This Week in Buenos Aires


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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.

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. Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro. 4963-0457.



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Lots of Mexican themed activities will be held in Buenos Aires throughout the summer. Amongst them is the exhibit on Mexican deities and rituals “Dioses, ritos y oficios” being held at Fundación Proa in La Boca. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca. 4104-1000.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing



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Whilst visiting the Casa Rosada (govt. Headquarters) area, don’t forget to stop by the Casa del Bicentenario where a special exhibit on Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa is being displayed. Riobamba 985, downtown. 4813-0301

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.



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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!

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.



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Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

Later on don’t miss Fierro´s new happy hour special from 6pm-8pm where unique Argentine inspired cocktails (2 x 35pesos) and tapas (10 pesos) will be served in the restaurant and hotel garden. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

In the evening head to La Catedral in the Almagro area for a fun informal tango lesson starting at 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, doorbell 5, Almagro. 4342-4794.


Saturday and Sunday

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Don’t miss brunch at one of these recommended venues!

Head to the stunning new Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero, which is showcasing the centers opening Ernesto Neto exhibit, curated by the Tate Modern’s Jessica Morgan. Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero. 4010 9233.

Feria de Mataderos- Coordinate transport with the hotel and check out some of the popular local traditions at the Feria de Mataderos. Every Sunday at Lisandro de la Torre Avenue.

On Sunday Mayer Hawthorne will be presenting his combination of retro soul sounds with rap on his How Do You Do tour at La Trastienda. Tickets here.

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