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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 […]

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 […]

BAFIM – Buenos Aires International Music Festival

BAFIM – Buenos Aires International Music Festival

The BAFIM is a fairly new event (started in 2006), but has grown incrementally in three years.  Attendance in 2008 was over 100,000, which is nearly triple the 35,000 people that attended in 2006. As a music lover, the main draw to the BAFIM is the selection of “nearly” free live shows.  I say nearly […]

FIBA – International Performing Arts Festival

FIBA – International Performing Arts Festival

Buenos Aires, often considered the cultural capital of Latin America, has a thriving performing arts scene. Back in 1997, a handful of Argentine visionaries had an idea…to show the world the importance and the quality of contemporary performing arts in Buenos Aires. They decided to create a festival dedicated to the display of Argentina´s performing […]

SAMC – South American Music Conference

SAMC – South American Music Conference

The South American Music Conference first started in 2004, and is the most important electronic music event in South America. Over 40 national and international DJs play in 3 different rooms, but what really makes this event is important, is that it is a conference to exchange information about electronic music, and network with DJs […]

Fiesta de la Tradición

Fiesta de la Tradición

If you are lucky enough to be here at the beginning of November, this is an event you should not miss!! This is the BEST opportunity you will have to see the gaucho culture, and get a feel for country life in Argentina. The Fiesta de la Tradición is an event that lasts 10 days […]

Quilmes Rock

Quilmes Rock

Sponsored by Quilmes beer, this is the biggest rock event of the year, and a must-attend for anyone who likes rock music. The festival is spread out over various nights, and each one starts in the afternoon and goes until after midnight. Numerous bands perform to over 40,000 people in different stadiums throughout Buenos Aires, […]

Events you Shouldn’t Miss in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is often considered the cultural capital of South America and after a visit to Argentina´s capital, it is obvious as to why. Every week there are dozens of events to choose from. Small art shows, big concerts, private wine tastings, folk music dance classes, poetry readings, underground reggae shows, international expos, local cumbia […]