City of Buenos Aires Tourist Guide
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INDEX DECEMBER 2016 CAN'T BE MISSED
The best of the city
Theaters, museums and shows
Shopping centers and outlets
Restaurant districts and fairs
Bars, nightclubs and music
Activities and spaces
Buenos Aires and its culture
Destinies near the city
Transportation, maps and other information
Hello, I would like to invite you to Buenos Aires, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, one you'll fall in love with and we guarantee, will never forget. Our cultural offer is amazing! For theater lovers, we are the third city with the most theatrical attractions after New York and London and the first in independent theater. In addition, we have one of the best theaters in the world: Colón Theater. For fans of the film, the BAFICI. For those who prefer art, the National Museum of Fine Arts holds a unique collection. A walk through Buenos Aires captivates you. Our architecture makes you raise your head and look up while you stroll through it, because of our Art Deco and rationalist buildings we are often called “Paris of the South". Locals like to go out a great deal; this is why we have many green spaces to enjoy the outdoors: The Palermo Gardens, Centenario Park, the Ecological Reserve and parks in each neighborhood. A first class public transportation: a network of subways and metrobuses which take you fast, comfortable and safe, from one end of the city to the other. Our cuisine distinguishes us. Restaurants serving local dishes and grilled cuts popularly known as “bodegones” and “parrillas”, all the flavors of the world can be found in one place to please all taste buds. For night life lovers, we have a diverse range, ranging from bars and pubs in all districts, to our classic libraries open 24 hours. We are hosts to visitors from around the world who feel right at home and we are pleased to have them. Buenos Aires, a city who loves to have you. I invite you to discover it.
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires
WELCOME TO THE CITY The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. It's located in the Center-East region of the country, on the Western shore of the La Plata River. It's defined by its influence in trade, finance, fashion, art, cuisine, entertainment, education, sports and specially, by its culture. The Spanish colonizer, Juan De Garay founded the City of Buenos Aires in 1580, and today it's known as the Federal Capital because it houses the national Government (it has executive, legislative and judicial powers). Some call it "The Paris of America” because of its urban eclectic profile, which mixes the French Bourbon style with the Spanish Colonial, the Art Deco, the Art Nouveau, the Neo-Gothic and the Italianate. This is due to the european immigration promoted by the Argentine state in the 19th century. Thus, the port of Buenos Aires became the point of arrival of Spaniards, Italians, Siriolibanese, Polish and Russians that marked the cultural identity, which distinguishes the “porteños”. Its population is the second biggest in South America: according to the 2010 national census, 2,890,151 residents live in Buenos Aires. 07
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A STROLL THROUGH CAMINITO
Caminito is a must and the heart of La Boca. It's an open sky museum since the painter Benito Quinquela Martin and others neighbors transformed this 150 meters cobbled street into an artistic tour. There you can experience the Buenos Aires true spirit by walking between the cobblestone passages, tenements made of colorful zinc plates, locals that illustrate fillets, street vendors, murals and tango dancers. You can continue to the "Usina del Arte" (Plant of Art) and the soccer stadium "La Bombonera". #TIPMIBSAS
ARTISTS FAIR Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. mibsas.com/tip/feriadeartistas
RELAX IN PUERTO MADERO
Puerto Madero is the ideal place to take a break. You can have lunch in a upscale restaurant on the piers overlooking the river and avant-garde buildings. Later you can leave behind the skyscrapers to go for a ride by Costanera Sur and the 350 acres Ecological Reserve, an inviting scene to watch an amazing sunset! 08
A NIGHT OUT IN PALERMO
The nightlife is key in the social life of Buenos Aires. Palermo is one of the most active neighborhoods because there is a great variety of dining options, bars and the latest trends. Breweries are now very in! #TIPMIBSAS
THE TEMPLE BAR 1822 Las Heras St, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/thetemplebar
EAT AN ARGENTINE "ASADO"
Argentina is famous for the quality of its grilled meats. Just visiting the city is an excuse to try a barbecue and allow yourself the indulgence of having an “empanada” with a glass of red wine.
SEE A TANGO SHOW
All the neighborhoods in the city have "tanguerías" and "milongas" with shows and classes. It's definitely worth while to dare take on this sensual and nostalgic dance.
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LA ESTANCIA 941 Lavalle St, Retiro. mibsas.com/tip/laestancia
CÁTULO TANGO 647 Anchorena St, Balvanera. mibsas.com/tip/catulotango
GO VISIT A SOCCER STADIUM OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY´S MOST POPULAR TEAMS
For sports fans, it can be great fun to visit the most popular and eternal rivals soccer clubs in Argentina: Boca Juniors and River Plate. They both have stadiums and museums to discover and be fascinated
by their history. If you have the chance to attend a local League game, you should definitely go and succumb to the nerves, passion, and if you are lucky, cry out a goal!
"LA BOMBONERA" STADIUM
BOCA JUNIORS 805 Brandsen St, La Boca. mibsas.com/tip/bocajuniors
RIVER PLATE 7597 Figueroa Alcorta Ave, Núñez. mibsas.com/tip/riverplate
EXPLORE THE CEMETERY
The cemetery, located in Recoleta (1760 Junín St), is named after the convent of the recoletos monks that was there before. Today it's packed with legends and stories of mystery in more than 90 vaults that belong to some of the families who played important roles in the history of Argentina. Among them, Eva Peron. 10
SEARCH ANTIQUES IN SAN TELMO
You can find a great variety of antiques in over 30 shops around San Telmo. You can also shop in the street fair which runs every Sunday at Dorrego Square. #TIPMIBSAS
SAN PEDRO TELMO FAIR Defensa St y Humberto I St, San Telmo. mibsas.com/tip/feriasanpedrotelmo
WALK THROUGH CORRIENTES AVENUE
A walk through this avenue is as being in many places at the same time. You can go during the day or night; the time of day does not matter because this is the street that never sleeps. It witnessed tango's golden era, it's the heart of Buenos Aires' bohemian nightlife. Currently, it offers the largest concentration of libraries, theaters, cinemas and bars of the city and even the best pizzerias. In fact, a stop to taste a slice -or several- of pizza with "fainรก" is a must, always good with an iced cold beer or "moscato". Then, you are off to see a play. #TIPMIBSAS
TEATRO MAIPO 443 Esmeralda St, San Nicolรกs. mibsas.com/tip/maipo
RIDE THROUGH TRES DE FEBRERO PARK
Popularly known as "Bosques de Palermo" (Palermo Gardens), the Tres de Febrero Park (Sarmiento Ave and del Libertador Ave) is the largest in the City of Buenos Aires. It has an area of 40 acres, leafy bushes, a rose garden with a collection of more than 18 thousand roses and a lake surrounding it. It's the place chosen by the neighbors for outdoor activities during the weekends.
EXPLORE THE HISTORICAL QUARTER
Mayo Square holds most of the buildings of the old Buenos Aires. From there you can see the "Casa Rosada", the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the City Hall and the typical colonial churches. If you walk along Mayo Avenue and its converging diagonal streets, you run straight into downtown Buenos Aires and its financial district.
THE MUSEUM CIRCUIT
The city is home to more than 200 national and international museums with different themes from popular art to nature. These have guided tours and workshops. #TIPMIBSAS
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MAMBA) 350 San Juan Ave, San Telmo. mibsas.com/tip/mamba
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VISIT A POPULAR CAFE & BAR
There are 73 cafes & bars in the city that were stage to cultural events. They are considered notable because they belong to the historical heritage of Buenos Aires. It's a classic to stop and have a “cafecito” in one of them. #TIPMIBSAS
CAFÉ DE LOS ANGELITOS 2100 Rivadavia Ave, Balvanera. mibsas.com/tip/cafedelosangelitos
GO SHOPPING AT THE OUTLETS
Along Aguirre St in Villa Crespo and Córdoba Ave in Palermo is concentrated the largest number of outlets in Buenos Aires. They offer the best deals available throughout Argentina. There are atractive offers! #TIPMIBSAS
RAPSODIA VINTAGE 729 Aguirre St, Villa Crespo. mibsas.com/tip/outlets
ENJOY THE OPERA AT THE COLÓN THEATER
Considered among the best five lyric theaters of the world, the Colón Theater (628 Cerrito St) is recognized by its acoustic and artistic value. There you can appreciate the opera, ballets and concerts all year round. In addition, the theater is home to the Superior Institute of Arts. Some of the greatest artists have graduated from here, Julio Bocca is one of them.
Guided visits of the theater's interior are held from Monday through Friday. The tour lasts 50 minutes and the ticket is around AR$ 250. With previous reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org #TIPMIBSAS
COLÓN THEATER TICKET OFFICE
1171 Tucumán St, San Nicolás. mibsas.com/tip/teatrocolon
TOURS ROWING IN PUERTO MADERO Through this shared experience on paddle boats for up to 10 people you can visit the old port, the frigates, emblematic buildings and the Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge) . MORE INFO DAYS
Wed y Sun 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Yacht Club Puerto Madero, P. Dealessi St y V. Ocampo St. Dock 4.
QUERIES Y REQUIREMENTS
URBAN SURF The riversides of the city, North or South, can be traveled on electric scooters. The ride of 75 minutes offers strategic stops to enjoy views from the river. MORE INFO DAYS
Monday to Friday at 2 p.m. Sat y Sun at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. MEETING POINT
• 1425 Rafael Obligado Ave (South). • 200 Juana M. Gorriti St (North). QUERIES Y REQUIREMENTS
ECO-AUTO Is a friendly way of navigating the city in a sustainable car. You can choose between the circuit of Palermo or the Ecological Reserve.
MORE INFO MEETING POINT
• Int. H. Giralt Ave y S. De Thompson St, Ecological Reserve. • Sarmiento Ave y Figueroa Alcorta Ave, Palermo.
DAYS, QUERIES Y REQUIREMENTS
THEATERS mibsas.com/tip /teatros
Local and foreign productions are periodically released in over 200 theaters and 230 stages around the City of Buenos Aires. You can enjoy shows in three different theater circuits: the official, the commercial or the independent (underground). The official circuit is composed by the General San Martín Theater, the Colón Theater, Cervantes National Theater and the Avenida Theater, featuring classics of international theater, lyrical and ballet at reasonable prices. The commercial circuit, on the other hand, offers music, stand up and burlesque, among other genres; these are located on or nearby Corrientes Ave. Last but not least, the independent circuit offers low budget productions featuring emerging artists, these can be found in the neighborhoods of Palermo, Abasto and San Telmo.
Buenos Aires exuberates excitement 24 hours a day, out in the open air or in closed spaces. There is a plethora of spaces, activities, recreation and leisure to accommodate all tastes and ages. You can choose from a theater play or shows in cultural centers to art exhibitions and Tango festivals.
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THE CITY CELEBRATES! The summer Carnival will begin on Saturday February 4th in 16 neighborhoods and will extend through the following weekends until February 28th. According to the Carnival Commission of the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, 112 bands will showcase their carnival inspired art in 16 neighborhoods of the city. Each one will close the main Avenue of their neighborhood to convert it into a "corso", where there will be parades with their colorful costumes and dances. All the "corsos" will be free and open to neighbors and tourists. One of the most prominent bands is the Kings of the Movement of Saavedra. DAYS
From Saturday 4th to Tuesday 28th February. SCHEDULES
Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays & holidays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Bands of street musicians ABASTO
Córdoba Ave between S. de Bustamante St & Agüero St. PALERMO
Darwin St between Cabrera St y Nicto. Vega St. SAN TELMO
Independencia Ave between Perú St & Chacabuco St. SAAVEDRA
Herrera St between B. Quinquela Martín St & California St. ALMAGRO
Corrientes Ave between Medrano St & Gascón St. MATADEROS
Alberdi Ave between Murguiondo St & Larrazábal St.
