New Year’s Week in Buenos Aires

Another long weekend awaits with the New Year celebrations coming up! Thursday and Friday are national holidays so expect an empty city with many closed shops, attractions and venues. Also, make sure to plan your transport for the 31st!



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Walk down Florida Street and find Marta Minujin’s “Arbol de los deseos” (Wishing tree) sculpture where you can leave your wish for 2015. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where the famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.



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The Casa Nacional del Bicentenario is showcasing a new exhibit that explores the theme of love from different cultural perspectives. Riobamba 985, Downtown.

Afterwards, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.



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The MALBA will be open from midday to 6pm and is featuring a great exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Afterwards, make sure to have reservations at Fierro’s new restaurant Uco for a delicious New Year’s dinner, or, book your place to take a unique tour of the stunning Palacio Barolo and toast to 2015 at the building’s lighthouse which is also a great spot to enjoy the fireworks.

Some of the top New Year parties that will be taking place include Fiesta Piso Compartido at Niceto Club, and the Pachá New Year party featuring Stefano Noferini.


Take a lazy day to walk around Puerto Madero or the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo.

Later on, catch the tribute to Fats Waller at Notorious Jazz Club starting at 9.30pm. Av. Callao 966, Recoleta.



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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is showcasing a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also featuring a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

Verne Club is one of our favorite cocktail bars in the city and is a great place to stop by for drinks and gourmet hot dogs! Av. Medrano 1475, Palermo. 

Saturday and Sunday


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

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.

Election Day in Buenos Aires

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Tomorrow, primary legislative elections will be taking place around the country. Elections in Argentina are compulsory and open (no need for party affiliation), so everyone will be participating and heading to deposit their ballot at their assigned table at local public schools from 8 am to 6pm.

Due to legal restrictions regarding election protocol,  alcohol cannot be sold twelve hours prior and three hours after elections. This means that today, starting at 8pm, many bars will be closed until after 9pm tomorrow. Additionally, on Election Day, live shows, theatre functions and sporting events are also forbidden until three hours after elections take place.

Shopping malls will be open at their regular hours. Museums will be closed, although the MALBA will be screening its film program from 6pm (see here). Additionally, many cafés and restaurants open, however, it is good to check beforehand just to be on the safe side.