This Week: 29th of June- 5th of July

Monday

la giralda

(Photo by jennifer yin)

A rainy winter forecast makes for the perfect chance to browse through books at the Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

In the afternoon, stop for some churros with dulce de leche at La Giralda or for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

vic

(Photo by Paradasos)

Renowned artist Vic Muniz, who makes art from food and other unlikely materials, will be showcasing his work in the Retiro area at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero until the 14th of September. Av. Antartida Argentina 1355, downtown.

At 8.30pm, the Argentine football team will be playing the semi-final round of the copa América against Paraguay.

At 9pm, don’t miss the free concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional that will be interpreting pieces of Russian classical music at the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Two tickets per person will be handed out on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the function. Bouchard 350, Downtown.

Wednesday

cocktail

(Photo by Edson Hong)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 

Thursday

door

(Photo by chany crystal)

Check out the MALBA’s two new exhibits, one of controversial Argentine artist Rogelio Poleccelo, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict important historical events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, call up to book your place at Colegiales based closed door restaurant Treinta Sillas and sample a flavorful meal paired with delicious wines. 4492-7046

Friday

steak

(Photo by Nic Taylor)

Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

In the evening, at 7pm, the Festival Piano Piano kicks off at the Centro Cultural Kirchner with performances by Hernán Jacinto and Danilo Pérez. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday at 5pm, head to the Punte de la Mujer in Puerto Madero, dressed in white and with a mirror, to participate in an artistic performance by renowned Argentine artist Marta Minujín.

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

The Tango Festival and World Championship finals are taking place on the 26th and 27th of August. Check out the program here.

One Table is back! The city’s top Monday event is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by femuruy)

Start the week by browsing books and sitting down for a read over coffee at the stunning Atenéo Grand Splendid. The impressive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Av. Santa Fe 1860. 4813 6052.

The Tango Festival and World Championship finals are taking place on the 26th and 27th of August. Check out the program here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Jose Téllez)

Fundación PROA is showcasing a new exhibit that features images of Buenos Aires as seen through different artists eyes.  Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

For some live music later on, head to Boris Club de Jazz, where Pipi Piazzolla  (Astor Piazzollas grandson) will be playing at 9.30pm. Tickets here.

Thursday

Temperature should be going up from Thursday onwards, and visiting the Palermo parks is a great way of enjoying outdoor BA!

Book your place with the Argentine Experience for a wine cocktail class and dinner in the evening and meet other fellow travelers whilst sampling the best of the local culture.

Friday

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 monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

Later on, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Sunday at 5pm, the Colón Theatre will inaugurate the Don Quixote ballet at 5pm.  Tickets here.

 

Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires

(Photo by Bud_Spencer)

Most visitors that come to Buenos Aires have a couple of must do´s on their list, and eating meat at a traditional parrilla is definitely on the top of it. Of course there are a lot of great spots to do this, and many to recommend, but for those looking for a full parrilla experience, the Parrilla Tour is mandatory.

There are two versions of this carnivorous adventure; one takes place in the San Telmo neighborhood, the other in Palermo. Both include stops at three different neighborhood parrillas of different styles, and a grand finale at an ice-cream parlor (newcomers to Argentina may not know it yet, but Argentine ice-cream is the best.) The guides have interesting information about Argie cuisine and culture, and also make sure to recommend the top cuts.

Both tours last approximately three hours. The Palermo tour takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays and the San Telmo tour takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Advanced booking is required and can be done at 155 808 9687 or by email to info@parrillatour.com.

We Recommend: Don Julio, Traditional Parrilla

Meat eating whilst you’re visiting Buenos Aires is probably on your plans (unless you’re a vegetarian in which case check Inside Buenos Aires next week for veggie sugestions) and there is no place like a traditional parrilla to do it. Don Julio, in Palermo, is just that; a relaxed homey environment, good wine but most of all a great place to satiate your inner carnivore.  Their specialty is Cuadril (rump steak) but we suggest you try Entraña (skirt steak), Vacio (Flank steak), and Bife de chorizo (Sirloin) and of course the Achuras, like chorizo,  morcilla (blood sausage), molleja (sweet breads), riñon (kidney) and chinchulines (intestines) which are mandatory for a proper Parilla experience! For dessert, flan con dulce de leche is a clasic.

Guatemala 4691, Palermo

4831-9564

Open every day for lunch and dinner

How to order meat and coffee