(Photo by J)
One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Construction of this regal building full of references to poet Dante Alighieri began in 1919 for what was to be the tallest structure in Latin America. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.
In the evening the talented flamenco dancer, Rafaela Carrasco, will be putting on a show at Parque Centenario at 8pm.
Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52
Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885
Avenida Díaz Vélez 5463
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An exhibition on the storefront windows of the historic La Estrella pharmacy is being displayed at the Museo de la Ciudad.
In the evening head to traditional cafe Los 36 Billares for a live tango show with dancing staring at 9pm.
Museo de la Ciudad
Defensa 223, San Telmo
Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm
Los 36 Billares
Av. De Mayo 1265, Downtown
(Photo by Valerie Everett)
A special exhibit of clothing and accessories related to weddings and family from 1870-1915 is being showcased at the Museo de Arte Hispano Americano Isaac Fernandez Blanco.
In the evening head to 878 bar in Palermo where renowned cocktail artist Tato Giovannoni will be preparing drinks thought the week.
Museo de Arte Hispano Americano
Suipacha 1422, Downtown
Thames 878, Palermo
(Photo by blmurch)
Explore the Tres de Febrero parks in Palermo. Between Av. Libertador and Lugones, and extending from Av. Casares in Palermo to La Pampa in Belgrano, this group of parks is composed of 25ha made up of 15 public parks and 21 private sport clubs and includes the “Rosedal”, an extensive rose garden, the Sivory Museum, the planetarium and the Japanese gardens.
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.
Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires
Soler 5862, Palermo
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Experiment with your senses at the Centro Cultural Konex where the temporary exhibit “Dialogo en la Oscuridad” will guide you through a series of recreated situations, such as shopping or traveling in a boat, in total darkness. The exhibit is held from 3pm-5.30pm
Afterwards stop for 5 o’clock tea at the stunning Las Violetas teahouse, which is just a few blocks away.
Also in the area is La Catedral where you can take an informal tango lesson at 7.30pm or at 9pm.
Centro Cultural Konex
Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.
Av. Rivadavia 3899, Abasto.
Sarmiento 4006, doorbell 5, Almagro
Saturday and Sunday
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Check out one of the documentaries at DocBsAs, the annual documentary festival. Program available here.
Sunday won’t offer much in terms of activities as it is Election Day, so it is a good chance to walk around the city to see architectural landmarks such as the Puente de la Mujer and the Cavannagh building. Restaurants will be open although alcohol will not be served on Saturday evening or Sunday.