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

botanico

(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

roses

(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

ferris wheel

(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

puerto maderou

(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

horsies

(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:

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: 31st of August- 6th of September

Monday

bici

(Photo by Mikel)

Monday will be the warmest day of the week before the temperature takes a small dip for the remaining days. Make the best of it by choosing one of the great outdoor activities that the city has to offer such as taking a bike tour!

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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If you’re in the San Telmo area, stop by the Ethnographic museum and learn more about the Argentine indigenous community. Moreno 350, San Telmo.

Welcome springy September by awakening your taste buds with the new 6 course menu with D.V. Catena wine pairings offered every evening until the 13th of September at UCO Restaurant! 3220 6820. Soler 5862, Palermo.

Also, at 8pm, it’s tango time at the Colón Theatre with performances by Daniel Binelli, Eduardo Isaac, and Polly Ferman. Tickets here.

Wednesday

la boca

(Photo by Maritè Toledo)

The Fundación PROA Daros Collection, which features contemporary Latin American art,is well worth taking a look at if you’re in the La Boca area. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca. 

In the evening, Slovenian pianist Ivan Skrt will be inaugurating the Palacio Paz Piano Wednesday sessions that will take place throughout September at 7.30pm.  Santa Fe 750, Retiro

Thursday

bar sur

(Photo by Beatrice Murch)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the current Polesello and Teresa Burga exhibits, as well as the screening of Portuguese artist Vasco Araujo’s videos that will be showcase until Sunday from midday to 5pm. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, choose your favorite traditional bar notable, such as El Federal or Bar Sur in San Telmo, and either enjoy a meal or a drink in a typical porteño setting.

Friday

botigre

(Photo by Manuel Maure)

A day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

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

Saturday and Sunday

arrosedal

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

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

On Saturday and Sunday, the Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place at the corner of Av. Medrano and El Salvador, just a step away from one of our favorite cocktail bars in the city, Verne Club (Medrano 1475).

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: 3rd to 9th of August

Monday

graffiti

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Fierro Hotel is kicking off the month with a renovated façade that showcases the work of talented local street artists. Want to see more? The unexpectedly warm winter weather is perfect for strolling the city streets on one of Graffitimundo’s tours which will show you the who is who and the whereabouts of Argentine street art.  More information here.

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

mate

(Photo by Sam Verhaert)

The new exhibit at the MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) features indigenous art from Paraguay. Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

And while on the topic of Paraguay, practice Spanish and try some mate, a typical drink inherited from the Guaraní culture, at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown.

Wednesday

música

(Photo by Carolina Bello)

If you’re in the San Telmo area, stop by the Ethnographic museum and learn more about the Argentine indigenous community. Moreno 350, San Telmo.

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

Thursday

The Museo de Arte Hispanoaméricano Isaac Fernandez Blanco, located in the stunning Palacio Noel, is featuring a special retrospective of Ecuadorian photographer Hugo Cifuentes.  Suipacha 1422, downtown.

In the evening, the first performance of Antidiaspora, featuring music by Argentine musicians developed in France, will be taking place at the Colón Theatre. Functions will be taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of August. Tickets here.

Friday

helado

(Photo by Filipe Fortes)

Expect Summery warm weather on Friday and make sure to stop by one of our recommended spots for ice-cream after spending the day outdoors!

In the evening, the first performance of Antidiaspora, featuring music by Argentine musicians developed in France, will be taking place at the Colón Theatre. Functions will be taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of August. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

las nereidas

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

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

For an off the beaten path outing, check out the Caballito neighborhood and stop by Parque Rivadavia where the Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place throughout the weekend. Av. Rivadavia 4800, Caballito.

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: 27th of July to 2nd of August

Monday

fugazetta

(Photo by Wally Gobetz)

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

rain

(Photo by Nicolas Alejandro)

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

martha

(Photo by Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina)

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

la rural

(Photo by David Lima Cohen)

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

reserva

(Photo by Klaus Balzano)

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: 20-26th of April

Monday

cinema

(Photo by Pedro)

The BAFICI Festival still has lots to offer in terms of cinematographic variety, until the 25th of April. If you’re not sure what to watch yet, check out Foto Ruta’s 2015 picks, or find the full festival program here.

