This Week in Buenos Aires


(Photo by Sheep”R”us)

Lovers of modern art should definitely include a visit to the MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art) in San Telmo. The museum, which reopened in December of 2010, exhibits one of the most important art collections in Argentina today.

In the evening  head to Gran Bar Danzon for their wine happy hour from 7pm-9pm.



Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo


Open: Mon-Fri 12-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm


Gran Bar Danzon

Libertad 1161, Downtown




(Photo by malojavio. El Saucejo)

Visit a hatter for a unique fitting, have a traditional barber shop haircut and shave and finish up with a Cuban cigar and a whisky on Landing Pad BA’s original Gentleman Tour.

Meanwhile, the ladies can explore the Palermo area , which is full of small cafes, great and unexpected stores by independent designers, and contemporary art galleries. More on shopping in BA here.

In the evening don’t miss the experimental composer and pianist, Philip Glass, who graces the Coliseum Theatre’s stage at 9pm. Tickets here.


Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, downtown

4816 3789



(Photo by Filo.mena)

Take a Fileteado Porteño Tour and discover the typical style of painting associated with Buenos Aires. The tour starts at 1.30pm in the Abasto area and moves to San Telmo either by bikes or public transport. It includes a snack in San Telmo and gives you the chance to try out the technique yourself! More information here.

In the evening starting 9pm, the Recoleta Cultural Center is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders.


Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junin 1930, Recoleta




(Photo by quacktaculous)

Head to the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larrtea for an interesting peek at indigenous art being exhibited temporarily until the 11th of October.

Later on Book your place for the Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine sommelier association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno.  Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

Marianne Faithfull and guitarist Marc Ribot will be presenting a special acoustic show at the Coliseum Theatre as part of the Horses and High Heels Tour. Tickets here. 


Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta

Juramento 2291, Belgrano


Open: Mon-Fri 1pm-7pm and Sat 10am-8pm


Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo



Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, downtown

4816 3789



(photo by longhorndave)

Take a day trip to the local bakery, butcher shop and market where Teresita will show you all the traditional foods and ingredients. Afterwards go back to her home and learnt to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4-course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresita’s culinary tour here.

In the evening don’t miss the chance to see Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at the stunning Colón Theatre.


Teatro Colón

Cerrito 628, Downtown

4378 7100


Saturday & Sunday

(Photo by Zofie)

FIBA VIII Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires:  24th September- 8th of October . The international theatre festival brings the best-staged performances from around the globe. Program and tickets here.

Shishu (Japanese embroidery) exhibit at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Caseres.

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