• Balbín Ave between Plaza St & Estomba St. • Balbín Ave between Pico St & Arias St.
Jujuy Ave between Belgrano St & México St.
Scalabrini Ortiz Ave between Corrientes St & Padilla St.
Triunvirato Ave between Monroe St & Olazábal Ave. BALVANERA
Each neighborhood celebrates carnival on specific days. MORE INFO FROM THE BANDS IN: mibsas.com/tip/carnaval
THEATERS mibsas.com/tip /teatros
Commercial theater circuit options METROPOLITAN CITI THEATER
1343 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. GRAN REX THEATER
857 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. LOLA MEMBRIVES THEATER
1280 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás.
860 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. MULTITEATRO
1283 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. DE LA RIBERA THEATER
1875 Don Pedro de Mendoza Ave, La Boca.
EL NACIONAL THEATER
PRESIDENTE ALVEAR THEATER
PASEO LA PLAZA
960 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás.
1639 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 1530 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 1660 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 1125 Marcelo T. de Alvear, Retiro.
1659 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 1155 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 831 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 1372 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 1857 Discépolo Passage, Balvanera.
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MUSEUMS mibsas.com/tip/ museos
The city offers a vast variety of museums featuring national and international art in all disciplines, exhibiting breathtaking ancient artwork to contemporary objects and the New Era. You can find pieces of visual arts, audiovisual, performing arts, literature and music from all eras.
Exhibitions NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART (MNBA)
ISAAC FERNÁNDEZ BLANCO MUSEUM
BUENOS AIRES MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MAMBA)
BENITO QUINQUELA MARTÍN MUSEUM
ENRIQUE LARRETA MUSEUM OF SPANISH ART
San Juan Ave 350, San Telmo. 2988 Lafinur St, Palermo. MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MALBA)
3415 Figueroa Alcorta Ave, Palermo. NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM
1600 Defensa St, San Telmo.
1422 Suipacha St, Retiro.
1422 Don Pedro de Mendoza Ave, La Boca.
2291 Juramento St, Belgrano.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ART
1902 del Libertador Ave, Recoleta.
AMALIA LACROZE DE FORTABAT ART COLLECTION
141 Olga Cossettini St, Puerto Madero.
ARGENTINE MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES
490 Ángel Gallardo St, Villa Crespo.
MOVIE THEATERS mibsas.com/tip /cines
Options for moviegoers ESPACIO INCAA CINE GAUMONT
CINEMARK DOT BAIRES SHOPPING
VILLAGE CINE RECOLETA
ARTE MULTIPLEX BELGRANO
1635 Rivadavia Ave, Monserrat.
2050 Vte. López St, Recoleta.
3600 Vedia St, Saavedra.
2199 Vuelta de Obligado St, Belgrano. 21
1473 del Libertador Ave, Recoleta.
Art spaces and activities
There is a wide variety of locations and cultural spots, which play backdrop to special events in order to promote culture. You can see plays and art exhibitions, go to a rock or folk music concert, take tango classes or even learn tai chi chuan. If you still have time, you can take history or photography courses, among many other things.
#TIPMIBSAS USINA DEL ARTE 1 Agustín R. Caffarena St, La Boca. mibsas.com/tip/usina GRAL. SAN MARTÍN CULTURAL CENTER 1551 Sarmiento St. mibsas.com/tip/ centroculturalsanmartin KONEX CULTURAL CENTER 2121 Sarmiento St, San Nicolás. mibsas.com/tip/ciudad culturalkonex RECOLETA CULTURAL CENTER 1930 Junín St, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/centro culturalrecoleta
USINA DEL ARTE
BORGES CULTURAL CENTER 525 Viamonte St, corner of San Martín St, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/centro culturalborges
DID YOU KNOW? In Casa de la Cultura (575 Mayo Ave) operated La Prensa, the first Argentine newspaper. Today is a major spot for cultural events.
The space has a capacity for 300 cars and a platform for 1,200 spectators. The drive-in cinema returns to Rosedal. The neighbors and tourists can enjoy open-air movies from their cars every Friday and Saturday in January. The entrance will be free and the programming will include seven recently released national and international films. The cars can enter by Iraola Avenue from 7 p.m. They will be received by attendants up to maximum capacity for 300 vehicles. There will also be a platform for 1,200 spectators and
500 chairs for those who choose to come on foot. The films will be projected on a movie screen of 15 x 10 meters and the sound will be heard through a modulated frequency. The drive-in invites to combine nature and culture. MORE INFO DAYS
Every Friday and Saturday in January at 9 p.m. ADDRESS
Rosedal, Del Libertador Ave y Sarmiento Ave, Palermo. WEB
OPEN-AIR MOVIE NIGHTS IN ROSEDAL DE PALERMO
The City of Buenos Aires is extensive and cosmopolitan. It has several commercial areas that developed in the different neighborhoods of Buenos Aires during the last century so locals could make their purchases near their homes. The products that they sell identify these areas or commercial districts. For example, Retiro is wellknown for having the best leather stores; Palermo has the best selection of independent designers, not just of clothing but also home decore items and furniture. In addition, It's where most of the city's premium shopping malls are. Villa Crespo, on the other hand, is known for its streets filled with outlets of local brands; San Telmo for fascinating antiques; and Corrientes Avenue for its countless libraries.
AGUIRRE ST OUTLETS
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GALERÍAS PACÍFICO: QUALITY IN THE CITY CENTRE The shopping center, located in a privileged area of the city, has first class shops to enjoy shopping. Galerías Pacífico is one of the oldest shopping malls in Buenos Aires. In fact, was declared Historic National Monument for the artistic value of its architecture and murals. Since its opening in 1984, it has been in Córdoba Avenue and Florida Street, one of the most traditional corners of the city. With this strategic location, it receives more than 900 thousand people of high socioeconomic level per month. 26
The shopping mall has an area of 11 thousand m2 and more than 150 retailers and stands from leading brands. In addition, a food court with more than 18 gastronomic offerings that are the choice of around eight thousand people each afternoon. These reasons make Galerías Pacífico an ideal place to visit, admire, and shop. MORE INFO DAYS
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. ADDRESS
Córdoba Ave & Florida St, San Nicolás. WEB
FASHION AND DESIGN
Defensa St, between San Juan St & Belgrano Ave.
RETIRO & SAN NICOLÁS
Pedestrian Florida St, from Mayo Ave to San Martín Square. PALERMO, RECOLETA & RETIRO
Santa Fe Ave, between Scalabrini Ortiz Ave & Esmeralda St. PALERMO VIEJO
Between J. Cabrera St, Soler St, Armenia St & Godoy Cruz St.
OUTLETS mibsas.com/tip/ /outlets
BALVANERA & SAN NICOLÁS
Corrientes Ave, between Pueyrredón Ave & 9 de Julio Ave.
BALVANERA Y RECOLETA
Pueyrredón Ave, between Corrientes Ave & Figueroa Alcorta Ave.
Rivadavia Ave & Acoyte Ave.
Cabildo Ave, between La Pampa St y Monroe Ave.
These stores offer previous seasons collections or discontinued pieces from premium brands at lower prices. PALERMO
Córdoba Ave, between Aguirre St, between Lavalleja St & G. Cruz St. Juan B. Justo Ave & Scalabrini Ortiz Ave. B. Encalada St, between Gurruchaga St, entre Vidal St & Amenábar St. Jufré St & Vera St. VILLA ORTÚZAR
Álvarez Thomas Ave, between Forest Ave & Heredia St. CHACARITA
Forest Ave, between Jorge Newbery St & Olleros St. VILLA LUGANO
Parque Brown Factory Outlet.
Murillo St, between Scalabrini Ortiz Ave & Serrano St. MONSERRAT
San José St, between Belgrano Ave & Chile St.
Herrera St, between Alvarado St & Osvaldo Cruz Ave.
#TIPMIBSAS You can find great opportunities of up to 60% off retail price. However, they go very fast, outlets are very crowded, especially on weekends and holidays. 27
SHOPPINGS mibsas.com/tip/ /shoppings
In the shopping malls, you'll find plenty of national and international stores with food courts, restaurants and movie theaters. SAN NICOLÁS
Galerías Pacífico. Paseo La Plaza. RETIRO
Patio Bullrich. RECOLETA
Recoleta Mall. Buenos Aires Design. PALERMO
Solar de la Abadía. Jumbo Palermo Centro Comercial. Paseo Alcorta. Alto Palermo. Distrito Arcos. SAAVEDRA
Abasto Shopping Center. Spinetto Shopping Center. CABALLITO
Caballito Shopping Center. VILLA DEVOTO
Devoto Shopping. LINIERS
Plaza Liniers Shopping Center. VILLA DEL PARQUE
Del Parque Shopping.
DOT Baires Shopping. #TIPMIBSAS You can go on a little shopping getaway outside the city to the largest and most visited shopping center in Buenos Aires: Unicenter (3745 Paraná Ave, Martinez)
LEATHER STORES FRAN-CUIR
LEATHER RANCH FACTORY
573 Tucumán St, San Nicolás. 624 Tucumán St, S. Nicolás. 666 Murillo St, V. Crespo. 572 Viamonte St, San Nicolás. 623 Paraguay St, Retiro.
MARKETS AND FAIRS mibsas.com/tip/ /mercadosyferias
BOOKS AND VYNIL RECORDS mibsas.com/tip/ /librosydiscos
To get a real taste of Buenos Aires shopping you should stroll along one of the many flea markets and fairs where you'll find a vast variety of handcrafted pieces, these are usually open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in different parks and squares of Buenos Aires. The most popular ones are the fairs in Dorrego Square, San Telmo, Cortázar Square in Palermo or the flea market in Colegiales.
For those looking for pre-owned books, vinyl or CD's, Corrientes Ave thrift shops are the best (from Cerrito St, in the Obelisco, to Callao Ave). You can also find some options on Mayo Ave, between Bolívar St and San Jose St, in other neighborhoods like San Nicolás and Montserrat, in the center of the city and at Rivadavia Park.
The TAX rate in Argentina is 21%. The city offers a tax return service for purchases made by international tourists. To take advantage of this service you must follow the following steps: STEP 1: AT THE STORE Shop stores that have the Tax Free Shopping logo displayed and ask for the tax reimbursement forms (benefit available only to foreign tourist and purchases higher than AR$ 70 on national products). STEP 2: CUSTOMS ARGENTINA When you leave the country, at any Argentinean Customs office (in airports, river ports or border posts), you must show your purchases with receipts and have the store's reimbursement forms stamped. STEP 3: TAX REIMBURSEMENT It may be in cash, check or credit card. 29
LOCAL CUISINE There are more than a thousand options in the City of Buenos Aires to enjoy the secrets and traditions of the Buenos Aires cuisine, taste dishes from popular chefs and venture into the new culinary trends of Argentine food. Satisfaction guaranteed!
For several years now, Buenos Aires has been well known as a gastronomic and cultural destination chosen by millions. The excellence of its cuisine and its endless options make Buenos Aires an international reference. Chefs from around the world come here to expand their culinary experience and to open their restaurants. Visitors come in search of the taste of our famous Asado (barbecue), our typical dishes with Andean influence, traditional recipes of Italian and Spanish immigrants; and to be part of culinary events –many of them free of chargesuch as Le Marche fair, Food Week, Buenos Aires Market, the Masticar fair, “Bodegones” week and Gastronomic Week.
