Buenos Aires is a vibrant city, renowned for its marvelous art and culture, welcoming people, great food and wines, and lively nightlife. In this site you will find all the information you need to know about Buenos Aires: current and upcoming cultural and sports events, places to visit, where to stay, the best museums, the most beautiful buildings and monuments. Below on the right you will find all this information listed by "Category".
And for the planning of your visit to Buenos Aires, I can offer my personal assistance organizing your itinerary and finding accommodation, as well as booking different services and activities, such as: City Tours; Day Trips; Tango Lessons; Tango Shows; Polo Lessons; Polo Vacations; Soccer Experience; Art Tours; Exclusive "off the beaten path" shopping tours, Argentine Cooking Classes, and much more!! (click for details).

French street market "Le Marché" - Update


Celebrating another anniversary of the French Revolution, an authentic French Market, "Le Marché" will be installed at the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, on Sunday, July 27th, 2014, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties of the French cuisine, such as boeuf bourguignon, blanquette de veau, croque-monsieur, crêpes, soupe à l’oignon, cheese, as well as pastries, tarte aux pommes, financiers, macarons, chocolate, viennoiseries, pithiviers, gateau au chocolat, and much more, in over 20 gastronomic stalls by:
Bonjour! Natural Bar; Catering Francès; Cocu Boulangerie; Cuisine du Sud-La Bourgogne; Ecole de Cuisine Beatriz Chomnalez; Laban Catering; L´Epi Boulangerie; Les Macarons de Paris; Myette Catering; Web Gourmet; Compaña de chocolates; Geson; Goodies; Kakawa; La Suerte; Piedras blancas; and Sueños Verdes.



Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - July 2014

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 10 am to 6 pm, with free access to the public. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at a promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Plaza Unidad Latinoamericana, on El Salvador & Medrano, in the neighborhood of Palermo. The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.

More than 40 gazebos will be installed, where the participating producers will offer products in the following areas: Oils; Alcoholic drinks (organic wines, beers); Soft drinks and natural juices; Cereals and seeds; Spices; Nuts; Fruits & Vegetables; Farm produce; Delicatessen; Gourmet food; Flour and derivatives; Mushrooms; Infusions; Vegetables; Dairy; Bakery; Jams; edible Flowers; Pasta; Herbs; Snacks, and more.

Some activities will be held in a specially equipped space, like lectures and cooking classes by some of the main references of this culinary trend.

There will be special menus for visitors and healthy food to go, and communal tables set on the street of this picturesque market.

Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule in case of rain.





Exposición Rural 2014: 128th Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture, and International Industry

The traditional Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition ("La Rural"), held every year in Buenos Aires for over a century, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide, bringing together more than a million visitors among producers, tourists and general public. In this year's edition, from July 17th to July 27th, more than 400 exhibitors will be showing their products: laboratories, leather goods shops, banks, automotive industries, farm machinery, and providers of services and goods for the agricultural industry.

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend activities that take place every day at the main court like:
  • Cattle and equine competitions
  • Cattle and equine auctions
  • Traditional folk costumes contests
  • Rein skills
  • Polo exhibitions, 
  • Indoor Pato (Horseball) championship
  • Show jumping competitions
  • Carriage exhibitions
As well as exhibitions of all kinds of farm animals, Argentine crafts, folk shows, and tastings of traditional products at the exhibition´s pavilions. 





Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: July 17th to July 27th, 2014
Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Entry fees: 
Monday to Friday: AR$ 50
Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 60
Seniors and Pensioners: Monday and Tuesday: Free - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: AR$30
Exposicion Rural 2014 official website

2014 Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair

From July 14th to August 2nd, 2014, the 24th edition of the Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair (Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil) will take place at El Dorrego, in the neighborhood of Colegiales. The Fair is a place destined for the cultural and educational upbringing of children, in an entertaining and joyful environment.

Apart from the exhibition and sale of books, the Fair will offer numerous activities for youngsters and children:
  • Workshops: drawing, story telling, painting, modeling, magic, science, illustration, comics, reading, cooking, creativity, music, puppetry, and much more.
  • Theater, puppet, circus, and music shows.
  • Games and contests
  • Story-telling
  • Talks with writers
  • Signing of copies
  • Children´s Library
Kids will be able to meet their favorite writers and cartoonists, participate in the workshops, read at the library or enjoy the shows organized by the exhibitors, that will take place at their exhibition stands.

