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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PH: BeGreen_Studio

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 Actividades al aire libre para celebrar el amor en Buenos Aires

El domingo se festeja el Día de San Valentín y el pronóstico soleado promete un clima ideal para disfrutar afuera. Para la ocasión, seleccionamos cinco actividades al aire libre para celebrar el amor en Buenos Aires.

Paseo por el Jardín Botánico

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(Foto- Oscar Tello)

El Jardín Botánico en Palermo es uno de los lugares elegidos por las parejas para deambular de la mano bajo la sombra. Las fuentes y esculturas además ambientan este querido parque porteño.

Visita al Rosedal de Palermo

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(Foto- Augusta C. Klug)

Otro parque conocido en Palermo donde frecuentan los enamorados es el Rosedal. El perfume de sus rosas, el patio andaluz, y la posibilidad de alquilar barquitos a pedal, hacen que sea un clásico para tortolitos y gente en busca de amor.

Aventura en el delta del Tigre

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(Foto- Andrew Sorensen)

El Delta del Tigre, a las afueras de la ciudad, es un lugar único a explorar donde se pueden alquilar kayaks, hacer avistaje de aves, disfrutar de una tarde de spa, o incluso ir a un parque de diversiones o al casino a hacer apuestas.

Lujo en Puerto Madero

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(Foto- Diego Torres Silvestre)

Puerto Madero ofrece la opción de almorzar o cenar al lado del río, pero también de ir a navegar y caminar. Algunas atracciones de la zona incluyen el Puente de la Mujer, la Reserva Ecológica y el Museo Fragata Sarmiento.

Diversión en un tour temático

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(Foto- Omar Eduardo)

Una alternativa original para compartir en pareja es hacer un tour de fotografía con Foto Ruta, o sino, en las afueras de Buenos Aires, una cabalgata.

Recordamos que además UCO Restaurante ofrece un menú especial para celebrar el Día de los Enamorados.

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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(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:

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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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(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: 1st-7th of June

Monday

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(Photo by Roger Schultz)

Kick off the month at the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

In the evening, 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

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, at 8pm, Russian pianist Evgeni Kissin will be staging a live concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by LostInIN)

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.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

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(Photo by Helga Weber)

The biggest art fair of Latin America kicks off its four day marathon on Thursday promising for a weekend full of creative surprises. Find more information here.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra and Pipa Gao Hong as a soloist will be presenting Sang Keije’s Lovers’ Besieged, amongst other classical pieces at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

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, French film fans can catch a screening of Godard’s masterpiece Contempt at 7.30 and 10pm at the Teatro San Martín. Av. Corrientes 1530, Downtown.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Gerwin Sturm)

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

Throughout June, every Saturday at 10pm, renowned Argentine folklore and jazz artist, Luis Salinas, will be playing a live show at Torcuato Tasso. Defensa 1575, San Telmo.

Throughout the weekend, there will be an origami exhibit at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo. Av. Casares 2966, Palermo

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: 9th-14th of March

Monday

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(Photo by Ministerio de la Nación Argentina)

If you’re visiting the Obelisco and strolling down Corrientes Avenue, stop by the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación which is hosting a photography exhibit about the social problematic related to last World Cup in Brazil. Av. Corrientes 1543, downtown.

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also 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 Lee)

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

It’s Milonga Week in the city so check the out the schedule here, pick a time and a venue, and stop by Bolívar 466 in San Telmo from 2pm to 6pm to pick up your free tickets.

Wednesday

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(Photo by SpejoBlancoNegro)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes which is hosting a new exhibit featuring collages by Eduardo Stupía, texts by Ricardo Piglia and music by Luis Nacht until the 22nd of March. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

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(Photo by Parque de la Memoria-BsAs, Argentina)

The Ciudanza festival, featuring contemporary dance performances in urban settings, kicks off until Sunday!

Later on, catch an experimental performance combining theatre and poetry at the Teatro Colón starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by Nathan Ludwig)

Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. The tour ends at Post Bar where you can grab an icy beer and also purchase some urban art to take back home. 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.

And, if the street art tour left you hungry for more color, you can head to the Life in Color: World Largest Paint Party at Mandarine Park. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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

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.

