Articles By: Diego

Food and Wine Expo at the Palacion Paz

Food and Wine Expo at the Palacion Paz

If you can only make it to one wine event, this is the one you shouldn´t miss.  Known as the Expo de Cuisine & Vins, it is put on by the magazine of the same name. By attending the event, you get to try hundreds of Argentine wines as well as different cheeses, chocolates, and […]

Buenos Aires Book Fair – Feria de Libros

Buenos Aires Book Fair – Feria de Libros

One of the largest and most important cultural events of the year, the Feria de Libros is an event that anyone should try to get to once.  Taking place at La Rural, and using the entire space, the book fair is comprised of over 1,000 exhibitors, mainly different publishing companies from Argentina and around the […]

Southfest

Southfest

A one night extravaganza of some of the world´s top international DJs, this is a night of high quality sound, great visuals, and amazing talent, all packed into one room.  In the past three years, performers include Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Steve Lawler, and Sasha. Southfest is one of the three […]

BAFICI – Buenos Aires Festival of International Independent Film

BAFICI – Buenos Aires Festival of International Independent Film

The BAFICI always brings a lot of hype, for its importance as one of the worlds top film festivals.  It provides residents and tourists of Buenos Aires to see a huge selection of international independent movies.  There are over 1000 events including seminars, round tables, and presentations, attended by over 220,000  people.  You get to […]

El Ateneo

El Ateneo

Buenos Aires is full of bookstores, and plenty of them are very nice. However, none of them can hold a candle to El Ateneo Grand Splendid, which has been labeled as one of the top 10 bookstores in the world. Once you’ve entered El Ateneo, it is easy to see why. El Ateneo was built […]

Palacio San Martin

The San Martin Palace (originally known as the Palacio Anchorena) is another example of the Argentine upper class from the early 1900s. It was built by the architect Alejandro Christopherse at the request of Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, to serve as a residence for the anchorena family, one of the wealthiest Argentine families at the […]

Palacio Paz

Palacio Paz

“If Buenos Aires was once Paris, the Palacio Paz is the clearest example of this.”   This is the quote on the homepage for the Palacion Paz, and is a perfect description for this beautiful palace.  It was built by the Argentine diplomat  José C. Paz, who lived in Paris for a number of years.  The […]

New Years In Buenos Aires

New Years In Buenos Aires

In North America, New Year´s Eve is often about finding a killer party or a special unique event. In Buenos Aires, there is some of the best nightlife on the planet….and most people would expect nothing less than a world-class New Year´s Eve, on par with those of Rio de Janeiro or New York City. […]

Weapons Museum

Weapons Museum

The museo de armas (weapons museum) is located in the military circuit beside the palacio paz, in the Retiro neighborhood.  It is broken down into 18 rooms, displaying weapons from the 12th century all the way through to the 20th century. The selection is surprisingly widespread – there are different types of armor, swords, bayonets […]

Dakar Rally Buenos Aires

The Dakar Rally is an intense off-road race that goes from Argentina to Chile and back to Argentina.  It was inaugurated in 1978, and was originally between Paris and and Dakar.  Unfortunately, due to politics, terrorist threats, and basic security issues, the race was deemed too dangerous to continue with the same route.  The race […]