During the course of the fair there will also be activities designed for professionals and students of the areas related to education and the world of children´s books.

This year for the fifth time a Comics Festival will be presented during the fair, on August 1st and 2nd. Distinguished Argentine authors will present talks, workshops and exhibits related to comics, their design, script writing, drawing, animation, and graphic humor.

Dates: July 14th through August 2nd, 214
Location: El Dorrego, Zapiola 50, between Concepcion Arenal and Dorrego
Opening times:
July 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18: 9 am to 6 pm 
July 19 to August 2nd: 
Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm. 
Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Free entrance

Gallery Nights July 2014 - Special edition in Palermo

On Thursday, July 10th, 2014, from 7 PM to 10 PM, Gallery Nights, the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents this special edition that will take place in the neighborhood of Palermo.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. 

The Palermo circuit of Gallery Nights covers the area surrounded by the streets of Dorrego, Av. Santa Fé, Lavalleja and Gascón. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps and more information: Gallery Nights website.

Joint celebration: Independence Day and 120th Anniversary of Avenida de Mayo

Avenida de Mayo
On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, a parade will be held to celebrate Argentina´s Independence Day, and the 120th anniversary of the historical Avenida de Mayo. The ceremony is programmed to start at 11.30 am on Avenida de Mayo and Luis Saenz Peña, with the hoisting of the Flag and the intonation of the National Anthem with the participation of the band of Regimiento de Patricios, followed by the civic-military parade that will cover the avenue from Plaza Moreno to Plaza de Mayo, and the representatives of different foreign communities that will display their typical costumes, music and dance.

Regimiento de Patricios
The parade will conclude with the participation of traditional folk groups from the province of Buenos Aires mounted on more than 100 horses with their typical attire. On a big stage different soloists, music groups and dancers will enliven the celebrations.

Visitors will also have the chance to see an exhibition of antique buses, cars and motorcycles. The buses will represent the different types of public transportation in the city from 1940 to present. There will also be a Fair offering regional products, food, and crafts from different communities living in the city.

In case of Argentina playing the semi-finals at the World Cup in Brazil, the match will be transmitted live at 5 pm on large screens. After the match the gastronomic shops along Av. de Mayo will offer a Happy Hour with different promotions.

In the evening the beacon located at the top of Palacio Barolo will be switched on, and as closing of the event a group of neighbors will walk along Avenida de Mayo bearing torches in the same way its constructors did the night of its inauguration 120 years ago.

Palacio Barolo
In case of rain the event will be held on Saturday, July 12th.

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches July - November 2014

The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the second half of the year 2014 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the National Tournament "Torneo Transición 2014" the international tournament "Recopa Sudamericana 2014", and "Copa Libertadores 2014".

The "Superclasico" River vs Boca, defined as one of the most fascinating sports experiences worldwide, will take place on September 28th at River Plate Stadium.

Don't miss the opportunity of attending one of these exciting games the easiest and safest way, with a service that includes tickets, transfers, and bilingual host, provided by one of the leading companies in football tours. Contact me and make your reservation!

JULY 2014
Wednesday 16: Lanus vs Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) - Recopa Sudamericana 2014
Wednesday 23: San Lorenzo vs Bolivar (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores 2014
Saturday 26: Estudiantes vs Fiorentina - International Friendly Match

AUGUST 2014
Sunday 3: Boca Juniors vs Newell´s Old Boys
Sunday 10: River Plate vs Rosario Central
Sunday 17: Boca Juniors vs Atletico de Rafaela
Wednesday 20: River Plate vs Defensa y Justicia
Sunday 24: San Lorenzo vs River Plate
Sunday 24: Boca Juniors vs Velez
Sunday 31: River Plate vs Tigre

SEPTEMBER 2014
Wednesday 10: River Plate vs Godoy Cruz - Copa Sudamericana 2014
Thursday 11: Boca Juniors vs Rosario Central - Copa Sudamericana 2014
Sunday 14: River Plate vs Independiente
Sunday 21: Lanus vs River Plate
Sunday 21: Boca Juniors vs Quilmes
Sunday 28: San Lorenzo vs Tigre
Sunday 28: River Plate vs Boca Juniors

OCTOBER 2014
Sunday 5: Boca Juniors vs Rosario Central
Sunday 12: River Plate vs Belgrano
Sunday 19: Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia
Sunday 26: River Plate vs Estudiantes
Sunday 26: San Lorenzo vs Boca Juniors

NOVEMBER 2014
Sunday 2: Velez vs River Plate
Sunday 2: Boca Juniors vs Tigre
Sunday 9: River Plate vs Olimpo
Sunday 16: Racing vs River Plate
Sunday 16: Boca Juniors vs Independiente
Sunday 23: Lanus vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 23: River Plate vs Banfield
Sunday 30: Quilmes vs River Plate
Sunday 30: Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia y Esgrima


Schedule subject to change of dates and addition of new matches, please check regularly on this post online for updates.

