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).

Polo: 121st Hurlingham Club Open Championship

The 121st Hurlingham Club Open Championship, the oldest Polo tournament in the world, will kick off this Saturday, October 18, 2014, with the participation of the eight best worldwide Polo teams and the top ranked polo players.
The Hurlingham Club Open is the second of the championships in the Argentine Polo Season that make up the "Triple Crown", following the Tortugas Open Championship and preceding the Argentine Open Championship.
The first 4 dates will be played at the fields of the Argentine Polo Association in Pilar, while the Semifinals and Final will be played at Hurlingham Club.

Participating teams:

Zone A:
La Dolfina Hope Funds: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40.
Alegría ASSIST CARD: Pablo Pieres 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Lucas Monteverde Jr 9, Frederick Mannix Jr 9, (substitute Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 7). Total: 36/34.
La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC: Lucas James 8, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 33.
Miramar: Gonzalo Deltour 7, Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Ignacio Laprida 7, Santiago Toccalino 7. Total: 28.

Zone B:
Ellerstina Piaget: Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Mariano Aguerre 9, Nicolás Pieres 9. Total: 38.
La Aguada ICBC: Facundo Sola 8, Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 36.
Magual Prodigy Network: Alejandro Muzzio 8, Ignacio Toccalino 9, Marcos Di Paola 8, Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total: 33.
Chapaleufú: Alberto Heguy Jr 7, Ignacio Heguy 8, Francisco Bensadón (substitute Bautista Heguy) 8, Eduardo Heguy 8. Total: 31.

Fixture (Results in red):

Date 1 - Saturday October 18 - Zone A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina 19 vs Miramar 6 (Match 1)
4.30 pm: Alegría 8 vs La Aguada Las Monjitas 8 (Match 2) - Suspended for rain

Date 2 - Sunday October 19 - Zone B
12.00 pm: Alegria 14 vs La Aguada Las Monjitas 13 (Cont.)
2.00 pm: Ellerstina 24 vs Chapaleufu 14 (Match 3)
4.30 pm: La Aguada 19 vs Magual 10 (Match 4)

Date 3 - Wednesday 22 - Zone A
2.00 pm: Alegria 12 vs Miramar 9
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 12 vs La Aguada Las Monjitas 6

Date 4 - Thursday 23 - Zone B 
2.00 pm: La Aguada vs Chapaleufu
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs Magual

Date 5 - Saturday October 25 - Zone A
2.00 pm: Miramar vs La Aguada Las Monjitas
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs Alegria

Date 6 - Sunday October 26 - Zone B
2.00 pm: Chapaleufu vs Magual
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs La Aguada

FINAL
Saturday November 1 

Tickets on sale on arrival at the club.

The schedule of matches is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you (at least 24 hours in advance).

Buenos Aires Photo 2014

The tenth edition of Buenos Aires Photo will take place at Centro Cultural Recoleta from October 17th through October 20th, 2014. This is the only art fair specialized in Photography in Latin America.

This exhibition brings together 500 photographs by 150 artists from more than 30 art galleries from Argentina and different countries.

The works by the finalists of the Petrobras Buenos Aires Photo Award 2014 will be presented. There will be conferences and book presentations every day during the fair.

The Peruvian born photographer and New York resident Milagros de la Torre will be the guest artist in this year´s edition.

The works by Carlos Gallardo will be exhibited simultaneously with Buenos Aires Photo at Palacio de las Artes in Palacio Duhau, Av. Alvear 1661, with free entrance.

For more information on participating galleries, exhibited works and schedule of lectures ("Auditorio"), visit Buenos Aires Photo 2014 official website.

Dates: October 17 - 20, 2014
Location: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930
Opening hours: 1.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Entry Fees:
General: AR$ 70
University students, children under 12 and pensioners: AR$ 35

Gastronomic Fair "Masticar 2014"

Masticar, the food fair organized by ACELGA, an association entirely composed by chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held on October 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2014 at El Dorrego, in the neighborhood of Colegiales.
This project arose from the common interest of the members of ACELGA, to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition. It also seeks to promote Argentine cuisine.
The real heart of the Fair will be the Market, where visitors will be able to purchase regional products specially selected by the experts, like, among other things: cheese, meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, pastries, honey and milk.




