This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

 

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Purchase an online PDF of Buenos Aires Domes (U.S $3.99) from Endless Mile and go on a dome hunt to discover these local architectural landmarks and the city while you’re at it!

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, 4864-3200.

For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty. Av. Córdoba 3303, Almagro, 4963-0457.

Tuesday

 

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, visiting the cemetery or the MALBA, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta where x200mas, an art exhibit of predictions for the next 200 years, is being showcased. Junin 1930, Recoleta. 4803-1040

The impressive Colón Theatre will be staging the famous Le Corsair ballet, interpreted by the American Ballet Theatre starting at 8.30pm. Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

Wednesday

 

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La Manzana de las Luces is a block of historical buildings that housed the first public school, university and library. On this block is the San Ignacio church, the oldest in Buenos Aires. A mysterious set of tunnels, dating back to the 1700’s is another of this landmarks attractions that can be toured starting 3pm. Perú 272, San Telmo.

Later on head to hip bar Le Bar for great drinks and live music by Ven Fresca. Tucuman 422, Downtown. 5219-0858

Thursday

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The Lunfardo and Tango book fair in San Telmo, offers a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo and is the perfect chance to get to know this interesting aspect of the local culture better. Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

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. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

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Spend some time browsing books and sitting down for a read over coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid. The impressive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Av. Santa Fe 1860. 4813.6052

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere and some pre New Year fun! Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo, 4300 0201

Saturday and Sunday

 

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Book your place at one of the city restaurants for a memorable New Year Eve dinner. Some suggestions are HG Restaurant at the Fierro Hotel, which will be serving a special tasting menu, or the traditional Confiteria La Ideal, which will be offering a special tango show with dinner, a midnight toast and dancing.

On the 31st the stunning Palacio Barolo will be offering a nocturnal tour finishing at their lighthouse for a midnight toast under the light of fireworks. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

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