The Iberoamerican Academy of gastronomy announced the City of Buenos Aires as the Ibero-American capital of gastronomic culture for 2017.
MÖOI, A RESTAURANT WITH A MARK IN ART AND DESIGN It proposes natural, fresh and varied dishes created by chef and manager Jessica Lekerman. With a strong focus on art and food design, Mooi is characterized by the claim of the freshest market and natural products. It shows this with its creative cuisine and its decoration: hand-painted dishes handcrafted lamps, high ceilings and quiet music of its three locations, located in Belgrano, Palermo and El Rosedal. The restaurant serves varied dishes designed by the chef manager Jessica Lekerman. From rustic pie of integral dough filled with cheese, 32
thyme and pumpkin to veggie burguers of millet and "yamaní". In addition, there are sweet and savory options suitable for vegans and celiacs. Their breakfasts and snacks are a must-try during this summer: salmon bagels, honey and red berries waffles and a memorable “chocotorta”. MORE INFO DAYS
Mon to Sun from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
• 1985 Cuba St, Belgrano. • 5468 Costa Rica St, Palermo. • 3883 Del Libertador St, El Rosedal.
Average per person AR$ 200 y AR$ 400.
ICE CREAM SHOPS There are ice cream parlors in all districts: craft and chains such as Freddo, Perssico, Volta, Chungo and Munchi's, among others. CADORE
PEPPINO DI NAPOLI
CABAÑA DEL TUYÚ:
1695 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. 2302 Arenales St. 2816 San Juan Ave, San Cristóbal. 787 Carlos Pellegrini St, San Nicolás & 1092 Tacuarí St, San Telmo.
2100 Pueyrredón Ave, Recoleta. 188 Quintana Ave, Retiro. 1967 J. Newbery St, Las Cañitas. 3289 Elcano Ave, Colegiales. IL TROVATORE
501 Pichincha St.
5078 Rivadavia Ave, Caballito.
540 Alicia Moreau de Justo Ave, Pto. Madero.
3901 Cerviño St, Palermo.
#TIPMIBSAS "Dulce de leche" is the taste of ice cream preferred by Argentines with many varieties to choose from: "Super dulce de leche", with chocolate chips, together with chocolate. In cone, wafer or ice lolly.
FOOD DISTRICTS AND PROMENADES PALERMO HOLLYWOOD mibsas.com/tip/ /palermohollywood
Bordered by Juan B. Justo, Santa Fe, Cรณrdoba and Dorrego Avenues For decades, Palermo Hollywood was almost exclusively home to middle class family residences and automobile repair shops. However, at the beginning of this century, with the arrival of TV channels and over 20 production companies, it broke the mold and became the most active Gastronomic District of the city. In addition, it received a new name; it's now considered a part of the audiovisual sector of Buenos Aires.
#TIPMIBSAS TACO BOX Mexican Cuisine 5581 Soler St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/tacobox
EL MANTO Armenian Cuisine 5801 Costa Rica St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/elmanto
AMORES PORTEรOS Homemade cooking 5799 Honduras St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/amores
GREEN BAMBOO Vietnamese Cuisine 5802 Costa Rica St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/gbamboo
LAS CAÑITAS mibsas.com/tip/ /lascanitas
Bordered by Scalabrini Ortiz, Córdoba, Juan B. Justo and Santa Fe Avenues Palermo Soho is known as the fashion and design district, reflecting the style of New York and London, hence the name. The restaurants are singular for their gourmet and artistic influence, a special connection between design and cuisine is portrayed in their dishes, there is a sense of inspiration in the combination between ingredients and presentation.
Bordered by Luis María Campos and del Libertador Avenues Las Cañitas came alive in the beginning of 1990 on Báez St and its surrounding streets. International cuisine restaurants came together to form the most thriving and diverse gastronomic center in the city. What's so special about this neighborhood? The charming view of the Palermo Polo Field.
#TIPMIBSAS SUSHI CLUB Japanese cuisine 268 Baez St. mibsas.com/tip/sushiclub
NOVECENTO Signature Cuisine 199 Báez St. mibsas.com/tip/novecento
LUPITA Mexican Cuisine 227 Báez St. mibsas.com/tip/lupita
PUERTO MADERO mibsas.com/tip/ /puertomadero
Brasil, Ing. Huergo, Madero and Cecilia Grierson Avenues and Río de la Plata, Riachuelo and Dársena Sur. The old port docks, created in 1930, came out of abandonment and resurrected to become the most modern residential and gastronomic district of Buenos Aires. Real estate developers took advantage of the wide spaces, the preexisting architecture, its central location and its view of the River to build residential homes and fancy restaurants, which today make Puerto Madero worth visiting.
RECOLETA mibsas.com/tip/ /recoleta
Mario Bravo St, Coronel Díaz St, Las Heras Ave, Tagle St, the former railroad tracks Gral. Mitre and J. Salguero St. North, Costanera Vuelta de Obligado Ave and Río de la Plata. East, Montevideo St, Guido St and Uruguay St. And south, Córdoba Ave. Recoleta is the first and the oldest gastronomic pole of the city. It had its moment of glory during the 1970's. Its culinary identity varied with time and competitors came about. Some spots remain a classic, like La Biela, which is often frequented by tourists.
SAN TELMO mibsas.com/tip/ /santelmo
Chile St, Ing. Huergo, Brasil, Paseo Colón, Martín García, Defensa, Caseros and Piedras Avenues. San Telmo is one of the oldest neighborhoods in town and for some time, it managed to become the most aristocratic. It changed in 1871 when the yellow fever epidemic forced families that where well off to move to the north of the city. However, after several decades, the neighborhood regained its splendor; you'll find over 150 restaurants that are definitely deserving of a visit.
MARKETS AND FAIRS Arribeños St between Juramento St and Olazabal St (Belgrano)
CHINATOWN mibsas.com/tip/ /barriochino
Meters from the Belgrano station of the formerly known as Mitre railway tracks, a red arch erects marking the beginning of Chinatown, where most of the members of the Asian community established their businesses. Here you'll find restaurants, supermarkets, video stores, bazaars offering items at very low costs and Eastern medicine among many other options.
#TIPMIBSAS Gourmet oriental cuisine 1689 Mendoza St. mibsas.com/tip/chinarose
LOTUS NEO THAI Thai cuisine 2265 Arribeños St. mibsas.com/tip/lotus
HSIANG TING TANG Chinese Cuisine 2245 Arribeños St. mibsas.com/tip/hsiang
KOREATOWN mibsas.com/tip/ /barriocoreano
At the end of Carabobo Ave, between Eva Perón Ave Castañares St and Río de La Plata. Many of the Koreans who settled in Argentina came in 1960; they were dedicated to trade, apparel manufacturing, fishing and restaurateurs among others. There are currently more than 120 Korean restaurants in the City of Buenos Aires. Most of them are in Flores and Avellaneda, a district in the province of Buenos Aires adjacent to the city's capital.
100 José León Suárez St.
The Liniers Market is the most picturesque places to visit. The stands, mostly worked by Bolivian and Peruvian immigrants, offer an array of products like quinoa, amaranth, chicha morada, aji panka, rocoto, evaporated milk, andean potatoes, and other goods from the Northern region of Argentina. You can also taste dishes from nearby restaurants, with options like ceviche, barbecued chicken, chicken aji and tacutacu, quinoa soup and Bolivian empanadas. A visit to this place is a real trip to the highlands without leaving the City of Buenos Aires.
SAN TELMO MARKET
From Carlos Calvo St up to the corner of Bolívar St.
With a typical italian facade, the San Telmo market is a meeting place for locals and tourists. It seems as if it has stopped in time and to visit is like venturing into a ride that recalls the old city, it still preserves the spirit of the early markets in Buenos Aires. What is there to do? Your daily shopping, find some hard to come by seasoning or simply let yourself be taken by the antiques, handcrafts, records and old toy stands. It's the best selection of all the options, a one-of-a-kind experience.
#TIPMIBSAS BUENOS AIRES COCINA EN EBULLICIÃ“N
This 2017 will be a great year for gastronomy. The city, chosen as Ibero-American Capital of the Gastronomic Culture, provides a calendar with events, fairs, guided visits and conventions. Check for dates. WEB: mibsas.com/tip/bacocina
#TIPMIBSAS BUENOS AIRES MARKET
This is the most popular healthy food fair in the city. You can find natural and organic products sold directly by their producers. In addition, you can enjoy the food truck festival. Check for dates. WEB: mibsas.com/tip/bamarket
NIGHTLIFE Buenos Aires never sleeps. There are options that guarantee a good time for all tastes and ages: music clubs, bars and milongas. Although the fun begins later than elsewhere in the world (after 11 p.m.), it's definitely worthwhile to experience the city at night.
The gourmand trend that invaded the City of Buenos Aires during the last 20 years covers more than just the food. We also welcomed, and even with more momentum, the bars. The drink menus in Palermo, Retiro and Recoleta offer sophisticated international cocktails that make you feel as if you were in New York or London. Always making sure to give an original local twist, there are drinks made with “mate”. The variety at a Buenos Aires bar goes from drinks with Fernet to a glass of champagne. There are also wine bars with the best variety of Argentine strains at great prices.
BLUE DOG 4758 Gorriti St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/bluedog
BAR 878 878 Thames St, V. Crespo. mibsas.com/tip/bar878
FRANK'S BAR 1445 Arévalo St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/franksbar
THE ARGENTINE EXPERIENCE: WINE AND COOKING CLASSES They teach how to make drinks with three types of wines and empanadas. Dinner is also offered. To get to know better the Argentine palate, The Argentine Experience offers a class to learn to make cocktails based on wine. The drinks are made with three different wines (the white, pink and red) selected especially by Zuccardi wineries. Afterwards, there is a dinner in which one can enjoy of a Patagonian trout tartar, a filet of steer cured for 24 hours and chorizo, steak and provolone. All, with unlimited wine. Also, there are dishes suitable for vegans, vegetarians and pescetarians. This proximity to the aromas, flavors and textures of Buenos Aires takes five hours and is made in English (Monday to Saturday) and in Portuguese (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday). In addition, it gives a practice to make empanadas. To close the learning and tasting experience, there are alfajores of dulce de leche and/or cheese and sweet, one of those desserts more representative of the Gaucho gastronomy. 42
MORE INFO DAYS
Monday to Saturday at 6:15 p.m.
2110 Fitz Roy St, Palermo.
Average per person AR$ 1.725
Good places to grab a drink
THE TEMPLE BAR
GRAN BAR DANZÓN
1822 Gral. Las Heras Ave, Recoleta. EL ALAMO
5267 Córdoba Ave, Recoleta.
1222 Serrano St, Palermo. 1161 Libertad St, Recoleta. VERNE CLUB
1475 Medrano Ave, Palermo. DANDY
2876 Arévalo Ave.
2410 del Libertador Ave, Recoleta.
ANTARES LAS CAÑITAS
5527 Costa Rica St, Palermo. 1764 Malabia St, Palermo.
399 Marcelo T. de Alvear St, Retiro. 981 Maipú St, Retiro.
1048 Paraná St, Recoleta.
BARS mibsas.com/tip/ /speakeasy
Speakeasy The Speakeasy where inspired by the prohibition era in the United States and they are very trendy in Buenos Aires. These are hidden or secret bars and in many cases they don't even look like bars from the outside. Some of them require a password or have a guest list. You can get your name on the list by going to their social media pages or asking your hotel's concierge. A good example of this trend is Isabel Bar & Restaurant (1664 Iriarte St, Palermo).
