Buenos Aires Valentine Day Options to Indulge your Senses

Valentine’s Day is coming up this Tuesday and Buenos Aires is the perfect city for romance! Below, our suggestions for you to splurge, delight in and explore with your lover, or to spark up a conversation with someone new.

Sight

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PH: Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina

For an alternative Valentine’s date, take a Foto Ruta Photography Tour and discover the city together while capturing snapshots on the way!

If you’re into art, or even if you’re not, stop by the MNBA (National Fine Arts Museum) in the French Style Recoleta neighborhood and find as many love stories as you can in the artworks. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta

Sound

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PH: Kevin Dooley

For those that don’t feel like slow dancing but feel like dancing anyway, don’t miss the La Grande orchestra that kicks off its 2017  repertoire this Tuesday alongside Villa Diamante at 8pm. Santos 4040, Villa Crespo 

Those who want to jazz up the evening can stop by Bebop Club in San Telmo which will be hosting a Woody Allen jazz night from 9pm onwards. Moreno 364, San Telmo. 

Smell

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PH: Philip Edmondson

To indulge in the sense of smell, stop by Fueguia, a unique perfume lab where you can sample unique scents and maybe pick out a perfume for your beloved. Av. Alvear 1680, Recoleta. 

Wine is both an indulgence for the nose and for the palate, plus it’s a great for a date. Stop by the Gran Bar Danzón wine bar, or head to Bar du Marché‘s new venue in Nicaragua 6002 in Palermo which will open on Monday the 13th. Otherwise, ask one of the UCO som’s to guide you through the restaurant’s great wine list!

Taste

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At UCO you can also pamper your significant other with a special Valentine’s Tasting Menu which is bound to be better than love itself. Book in advance! Soler 5862, Palermo

You can also kill two birds with one stone at Florería Atlántico which is both a flower shop and a great dining spot! Arroyo 972, Retiro

Touch

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If you want to get away for the day, head to the Delta Eco Spa in Tigre where you can explore a unique location plus get a massage. Río Carapachay 605, Tigre

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:

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(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:

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(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:

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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:

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(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:

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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.

Buenos Aires Agenda: February/Febrero 2016

EVENTS/ EVENTOS

Carnaval: From the 6th to the 9th of February Carnaval festivities take place throughout the country. In Buenos Aires, throughout the month, you can catch a typical murga, a drum dance that takes place on the streets of different neighborhoods (find the full schedule of 2016 murgas here). You can also head to La Bomba del Tiempo carnaval party at midnight on the 8th of February (tickets here).

Carnaval: Del 6 al 9 de febrero se festeja carnaval en todo el país. En las calles de Buenos Aires, a lo largo del mes se llevarán a cabo danzas percusivas llamadas Murgas (aquí el programa completo de murgas del 2016). La Bomba del Tiempo también organiza una fiesta de carnaval a la medianoche del 8 de febrero (entradas aquí). 

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(Photo by Dan Masa)

Valentine’s Day: Another February event is the day destined for lovers, on the 14th. Make sure to book restaurants in advance. Check out UCO’s great Valentine’s Day menu which will be served at Fierro Hotel here.

Día de San Valentín: El 14 de febrero se festeja el Día de San Valentín o Día de los Enamorados. Es importante reservar en restaurantes con anticipación. UCO Restaurant ofrece un menú especial de San Valentín en Fierro Hotel.

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(Photo by Daniel Greene)

Colón Theatre Summer Festival: The Colón Theatre will be holding its first summer festival with some free outdoor concerts and also, a special opera production of Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright with the collaboration of Cindy Sherman. Find the full program here.

Festival de verano del Teatro Colón: El Teatro Colón ofrece su primer festival de verano con algunos conciertos gratuitos al aire libre, y también con Prima Donna,una opera especial en la que colaboran Rufus Wainwright y Cindy Sherman. El programa se puede encontrar aquí

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(Photo by Pedro Paulo Palazzo)

ART EXHIBITS/ MUESTRAS DE ARTE

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(Photo by Dean Hochman)

MALBA

La Era Metabólica- Video art. Until the 8th of February.

Francis Alÿs- A Story of Negotiation. Until the 15th of February.

La Era Metabólica- Video arte. Hasta el 8 de febrero.

Francis Alÿs- Historia de una negociación. Hasta el 15 de febrero.

MAMBA

Marta Minujín- La Menesunda. Until de 28th of February when the museum closes for maintenance for two weeks.

Marta Minujín- La Menesunda.  La muestra permanece abierta al público hasta el 28 de febrero ya que luego, el museo cierra para realizar tareas de mantenimiento hasta mediados de marzo.

MNBA

Roberto Plate retrospective- Buenos Aires-Paris- Buenos Aires

Roberto Plate retrospectiva- Buenos Aires-Paris- Buenos Aires

Fundación PROA

Jeremy Deller- The infinately variable ideal of the popular

Maximiliano Bellman/ Cristian Espinoza/ Cristian Martínez- The invention of freedom

Forensic Architecture- Forensis

Jeremy Deller- El ideal infinitamente variable de lo popular.

Maximiliano Bellman/ Cristian Espinoza/ Cristian Martínez- La invención de la libertad

Forensic Architecture- Forensis

CONCERTS /RECITALES

The Rolling Stones will be staging a live show at the Estadio Único de La Plata on the 7th, 10th and 13th of February. Tickets here.

Los Rolling Stones se presentan en vivo en el Estadio Único de La Plata el 7, 10 y 13 de febrero. Entradas aquí. 

