This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Retiro: This emblematic neighborhood which features the impressive retiro train station, the Torre Monumental, the beautiful Plaza San Martin with its Malvinas monument, and the deco Cavanah building, will charm architecture lovers.

In the evening go to La Cigale for drinks and some live acoustic music from 11pm onwards.

La Cigale,
25 de Mayo 597, downtown.
4893 2332.
Monday-Friday 6pm until late
Saturdays 9pm–4am.
Cash only. Happy hour until 10pm.

Tuesday

Teatro Colon: A synonym of magnificence, the Teatro Colón is one of the most beautiful and prestigious buildings of the city. Internationally recognized for its acoustics and architecture, this is a place to see and experience.  Tours of the theatre are available every day from 9am-3.45pm. We also recommend you see one of the productions being staged.

Later on, you can also check out one of the free music concerts offered by la Casa de la Cultura on Tuesdays.  Featuring tango singer Gladys Reccia this week.  Or for jazz lovers, the swing summit brings together some of Argentinas best jazz musicians at 9.30pm in Notorious.

Teatro Colon
Cerrito 628
4378-7100
http://www.teatrocolon.org.ar

La Casa de la Cultura,
Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Palermo.
4808 0553

Notorious
Callao 966
4813-6888

Wednesday

If want to learn how to make a proper Argentine asado, take a coking class with Teresita! Starting at 11 am, she will take you to the butcher shop to show you the different cuts, then guide you through the preparation of asado and empanadas, and afterwards, allow you to enjoy the meal! After you’ve taken a ‘siesta’ to recover from lunch, head to the Coliseo Theatre for the opening of the Ushuaia International Classical Music Festival featuring the Moscow Symphonica.

Cooking with Teresita
Spiro 456, Adrogue
4293-5992
http://try2cook.com/Argentina-Cookery-Course.html

Coliseo Theatre
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125
4814-3056
http://fundacioncoliseum.com.ar/

Thursday

One of the most beautiful places to do shopping in Buenos Aires is the upscale Galeria Pacifico, well worth visiting for its aesthetic and architectural appeal. You can ask for audio-guides at the information center on Mondays through Fridays from 11.30am-4.30pm. Later on you can check out a homage to the muralists of the Galeria by renowned artist Julio Le Park which is being exhibited at the Centro Cultural Borges.

Galeria Pacifico
Florida and Av. Cordoba
5555-5110

Centro Cultural Borges
Viamonte and San Martin
5555-5359

Friday

Art lovers should definitely take the Calle Arroyo tours offered every Wednesday and Friday from 3.30pm-5.00pm. The walk begins at the Spanish American Art Museum and takes you through antique stores, design houses, galleries and historic buildings.
Later on in the evening, an exiting alternative, is the acrobatic show “Tiempos que corren” starting at 9pm.

Calle Arroyo Tours: Ayres de Arte
Book in Advance
4327-0228
mifb.turismocultural@gmail.com.

Tiempos que corren
Polo Circo
Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay
Tickets: $30

Saturday

Sunny Saturdays are a great day to take a bike tour through the city. Bike your way through the lakes, the north side, the south side or the outskirts of the city and find out more about the city whilst enjoying the fresh air!

http://www.labicicletanaranja.com.ar/english/index_english.html

Sunday

Feria de matadors: This local traditional fair reopens this Sunday and displays local folklore, gaucho competitions and great typical food! We recommend you go before 1.30pm as that is when the music starts. To be on the safe side, we suggest you plan your transportation with the hotel beforehand as to get to the fair you must go through some of Buenos AIres less charming areas.


Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. de los Corrales (Mercado Nacional de Hacienda)

2 thoughts on “This Week in Buenos Aires

  1. Thank you for this wonderful resource. The pictures are lovely, and you inspire me to fly to Buenos Aires right now. This is a good site for planning a visit to this great city.

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