#TIPMIBSAS FLORERĂ?A ATLĂ NTICO
This is an actual flower shop but if you go down the stairs you'll find a secret bar. ADDRESS: 872 Arroyo St.
BARS mibsas.com/tip/ /barrasdehoteles
Hotel bars Some luxury hotel bars in Buenos Aires deserve their own chapter because of their ability to wow consumers, the quality of the service, the ambiance and the drinks. There is no need to be staying at the hotels to enjoy a cocktail.
#TIPMIBSAS PONY LINE Four Seasons Hotel 1086 Posadas St, Retiro. mibsas.com/tip/ponyline
OAK BAR Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt 1661 Alvear Ave, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip /oakbar
THE LIBRARY LOUNGE & POOLBAR Faena Hotel, 445 M. Salotti St, Puerto Madero. mibsas.com/tip/poolbar
DID YOU KNOW? According to official reports, the longest and most complete bar menu in Buenos Aires can be found at DoppelgĂ¤nger Bar, a bar in 500 Juan de Garay St, in San Telmo. This is definitely a bartender's favorite.
ALVEAR CHAMPAGNE BAR 1891 Alvear Ave, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/alvear
MUSIC mibsas.com/tip/ /musica
The city has a very interesting jazz movement. Most of the jazz clubs are located in the old city district or in Palermo. You'll find Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, New Tango and Neo Folklore. There is a variety of live shows and you can grab a drink or maybe even dinner. For the rock fans, there are several clubs that feature live independent rock bands. These types of shows tend to be more casual and don't usually offer table service.
#TIPMIBSAS NOTORIOUS 966 Callao Ave, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/notorius
CLĂ SICA Y MODERNA 892 Callao Ave, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/cym
THELONIOUS CLUB 1884 J. Salguero St, 1st Floor, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/thelonious
#TIPMIBSAS LA TRASTIENDA 460 Balcarce St, S. Telmo. mibsas.com/tip/trastienda
NICETO CLUB 5500 Niceto V. St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/niceto
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CLUBS mibsas.com/tip/ /boliches
After a few drinks, the night continues in clubs also known as “boliches”. Prepare to go at around 2 a.m., as for the dress code, it's casual chic and not very formal. The bulk of the clubs are in Palermo, Recoleta and Costanera, where you'll find the largest clubs usually playing electronic music. The smaller “boliches” play a wider mix of genres like reggaeton and cumbia. There's also a market for underground parties here attendees dance to indie music, rock and pop. Gay friendly options are widely available.
Good options to go dancing PACHA BUENOS AIRES
6151 Costanera R. Obligado Ave, Palermo. ROSEBAR
5445 Honduras St KIKA
5542 Niceto Vega St, Palermo. MAKENA CANTINA CLUB
1519 F. Roy St, Palermo.
5333 Honduras St, Palermo.
5339 Honduras St, Palermo.
THE ROXY LIVE BAR
#TIPMIBSAS JET LOUNGE
4801 R. Obligado Ave, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/jet
Costanera Ave y La Pampa St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/tequila
ASIA DE CUBA
750 Pierina Dealessi St, Puerto Madero. mibsas.com/tip/asiadecuba
SPORTS Buenos Aires is known for the wide variety of sports people practice. Soccer is not Argentina's only passion. Tennis, golf, rowing, polo and marathons, also draw many followers. Several international competitions take place every year.
Buenos Aires Corre (BAC) is the city's running team and the main organizer of races and marathons. Training with them is free and you'll be guided by PE teachers in 11 different locations: Mujeres Argentinas Park, Centenario Park, Saavedra Park, Palermo Golf, Rosedal, Avellaneda Park and Arenales Square. Running has gained momentum in the last few years and the number of people doing it broke previous records. This positioned Buenos Aires as the marathon capital of the region. For example, in 2012, 500 thousand runners participated in over 100 races in the city's streets.
#TIPMIBSAS 10K UNICEF CAREER FOR EDUCATION March 12th 10K/5K HUMAN FORMULA April 23rd mibsas.com/deportes
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Will be open until the end of the summer season with activities for all ages. As in previous years, the Government of the City opened its own summer season: adapting El Parque de los Ñiños and the Parque Indoamericano on beaches. The parks have umbrellas, deck chairs and water games to enjoy the sun and sand without leaving the capital. The beaches will be available until February 28th, from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The beaches are free and offer various activities: big wave surfing, race track for
pedal cars, tattoos, ping pong, foosball, orbital tennis, football, volleyball and basketball, reading areas and free photo service. In addition, there are showers and water fountains to cool down as well as healthy stations to do basic medical checks and receive recommendations on nutrition and a healthy life. MÁS INFO DAYS
Tue to Sun from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. BEACHES
• Parque de los Niños: Gral. Paz Ave y Cantilo Ave, Belgrano. • Parque Indoamericano: Castañares Ave y Escalada Ave, Villa Soldati. WEB
BEACHES TO ENJOY THE SAND IN THE CITY
RALLY DAKAR 2017: THE ODYSSEY In the fifth consecutive year, the most important Dakar competition of South America will finish in the City of Buenos Aires on January 14th. The ninth South American edition of the Rally Dakar will arrive this summer to Buenos Aires from its start in Paraguay and through Bolivia. It's the fifth time the Dakar will culminate in the city. The coronation ceremony will be held in front of the Argentine Automobile Club (ACA), located in 1850 Del Libertador Ave. This "All the effort is put in receive them in the city of Buenos Aires so that we can share this competition as a family, so that this cultural and sports event can be enjoyed by thousands of people". Diego Santilli, Vicejefe de G.C.B.A.
Avenue will be closed, per the announcement of the members of the organization, so that tourists and neighbors can witness the arrival of the racers. In this opportunity, the competitors that cross the finish line after 9.000 km of race will be rewarded. The route includes passage through other Argentine cities like Resistencia, San Miguel de Tucumán, San Salvador de Jujuy, Salta, Chilecito, San Juan and Río Cuarto. MORE INFO ARRIVAL POINT
ACA Central, 1850 Del Libertador Ave, Palermo. FECHA
Sábado 14 de enero.
ACTIVITIES mibsas.com/tip/ /actividades
Soccer Soccer is Argentina's passion. The city and its surroundings house the majority of first division stadiums. You can attend a game or visit their museums to get to know the history.
Golf The city's golf course offers first class services and it's open to the public. It also has a golf school for kids 14 and under. 639 E. Tornquist Ave, Palermo. / Phone: 4381-3003
Extreme sports Inside Centenario Park you'll find a 7,5 kilometers area designated as the Extreme Sports Park. It has ramps where professionals and amateurs go skate boarding, roller blading, long boarding and mountain biking.
Bicycles The city has 130 km of bike lanes between Palermo, Rosedal, Costanera Norte and Costanera Sur.
On horseback The Jockey Club Argentino is the staple to learn how to ride. You can also catch races at the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo or polo matches at Campo Argentino de Polo. 54
BUENOS AIRES IDOLS mibsas.com/tip/ /idolosportenos
Buenos Aires will be the host city for the first Olympic event in Argentina: the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. This is an international multisport event for young athletes between the ages of 15 and 18. Its main objective is to promote Olympic values in our youth. Lionel Messi will be the ambassador.
Costanera Sur is filled with monuments that pay homage to Argentina's most impressive players. Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Hugo Porta, Juan Manuel Fangio, Pascual Perez, Roberto de Vincenzo, Lucha Aymar, Gabriela Sabatini, Manu Ginobili and Guillermo Vilas.
AGENDA FESTIVALS BAFICI 2017 From April 19th to the 30th Various locations. mibsas.com/tip/bafici
The city will host the Festival of Independent Cinema, an event to promote the most innovative and original films.
ULTRA BUENOS AIRES 2017 TATTOO SHOW Friday February 24th March 3rd, 4th & 5th Costa Salguero Center, Costanera R. Obligado Ave y J. Salguero St. mibsas.com/tip/ultrabuenosaires
Ochre Pavilion, La Rural, 2704 Sarmiento Ave, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/tattooshow
ART PABLO PICASSO: MORE THAN THE GRANDIOSE Until February 28th MAMBA, 350 San Juan Ave, San Telmo. Tue to Fri from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat, Sun. and hol from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. mibsas.com/tip/mamba
ANTONIO BERNI: REVELATIONS ON PAPER Until February 19th
MAMBA, 350 San Juan Ave, San Telmo. Tue to Fri from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat, Sun. and hol from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. mibsas.com/tip/mamba 58
MUSIC LOLLAPALOOZA 2017 March 31st & April 1st
Racecourse of San Isidro, 800 Mรกrquez Ave, San Isidro. mibsas.com/tip/lollapalooza
BRYAN ADAMS GET UP April 21st - 9 p.m.
FRANCO DE VITA: FREE TOUR February 14th - 9 p.m.
Gran Rex Theater 857 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolรกs.
Gran Rex Theater 857 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolรกs.
The strong names which can be seen in this fourth edition in Argentina are Metallica, The Strokes, The Weeknd y The XX. There will be other options, more than 50 international and national bands: The Chainsmokers, Flume, Martin Garrix, Two Door Cinema Club, Rancid, Duran Duran y The 1975, and many more.
SPORTS ARGENTINA OPEN ATP From February 11th to the 19th Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, 1510 Olleros St, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/argentinaopen
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The Argentina Open tournament, that is part of the ATP World Tour, has the participation of local tennis, figures, international favorites and young with projection. 59
THEATER THE TIME BOMB Every Mon - 7 p.m to 9 p.m. Ciudad Cultural Konex, 3131 Sarmiento St, Balvanera. mibsas.com/tip/bombadeltiempo
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 7th DAY From March 9th to May 14th
Cirque du Soleil returns to Buenos Aires! This time, with a special and exciting spectacle, a production entirely devoted to Luna Park Stadium, 420 Madero Ave. the mythical band Soda Stereo. mibsas.com/tip/cirquedusoleil
CINDERELLA LIGHT Premiere January 12th - 9 p.m.
BIG BANG BOSSI SHOW From Thursday to Sunday
El Nacional Theater, 960 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. mibsas.com/tip/luzcenicienta
Astral Theater, 1639 Corrientes Ave, San Nicolás. mibsas.com/tip/bigbangshow
TOC TOC From Wednesday to Sunday
FUERZA BRUTA From Wed to Sun
Multiteatro, 1283 Corrientes Ave. Wed, Thu & Fri 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. mibsas.com/tip/toctoc
Recoleta Cultural Center, 1930 St Junín, Recoleta. mibsas.com/tip/fuerzabruta
FOR KIDS DINOSAURS JURASSIC WORLD From January 2nd to February 28th - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
I'M MOON IN CONCERT March Friday 24th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th
Ochre Pavilion, La Rural, 2704 Sarmiento Ave, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/dinosaurios
Tecnópolis, Gral. Paz Ave, between Balbín Ave & Constituyentes Ave, Vte. López. mibsas.com/tip/soyluna
BAF WEEK From March 1st to the 4th. From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Yellow Pavilion, La Rural, 2704 Sarmiento Ave, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/bafweek
HUMAN BODIES From January 2nd to February 28th - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FashionStock.com / Shutterstock.com
Ochre Pavilion, La Rural, 2704 Sarmiento Ave, Palermo. mibsas.com/tip/bodieshuman
BOOK FAIR From April 21st to May 9th. La Rural, 2704 Sarmiento Ave. Mon to Fri. from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat & Sun from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. mibsas.com/tip/feriadellibro
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The fashion event will present the collections of acclaimed designers and local fashion brands
ATTRACTIONS SAN NICOLรS OBELISCO 1051 Corrientes Ave, Republic Square mibsas.com/tip /obelisco
The Obelisco is the biggest symbol of Buenos Aires around the world. It's strategically located in one of the major cultural zones of Buenos Aires: Corrientes Ave and 9 de Julio Ave. The monument was built in 70 days by the architect Alberto Prebisch. It inaugurated on May 23rd, 1936 in the 400 years commemoration of the first Foundation of Buenos Aires and as a tribute to the nation's Capital.
