Terrazas de Buenos Aires

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PH: John Hughes

Mientras los pájaros hacen sus nidos en las copas de los árboles, nosotros encontramos nuestros propios espacios verdes para disfrutar de unas copas, de buena música y de romances floridos de primavera. Aquí, nuestra selección de 5 terrazas porteñas para aprovechar la nueva estación.

SKY Bar en el Hotel Pulitzer: A partir del 20 de Octubre, el Pulitzer abre las puertas del SKY bar con DJs, tragos y vista panorámica de la ciudad incluida. Av. Maipu 907, downtown

Alvear Roof Bar: De jueves a domingo, a partir de las 18hs., este bar de Recoleta en lo alto del Alvear Palace es el lugar ideal para disfrutar de la hora mágica. Av. Alvear 1891, Recoleta

Crystal Bar- Alvear Icon: Para quienes además de aire quieran un poco de glamour, el Crystal Bar en el piso 32 del Alvear Icon en Palermo es el lugar indicado. Aime Paine 1130, Puerto Madero

Santa Terracita: Un bar a puertas cerradas en Chacarita que se caracteriza por su terraza y por su ambiente relajado y bajo perfil. Para conseguir la dirección hay que comunicarse con ellos vía  Facebook .

Sheldon Bar: Quienes prefieran quedarse en Palermo, pueden acercarse al Sheldon, conocido tanto por su terraza como por su ambiente animado. Honduras 4969, Palermo

Los huéspedes de Fierro Hotel también pueden disfrutar y tomarse un trago en la pequeña piscina con terraza, o sino, en el jardín del hotel. El hotel también cuenta con una suite con terraza y jacuzzi.

A Top a Terrace

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While the birds nest in the treetops, we found our own rooftop hotspots to fly up to this Spring. Check out our pick of BA’s top 5 terraces for song singing and flower flirting now that the weather’s warming up again.

SKY Bar at the Hotel Pulitzer: From the 20th of October onwards, live DJ sets, drinks and a superb view of the city, all at the Pulitzer’s SKY bar. Av. Maipu 907, downtown

Alvear Roof Bar: Open from Thursday to Sunday from 6pm to midnight, this Recoleta centered rooftop bar is perfect for cocktails at magic hour. Av. Alvear 1891, Recoleta

Crystal Bar- Alvear Icon: For those that like glamour, the recently opened Crystal Bar on the 32nd floor of the Alvear Icon in Puerto Madero is the place to go. Aime Paine 1130, Puerto Madero

Santa Terracita: Much more low key and laid back is the closed door bar Santa Terracita in Chacarita.Send them a facebook message for instructions on how to get there. 

Sheldon Bar: For those that want to stay in Palermo, the Sheldon is popular both for its outdoor area and its lively music. Honduras 4969, Palermo

Fierro Hotel guests can also relax at the rooftop relax pool with a drink, or at the hotel garden.  For a private terrace with a jacuzzi, there’s always the Terrace Suite.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 27th of July to 2nd of August

Monday

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If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, stop by the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba. The stunning building is now Aguas Argentinas (the local water company headquarters) and is also a museum. Open from 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso.  6319-1104.

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! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

For some great post-dancing fugazzeta pizza, go to the nearby Los Cocos. Av Córdoba 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

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The weather forecast anticipates some stormy weather for Tuesday so make sure to check out our rainy day suggestions here and have an umbrella handy.

Also, it’s free pass day at the San Telmo centered MAMBA museum which is featuring a must-see showcase of renowned Argentine artist Leon Ferrari’s work.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Wednesday

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Head to the annual Tecnopolis Fair in the outskirts of the city featuring scientific, artistic and technology exhibits, as well as an ice-skating rink and an aquarium. J.B. de la Salle 4365, Villa Martelli.

In the evening, Martha Argerich will be playing with the West-Easter Divan orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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The Expo Rural is still taking place until Sunday featuring horse shows, folklore, farm animals and more. More information here.

In the evening, Martha Argerich will be playing with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim 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.

From 6pm onwards, the MALBA will be screening Chaplin, Keaton, and Dreyer films, and to wrap up after midnight, Robert Weine’s famous The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Also, make sure to tour the museum before the screenings, and check out the new exhibit of Peruvian artist Teresa Burga. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

You can also 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: 2nd-8th of February 2015

Monday

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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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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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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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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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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.

