Thursday, July 30, 2009

August Activities Bueenos Aires

1 through 9 Dali Exhibition “The eyes of surrealism” at Abasto Shopping mall, 15 - 21hs
1 & 2 Piaf the musical by Pam Gems, directed by Jamie Lloyd at Liceo theatre
1,2,5,6,7,8 & 9 Caravan the Jazz Musical at El Nacional
1,5,7,8 & 9 The Phantom of the Opera at Opera Theatre
1 through 16 Star Wars Exhibition, with more than 200 original pieces, at CC Recoleta
13 Aimee Mann at Gran Rex Theatre, 21.30hs
7,8 & 9 1st International Fair of Discography Collecting at Costa Salguero
14 Glenn Morrison (DJ) at Crobar
16 Bryan Kearney & Robert Nickson (DJs) at Crobar, 23hs
21 Tricky (UK) at Teatro Colegiales, 21hs
24 Israeli Philharmonic at Metropolitano Rosario (Rosario city)
25 Pecha Kucha Night Buenos Aires. 14th edition at CC Konex, 20hs
28 Gallery Nights, several museums open their doors on a free tour

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July Activities Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Activities - July 2009

6 through 12 Dali Exhibition “The eyes of surrealism” at Abasto Shopping mall, 15 - 21hs
7 through 19 Star Wars Exhibition, with more than 200 original pieces, at CC Recoleta
8,10 & 11 The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber`s classic at Opera Theatre
8 Anthony Pappa (Electronic) at Crobar
13 La Bomba de Tiempo (Percussion) , an Argentine classic at CC Konex
16 Cat Power (Jazz) at Gran Rex Theatre, 21.30hs
18 & 25 Tangoloco (Tango fusion), at Velma Café, 21hs
23 War Zao (Celtic Music), at Velma Café, 21hs
26 Flow Fest (Hip Hop) , La Trastienda, 19.30hs
31 Gallery Nights, several museums open their doors in a free tour

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Closed door Restaurant...?

This is definitely a new concept for dining in Buenos Aires. But what are exactly the Closed door Restaurants? After the expansion of the many "boutique restaurants", some local Chefs decided to open their own private homes, twice or maybe three times a week, to a selected number of customers -with a previous and mandatory reservation- willing to enjoy a 5- step course meal with a set price (usually ranging from AR$ 90- AR$ 110) .
The courses usually consist of a welcome drink with a small appetizer, a salad, an intermezzo, the main course and dessert. In some of this restaurants, you can also include for an additional price, a 5 course selection of wines (white or red depending on the meal) and water is included in all cases.

Some of the restaurants are:

Make sure you make your reservation, only cash is accepted!

Apartment Rentals - NEW SERVICE!

We are very happy to announce the launching of our new Apartment Rentals website at . You will find apartments in the best areas of Buenos Aires, from residential Belgrano and Nuñez to all the touristic offer in Palermo (Soho and Hollywood included), Recoleta, Las Cañitas, San Telmo and more.

This new service includes not only the search of your apartment -considering location, lenght of your stay and budget- but also the most complete customer service with advice on where to go, important contact numbers in Buenos Aires and the best information about shopping, dining and things to do during your stay in Buenos Aires.

All the apartments are furnished and include city taxes and building services and most also feature weekly domestic service, Internet, Cable TV and telephone in the price.

The rentals can be daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly and if you wish to stay for more than one month, we have special deals!

Stop by at and find your home in Buenos Aires!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Independent local designers in Buenos Aires

If you`re looking for original local designers, from jewelry to art, this two original stores are of those not to miss. One of the shops is located in hip Palermo Hollywood area and the other one is downtown, next to the financial district but what they both have in common is their high quality products created by Argentine independent designers.
Tienda Puro Diseño was created after many successful design fairs and in year 2002 the store was established. Works from more than a hundred argentine designers are sold, including clothing, jewelry, furniture, light, objects, kitchen utensils, carpets, paper products and designs for kids.
For more information, visit:

Autoría Buenos Aires is a combination of design and art since this space includes apart from local designer`s objects and clothing, an art gallery with works from Argentine artists which is also included in the Gallery Nights circuit.
For more information, visit:

United Buddy Bears in Buenos Aires

From the beginnings of March until April 13th, United Buddy Bears art exhibition has arrived to Buenos Aires` famous Plaza San Martin, located downtown. United Buddy Bears promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around140 Buddy Bears (each 2m tall) represent as many countries recognised by the United Nations.

Each Buddy Bear shows the individual design created by different artists on behalf of their native countries. The diverse design of the Buddy Bears - always typical for the respective countries- enables the visitors to experience a journey around the globe.