DID YOU KNOW? This was the location of the original St. Nicolรกs de Bari church, where the Argentine flag was raised for the first time (1812). The Obelisco was rejected since its construction and its demolition was even considered, but, over time, became a symbol of the city.
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KIRCHNER CULTURAL CENTER
COURTHOUSE 550 Talcahuano St mibsas.com/tip /palaciodejusticia
This seven-story building, also known as "Palace of the courts", is headquarters of the judiciary and the Supreme Court of Justice of the nation. It was built by the French architect Norbert Maillart and opened in 1942. It has a neo-classical style with Greek and Roman influences. It has a rigorous symmetry accompanied by symbols that make reference to justice in each step.
#TIPMIBSAS Guided tours of the building's interior are held on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. with previous reservation: email@example.com
CORRIENTES AVENUE mibsas.com/tip /corrientes
LAVALLE SQUARE Lavalle St & Cรณrdoba Ave mibsas.com/tip /plazalavalle
The avenue known as Corrientes Street owes its name to the province. Its 70 blocks stretch goes from Puerto Madero to Chacarita. It's the most important cultural hub of the city. Between Callao and Esmeralda avenues, it congregates theaters such as Lola Membrives, President Alvear, among others; as well as hotels, restaurants, and bars. Military barracks were installed at Lavalle Square at the beginning of the 19th century. Its name is in memory of Juan Lavalle (1797-1841), military, and Argentine politician. The three-block square contains these monuments: Hipรณlito Yrigoyen, the National Ballet fountain and Memoria Activa. 65
MONSERRAT MAYO SQUARE Bolívar St, Rivadavia St, Balcarce St & H. Yrigoyen Ave mibsas.com/tip /plazademayo
It's the oldest public square in Buenos Aires. Juan de Garay granted this block in front the fort during the second Foundation of Buenos Aires in 1580. Its name pays homage to the May 25th, 1810 revolution. In its Center is the May Pyramid, built in 1811. Also stands the monument to General Manuel Belgrano, installed in 1873, creator of the national flag. The square is and remains the scene of the most important political and social events in the history of Argentina. It's the meeting point for celebrations and claims from citizens. From the square you can see a historical perspective of the city. You can tour the buildings that surround it: Government House, City Hall, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Government Palace of the City until you reach the colonial churches. And then walk by Mayo Ave and the neighboring streets to the downtown area and its concentration of bank buildings. DID YOU KNOW? Bullfights where held here until shortly after the May Revolution.
GOVERNMENT HOUSE 50 Balcarce St mibsas.com/tip /casarosada
The first fort of Buenos Aires in 1580 was erected here and the national authorities settled in 1810. It regained its prominence as the seat of Government during the Presidency of Bartolomé Mitre in 1862 because he settled there with his ministers. His successor, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, embellished it with gardens and painted the façade in pink for the first time, giving it the name of "Casa Rosada" (The Pink House). #TIPMIBSAS To visit must make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's free. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ATTRACTIONS "CASA ROSADA"
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METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL Rivadavia Ave y San Martín St mibsas.com/tip /catedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main headquarter of the Catholic Church of the Argentina. The current building is the product of six architectural works. Its first construction was in 1593, with an adobe chapel. The construction finally began in 1752 under the direction of the Italian architect Antonio Masella. In 1877 the mausoleum of General José of San Martín was added to the Cathedral The facade's neoclassical style was added in 1822 and in 1860, the bas-relief of the frontispiece. #TIPMIBSAS The church functions as Museum in honor of Pope Francis, where he was Archbishop for 15 years. Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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GOVERNMENT PALACE 525 Mayo Ave mibsas.com/tip /palaciodegobierno
The building is home to the Executive Power of the Government of the city. It was built between 1891 and 1902. Its style is characterized by being French Academic with Italianate elements.
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LEGISLATURE OF THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES 130 Perú St mibsas.com/tip /legislatura
CABILDO 65 Bolívar St
Cabildo was founded in 1580 by Juan de Garay during the second Foundation of the city, and since then, it has remained in the same place. The colonial administration used to be here. And it was where, after the revolution of May 1810, the First Joint Government was created that led to the independence of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata. Since 1938 the building operates the National Commission of Museums and Monuments and Historic Places and the National Historical Museum of the Cabildo of Buenos Aires and the May Revolution. ATTRACTIONS
In the Legislature works the legislative power of the City of Buenos Aires, formed by 70 members. The camera is partially renewed every two years. The building was built by architect Héctor Ayerza. It has a library specialized in Argentine law and jurisprudence and a newspaper archive that preserves the most important publications of the country since 1892.
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BAROLO PALACE 1370 Mayo Ave mibsas.com/tip /palaciobarolo
The Barolo Palace was inaugurated in 1923 and it held the title of tallest building in South America until the opening of Kavanagh, in Retiro, in 1935. It's almost 100 meters (328 feet) tall and it's topped with a rotating lighthouse located on the 22nd floor. The building was designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti and commissioned by businessman Luigi Barolo, hence the name. The story says the palace is divided in three sections that represent hell, purgatory and heaven. This is a reference to Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy", an author they both admired. The style of the building is eclectic with traces of gothic and Hindu architecture and strong expressionism. In 2010, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires sponsored the restauration of the lighthouse so its shining light could play a part in the celebration of the Argentinean Bicentennial. DID YOU KNOW? The Barolo Palace has a twin building on the other side of Rio de la Plata. It's called the Salvo Palace. It was built by the same architect in Montevideo, Uruguay and inaugurated in 1928.
825 Mayo Ave mibsas.com/tip /cafetortoni
This is the oldest and most emblematic cafe in Buenos Aires. It was founded in 1858 and it's a part of the city's "notable bars" network. Amongst its distinguished clientele we can find Jorge Luis Borges, Federico Garcia Lorca, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Gardel and Arthur Rubinstein. It's first owner, Touan, named it in honor of Café Tornoni in Paris. The facade is a masterpiece by architect Alejandro Christophersen made in 1898. Currently, inside the "La Bodega" room (located in the basement) you can attend tango and jazz shows. The place also houses a large library, pool tables and domino rooms. A must for warm afternoon is the "leche merengada".
DID YOU KNOW? Gardel had a table reserved specially for him, away from the prying eyes of his fans. According to poet Enrique Cadicamo, it was located right by the window near the Rivadavia Ave entrance.
BLOCK OF LIGHTS 825 Mayo Ave mibsas.com/tip /manzanadelasluces
The Block of Lights or "Manzana de las Luces" is one of the main historic complexes in the city. It's comprised by some of the oldest edifications in Buenos Aires, such as the San Ignacio church, a Jesuit complex that is still standing. Underneath these buildings we can find several underground tunnels built in colonial times, they were used for defense and contraband. 71
CITY TOUR, MAYO AVE
NATIONAL CONGRESS Rivadavia Ave y Entre Ríos Ave mibsas.com/tip /congreso
The National Congress is the building that houses the Argentinean Parliament. The legislative branch of power operates from this beautiful palace and it's comprised of 257 deputes and 72 senators. It was inaugurated in 1906 but the construction was finished 40 years later under the architect Victor Meano. The final touches were given by sculptor Jules Dormal, one of the artists involved in Colón Theater. Him and Meano respected the plans from the original project. The building was designed in high Italian Academicism style of late 19th century. Its dome is 80 meters high and one of the largest in the city. The outside of the building is completely covered in gray limestone with a granite base. The first congress building was originally in Balcarce St and Hipólito Yrigoyen Ave and it was inaugurated in 1864. #TIPMIBSAS On the same block you can tour the Congress Square, designed by French architect and landscapists Carlos Thays.
Chile St y Balcarce St mibsas.com/tip /paseodelahistorieta
This walkway pays homage to Argentina's most famous cartoonists and comics artists and you can visit it any day for free. It starts at Defensa St and Chile St where you'll find sculptures of Mafalda, Susanita and Manolito, the famous characters created by Quino. It continues through Balcarce St and Mexico St where you'll see Super Hijitus and Larguirucho. Further down Balcarce St, towards Belgrano Avenue you'll find Matias, the inquisitive kid from Sendra. Continue down Balcarce St we have Don Fulgencio created by Lino Palacios and Clemente, the avid soccer fan created by Caloi. The corner of Balcarce St and Belgrano Ave houses the Divito Girls. The corner of Belgrano Ave and Paseo ColĂłn Ave is home to PatoruzĂş, the famous indigenous chief from the Tehuelche tribe made by Dante Quinterno. Gaturro (Nik's pet) can also be seen in Belgrano Ave. The route ends at the Humor Museum in de los Italianos Ave, located in Puerto Madero. Here you'll see shows and different educational programs.
COMIC STRIP WALK
COMIC STRIP WALK
DORREGO SQUARE 400 Humberto I Ave mibsas.com/tip /plazadorrego
Dorrego Square is famous for hosting an antiques fair every Sunday. Numerous street artists gather here and set up different stands that give the place the look and feel of an upscale flea market. It's a favorite for both locals and tourists. In the perimeter of the square you can find several coffee shops, restaurants and brick and mortar antique shops –specially on Defensa St- and they also set up tables on the sidewalk. This square is considered a historic site for the City of Buenos Aires because it was the venue where the independence of Buenos Aires was announced in 1816 (the actual independence was achieved in the Province of Tucumán a few months prior).
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (UBA) 850 Paseo Colón Ave
This building, in a monumental and neoclassic style was built for the Maria Eva Duarte de Peron Foundation but its founder passed away in 1952. The building was remodeled and it became a part of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Paseo Colón Ave & Brasil Av mibsas.com/tip /parquelezama
ZANJÓN DE GRANADOS 755 Defensa St mibsas.com/tip /zanjondegranados
This park houses the National History Museum. It belonged to Mr. Gregorio Lezama (originally from Salta) since 1857. He hired European landscapers to design one of the most luxurious private gardens from that period, filled with foreign trees and exotic plants. In 1894, his widow, Ángela Álzaga, sold all her land with the condition that it would be turned into a public space. Inside the park you can find the monument of Pedro de Mendoza, the city's first founder.
In 1985 a San Telmo local discovered what is considered today the most important archeological retrieval in the country: the remains of over four centuries of Buenos Aires' life. This will take you on an underground trip where you walk through a labyrinth of tunnels and constructions from the 16th century. The tunnels were underneath this colonial house from 1536 and legend has it that it later became the site of Buenos Aires' first Foundation.
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LA BOCA CAMINITO Del Valle Iberlucea St, y Dr. Magallanes St mibsas.com/tip /caminito
This is La Boca's most famous Street. It's a pedestrian walkway that embodies the porteño spirit: brick roads surrounded by brightly colored facades and small businesses featuring posters of amazing steaks, tango dancers and other artists. Many consider this an open museum of almost 150 meters long. For a long time Caminito was part of the railroad track route to Ensenada (a nearby neighborhood outside the city) but in 1928 the branch was closed and it became abandoned. Thanks to several neighbors, including painter Benito Quinquela Martin, this was revitalized in 1950. Nine years later it was renamed after the famous tango “Caminito”, written by Juan de Dios Filiberto and Gabino Coria Peñaloza in 1926. #TIPMIBSAS At the Plastic Artists Fair of Caminito you can find several contemporary artists that sell pieces inspired in their colorful surroundings. This is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter and until 8 p.m. during the summer.