Food Fair Caminos y Sabores (Roads and Flavors) 2014


The 10th edition of the food and crafts fair "Caminos y Sabores" (Roads and Flavors), will feature during 4 days, from July 3rd to July 6th, 2014 the offers in typical food, tourism and handicrafts from all the regions in the country.

The Argentine provinces will be represented in the exhibition through their native foods and crafts. As every year from the first edition in 2005, visitors will be able to sample and buy olive oil; home made salamis; cow, sheep and goat cheeses; wines from family owned wineries; homemade jellies; yerba mate and tea; just to mention some of the products. There will also be a variety of handicrafts made with the typical materials and features of every region, including wool and leather products, jewelry with rodocrosite stone, and much more.

Dates: July 3rd - 6th, 2014
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704.
Opening hours: 12 pm to 9 pm
Admittance:
General: AR$ 60
Children under 5: free
Seniors: AR$30 on July 3rd and 4th
More information: Caminos y Sabores official website.

The Rugby Championship 2014


The Rugby Championship, the tournament that started in 2012 replacing the Tri Nations tournament, with Argentina joining the three rugby powers of the South Hemisphere (New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa), will commence on it´s third year on 16 August, 2014 when Australia host New Zealand in Sydney.

During the tournament each team will play a home and and away fixture against each opponent.

The Argentine team, Los Pumas, will dispute three matches as locals during the tournament, against South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, in the cities of Salta, La Plata and Mendoza.

The debut of Los Pumas in our country will be on Saturday, August 23rd, against South Africa's Springboks, at the stadium Padre Martearena, in the city of Salta.

The second match will be against the All Blacks, the current World Champions, at the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, on Saturday, September 27th

Finally, on Saturday, October 4th, at the stadium Malvinas Argentinas, in the city of Mendoza, Los Pumas will play against Australia's Wallabies, in the final match of the third edition of The Rugby Championship.

Tickets for all Argentina's local matches will go on sale through this website.
There are also tours available that include transfers from/to hotel in the local city, bilingual guide and ticket for the game. Contact me to inquire about this service.

Gallery Nights June 2014

Gallery Nights is the original circuit for art lovers around more than 60 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, organized by the art magazine Arte al Día, AdnCultura (La Nacion newspaper), and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires once a month, between April and December.

The next edition will be on Thursday, June 12th, 2014, from 7 pm to 10 pm, in the neighborhoods of Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta in Buenos Aires.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. Maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.

The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from San Martín to Ayacucho Callao and from Tucumán to Av. del Libertador. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps, participating galleries and more information: Gallery Nights website.

Cirque du Soleil presents Corteo in Buenos Aires



After the success of its shows Saltimbanco, Alegria, Quidam, and Varekai, Cirque du Soleil, the world famous Canadian circus company, will be back in Buenos Aires presenting its spectacular show "Corteo", for a limited number of performances, starting June 7th, until August 3rd, 2014.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.

About Corteo: Corteo, which means "cortege" in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

Location: Complejo al Rio, Laprida y Bartolome Cruz, Vicente Lopez.
Tickets: on sale through Tickeket
Contact me if you need help getting tickets and transportation for this event.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - June 2014

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10 am to 6 pm, with free access to the public. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at a promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Plaza Unidad Latinoamericana, on El Salvador & Medrano, in the neighborhood of Palermo. The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.

More than 40 gazebos will be installed, where the participating producers will offer products in the following areas: Oils; Alcoholic drinks (organic wines, beers); Soft drinks and natural juices; Cereals and seeds; Spices; Nuts; Fruits & Vegetables; Farm produce; Delicatessen; Gourmet food; Flour and derivatives; Mushrooms; Infusions; Vegetables; Dairy; Bakery; Jams; edible Flowers; Pasta; Herbs; Snacks, and more.

Some activities will be held in a specially equipped space, like lectures and cooking classes by some of the main references of this culinary trend.