AES + F at Faena Arts Center

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Liminal Space Trilogy is the name of the new exhibit being showcased at the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero. The collection features the video installations of Russian collective AES+F who are centered in Moscow and work primarily with large-scale photography and video art. Throughout June, the arts center will be screening some of their most well known videos including The Feast of Trimalchio on the weekends of the 1st-3rd and 8th-10th of June, and Last Riot on the weekends of the 15th-17th and 22nd-24th of June.

Faena Arts Center is open from Saturday to Monday from midday to 7pm. Tickets are forty pesos. Aime Paine 1169 Puerto Madero. 4010 9233.

Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection

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Located in Puerto Madero, the Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection opened to the public in 2008 and showcases one of the most important private collections of the country. Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat was the richest woman in Argentina and was both known for her influence as an executive in the nineties and her interest in art that led her to be president of the National Fine Arts Fund from 1992 to 2003.

Fortabat’s private collection includes works by prominent local artists such as Xul Solar, Berni, Soldi and Petorutti as well as an interesting display of international art including a stunning Turner, a portrait of Amalita herself by Andy Warhol and paintings by Chagall, Dalí, Witjens and more.

Currently the arts center is also showcasing a temporary exhibit of photographs by Aldo Sessa who has captured different corners of the city through his unique lens.

The arts center is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays from midday to 8pm in a beautifully located building overlooking Puerto Madero with great views of the docks.  Guided tours in English can be booked in advance at  +54 (11) 4310-6600 or at visitas@coleccionfortabat.org.ar. Tickets are 35 pesos. Olga Cossettini 141, Puerto Madero. 

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Start the week off by getting a general picture of Buenos Aires with Jonathan who offers free daily walking tours that start at 11am from the Garibaldi Statue at Plaza Italia. More information here.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado .This Palermo-centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

Tuesday

 

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Stop by the new Gardel exhibit that is being showcased at the Casa de la Cultura until the 30th of April. The exhibition features the largest tango collection in the world! Av. De Mayo 575, first floor, downtown.

In the evening head to Boris Club de Jazz where Russian Red will be staging a live show starting at 10pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

 

Wednesday

 

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Summer is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

 

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Stop for a light lunch at hierbabuena in San Telmo and then check out the Margarita Paksa exhibit at the  MAMBA !  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.  4342-3001.

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  include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

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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 stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the city’s top bars such as Isabel, Frank’s Bar, Unicorn Huset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Saturday and Sunday

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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.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

Find a ten-day weather forecast here and don’t forget to stop for ice cream at one of these fantastic Buenos Aires heladerias!

Light and Fresh Lunches in Buenos Aires

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Get ready for rooftop pooling and evening drinks outdoors because the Porteño summer is about to make its hot hot mark, and although meat may be the local staple, lunching on salads and juices might be a better option to remain fresh whilst visiting city attractions.  Below, our pick of places to stop by for something light and fresh.

Quimbombó: Overlooking Plaza Armenia in Palermo, this healthy restaurant offers vegetarian cuisine, fresh refreshing juices of all kinds and a lovely terrace to sit outside. Costa Rica 4652, Palermo.

Cusic: Wraps, salads and sandwiches are all perfect summer lunches and easy to enjoy at this hidden Palermo gem that serves homemade cuisine in a great setting including a lovely terrace-garden. El Salvador 6016, Palermo. 4139-9173.

 Salgado Alimentos: Set in Villa Crespo, near the outlets, this small and inviting Italian restaurant specializes in pasta, however they are also known for their savory salads with less common ingredients such as artichokes or passion fruit vinaigrette.  Ramírez de Velazco 401, Villa Crespo. 4854-1336.

I Central Market: Puerto Madero is definitely a summer hot spot and Central Market is the perfect place for sitting outdoors overlooking the river and eating a salad or a sandwich. Azucena Villaflor and Olga Cosentini, Puerto Madero.  5775-0330.

Hierbabuena– In San Telmo a great place for a light lunch is this restaurant that focuses on healthy eating and offers a nice spot outdoors to sit.  Av. Caseros 454, San Telmo.

Find a great list of BA salad suggestions here.

Looking for a fresh snack on the go? many neighborhood supermarkets and verdulerias (vegetable shops) sell ready made fruit salads.