Buddy Bears activities and aid for children in need have formed an inseparable unit. To date, over 1.560.000 have been raised through donations and auctions in aid of UNICEF and local children`s relief organizations.

16 exhibitions on 5 continents: 2002 and 2003 Berlin, 2004 Hong Kong- Istanbul-Kitzbühel, 2005 Tokyo-Seoul, 2006 Sydney - Berlin- Vienna, 2007 Cairo-Jerusalem, 2008 Warsaw-Stutgart-Pyongyang and 2009 Buenos Aires.

For more information on Buddy Bears, visit
For more pictures on the local exhibition, visit:
Address for the exhibition is Av. Santa Fe and Maipú. Metro blue line, station San Martin.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

China Town Buenos Aires

Every city has it`s own and like everywhere else, China Town of Buenos Aires is an amazing invitation to different flavour and traditions.
This small neighborhood was born in the 1980`s with the arrival of inmigrants, mostly from Taiwan. People from all over Buenos Aires visit the area since there`s a large variety of food and cultural life, including shops for anime and one of the few Buddhist temples in town (Chong Kuan Temple, in Montañeses 2175).
If you come to this area, don`t miss the supermarkets! you will discover the best fresh fish in town and for a quite reasonable price, many oriental products, weird vegetables and even cheap sushi rolls.

Location: Belgrano neighborhood, Streets that limit the area are Blanco Encalada, Juramento, Arribeños and Av. Libertador.

If you like this culture, don`t miss BuddhaBA, a great place for tea which includes an oriental garden and an Art gallery. For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Internet access in Buenos Aires

Whether you`re coming on business, vacations or to visit a friend, it`s very likely you will be looking soon for an Internet point. In Buenos Aires, a common practise are the "Locutorios" which are basically small shops were you can make both phone calls or use a computer with internet access. Some also provide the possibility to print documents or send faxes. They`re located everywhere you go in the city!

If you`re bringing your laptop with you, many public places like bars, restaurants, shopping malls and even ice cream shops, include WIFI hotspots for free, by purchasing any of their products. For a complete list of all the WIFI hotspots in Buenos Aires, check out the latest update by La Nacion Newspaper:

Parque Chas: Buenos Aires` Labyrinth

Limiting with both Chacarita and Villa Urquiza neighborhoods, lies this architectonic jewelery, named after the Chas family who owned the land by then. With the arrival of many inmigrants in the middle of the 19th Century, Buenos Aires was forced to develop since there were many people looking for places where to settle. The land plotters were originated (now known as Real Estate developers) and took the most part in the development of the city looking for profit but there were also a few others who were not only interested in making profits but also looking for a different architecture which would be economically reflected afterwards as well.
The first 20 houses were built early in 1925 and these days, even the postmen can get easily lost!

Enjoy the picturesque Chalet houses which still remain from year 1925 throughout four blocks in La Pampa street, from number 5000 to 5400.
Transportation: Metro B (red line), Station De los Incas, Parque Chas.
For a map of the area including pictures with references, visit:

Monday, March 9, 2009

Full moon walk in the Ecological Reserve

Very close to the financial district, there`s 360 hectares of green space known as the "Reserva Ecológica" or Ecological Reserve of Buenos Aires which include a wide variety of both plants and animals, typical from Litoral region and Rio de la Plata bank. The entrance is free and there`s guided tours during the day.
For adventurous, the closest friday to a full moon, there`s night visits starting at 20hs which allow amazing views of the city and the quietness of the green environment.
For reservations, call the Monday prior to the visit at (+5411) 4893-1588/1597 or at the Reserve from 8.30hs. Limited capacity. You will be asked for Name and last name, document, telephone. Each person may subscribe up to 4 people. For more information and to view full moon calendar, visit

Night visit at the Zoo

For all those looking for something off the beaten track during your stay in Buenos Aires, the city offers night visits to Buenos Aires` Zoo, located in Palermo neighborhood. The visit is guided and its ideal for families including kids. Discover the secrets of the night animals and enjoy the Zoo`s historical buildings at night in a 2hs visit.
Next visits in March: Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th from 20.30hs to 22.30hs. Kids under 6 not allowed.
Pre sale only, limited capacity **Small groups in order to respect the animals** Book at the Zoo: Mon-Fri from 10hs to 17hs, Sat. 10hs to 18hs. For more information check

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gallery Nights Buenos Aires (now in Punta del Este)