USINA DEL ARTE 1 Agustín R. Cafferena St mibsas.com/tip /usina
La Usina del Arte is a multi-disciplinary cultural center that keeps the industrial spirit of its original tenant, the Italian-Argentinean Electricity Company built by Giovanni Chionga. Today it's filled with dance spaces and plastic arts exhibits. The symphony room seats 1200 people and has optimal acoustics, it was prepared by the same studio that restored the Colón Theater. #TIPMIBSAS You can find guided tours to know more about the architecture, history and arts schedule. The tour is 45 minutes long and available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
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CLUB ATLĂ‰TICO BOCA JUNIORS 805 Brandsen St mibsas.com/tip /bocajuniors
Boca Juniors is one of the most important soccer clubs of Argentina. Their colors are blue and yellow and were taken from the Swedish flag that used to wave at the port. "La Bombonera" was inaugurated in 1940 and it gets the name because of the steep inclination of the stands that makes it look like a box of bonbons. It's shaped like a horseshoe and has three levels one on top of the other, which generates a unique acoustic. The field is mere meters away from the seating area, this creates great proximity between the attendees and the game. Going to the game here is a unique experience. #TIPMIBSAS You can visit the Boquense Passion Museum, which collects memorabilia from the club's history. They are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. DID YOU KNOW? Argentina's current president, Mauricio Macri, presided the Boca Juniors club between 1995 and 2007. To this day he is still a fan.
TRANSPORTER BRIDGE 1601 Pedro de Mendoza Ave mibsas.com/tip /puentetransbordador
These are two bridges joined over Riachuelo. The old bridge was called Nicolas Avellaneda (president from 1878 to 1880) and its considered a national monument. This eventually became obsolete and a new one was built to answer the needs of growing transit. In 1940, during its inauguration it was considered the most important of South America. DID YOU KNOW? Today, this is one of only eight ferry bridges left in the world.
SCHOOL OF FACULTY (UBA) 2263 Figueroa Alcorta Ave
This building was inaugurated in 1821 and its 40,000 square meters. It has a museum, art gallery and library specialized in law. The main room features an oil painting of Antonio Gonzalez Moreno, which depicts the opening ceremony of the University of Buenos Aires.
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RECOLETA CEMETERY 1760 JunĂn St mibsas.com/tip /cementeriodela recoleta
This cemetery is a work of art, an outdoor museum. In fact, it's a historical site since 1946. It has ample walkways with mausoleums and vaults beautifully decorated with marble sculptures, some of which belong to the main characters of Argentine history like Eva Peron or president Bartolome Mitre. Over 90 of its vaults are considered a National Historic Monument. Its architectural value shows a time when Argentina was a powerful emerging economy and the city's wealthiest families competed to keep up the glamour. It was built in 1822 as the first public cemetery in the City of Buenos Aires and its design is the work of French engineer Prospero Catelin. It's named after the monks of the order of the Recoletos that used that space before the cemetery was built. DID YOU KNOW? The cemetery has many odd, romantic and tragic stories. Like the one of David Alleno, a long time cemetery grounds keeper who saved all of his life to build his own tomb.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 1473 del Libertador Ave mibsas.com/tip /mnba
The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important art museums in Latin America and it houses the largest Argentine art collection in the country. It features works by Picasso, Renoir, Monet, Rembrandt, Rubens and classic Argentinean artists like Antonio Berni, Xul Solar, Prilidiano Pueyerredon, Fernando Fader and Benito Quinquela Martin. The museum was inaugurated in 1896. It has a photography room, cinema, two sculpture terraces and a library with over 150,000 books. It displays temporary exhibits and different lectures throughout the year, it also has a souvenir shop. #TIPMIBSAS We recommend to give this place several hours because of its size and the amount of rooms to visit. It's a must walk through Buenos Aires and it's free. Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Last entry: 30 minutes before closing. 83
OF FINE ARTS
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MALBA) 3415 Figueroa Alcorta Ave mibsas.com /malba
The MALBA is the museum that houses the Latin American art collection from the Constantini Foundation. It features approximately 400 pieces (paintings, sculptures, lithographs, photography and other objects) from renowned artists from the 20th century. Some of the highlights are works by Frida Kahlo, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaquin TorresGarcia, Antonio Berni, Jorge de la Vega, Tarsila Do Amaral, Pedro Figari, Lygia Clark and Guillermo Kuitca. They also host temporary exhibits from artists from around the world. Inside the museum you can find a cinema, a coffee shop, a souvenir shop and a library.
FLORALIS GENĂ‰RICA 2301 Figueroa Alcorta Ave mibsas.com /floralisgenerica
Floralis GenĂŠrica is a giant flower, measuring over 20 meters in height, created by architect Eduardo Catalana. His idea was to reflect the dynamics of time as a gift to the city. It was inaugurated on April 13th, 2002. The flower is made of stainless steel and aluminum and it weights over 18 tons. It's the first moving sculpture controlled by a hydraulic mechanism and photoelectric cells. DID YOU KNOW? A few years after its inauguration, the mechanism broke because of a storm. It remained open for 24 hours until it recovered its movement in June 10th, 2015.
ATTRACTIONS FLORALIS GENÃ‰RICA
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THE ATENEO GRAND SPLENDID 1860 Santa Fe Ave mibsas.com/tip /elateneo
According to the British Newspaper The Guardian, this is the second most important bookstore in the world. It was founded inside the old movie theater Grand Splendid, it opened its doors in 1919 and immediately became part of Buenos Aires' culture, the place hosted ballet performances, opera and even the first movies with sound. Even some national record labels like Odeon and EMI (where Carlos Gardel recorded) operated from here. LR4 Radio Splendid made its first official transmission out of this magnificent place. #TIPMIBSAS This is the ideal spot to get lost between good books, comfy couches and good music. Free entrance Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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NATIONAL LIBRARY 2502 AgĂźero Ave mibsas.com/tip /bibliotecanacional
The National Library was inaugurated in 1811 by Mariano Moreno. It has over two million books and the most important newspaper library in Latin America. The Treasure Room houses valuable volumes from the 15th to the 17th century.
4101 del Libertador Ave mibsas.com/tip /hipodromo palermo
ECOPARQUE (OLD ZOO) 2601 Sarmiento Ave mibsas.com/tip /ecoparque
This institution has over 130 years of history, culture and sports. It's recognized nationally and internationally because of its grand architecture and mayor equestrian events like the Gran Premio Nacional, which is held every year. Aside from the races, you can enjoy a variety of shows, slot machines and restaurants. It was inaugurated on May 7th, 1876 and it has been a staple of the City of Buenos Aires ever since. The industry's most important players have graced this place. The track is 2,400 meters long and 28 meters wide and its lawn its 2,200 meter by 20 meter wide. In 1908, architect Louis Faure-Dujarric replaced the original buildings and made them into an example of the classic French style of the 17th century. In 1992, H.A.P.S.A. assumed the direction and began a new chapter of renovations and improvements.
Buenos Aires' old zoo closed its doors to be transformed into an interactive, educational, eco-friendly park. This new park opened its doors on July 16th, 2016. It's the perfect spot to visit with family and become a part of the change to improve the animals quality of life and encourage respect towards them. As part of its ecological transformation, it only opens from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has a limited access of 2,000 people a day. DID YOU KNOW? Ecopark holds 1,496 animals (930 mammals, 452 birds, 106 reptiles, 5 arthropods and 5 amphibians) which will be relocated to natural reserves or sanctuaries, like the owls were taken to the Costanera Sur Eco Reserve.
ARGENTINIAN RACECOURSE OF PALERMO
GALILEO GALILEI PLANETARIUM Av. Sarmiento y Belisario Roldรกn mibsas.com/tip /planetario
The Galileo Galilei center promotes science and astronomy. It encourages the approach to science and technology from an entertaining point of view. Its most recognized activity is the planetarium, which projects 8,900 starts, planets and satellites into a semicircular screen while you watch comfortably in reclining seats. It also has a library, museum and exhibit area where to host different expos, lectures and musicals. #TIPMIBSAS This is one of the most traditional outings for families with kids, and ideal place to learn while having fun.
BOTANICAL GARDEN 3951 Santa Fe Ave mibsas.com/tip /jardinbotanico 88
The botanical garden has seven acres and 6,000 vegetable species. It houses a botanical library, three themed gardens (French, Roman and Asian), an herbal garden, five green houses, a sculpture collection and a main house that regularly hosts art exhibits and workshops.
JAPANESE GARDEN 3401 Casares Ave mibsas.com/tip /jardinjapones
This is one of the most relaxing spots in the city. It's a zen garden with elements that inspire balance and harmony. It has a great variety of species and a pond filled with fish, a center island, bridges, sculptures and other elements tied to the Japanese culture. It was inaugurated in 1967 for the visit of Japan's current emperor, Akihito and his wife Michiko. The garden also has a cultural center, a Japanese restaurant, a shop filled with Japanese crafts and a nursery where you can buy plants and food for the fish in the pond.
TRES DE FEBRERO PARK Sarmiento Ave, between del Libertador Ave & Figueroa Alcorta Ave
Better known as â€œBosques de Palermoâ€? (Palermo Gardens), the Tres de Febrero Park is a cluster of parks made up of 40 hectares. The area is well known for its trees, the rose bushes with over 18,000 roses and a lake that surrounds it.
PUERTO MADERO WOMAN'S BRIDGE 900 Juana Manuela Gorriti St mibsas.com/tip /puentedelamujer
Is a pedestrian swing bridge designed to allow the passage of ships that sail through the docks of Puerto Madero. It's the first work in Latin America by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The project accompanied the development of the neighborhood, which was the old harbor area of the city. The work was done in Spain and represents the image of a couple dancing tango, where the white mast symbolizes man and the curved silhouette of the bridge, the woman. The Puente Mujer or Woman's Bridge is an example of the positioning of the city in the forefront of art and architecture in the region. #TIPMIBSAS It's advisable to start the visit in some of the restaurants, they are the most luxurious in the city. And then, continue by enjoying the green spaces to the ecological reserve on AchĂĄval RodrĂguez Ave.
DOCK 3, PUERTO MADERO
141 Olga Cossettini St mibsas.com/tip /coleccionfortabat
THE MONUMENT TO TANGO Azucena Villaflor St & de los Italianos Ave mibsas.com/tip /monumentoaltango
The modern building, according to the architecture of the Puerto Madero district, opened in 2008 and reopened its doors in 2012. Today, it has become a prominent museum of the city, has a private art collection with more than 150 works by renowned international artists. Among them, Rodin, Warhol, Turner, DalĂ and Blanes, and also of Argentine artists like Berni, Quinquela Martin, Noe, Perez Celis, Fader, Soldi and Xul Solar, among others. It has a exclusive area for Greek and Egyptian antique objects.
This monument, is the work of the sculptor Estela Trebino and engineer Alejandro Coria, pays homage to the most iconic musical genre of the City of Buenos Aires. Opened November 22nd, 2007, on National Music Day. The striking abstract figure is 3,5 meters high and resembles a bandoneon, the inevitable instrument in the interpretation of tango.