There will be special menus for visitors and healthy food to go, and communal tables set on the street of this picturesque market.

Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule in case of rain.





Youth Culture Festival "Ciudad Emergente" 2014

The seventh edition of Ciudad Emergente, the Festival for the youth culture, will take place from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 of June, 2014 at Centro Cultural Recoleta.

This Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, presents the new expressions of the youth culture: rock, pop, street art, animation, poetry, cinema, fashion, theater, and digital art.

The activities in the festival include: fashion shows by novel designers; events that combine poetry and music; street art; hip hop and other street dance style shows; movie screenings with a program related to national and international rock and roll; fashion and digital art exhibitions; chill out lounges; music concerts; DJs, VJs.

The sensational show "Fuerza Bruta" will be presented on June 5, 6, 7, and 8, at 1:30 pm. Free tickets for all these performances must be picked up on Tuesday, June 3, from 12:00 pm (up to 2 tickets per person until reaching the total of 2000 tickets), at the Information Center of Centro Cultural Recoleta.

Admission free of charge for all the activities, with limited capacity.

Location: Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junin 1930
Dates and Hours: June 4-8, 2014. 2:00 pm to 9.:0 pm.
More information: Ciudad Emergente official website.

Buenos Aires celebrates Kosher food and traditions

A Fair celebrating Kosher traditions will be held on Sunday, June 1st, 2014, from 12 noon, at Barrancas de Belgrano, on Av. Virrey Vertiz & Echeverria, with more than 50 stands offering a wide selection of products like books, crafts, paintings, and information about community activities, tourism, and Jewish shows.
There will be stands offering typical dishes from the traditional European and Mid-Eastern Jewish gastronomy, like knishes, shawarma, falafel, pastrami and bagles, as well as cooking lessons to learn about the new trends in kosher food. 
Musical shows by DJs Uri Srur, Javier Mezan and Raúl Cohent, and the bands Jailight, Atzmus, Tiembla el Mohel, Chasisidic Revolution, Barbacoaj and Partuzalem will be presented in the big stage.

In case of rain the event will be held on June 8th.
Free entrance

Italian Gastronomy Week 2014

The Tourism Entity of the City of Buenos Aires, and the Italian Embassy in Argentina, together with Pietro Sorba, renowned gastronomic journalist author of numerous local restaurant guides, present the event "Semana de la Cocina Italiana en Buenos Aires", a week dedicated to honor the Italian gastronomic traditions in Buenos Aires, from May 30th to June 5th, 2014.

The program of activities include a series of different events, organized as follows:

“Mangia che ti fa bene”: 45 of the best Italian restaurants in the city will offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices. Each restaurant will offer a menu with a fixed price of $ 99 Pesos for lunch and $ 179 Pesos for dinner, per person, not including drinks and tip. Cover charge is included.
Click here for a complete list of restaurants, contact details, menus and conditions.
Some of the menus are only available on certain days of the week and some restaurants don´t take reservations, so make sure to read about these conditions on the website.

"Italian dreams of great Argentine chefs": some of the best Argentinian chefs present their creations honoring the Italian gastronomy in their creations: Dante Liporace (Tarquino), Fernando Trocca (Sucre), Patricio Negro (Peugeot Lounge), Martín Molteni (Puratierra), Fernando Rivarola y Sebastián Raggiante (El Baqueano), Guido Tassi (Restó), Germán Martitegui (Tegui).
Click here for more information.

"Italia, open kitchen": On May 31st, from 11 am, six Italian chefs will present two recipes from their region of origin at the bower in Barrancas de Belgrano, on 11 de Septiembre between Sucre and Echeverria. With the participation of: 
Carlo Contini: drinks from Piamonte, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Lombardia, Toscana, Sicilia and Liguria.
Mauro Crivellin (Ristorante Mauro.It): Piamonte
Leo Fumarola (Ristorante L'adesso): Puglia
Roberto Ottini (Wordshops and Altracosa Viandas): Lombardia
Sebastian Raggiante (Ristorante La Moreneta): Emilia Romagna.
Mario Sciolla (Ristorante Mangia Mangia) Piamonte

"Aperi-Giro": The famous bars at Guido Restaurante, Leopoldo, Aramburu Bis, The Sensi, Wadley Public Bar, Ike Milano, will be offering menus at special prices inspired in the Italian flavors, paired with cocktails prepared with Italian aperitifs. Click here for more information.

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