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Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

The botanical gardens of Buenos Aires are another park designed by the famous landscape designer Carlos Thays.   The gardens were inaugurated in 1898 and were given an award .  They are located right in the heart of Palermo, beside Plaza Italia and the Zoo.  The gardens have more than 5,500 species of plants, shrubs and […]

El Zanjón

El Zanjon is, according to the Buenos Aires heritage site, the most important archaeological project in Buenos Aires.  It was a huge house built during the first settlement in Buenos Aires back in the 16th century, and has changed ownership numerous times in its centuries long history. A tour through the Zanjón gives you a […]

La Rural

La Rural

La Rural is a massive events center, with over 5,000 m2 of indoor space, and another 10.000 m2 of outdoor space.  It hosts some of the most important South American festivals and events, such as the Book Fair, Arte BA, and the Vinos and Bodegas expo. It is located right off of Plaza Italia, making […]

Parque Las Heras

Originally the location of the National Penitentiary, parque Las Heras is now an attractive park located right in the middle of Palermo.  Although not as large as some of the other parks, it has its own special charm.  The entire park is covered in nice green grass, sloping down towards the street, and the park […]

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 […]