This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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The Lunfardo and Tango bookfair kicked off yesterday in San Telmo, offering a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo.  Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

In the evening head to Boris Club de Jazz  for a guitar concert by Alvarado starting at 10pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo. 4777-0012.

 

Tuesday

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For an off the beaten path activity, don’t miss Fueguia in Palermo, a scent lab where you can sniff out nature, or aromatic blends reminiscent of writers such as Borges. Cabello 3791, 2 J, Palermo. 4806-5619.

In the evening starting at 7pm you can explore the city’s art galleries and museums at the last Gallery Night of the year.

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

 

Wednesday

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The International Artisan Fair is being held this week at La Rural and is a great chance to see and purchase local and international artisan designs whilst getting to watch the artisans at work. Open 3-10pm daily, until 11th December. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening catch one of the circus shows being put on at Campus Polo Circo starting 7pm. Av. Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos, Parque Patricios.

 

Thursday

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Head to the Japanese gardens in Palermo and visit the annual exhibit of Japanese paintings. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

Book your place for the 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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Book you place with Argentina Polo day and spend the day out in the outskirts of the city exploring the world of polo. The day includes a wine tasting with ‘empanadas’, horseback riding, a Polo Match, polo lessons , the opportunity to talk to coaches and professional players, a typical asado,  and leisure time by the swimming pool. More information here.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Argentines cross over to Uruguay frequently for weekend getaways to lovely towns and summer holidays at the beach. One of the common destinations for a weekend away is Colonia del Sacramento, a historic town founded in 1680 with a combination of Portuguese, Spanish colonial and Post-Colonial styles. Take a ferry to this unique town for a short rest from the busy city.  Ferry rides available form Buquebus and Colonia Express.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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For those of you interested in economics and Argentine economic history, head to the Museum of External Debt where you can find out more about the economic evolution of the country. Audio guides in English are offered.

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere.

 

Museum of External Debt

José E. Uriburu 781, 1st floor, Downtown.

4374-4448

Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm

 

Doppelganger Bar

Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo

4300 0201

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Buenos Aires Gastronomic Week is here and many activities such as free outdoor cooking lessons amongst others are on the schedule. On Wednesday tour the city’s pizzerias and try your favorite slices at the very best venues in town. More information on participating pizzerias and Buenos Aires Gastronomic week here.

In the evening the spectacular Chinese circus group, Sky Mirage, will be staging a show at the Opera Citi Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Opera Citi Theatre

Avenida Corrientes 860, Downtown

0800-444-6464

 

Thursday

Take a guided tour of the San Martin theatre to get a behind the scenes feel of a theatre production. Tours in English are available from Tuesdays to Fridays at 12noon.

Later on Book your place for the 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.

 

San Martin Theatre

Avenida Corrientes 1530, Downtown

4374-8611

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

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The Villa O Campo in the Neighborhood of San Isidro in the outskirts of Buenos Aires brought together intellectuals and renowned twentieth century authors. Tours of the home and gardens are offered from Thursday to Sundays where you an also sit down for tea and scones in the afternoon.

In the evening, legendary guitarist and songwriter Eric Clapton will be gracing the stage of the River Plate Stadium at XPM. Tickets here.

 

Villa O Campo

Elortondo 1811, Beccar.

4732-4988

 

River Plate Stadium

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, Nuñez

4789-1358

 

Saturday and Sunday

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The Palais de Glace in Recoleta was once an ice skating rink, then a dance hall and now destined to art exhibitions. Tours of the exhibits are offered every Saturday from 4-5pm and aim to promote the understanding and discussion of art. Posadas 1725, Recoleta. 4804 -1163.

Take one of Landing Pad’s Graffiti Biking Tours on Sundays at 1pm and discover the streets of Buenos Aires and its hidden street art. More information here.

Deep Purple has been rocking since the 60’s and considerately visits the large community of local fans every few years, this time at the Luna Park Stadium on both Saturday and Sunday. Av. Madero 420, Downtown. 5279-5279. Tickets here.

Our 7 Links

(Los Siete by Eduardo Amorim)

We recently got nominated by Jeff from Lengthy Travel Blog (which has some excellent tips for travelers) to participate in the 7 Links projects. The project which is being organized by Tripbase consists in linking 7 of your  own posts which meet previously specified criteria and then nominating other bloggers to do the same so that an exchange and circulation of information takes place.  We though it was a fun idea and also a great way to revisit some of the tips we have posted in the past.

 

Our 7 links are:

 

1-Most Beautiful Post:  10 Things We Love About Buenos Aires

2-Most Popular Post: 10 Things to do in Buenos Aires Off the Beaten Path

3-Most Controversial: Vegetarian Buenos Aires

4-Most Helpful: How to Make a Typical Argentine Asado

5-Most Successful: We Recommend: Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires

6-Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved:  Lunfardo: A Slang from the Prisons and Tango

7-Proud of: 5 Best Hotels for Food and Drink

 

And our nominees are:

Eat like a girl: Wonderful food and travel blog, including special recipies!

The Lost Asian in Buenos Aires : Great reviews of Buenos Aires food and restaurants!

Juanele AR- Art in Buenos Aires: A wonderful art blog and the best art tours in the city!

The Real Argentina: Travel tips, reviews, suggestions and anything else you need to know!

South American Travel News: A useful resource for those of you planning your trip!