Every last friday of each month, from 19hs to 22hs , more than 70 art galleries and museums open their doors to a free invitation to the newest artistic expressions in town. The circuit stretches from Recoleta to Retiro and includes Palermo neighborhood in special editions. The proposal also includes free public transportation on a bus route with set stops.
Free printed maps of the circuit are available at the art galleries. Chandon offers the general public a complimentary champagne glass in every art gallery and there`s live bands and artists performing in some of the venues as well.
During the month of January 2009, Gallery Nights moves to Punta del Este, Uruguay, where 5 special editions will take place at La Barra every friday of the first month of year 2009.
For more information visit:

Thursday, September 11, 2008


The Planetarium Galileo Galilei is a traditional attraction where you can learn about the Universe, watching all the Planets and Stars in an incredible atmosphere.
The building, located in the Palermo Lakes area, was inaugurated in 1966 and remains one of the icons of Buenos Aires ever since.
Shows: Tuesdays through Sundays at 13.00hs and 16.30hs for a very low price (AR$ 4) and weekends at 14.00hs and 18.00hs for the Cosmos Trip Show. "The Universe and You" is shown at 15.00hs, 16.00hs and 17.00hs and is ideal for kids.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day trip from Buenos Aires: La Plata

The capital of the Providence of Buenos Aires is 50 km from the Capital Federal. It is a nice and relaxing city full of young people. One of the biggest attractions is the Natural Science Museum in the Paseo del Bosque with dinosaurs and the history of the planet. This museum is very kid friendly and will awaken your wonder of the world and its many inhabitants. This trip is perfect for a day outside the hussle and bussle of Buenos Aires to enjoy small town Argentina and in all its tranquility. You can enjoy a nice walk around the town, visit some boutiques, the zoo, a nice cathedral, and some interesting colonial architecture of the local government buildings.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lujan, a not so well known city close to Buenos Aires

Lujan, the Capital of Faith, is located 60km from Buenos Aires capital city. Famous for its beautiful Cathedral, it includes other attractions like the Lujan Zoo, where you can go inside the animal`s cages including baby tigers, lions and monkeys or take a short elephant ride. This is a great alternative for animal lovers or young children.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A play of many stories: The theatre bookstore

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful bookstores in Buenos Aires, you should visit Grand Splendid Bookstore, located in Barrio Norte (Av. Santa Fe 1860).
Grand Splendid Theatre was originally inaugurated in year 1919 by Max Glücksmann (1875-1946), and after many investment plans which included demolition, it was turned into this wonderful bookstore which still keeps the original charm of the theatre, the booth seats where you can enjoy a book and even the stage, now turned into a coffee shop. On the top floor, there`s itinerary photography expositions.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Argentina welcomes Starbucks!

Global coffee giant Starbucks opens its first store in Argentina, located in Alto Palermo Shopping Center, Buenos Aires.
The new store will introduce new beverages tailored to the local palate: Dulce de Leche Latte, Frappuccino(R) blended beverage, Mate Latte, media luna croissants, alfajores (chocolate cookies filled with Dulce de Leche), and sandwiches de miga (crust-less finger sandwiches).Starbucks already has coffee stores in seven Latin American countries including neighboring Chile and Brazil.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Top 10 bars in Buenos Aires (The Guardian)

Click the link below and read the Guardian's Article about the top 10 bars in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Esteros del Ibera

The Iberá Wetlands (in Spanish, Esteros del Iberá, from Guaraní ý berá "bright water") are the second-largest wetlands in South America after Pantanal in Brazil. They are located in the center and center-north of the province of Corrientes, Argentina. The Esteros are a mix of swamps, bogs, stagnant lakes, lagoons, natural slough and courses of water of pluvial origin, with a total area of between 15,000 and 20,000 km².
The Natural Reserve hosts a large biodiversity, including four species that have been declared "provincial natural monuments": the neotropical river otter, the maned wolf, the pampas deer, and the marsh deer. It is also home to the two Argentine species of alligator, the Yacare caiman (yacaré negro) and the broad-snouted caiman (yacaré overo), as well as the capybara (the world's largest rodent) and about 350 bird species.

When should I travel?

High season in Argentina takes place during the months of January and February (summer holidays) and July and August (winter holidays). During those periods the local tourism is bigger and prices rise as well. Buenos Aires is beautiful all year round and there`s always a short getaway from the city: Summer time is the perfect time to head to Patagonia, the central Sierras (Cordoba and San Luis) and beaches of Buenos Aires` coast or famous Punta del Este in Uruguay. During winter time it`s a good opportunity to travel North East and West since rains are less frequent and the tropical temperature drops a few degrees. Autumm and Spring are ideal for the Cuyo Region (Mendoza) even though summer is a good time to visit it too. July and August are the best months for skiing in any of the many Resorts in Patagonia.Winter and Spring are great for visiting the Iguazu Falls and Salta and Jujuy.

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