AMALIA LACROZE DE FORTABAT ART COLLECTION
BALVANERA CARLOS GARDEL PASSAGE Anchorena St y Jean JaurĂ¨s St mibsas.com/tip /pasajecarlosgardel
This pedestrian passage pays homage to Carlos Gardel, one of the most popular artists in the history of Argentina, an icon of the Buenos Aires' tango. The street is covered with colorful murals with Tango themes. There are also places that offer regional products. #TIPMIBSAS For tango lovers, Carlos Gardel House Museum (735 Jean JaurĂ¨s St) will be a joy. Is the house where the artist lived until his death. You can see personal objects and samples of his work.
BARRACAS "EL REGRESO DE QUINQUELA" MURAL
It's the world's largest mural measuring 2,000 meters. Spray painted by the artist Alfredo Segatori. It pays homage to Quinquela Martin with a landscape that blends four of his well-known works.
Lavadero St & Anchorena St mibsas.com /muralquinquela
"EL REGRESO DE QUINQUELA"
DID YOU KNOW? Street art is gaining ground in the city. There is graffiti in all the districts. Barracas, Palermo and Colegiales are the best places to discover the talent of local artists on the walls of Buenos Aires.
Santa Fe Ave y Maipú Ave mibsas.com/tip /plazasanmartin
It's one of the oldest squares in the city and the main park in the Retiro neighborhood. It opened in 1862 and was declared a historical national place in 1942. Within this park there is an equestrian monument made of bronze, that pays homage to one of the main heroes of Argentina's independence, the General San Martín and the Independence Army. It's also the monument to the fallen in Malvinas, a cenotaph with two plates of black marble with the names of the fighters who did not return from the war. The French landscape architect Carlos Thays, Director of parks and tours of the city since 1891, incorporated new species to its vegetation. DID YOU KNOW? That in 1812 General José de San Martín settled here the headquarters of the regiment of Horseback Grenadiers. For this reason, at the centenary of the square in 1878 it was named San Martin Square.
SAN MARTÍN SQUARE
SAN MARTÍN SQUARE
1065 Florida St mibsas.com/tip /kavanagh
The elegant building framed by a natural environment, has 105 apartments and is 120 meters high. It used to be the highest of the city and in South America for years. It was also the first of its time to count with luxurious details and amenities, like air conditioning, a pool and private garden terraces. The work was supervised by the engineer Rodolfo Cervini and the architects Sánchez, Lagos y de la Torre on an idea promoted by Corina Kavanagh. It inaugurated in 1936 and in 1999 was declared a national historic landmark and world heritage of modern architecture by UNESCO.
DID YOU KNOW? A legend has it that Corina Kavanagh made the building to cover the view that the Anchorena family had from their home. She wanted to take revenge for forcing the breakup of her relationship with an Anchorena son for not belonging to aristocracy.
FLORIDA STREET From Rivadavia Ave to San Martín Square mibsas.com/tip /florida
It's one of the oldest streets in the city, it appears on a map from 1582. It was the main traffic and commercial corridor of Buenos Aires and it became completely pedestrian in 1971. It goes from Rivadavia Ave to San Martin Square. Galería Güemes, Galería Jardín, Galerías Pacífico and Galería Boston are located on it. 97
CHINATOWN Olazábal St y Arribeños St mibsas.com/tip /barriochino
Chinatown is a tourist destination of the city because of its commercial and gastronomic offering. There are shops with furnishing and Manga and Anime stores (Japanese cartoon and comics). Restaurants of Asian cuisine and street shops can also be found. The neighborhood started in 1980 with the establishment of Eastern immigrant families. In particular, from Taiwan and China. Over Montañeses St the Chong Kuan Temple can be found, the first Buddhist center of the city. DID YOU KNOW? Shops open throughout the week and Saturdays and Sundays they are filled with people. Also, during the celebration of Chinese New Year (late January and early February) when the dance of the Dragon happens throughout the streets of the neighborhood.
Juramento Ave & Vuelta de Obligado St mibsas.com/tip /plazabelgrano
CLUB ATLÉTICO RIVER PLATE 7547 Figueroa Alcorta Ave mibsas.com/tip /riverplate
Crafts fairs are held on this square on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The life-size bronze monument to General Manuel Belgrano is highlighted, the work of the sculptor Héctor Rocha, opened in 1961.
The stadium known as "El Monumental" belongs to one of the most popular soccer clubs in Argentina. It's the stadium with greater capacity in the country with up to 76,000 spectators. The Argentine team carries out their official matches there, as well as concerts from leading musical artists. River has one of the world's largest sports museums, with a surface of 3,500 square meters. The Museum highlights a 360° audiovisual show, a set design that pays homage to "The Machine" (the famous River team of 1940's) and the "Time Tunnel".
GRAL. MANUEL BELGRANO SQUARE
"EL MONUMENTAL" STADIUM
CABALLITO HISTORIC TROLLEY 500 Emilio Mitre St mibsas.com/tip /tranvia
For 30 years the "Amigos del TranvĂa" Association organizes free tours in picturesque and restored trolleys. It's common to see grandparents taking the kids to get acquainted with what used to be the main mean of transportation for them. The trolley stopped working in 1961. The trams depart from 500 Emilio Mitre St every 20 minutes. Saturdays and holidays from 5 p.m to 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
MATADEROS MATADEROS FAIR Lisandro de la Torre Ave y de los Corrales Ave mibsas.com/tip /feriademataderos
The Mataderos Fair is a perfect Sunday outing to connect with Argentine traditions related to farming. It sits opposite the old National Finance Market. The fair has 300 stalls selling "gaucho" crafts such as "mates", "ponchos", blankets, leather, and silver objects. In addition, you can enjoy meals like "empanadas" and "locros", guitar playing, typical dances and sortijas races, exhibitions and folklore dance classes. It opens on Sundays from 11 a.m. and Saturdays from 6 p.m.
BASÍLICA OF SAN JOSÉ DE FLORES 6950 Rivadavia Ave mibsas.com/tip /basilicadesanjose
MARCÓ DEL PONT HOUSE 202 Gral. José Gervasio Artigas St mibsas.com/tip /casamarcodelpont
Basilica of San José Flores is a Catholic Church that was inaugurated on February 18th, 1883 by Bishop Benito Lué y Riega. But it isn't just a temple of the city, it's the church where Pope Francis spent his childhood and teenage years. There, on March 19th, coinciding with the day of Saint Joseph, patron of this basilica, Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio decided to start his pontificate at age 17. The building's eclectic style, was renovated in 2015 by the Buenos Aires Government.
This House is a national historic landmark and home to the Casa de la Cultura and Board of Historical Studies. It belonged to Antonino Marcó del Pont, first President of the National Lottery and Director of Banco Argentino. This building housed meetings with personalities of the time of Enrique Peña, Bartolomé Mitre, among others. 101
COLONIA: AN URUGUAYAN CITY STUCK IN TIME This is an ideal destination for a weekend visit just across the La Plata River. A little more than an hour away by ship of Buenos Aires, the travelers can get to know Colonia del Sacramento, a small Uruguayan city which gained fame for its history, its family ambiance and its landscape on the side of the river. Colonia offers visitors the mysteries of its cobbled and irregular streets that were scene of several colonizations and now is a fort stuck in time: each house, each stone and each tree has a spirit that comes from remote times. Its historical quarter, a neighborhood of 15 blocks, was declared World Heritage in 1995. Its architecture is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. And the culture of its 26 thousand inhabitants is the product of the mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, Swiss and Italian. The must-sees in Colonia are walking by the "Calle de los Suspiros", explore the old lighthouse and museums, taste its local cuisine and hotels.
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO
MORE INFO HOW TO GET THERE?
Take a ship from the port of Buquebus, Dรกrsena Norte, Puerto Madero. (North Dock) to Colonia, Uruguay. REQUIREMENTS
Take a valid photo ID (ie. Passport). AVERAGE PRICE
$ 1.900 (Tourist package in ship Sat or Sun round trip in the day). WEB
A STROLL THROUGH TIGRE
It offers activities for the entire family on land and in the Delta. There is a lot to do! Tigre is a place to visit and enjoy nature, boating, watersports and flavors just 50 minutes from the City of Buenos Aires. On land, city tours leave from the train station. Its path unites the classic Puerto de Frutos with Paseo Victorica and the Parque de la Costa with the Museum circuit (Museums of "Mate", Art and Naval). You can also get to know the Trilenium Casino and the art district in Sáenz Peña Boulevard, among other attractions. To spend the day in the island area, known as Delta, you must take a boat in the port "Domingo Faustino Sarmiento" (Mitre 305). In the Delta, there are restaurants, recreation areas, cabins and inns, that include a range of amenities from spa to rowing classes.
MORE INFO HOW TO GET THERE?
Mitre Train line from Retiro station to Tigre station. WEB
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PUERTO DE FRUTOS From Mon to Sun From 10 a.m to 7 p.m . 160 Sarmiento St, Tigre. mibsas.com/tip/puertodefrutos Walk of handicrafts and decoration: wicker objects and articles with latest trends in art and design.
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VILLA LA ÑATA Martín García Channel corner of Villanueva St, Dique Luján. mibsas.com/tip/villalanata You can find grill houses and restaurants with a river view, the possibility of kayaking and the walk of craftsman.
PORT DOMINGO F. SARMIENTO PASEOS A TIGRE STURLA VIAJES
400 C. Grierson St, North Dock, Puerto Madero. mibsas.com/tip/sturla
BANDONEÃ“N A BORDO
Over Tigre River, 770 Los Andes St, Tigre mibsas.com/tip/bandoneon
500 Lavalle St, Tigre y 50 Gral. B. Mitre St, Tigre mibsas.com/tip/catam
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LIVE THE "GAUCHO" STYLE IN SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO Camino Pampa, a tour to live the experience of a day in the land of the "gauchos". In order to live the real experience of the Argentinian "gaucho", Camino Pampa invites you to spend a traditional day in a farm in San Antonio de Areco, 80 kilometers from the city. The service includes pick up and drop off by your place of accommodation. Once there, you will visit the historical village and traditional craftsmen stands. Visitors will be greeted with typical "empanadas" and a glass of wine. Then, you can take a guided horseback ride or 108
ride a horse-pulled wagon through the old farm. At midday, you can enjoy a typical "asado" made to the wood, with wine and dessert. Also there are options for vegetarians and celiacs. It's recommended to dress comfortably. Only with reservation. MORE INFO DAYS
Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. TRANSPORT
Pick up and drop off from the lodging place inside the Capital. PRICES
Starting at $ 1.300 WEB
HOW TO TRAVEL? TAXIS The city taxis are painted in yellow and black. The meter of the taxi is located on a visible place and lights up when the trip begins, it shows the rate in pesos. With normal traffic, a 10 minute journey costs approximately AR$ 50.
BUSES In Argentina, buses are called "colectivos". There are many routes that are differentiated by numbers and by the color of the bus. Each rout has a different circuit. To use these, you'll need a SUBE card.
METROBUS It's the newest form of transportation in the city. Its network consists of Metrobus San MartĂn, Metrobus North, Metrobus Autopista 25 de Mayo, Metrobus South, Metrobus 9 de Julio, Metrobus Juan B. Justo.
TRAINS There are several routes of trains departing from the city towards different neighborhoods and towns outside Buenos Aires. This is the most economical transportation to move to the North, West or South of the city and its surrounding areas.
SUBWAY The underground train of Buenos Aires, opened in 1913, is the oldest in Latin America. There are six lines of subways: A, B, C, D, E and H. This is the fastest, cheapest and most comfortable form of transportation within the city, except at peak hours. Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 5 a.m to 8 p.m.