On Saturday night, British DJ John Digweed will be in charge of setting the rhythm at Mandarine Park. Tickets here.

On Sunday, James Blunt will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

This Week: 26 May-1 June

Monday

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

There’s just one more day – today! – to get down to La Rural to check out the 23rd edition of arteBA. This year, photography has its own section – Photobooth – for the first time while other notable elements include U-TURN masterminded by Spanish curator Agustin Pérez Rubio. 90 pesos. Final day. La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Tuesday

Via Pain & Vin

Via Pain & Vin

 

Turn a glass of vino into something way more exciting and drop by Pain & Vin wine bar. This Palermo store-café-tasting room has a great selection from boutique Argentine producers, plus they speak great English to help you get the most from your choice. Take a Malbec home for later, or crack it open there and then. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

 

Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience created by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak is back for its second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations as you rove around the Tardis-like Konex, accompanied by a huge cast. Fun and fantastic. Four shows, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, also Sundays, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

 

Thursday

Via Masquecine

Via Masquecine

Did you know you can catch movies for free on Thursdays? The audiovisual district, better known as the north side of Palermo Hollywood, is screening once a week at El Dorrego. The month of May has been all about renowned director Pablo Trapero (he also directed Carancho) and today you can see Familia Rodante (2004). 7.30pm, Zapiola 50, Colegiales. Free.  

 

Friday

Via Foto-Ruta

Via Foto-Ruta

 

Feeling snap happy? Or simply want to improve your iPhone photo skills? FotoRuta‘s workshops let visitors (and residents!) take in Buenos Aires in a creative way, focusing on a particular theme in a certain neighbourhood. Check their site for more details.

 

Weekend

Via Bebop

Via Bebop

Nothing like some late-night blues to soothe the soul and The Honey Horns are here to do just that. The female brass trios comprising Paloma Sneh on tenor sax, Vanesa Harbek on trumpet and Marybeth Almendros on trombone, will get toes tapping and fingers clicking. Bebop Club, Moreno 364, Monserrat.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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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.

From 1pm-5pm there will be a Reiki marathon at the stunning Japanese gardens in Palermo. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

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 gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Wednesday

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The IV International Buenos Aires Circus Festival will host a variety of stunning circus acts from the 3-14th of May starting at midday. Find the full program here.

Later on 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 every day life in a different way.  Open Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

Thursday

(Photo by Humberto Terenziani)

The city will be abuzz with literary activity until the 7th of May at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities 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.

Friday

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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.

Don´t miss the chance to take part of the nocturnal tour of the ecological reserve behind Puerto Madero. Remember to book your place in advance! Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550, Puerto Madero 4893-1588/ 4893 -1597 interno 108. reserva_cs@buenosaires.gov.ar

Celebrity barman Fede Cuco will be preparing innovative concoctions at Fierro Hotel on Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the chance to try a Multiple Choice Crusta, Chicago Fizz, Barrel Aged Rob Roy and C&C. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Saturday and Sunday

Professional photographer Jocelyn Mandryk (who took Fierro’s latest photographs) and her associate Becky Hayes have taken tourist photography to a whole new level on their Saturday Foto Ruta tours.  What they propose is to get to know the city from another point of view, taking their travelers through off the beaten path locations and setting creative guidelines for the photographs so that they can explore the local colors and characters through the lens from a new perspective, finding what they normally wouldn’t on a typical tourist location. The Foto Ruta tour runs every Saturday from 2pm-6pm and costs 100 pesos. Upcoming locations are listed on the Foto Ruta webpage.

Celebrity barman Fede Cuco will be preparing innovative concoctions at Fierro Hotel on Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the chance to try a Multiple Choice Crusta, Chicago Fizz, Barrel Aged Rob Roy and C&C.  Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Electro fans will be joyously dancing on Saturday to the unique beats of Justice, John Digweed and the likes at the UMF electronic music festival taking place on Saturday and Costanera Sur. Tickets here.

Every Sunday until the 13th of May from 1pm-4pm there will be live tango music and milongas at the traditional Bar El Estaño 1880. Aristóbulo Del Valle 1100, La Boca