This Week in Buenos Aires

As April comes to an end, autumn continues to settle in, inviting us to stop by cafes to warm up the late afternoon with submarines and pastries. Book lovers can continue to visit the international book fair, to buy books, or attend conferences and by the end of the week the international circus festival infuses the city with some fun and games.



If your planning to visit the city center to see the obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum.

For a great gourmet lunch in the nearby area head to Restó, just 5 blocks away from the Palace.

In the evening, head to the playful AcaBar in Palermo for a great time in a lively and vaudevillesque atmosphere where you can play board games and choose one of their carefully prepared drinks.

Palace of Running Waters

Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104



Montevideo 938

Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12-3pm,  Thur-Fri 12-3pm and 8-11pm


Cash only


Honduras 5733, Palermo Viejo




A visit to the ethnografic museum is a great way to learn more about the countries indigenous indentity and ethnic background. Currently the museum is hosting a photography exhibition of the indigenas towns from El Chaco, a collection of exotic objects from different cultures, an interesting exhibition on the indigenas from Tierra del Fuego and their conflict with European travelers, and an exhibit on the 4000 years of history in the northwest Argentina.

For some great food close by try the French cuisine at Brasserie Petanque, or for some coffee and pastries head to the close by Chile and Bolivar streets and sit down at Bar la Poesia or Cafe Del Amanecer.

In the evening go to Miloca to enjoy some drinks in the bars garden or terraces.

Ethnographic Museum

Moreno 350, San Telmo

Telephone: (54-11) 4345-8196/97

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pmsábados y domingos de 15 a 19 hs

Brasserie Petanque

Defensa 596, San Telmo

Tel: 4342-7930

Bar La Poesia

Chile 502, San Telmo

Tel: 4300-7340

Cafe Del Amanecer

Chile 561, San Telmo

Tel: +54 (11) 43618308


Niceto Vega  5189, Palermo



Take a Fileteado Porteño Tour and discover the typical style of painting associated with Buenos Aires. The tour starts at 1.30pm in the Abasto area and moves to San Telmo either by bikes or public transport. It includes a snack in San Telmo and gives you the chance to try out the technique yourself!

In the evening check out Le Bar, an artistic space with great lighting and design offering live concerts on Wednesdays.

Fileteado Porteño Tour

Reservation required in advance

Le Bar

Tucuman 422, downtown.



 Check out the national art funds new acquisitions in their exhibit at the Casa de la Cultura which is also exhibiting a collection from award winning local artisans work including carving, pottery,  and other  crafts

In the evening, at 8.30 pm, head to the Teatro El Cubo in the Abasto areas for La Musa del Capricho, a creative dance show which fuses dance, song, tango and theatre. 6 Blocks away from the theatre is Los Cocos, a great traditional pizza place with a great ambiance, also close by is Cafe El Banderin, a lovely cafe/bar surrounded by flags of all the national football teams.

Casa de la Cultura

Av. de Mayo 575, Subsuelo

or Av. Rivadavia 576

Te. 4323-9669

Exhibition opening hours Tue-Sun 3pm-6pm

Teatro El Cubo

Zelaya 3053 Parallel to Lavalle and between Jean Jaures and Anchorena


Los Cocos

Av Córdoba 3303

Tel: 4963-0457

Cafe El Banderin

Guardia Vieja 3601



Visit the Museum of Spanish American Art and find out what life was like during the Colonial times. Afterwards head to the picturesque atelier of Gato Regazzoni where photographer Luis Abadi will be exhibiting portraits of ‘porteños.´

Later on at night check out Baila! at Centro Cultural Konex, a dance show featuring music, dance, percussion and theatre.

Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

Suipacha 1422


Opening Hours: Tue- Fri 2pm-7pm Weekends and holidays 11am-7pm

Atelier Gato Regazzoni

Av. Libertador 405 (next to the train tracks)

Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Tel: 4864-3200

Saturday and Sunday

Check out some of the international circus shows being hosted at the festival Polo Circo! More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires


Retiro: This emblematic neighborhood which features the impressive retiro train station, the Torre Monumental, the beautiful Plaza San Martin with its Malvinas monument, and the deco Cavanah building, will charm architecture lovers.

In the evening go to La Cigale for drinks and some live acoustic music from 11pm onwards.

La Cigale,
25 de Mayo 597, downtown.
4893 2332.
Monday-Friday 6pm until late
Saturdays 9pm–4am.
Cash only. Happy hour until 10pm.


Teatro Colon: A synonym of magnificence, the Teatro Colón is one of the most beautiful and prestigious buildings of the city. Internationally recognized for its acoustics and architecture, this is a place to see and experience.  Tours of the theatre are available every day from 9am-3.45pm. We also recommend you see one of the productions being staged.

Later on, you can also check out one of the free music concerts offered by la Casa de la Cultura on Tuesdays.  Featuring tango singer Gladys Reccia this week.  Or for jazz lovers, the swing summit brings together some of Argentinas best jazz musicians at 9.30pm in Notorious.

Teatro Colon
Cerrito 628

La Casa de la Cultura,
Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Palermo.
4808 0553

Callao 966


If want to learn how to make a proper Argentine asado, take a coking class with Teresita! Starting at 11 am, she will take you to the butcher shop to show you the different cuts, then guide you through the preparation of asado and empanadas, and afterwards, allow you to enjoy the meal! After you’ve taken a ‘siesta’ to recover from lunch, head to the Coliseo Theatre for the opening of the Ushuaia International Classical Music Festival featuring the Moscow Symphonica.

Cooking with Teresita
Spiro 456, Adrogue

Coliseo Theatre
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125


One of the most beautiful places to do shopping in Buenos Aires is the upscale Galeria Pacifico, well worth visiting for its aesthetic and architectural appeal. You can ask for audio-guides at the information center on Mondays through Fridays from 11.30am-4.30pm. Later on you can check out a homage to the muralists of the Galeria by renowned artist Julio Le Park which is being exhibited at the Centro Cultural Borges.

Galeria Pacifico
Florida and Av. Cordoba

Centro Cultural Borges
Viamonte and San Martin


Art lovers should definitely take the Calle Arroyo tours offered every Wednesday and Friday from 3.30pm-5.00pm. The walk begins at the Spanish American Art Museum and takes you through antique stores, design houses, galleries and historic buildings.
Later on in the evening, an exiting alternative, is the acrobatic show “Tiempos que corren” starting at 9pm.

Calle Arroyo Tours: Ayres de Arte
Book in Advance

Tiempos que corren
Polo Circo
Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay
Tickets: $30


Sunny Saturdays are a great day to take a bike tour through the city. Bike your way through the lakes, the north side, the south side or the outskirts of the city and find out more about the city whilst enjoying the fresh air!


Feria de matadors: This local traditional fair reopens this Sunday and displays local folklore, gaucho competitions and great typical food! We recommend you go before 1.30pm as that is when the music starts. To be on the safe side, we suggest you plan your transportation with the hotel beforehand as to get to the fair you must go through some of Buenos AIres less charming areas.

Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. de los Corrales (Mercado Nacional de Hacienda)