SUBE CARD The fare for trains, subways, and buses has to be paid with SUBE. This card can be obtained for AR$ 25 (U$S 1.50) in more than 4,000 points of the city such as kiosks and libraries. 111
HOW TO GET TO THE CITY FROM THE AIRPORTS? FROM EZEIZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TAXI The Municipality of Ezeiza taxis are in the arrivals area of Terminal A. It's recommended to agree on the cost of the trip before hiring him. Also it's recommended to ask if the rate includes tolls and luggage. A trip to the city is around AR$ 400 (U$S 27).
TRANSFER The Manuel Tienda Leon company provides a shuttle service with stops at strategic points in the city. The fare costs between AR$ 110 and AR$ 120 (U$S 8) per person. It also offers the option of a taxi at AR$ 145 (U$S 9) and the service from a private bus for big parties for AR$ 410 (U$S 27).
SHUTTLE The company Hostel Shuttle makes five trips daily to various hostels of the City of Buenos Aires. The price ranges from AR$ 225 to AR$ 330 (from U$S 14 to U$S 20).
HIRED CAR The â€œremisâ€? agencies are in the arrivals area of the airport. Is a transportation similar to the taxi. It's recommended to agree on a fixed rate to the desired destination before getting in the car.
BUS The bus is a public service known as a "colectivo". It's the slowest and less safe choice to the city but the most economical. Is recommended to take the line 8, that takes around an hour and half, and has a cost of AR$ 9 (U$S 0,5). It's paid with the SUBE card which is obtained with an Argentine DNI or passport.
ADDRESS: Autopista Richieri Km. 22, Ezeiza, Prov. Bs As. PHONE: 5480-2500 DAYS: Every day - 24 hours a day. 112
FROM JORGE NEWBERY AIRPORT TAXI There is a taxi stop within the perimeter of aeroparque or they can also be found at the exit.
TRANSFER There is a minibus service of the company Manuel Tienda Leon to different points of the city. Each trip costs around AR$ 45 (U$S 2,8).
BUS The "colectivo" or bus is the slowest form of transportation but also the more economical at AR$ 16 (U$S 1). Tip: consider this option only if you have little luggage and know your route. Line 33 goes towards the Retiro station or line 37 to Congress. The stops are outside of the airport on Costanera Norte Avenue.
HIRED CAR Within the airport there are “remiserías” (private cars with a driver) that work 24 hours. ADDRESS: Rafael Obligado Ave s/n, CABA. PHONE: 4773-9805 DAYS: Every day - 24 hours a day.
RENT-A-CAR The main international rent-a-car companies such as Alamo, Hertz, Avis and Localiza, have offices at the airports and in downtown Buenos Aires. To rent a car, it's best to consult with the representatives of the company in the country from where the travel originates. To drive in the country, one must possess and international driver's license, be older than 21 years old, own an existing driver's license from the country of origin two years or older, and a credit card with a credit limit to cover the rental and warranty.
HERTZ ARGENTINA 1138 Paraguay St, Retiro. mibsas.com/tip/hertz
EUROPCAR 821 A. Argentina Ave, Puerto Madero. mibsas.com/tip/europcar
Bus station 114
Bike station 115
J. Newbery Airport 116
City tour departure station
City tour stop
Tourist Assitance Center
Access for handicapped 118
Customer service center
Customer ervice center
Management Center for passes and payments
Train transfer 119
ECOBICI The bicycle public transportation system is an eco-friendly, healthy and economical way to move around Buenos Aires. You can also go on a bike tour.
HOW TO USE THE SERVICE? mibsas.com/tip /ecobici
Option 1: download the BA Ecobici App Available for Android and iOS. Register with Argentine ID or passport and password. In My trip section, enter the station number where you are at and select the bike that you want to retrieve.
Option 2: call 0800-333-bici (2424) Call from a phone. The system will ask for ID and password (if you already are a registered user, only the PIN is necessary). In my trip section, enter the station number where you are at and select the bike that you want to retrieve.
Option 3: Online registration Complete the form at: buenosaires.gob.ar/ecobici/registro-sistema-ecobici
DAYS & HOURS
Operates 365 days a year the 24 hours a day. There is free parking for bikes in the shops that have this sticker. There are 4,200 spaces.
ECOBICI MADERO - UCA STATION, PUERTO MADERO
STATIONS mibsas.com/tip /ecobicis
Where to find the Ecobici stations? 1. School of Law 2. Retiro 3. Customs 4. Roma Square 5. Italia Square 6. Lezama Park 7. Obelisco 8. Congress 9. Las Heras Park 10. Madero - UCA 11. Courthouse 12. V. López Square 13. Once 14. Pacífico 16. Legislature 17. Almagro Square 18. Independencia 19. San Martín Square 20. Audiovisual District 21. Patricios Park 22. Arenales 23. Suipacha 24. Alsina 25. Güemes Square 26. Juana Manso 27. Montevideo 28. Boedo Square 29. Centenario Park 30. Peña 31. Padilla 32. Cathedral 33. School of Medicine 34. Galerías Pacífico 35. Ing. Butty 36. Maipú 37. Piedras 38. Libertad Square 40. Sarmiento
41. Urquiza 42. Diagonal Norte 43. Houssay Square 44. Ecoparque (Old Zoo) 46. Chile 47. Nacional BA School 48. Perón 51. Tucumán 52. Ricardo Rojas 56. Palermo Viejo Square 57. Belgrano 58. Ministro Carranza 60. 25 de Mayo 61. Ministry of Economy 62. Córdoba 63. Reconquista 64. Riobamba 65. Julián Álvarez 66. Billinghurst 68. Rivarola 69. Ecuador 70. Aráoz 71. Cerrito 72. Venezuela 74. Leloir Institute 76. Ayacucho 81. Balcarce 82. Italiano Hospital 84. Lavalle 85. Agüero 94. Guzmán 95. Esmeralda 96. Carlos Gardel 99. Malabia 114. Della Paolera 115. Quintana 121. Yatay 515. Emilio Mitre
Manual stations One-way bike lane
Automatic stations Path under construction
Transfer center Projected path
Bike lane Pre-existing bike lanes 123
WEATHER 18 °C (64 ªF)
Average annual temperature
Warmest month (20,4 y 30,4 °C)
Summer: 5 a.m. Winter: 8 a.m.
Summer: 9 p.m. Winter: 6 p.m.
PESO ARGENTINO (AR$) Religion
ROMAN CATHOLICISM The freedom of religion is recognized and guaranteed in Argentina. For this reason, it's common to find temples of prayer of different beliefs. Electric Voltage
220/240V Type I
JULY Coldest month (0 - 12 °C)
SUMMER (December 21st to March 20th)
You can buy a voltage adapter at electronic and hardware stores.
PRECAUTION In general, the City of Buenos Aires is a safe city, but basic precautions are recommended: • Keep the passport, airplane ticket and money in the hotel's safe. • Avoid strolls through empty streets or squares at night. • Call taxi or "remises" from the hotel after 10 p.m. It's more reliable this way. • Be attentive to personal belongings in public. Try not to expose them as you go around the city. 126
FALL (March 21st to June 20th)
WINTER (June 21st to September 20th)
SPRING (September 21st to December 20th)
TOURIST POLICE STATION (011) 4346 5748 436 Corrientes Ave It takes care of losses, theft, or accidents to tourists. It has interpreters in English, Portuguese, Italian, French and Japanese. Health
ATTENTION IS FREE No vaccines are required and tap water is drinkable and reliable. Public hospitals take care of tourists for free. Conectivity
WI-FI ZONES The Buenos Aires Government installed hundreds of areas with free WI-FI in squares, parks and museums. The network is BA WiFi. Communication
There are communication centers "locutorios" with access to internet and phones to make national and international calls.
EXCHANGE Banco Ciudad offers a special service for tourists to exchange foreign currency. 675 Córdoba Ave (between Florida St y Maipú St) Mon to Fri from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 0800-222-0400
Many banks and exchange houses will accept Travelers Checks. Preferably American Express. 707 Arenales St, San Martín Square.
Country & city code for land lines
+54 (11) calls from outside the country. & city code for cell phone +54 (911) Country calls from outside the country. TIPS
10% OF THE TOTAL It's customary to leave waiters 10% of the total amount (it's not included in the check). Although it's not mandatory. Also is often customary to tip bellboys and doormen at airports and hotels. It's not common to tip taxi drivers.
Passport must be presented to exchange money. Do not exchange on the street or in taxis. In airports and hotels the exchange rate tends to be lower. 127
911/101 MEDICAL ATTENTION
GCBA SECRETARY OF TOURISM 0800-999-2838
Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This line assists tourists and receives complaints for robberies, loss or breach of contracted services. Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French.
TOURIST ASSITANCE CENTER (CAT) CAT FLORIDA Florida St y Roque Sáenz Peña Ave. 4342-1904 Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAT PUERTO MADERO 200 Juana M. Gorriti St (Pier 4). 4315-9378 Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAT RETIRO Bus terminal (Store 83). 4313-0187 Every day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CAT SAN MARTÍN SQUARE Florida St y Marcelo T. de Alvear St. +54 (911) 3604-4259 Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAT RECOLETA 596 Quintana Ave. Tel. 4806-0904. Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAT PLANETARIUM Sarmiento Ave y Belisario Roldán Ave. Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAT AEROPARQUE 1425 Costanera Rafael Obligado Ave Mon to Sat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat, Sun from 9 a.m to 8 p.m.
CAT CORREO SQUARE 151 Sarmiento St. Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAT CAMINITO 1901 Don Pedro de Mendoza Ave. Every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
NATIONAL SECRETARY OF TOURISM
4312-2232 - 883 Santa Fe Ave Mon to Sun from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 128
TANGO INFORMATION CENTER 4373-2823 - 1551 Sarmiento St. Mon to Sat from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
TOURIST ADVOCACY 4373-2823
1835 Pedro de Mendoza Ave, La Boca. Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Place to contact in case of any abuse or discrimination. E-mail: email@example.com
VOS BENEFIT CARD 147
Can be obtained at police stations or in the Palacio Municipal. Citizens and visitors can apply for the card by phone dialing 147. It offers discounts between 10% and 100% in restaurants, museums, hotels and theaters in the City of Buenos Aires. It also is an instrument to acquire services like ecobicis and proximately, the subway. The places which offer these benefits are identified with a sticker. The use of the card is personal and non-transferable.
â€˘ It can also be requested online at: buenosaires.gob.ar /tarjetavos
#TIPMIBSAS In this guide the recommended places to visit are under the title #tipmibsas. The following references will indicate what type of services are offered: WI-FI connection service. Access for handicapped. Credit card.
Battery charging station. Gluten-free foods. For people allergic to wheat. Smoking area.
Air conditioner. Parking. 129
LOCAL DICTIONARY The local dialect or "porteño" (which means “person of the port") incorporates some terms and words inherited of the Italian and Spanish immigrants. It also incorporates the Lunfardo slang originated in the tango lyrics. VOS You CHE Hey
PIBE O CHABÓN Guy
JOROBAR O CARGAR To joke MATINA Morning
QUILOMBO Messy, complicated
GUITA O PLATA Money
BERRETA Cheap, bad quality
UNA GAMBA $ 100 pesos UNA LUCA $ 1,000 pesos
MINA Woman CHANTA O ATORRANTE Lazy, liar.
TRUCHO Fake, bad quality
CANA O YUTA Police GUARDA Be careful, pay attention FACHA O PINTA Attractive, good looking
MICRO Long distance bus
BOLETERÍA Ticket booth
UN CACHO A little
CHAMUYAR To convince