5 Outdoor Activities to Celebrate Love in Buenos Aires

Valentine’s Day is coming up on Sunday and the sunny summer forecast is perfect for romance in the great outdoors. Below, find our pick of 5 outdoor activities to celebrate love in Buenos Aires.

Stroll The Botanical Gardens:

botanico

(Photo by Oscar Tello)

The Palermo centered Botanical Gardens are perfect for shady strolls and kissing under the trees. There are also fountains and sculptures that add ambience to one of the city’s most well loved green areas.

Visit The Palermo Rosedal:

roses

(Photo by Augusta C. Klug)

Also in Palermo is the famous Rosedal, full of blooming fragrant roses, a romantic bridge, an Andalusian patio, geese and paddle boats. You can also stop by the Sivory Museum which is right across the parks.

Explore The Tigre Delta:

ferris wheel

(Photo by Andrew Sorensen)

If you’re willing to head out a bit from the city center, the Tigre Delta is a unique place to explore where you can rent kayaks, go bird watching, enjoy some pampering at one of the spas and even take a ride on a Ferris Wheel in a cheesy amusement park or place bets at the casino.

Splurge in Puerto Madero:

puerto maderou

(Photo by Diego Torres Silvestre)

Puerto Madero is great for long lunches by the river, but also for sailing and walking. Check out the Puente de la Mujer, the Fragata Sarmiento Museum and the Ecological Reserve while you’re in the area.

Join a Fun Tour:

horsies

(Photo by Omar Eduardo)

There are plenty of tours to do in Buenos Aires that will let you get to know the city better. Try a photography tour with Foto Ruta to bond with your significant other while taking pictures, or go horseback riding with Caballos a la par for a rural valentine’s experience.

Also remember that UCO Restaurant will offer a special tasting menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Stop by Museo Casa Carlos Gardel and learn more about the influential tango composer. Later on stay for the live tango concert starting at 6.30pm. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto.

Bjork will be playing the second of five shows where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 6th, 9th, 12th, and 15 of April she will play intimate concerts at the Centro de Exposiciones and on the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Sonic Youth front man, Thurston Moore, will be presenting his new solo album ¨Demolished Thoughts¨ at Niceto Club where he will share the stage with Kurt Vile and The Violators. Tickets here.

Tuesday

(Photo by Mrs. Logic)

Stop by Centro Cultural Konex for a unique experience in the dark. Dialogo en la Oscuridad is an international exhibit where the senses are rediscovered.  The public is guided in absolute darkness through different scenarios and learns to perceive everyday life in a different way.  Open Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

The legendary alternative nineties rock band, Jane´s Addiction, returns to the city to present their new album, “The Great Escape Artist”, and a selection of the band’s classics.  Tickets here. Av. Federico Lacroze 3455, Colegiales.

Sonic Youth front man, Thurston Moore, will be presenting his new solo album ¨Demolished Thoughts¨ at Niceto Club where he will share the stage with Kurt Vile and The Violators. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Carlos Marzano)

From 11am-midday there will be a guided tour of the Lucien Hauman Botanical Gardens, which belong the the Buenos Aires agronomy university . To attend the tour you must sign up in advance at visitasguiadas@agro.uba.ar or call 4524-4008. Av. San Martín 4453, Agronomia.

In the evening stop by Ill Ballo del Mattone in Palermo for some homemade pasta and live jazz at 8pm. Gorriti 5950, Palermo.

Starting at 8.30pm Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna will present a concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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One of the most popular cultural events in Buenos Aires is the annual international independent film festival (¨Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente¨BAFICI). Presenting over four hundred films by a great variety of both local and international directors, the festival is a cultural melting-pot with something for everyone. Check out the program and buy tickets here.

For a unique evening, book your place at 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.

Bjork will be playing the third of five shows where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 6th, 9th, 12th, and 15 of April she will play intimate concerts at the centro de exposiciones and on the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Friday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta is presenting a new exhibit ¨Claridad, la vanguardia en lucha¨, showcasing Argentine art from the 20´s-40´s depicting different social and political aspects that the country was going through at the time. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening don´t miss the festive Bubamara party being held at Salon Real on Friday. Balkan music and lots of upbeat dancing are on the menu! JD Peron 1391, downtown.

