is sometimes called the microcentro or downtown area, this is one of the major tourist attractions in Buenos Aires. The street is closed to cars but that doesn't exactly make it easy to navigate. Spectators flood the long walkway in mass, passing by the innumerable shops, restaurants and arcades. In the evening the crowds die down and the street performers come out of the woodwork. Famous Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges used to live near here and reportedly enjoyed frequenting the street in the early morning hours. The famous strip starts at Avenida de Mayo and ends at Plaza San Martín.
Calle Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaInaugurated on May 25, 1908 with the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, its architecture reflects the Italian Renaissance. The elaborate plaster moldings, stained glass dome, sweeping staircase, sculpted busts with gold-leaf details, frescoes, French furnishings and gargantuan chandelier in the theater hall are some of the elements which create the unparalleled opulence. Despite much needed structural maintenance, the acoustics are difficult to surpass. Some 2500-theater goers experience some of the world's finest ballet along with the Colón's own Ballet Estable, Filarmónica symphony orchestra and opera during seasonal performances. Guided tours are available during the week by telephone, or through the website.
Cerrito 618, C1010AAN Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4378 7100 / +54 11 4378 7344
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThis cemetery was a church graveyard until 1882 when the Governor opened it to the general public and renamed it Cemetery of the North. Small, and situated on the city's most valuable land, its importance resides in the many illustrious people that rest here. One of the most visited tombstones is Eva Peron's. The majority of materials used in the construction of tombs between 1880 and 1930 were imported from Paris and Milan, and important sculptural works grace many of the tombs. Every Sunday there are free guided visits at 2:30p.
Junín 1760, Recoleta District, 1116 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4804 7040
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaMadero Spa, located in Hotel Madero, is an ideal location to relax after a hard day of travel. Give yourself up to the gentle and expert hands of the masseurs or and work on your tan at the solarium. The spa also offers complete fitness facilities and a swimming pool for customers to use. With Madero doing everything to pamper you, you have but to sit back and enjoy the beautiful views of the Puerto Madero docklands!
Rosario Vera Penaloza 360, Hotel Madero, Disque 2, 1107 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 5776 7777
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaUp until the epic restoration in 1994, the brick docks lining the old port of Buenos Aires remained abandoned. The area now thrives with modern residential and business lofts and offices, bars, restaurants, an eight-theater cinema complex, and a university while retaining the original English redbrick facades. The 15-block area runs over two kilometers (one mile) along the river bank dotted with fine dining, such as the Parolaccia di Mare. Two historic ships from the Argentine Armada, the Corbeta Uruguay and the Fragata Sarmiento, are moored along the walkway as floating naval museums.
Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 200, 1007 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4515 4600
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaThe Pestana Buesnos Aires Hotel is located in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina, within walking distance of the Colon Theatre and adjacent to the famous Obelisco monument. Santa Fe Avenue shops and restaurants stand two blocks from the hotel.The hotel on-site dining is offered at Il Moro Restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Tango Bar is located in the lobby and hosts happy hours. The business center offers fax, photocopying and printing services while events can be held in the hotel's several meeting rooms. Leisure amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness center.The hotel offers 133 air-conditioned guestrooms and suites equipped with amenities like cable TV, desks, and safe. Select accommodations feature sitting areas with upholstered chairs. Executive guestrooms and suites include spa tubs.
Carlos Pellegrini 877, C1009ABQ Buenos Aires, Argentina
00 54 11 5239 1000
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaAdorned with park side restaurants, cafes, and art galleries, Recoleta is one of the most fashionable and popular neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Tourists and locals alike are drawn in by the European-style architecture, outdoor street fairs on the weekends, and multitude of upscale boutiques and bars. Make sure to check out the beautiful and lavish Cementerio de la Recoleta, as well as the enormous Plaza Francia.
Avenida Del Libertador, (Plaza Francia), 1107 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Added Jul 31, 2009 by chocalocaAbasto de Buenos Aires is built on the framework of one of the most representative buildings in the city; Mercado del Abasto used to be, by the end of the 19th Century, the main supplier of fruits and vegetables in Buenos Aires. Such is the magnitude and originality of this building, that Albert Einstein himself - when visiting Buenos Aires - was overwhelmed by its design and civil engineering characteristics. The outer structure and art deco style of the former Mercado remained intact; a new lighting system was set in order to highlight the awesome arches in the external facades. Recycled, and re-established in 1998 as shopping mall, it is the biggest of its kind in Capital: it boasts over 120,000 square meters (1,000,000 square feet), four stories with more than 250 stores, a food area that hosts 1500 people, 12 movie theaters, a fun fair with a Fortune's wheel, and the Children's museum, unique in Latin America. Abasto Shopping Mall triggered the re-birth of El Abasto, one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Buenos Aires: the birthplace of tango, having Gardel among its dwellers. Also, the area witnessed the economic development of the city.
Avenida Corrientes 3247, 1193 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4959 3400
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