This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Andrea Schwartz)

Head to the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta. This Spanish Art Museum decorated as a Spanish renaissance palace and surrounded by a unique Spanish Muslim garden, was the home of author Enrique Larreta. His extensive collection of sculptures, paintings and furniture mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque periods can be appreciated in this ornamented historical landmark and there is also a temporary exhibit on the Tree of Life being showcased.  Juramento 2291, Belgrano, 4784-4040. Museum Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 1pm-7pm. Saturday from 10am-8pm.

Also in the area is the Museo Historico Sarmiento, which showcases relics and memorabilia of Argentina’s 7th president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, a very significant figure in the history of the country. Juramento 2180, Belgrano. 4781-2989. Museum Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm

In the evening head to Jazz and Pop for some live music starting at 9.30pm. Paraná 340, Downtown. 4372-2302

Tuesday

(Photo by Julian Rod)

A special exhibit of records and music scores is being displayed at the Museo Casa Carlos Gardel until February. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto. 4964-2015.

Later on head to the Centro Cultural Konex for a unique experience of the senses at the Dialogo en la Oscuridad exhibit in which the audience is guided through a series of recreated situations, such as shopping or traveling in a boat, in total darkness. You can also stay for the after office and wine tasting in the dark afterwards.  Opening hours from 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

Wednesday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

After weeks of sunshine and hot hot weather the rain is finally forecasted to come on Wednesday. Some original rainy day activities are suggested here, otherwise head to the stunning Colón Theatre for a tour of the gorgeous premises. Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

In the evening stop by the traditional cafe Los 36 Billares where you can play some pool matches and watch Valeria Cotado present her tango and folklore show at 9pm for 40 pesos. Av. De Mayo 1265, Downtown.  4381-5696

Thursday

(Photo by Gabriela Sellart)

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. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

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

(Photo by blmurch)

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 learn to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4-course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresita’s culinary tour here.

In the evening head to Centro Cultural Konex for the Plop party featuring theatrics, quirky entertainment and a lot of dancing! Sarmiento 3131, Almagro.  864-3200.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by jvc)

U.K. singer and songwriter James Blunt will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium this Saturday at 9.30pm. Tickets available here. 

Feria de San Telmo: Don’t miss the famous antiques fair in San Telmo every Sunday at Plaza Dorrego on Defensa and Humberto 1.

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