Saturday and Sunday

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One of the most popular cultural events in Buenos Aires is the annual international independent film festival (¨Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente¨ BAFICI). Presenting over four hundred films by a great variety of both local and international directors, the festival is a cultural melting pot with something for everyone. Check out the program and buy tickets here.

The Buenos Aires International Folklore Festival takes place annually in La Plata and is a great place for music enthusiasts to become acquainted with a part of the local identity through the native culture. More information here.

On Sunday, starting at 11am, there will be a free concert at the Teatro Colón  featuring Camerata Bariloche performing Vivaldi, Haydn, and Dvoràk.

This week in Buenos Aires

Monday:

The Museo Carlos Gardel is a great place to go to  find out more about the tango legend. A temporary exhibition of Mercedes Simone, one of tangos most important female voices, is being hosted.  Additionally the museum offers live music on Mondays at 6.30pm. 

In the evening  Morcheeba is presenting their new album at Estadio Luna Park at 9.30pm.

Jean Jaurés 735, Almagro
4964-2015/2071
Opening hours:  Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm. Tuesdays closed.

Estadio Luna Park
Bouchard 465, Centro, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
 5279-5279 
Mail: info@lunapark.com.ar 
Web: www.lunapark.com.ar
Tickets available at: http://lunapark.ticketportal.com.ar/eventperformances.asp?evt=287

Tuesday

For a magical view of Buenos Aires history take a tour of the “Zanjon de Granados,” a unique experience of urban archaeology and architecture. Later on in the evening have dinner at charming traditional “rotisería”  Miramar which offers typical Spanish influenced Argentine food.

El Zanjon de Granados:
Defensa 755, San Telmo
4361-3002
Tours: Mondays -Friday 10.30 am- 6pm
turismo@elzanjon.com

Miramar
San Juan 1999 Boedo ,
4304-4261 
Tue-Sun 12am-4pm- 8pm-1am

Wednesday

Visit the Evita museum for a closer look at one of Argentinas most controversial political figures.

In the evening at 9pm great opera singer Placido Domingo is offering a free show at the Obelisco.

Evita Museum
contacto@museoevita.org
Lafinur 2988 (1425) Buenos Aires
Tel-  4807 – 0306
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-7pm

Thursday

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. Thursdays are also the party night of the week and Club Niceto hosts their famous club 69 party.

Palacio Barolo
Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52

Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885 

info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar  

barolotours@gmail.com

Club Niceto
(+54 11) 4779 9396 / info@nicetoclub.com
Niceto Vega 5510 – C1414BFD – Palermo
Ciudad de Buenos Aires – Argentina
http://www.nicetoclub.com

Friday

Take a stroll down the Botanical Gardens and check out the temporary exhibit of underwater photography being hosted.

In the evening treat yourself to a special dinner at Pura Tierra where owner and chef Martín Molteni offers the best Argentine cuisine using carefully selected seasonal ingredients.

Botanical Gardens
Avenida Santa Fe
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(0)11 4831 4527

Pura Tierra   
3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano
4899 2007
Mon- Sat  8pm to closing

Saturday

“La noche en vela” is a Buenos Aires all nighter event inspired by Paris’s “Nuit Blanche.”  Free activities will be hosted from 7pm to 7am offering a unique experience of contemporary art, music, tango classes, contemporary dance, performances, 3d mapping on the recoleta cemetery and other fun surprises.
For more information on specific activities go to: http://www.nocheenvela.com.ar/

Sunday

After Saturday nights events, Sunday will be a day to get up late and go to Plaza Serrano to check out the independent designers exhibiting at the traditional weekend fair. Whilst your there, Oui Oui is a great tea house close by where you can stop for some well deserved treats!

Oui Oui
Nicaragua 6099, Palermo
5778-9614