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 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 Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina– Mirada interior- Guillermo Cuttica)

Make sure to stop by the Eugenio Cuttica exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta and check out the artist’s exquisite introspective paintings. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, the last function of the Colón Theatre’s production of the opera Werther will be taking place at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

Coco Rosie will also be in town and staging a live concert at the Palermo centered Niceto Club. Tickets here.

Thursday

kitkats

(Photo by Catunes)

The 2015 Buenos Aires book fair kicks off until the 11th of May with plenty of great reads to stock up on for the winter. Find all the information here.

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

Friday

piano

(Photo by j_arlecchino)

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!

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

The BAFICI film festival fares us well until next year with a screening at the Colón Theatre of a film about a family of women pianists. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

rosedal

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

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

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

On Saturday, Ed Sheeran will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Guest Blogger: Day in the Life of Personal Shopper Sophie Lloyd

For me, the perfect day off consists of my three favourite things: shopping, eating and exercise. Even though I like to indulge in a bit of Buenos Aires’ nightlife, I’m not one for sleeping in late and, when I do have a free day, I prefer to get up and out of the house and make the most of it. A typical day goes something like this…

Via The Lost Asian

Via The Lost Asian

Breakfast: Le Blé

I like to start the day the right way with a hearty breakfast (to cure the effects of the unhealthy quantities of Malbec I’ve likely consumed the night before). One of my favourite local breakfast spots is French-style bakery Le Blé. Since it’s just two block from my house in Palermo Hollywood, I can roll out of bed (probably still wearing half my pyjamas) and wake myself up with one of their signature bowls of milky coffee. I usually accompany this with a tasty breakfast bagel or pain au chocolat or both, depending on my mood. The flaky almond croissants are pretty good too. Honduras 5999.

Via Wikimedia

Via Wikimedia

Morning: Jog around the Rosedal

I used to hate running, loathe it in fact, but a couple of years of sweat and perseverance and a half marathon later, it’s now my preferred form of exercise. It helps me clear my head, sweat out the toxins and escape the world for a while. Once I’ve allowed my breakfast to digest for at least an hour, I don my fuschia pink Nike running shoes (a recent birthday present from by dear Buenos Aires friends), plug myself into my iPod and head down to the Bosques de Palermo to join the swarm of runners and rollerbladers going around and around and around the Rosedal circuit. I always feel like a million dollars afterwards. Rosedal, Bosques de Palermo.

Via Pick Up The Fork

Via Pick Up The Fork

Lunch: Pehache

This is one of my best-loved boutiques and lunch spots in Palermo Viejo. Tucked away at the back of a beautifully-furnished pehache-style house in which everything is for sale (and I want to buy everything in the shop) is a delightful cafe with a leafy outdoor patio and pond. The homemade lemonade with mint and ginger and the quinoa salad score highly. I might also treat myself to a glass of Malbec. It is my day off after all. Gurruchaga 1418.

Via Melissa

Via Melissa

Shop: Melissa

Since I’m in the neighbourhood and it’s necessary in my line of work, I can’t help but indulge in a bit of retail therapy. One of my biggest weaknesses at the moment are Melissa’s candy-coloured plastic shoes, the Brazilian brand that made the jelly shoe famous back in the 80s and is now widely known for its chic plastic footwear that’s a result of designer collaborations with big names in fashion such as Vivienne Westwood, Jason Wu and Gareth Pugh. Plastic shoes, you say, how can they possibly be comfortable? Well, trust me, they are, even the plastic stilettos and wedges. I’ve owned six pairs of them. And their bubble gum-flavoured scent is a comforting reminder of childhood. They’ve come out with some stylish-looking plastic cowboy-style boots with a velvet looking finish for autumn/winter that are at the top of my wish list. Gurruchaga 1739.

Via La Nación

Via La Nación

Dinner: El Refuerzo

I love the atmosphere and cluttered decor at this dinky traditional San Telmo eatery. It’s worth the wait outside on the pavement for a table and given that there are only about six tables, you’ll almost always have to wait. The menu board, while small, changes regularly and the food is consistently delicious, ranging from homemade pasta to fish dishes and some of the most tender melt-in-your-mouth pork I’ve ever tasted. Note: the portion sizes are huge and big enough for two. Chacabuco 872.

photo (8)Personal shopper Sophie Lloyd runs Shop Hop personalised shopping tours. To make a reservation, mmail her at: infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com