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(Photo by aka Francois aka Mister Pink)

Manu Chao will be playing a live concert in the coast of Buenos Aires at the Polideportivo Municipal de Mar del Plata. Tickets here.

Manu Chao se presenta en vivo en la costa de Buenos Aires en el Polideportivo Municipal de Mar del Plata. Entradas aquí

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(Photo by Dave Lichterman)

This Week: 23rd Feb- 1st March 2015

Monday

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(A  Midsummer Night’s Dream, Photo Cesar Ojeda)

The Shakespeare Festival is taking place until the 28th of February featuring plays, films, Shakespeare walks and bike rides. More information here.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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Take a City Sailing tour and get to know Buenos Aires from atop a sail boat! More information here.

Tuesday evenings at BASA bar include great drinks and music by renowned local DJ Nico Cota from 9.30pm onwards. Basavilbaso 1328, downtown.

Wednesday

Stop by the Museo de Arte Moderno in San Telmo where a must-see exhibition of Leon Ferrari’s works is being showcased. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.

In the evening, head to Boris Club de Jazz and catch a live concert by Barbarita Palacios and Paloma del Cerro starting at 9.30pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

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(Photo by José María Perez Nuñez)

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.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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(Photo by Rick Powell)

Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. More information here.

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well!

Last chance to experience Carnaval festivities on Saturday. Stop by Darwin between Gorriti and Cabrera in Palermo between 7pm and 2am and experience the fun!

Juana Molina will be staging a live show at Centro Cultural Konex starting at 8pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

The Sivory Museum, next to the  Palermo Rosedal offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

This Week: 9th-15th of Feb.

Monday

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(Photo by UCL Institute of Education)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, British singer-songwriter Albert Hammond will be staging a live show at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.  Av. Corrientes 860, downtown.

Wednesday

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One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place at 4, 5 and 6pm and evening guided tours at 8pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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Stop by the Museo de Arte Moderno in San Telmo where a must-see exhibition of Leon Ferrari’s works is being showcased. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Later on, stop by for a sip of something worth tasting at the monthly Come Wine With Us event taking place from 7pm to 1am at Veggies & Co. in Palermo. Arevalo 2926, Palermo.

Friday

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If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not vegetarian, chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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It’s Valentines Day on Saturday and what better way to show your love than to treat your significant other to a mouth-watering brunch? Book your place at UCO, Fierro’s fantastic restaurant and kick off the day with a glass of champagne, delicious food and great company in the lush green garden. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

You can also head to Puerto Madero to lip-lock and put a love-lock on the Puente de la Mujer. Later on at 9pm, stop by the nearby La Munich and catch an outdoor screening of a Buster Keaton film. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Or, if you’re looking for something less one on one and more party-like, join the Palermo Pub Crawl starting at 10pm. More information here. 

If you’re still feeling romantic on Sunday, stop by La Munich at 6pm where you can enjoy something to sip on and live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

This Week: 2nd-8th of February 2015

Monday

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(Photo by Leandro Martinez)

The weather is perfect for a stroll down Puerto Madero, and, if you’re here with your sweetheart, you can leave your love-lock at the Puente de la Mujer.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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(Photo by Matias Dutto)

The Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta has recently reopened and is featuring an exhibit of photographs regarding the marriage of children. The museum’s permanent collection is also well worth visiting, and their courtyard café- Croque Madame is the perfect spot for a pick-me-up coffee and a pastry. Av. Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

Later on, starting at 9pm, chill out with some reggae music at Guapa Bar. Costa Rica 4933, Palermo.

Wednesday

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(Photo by UCL Institute of Education)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni’s stunning work which deals with traditional Porteño topics such as tango, immigration, poverty and hope in a unique and uplifting way. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

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.

In the evening, stop by the free folklore concert by Marían Farías Gómez, and Inés Rinaldi at the Parque Centenario. Av. Angel Gallardo and Leopoldo Marechal, Caballito.

The Rock BA Fest kicks off and will be taking place throughout the weekend at Parque de la Ciudad.

Friday

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(Photo by Nicolás Santiago Romero)

Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. More information here.

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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

This Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm, the circus gets electronic participation from DJs and VJs at Buenos Aires Polo Circo.Combate de los Pozos 1700, Downtown.

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

February 2014 in Buenos Aires

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The city picks up  pace in February as the flock of sea-side goers return from their holidays, lovers smooch in the parks on Valentine’s Day while demons and dancers take a hold of the streets for carnival season. Below, some of the activities and concerts that will be taking place.

Verano en la ciudad: Free outdoor cultural events take place during the months of January and February in different city parks. Some of the programmed activities include drive-in cinema, theatre, live music, poetry readings and more. Check out the full program here.

Carnival 2014:  Starting Saturday, 1 February 1st, expect loud drums and colorful costumes around different city neighborhoods as the murgas hit the streets in February. More information here.

Shakespeare Festival: From the 8th to the 15th,  the city gets medieval with this festival that celebrates one of the most renowned playwrights in history. Theatre is, of course, one of the highlights, but the festival also includes live music, the recreation of a medieval village, film screenings and a special bicycle adventure. More information here.

Ultra Buenos Aires: The yearly electronic music festival will be taking place in February in Costanera Sur. This year’s line-up includes DJs Tiësto, Hardwell, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero. Tickets here.

22 February: Rod Stewart will be staging a live show at GEBA. Tickets here.

22 February: Charly Garcia at the Colón Theatre: Legendary Argentine rock star Charly will be presenting a unique show at the Colón Theatre on 22 February. Tickets here.