Cooking classes will be given by renowned chefs, and a series of talks by nutritionists and experts (both at no extra cost, with limited seating), which will cover topics such as diabetes, celiac disease and infant nutrition, food and sports among others.
At the Wine and Beer Tunnels ten premium wineries and beer makers of Argentina will present there best products for tasting.
Visitors will have the opportunity to taste our typical food and the dishes from our most renowned restaurants at promotional prices, at around $ 40 - $ 60 Pesos per dish at the more of 40 food stands and food trucks run by their own chefs, such as:

1893 Pizza a la parrilla
AUSTRIA
BASA
BEATRIZ CHOMNALEZ for M Gallery
BOCA DE LOBO
CALLE MANDUQUE
CELIGOURMET
CHAN CHAN
COMPAÑÍA DE CHOCOLATES
CRIZIA
CUCINA PARADISO
DON JULIO
EL POBRE LUIS
FARINELLI
FESTA
GIPPONI-RASTELLINO
ITALPAST
KENSHO
LA CABRERA
LA CRESPO
LA CROCANTERIA DE EAT 2.0
LOS PETERSEN COCINEROS
MARU BOTANA
MÖOI
MUNDO CHRISTOPHE
NOMADE
NUCHA
OVIEDO
PABLO BUZZO
PARAJE AREVALO
PURATIERRA
ROLLING CHICKEN
SUCRE
TEGUI
TIERRA DE FUEGOS
YEITE


Dates: October 16, 17, 18, 19 of 2014
Opening Hours:
Thursday 16: 2 pm to 11 pm
Friday 17 to Sunday 19: 12 pm to 11 pm
Location: "El Dorrego" Zapiola 50. Between Dorrego and Concepción Arenal.
Admittance: $ 50 Pesos. Children under 12 free
Masticar Bills: for purchases inside the Fair visitors will have to acquire the ticket book of Masticar Bills, that will be on sale at the entrance (pack 150 = admittance 50 Pesos + ticket book of 100 Pesos), and at the ticket booths inside the fair (Ticket books of 100 Pesos).

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - October 2014

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, 2014, from 10 am to 7 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.





Gallery Nights October 2014 - Special edition in Palermo

On Thursday, October 9th, 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 Santa Fé, Arevalo, Estado de Israel, 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.

IX Ancient Music Festival


San Ignacio de Loyola, the oldest church in Buenos Aires, located in the historic Manzana de las Luces, presents the IX Ancient Music Festival, a program of concerts destined to raising funds for the restoration of the temple, a National Historic Monument built 300 years ago by the Jesuits.
The program will consist of Ancient Music and Latin American Baroque concerts, performed by outstanding groups from Argentina and Bolivia, that will take place between October 7th and November 11th, 2014 at the same church of San Ignacio de Loyola, located on Bolivar 225, San Telmo

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 7 - 8 pm:
Coro Ensamble Musica Prohibita
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conductor: Pablo Banchi

Thursday, October 9 - 8 pm:
Ensamble de Indiorum
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conductor: Pablo Claria

Tuesday, October 14 - 8:00 pm:
Choir and Orchestra from Centro de Conocimiento de Posadas
Misiones, Argentina
Conductor: Emilio Rocholi

Thursday, October 16 - 8:00 pm:
Conservatorio Manuel de Falla
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conductor: Gabriel Garrido

Tuesday, October 28 - 8:00 pm:
Choir and Orchestra Arakaendar
Bolivia
Conductor: Raul Orellana

Tuesday, November 4 - 8:00 pm:
Choir and Orchestra Hombres Nuevos
Bolivia
Conductor: Ruben Dario Suarez Arana

Tuesday, November 11 - 8:00 pm:
Capilla Musical San Ignacio de Loyola
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conductor: Rolando Budini

Free entrance. Donations will be destined to the restoration of the church.

Antique and classic cars exhibition "Autoclasica 2014" and Gran Premio Jockey Club in San Isidro


Autoclasica 2014, the biggest festival for classic cars and motorcycles in South America will take place between Friday October 10 and Monday October 13, 2014, at the Gardens of San Isidro Race Track.
Autoclasica features 900 antique vehicles in their original state, and in perfect working conditions, as well as the famous Argentine "Monopostos".The exhibition this year celebrates the Centenary of Maserati, with Maserati cars from all times like Froilan Gonzalez´s 250F and Fangio´s 4CLT, as well as a 1934 CS1100, among others; and the 50th Anniversary of Mustang with the biggest exhibition of their historic cars.
The exhibition is complemented with an original exhibitions of prick ups and trucks manufactured between 1940 and 1970; an exhibition of 300 motorcycles,  the "Autoclasica Retro Look contest" on October 11, and many other special attractions.
For collectors, the classic "Autojumble", with over 100 stands offering antique pieces and accessories, books, models, and auto clubs stands from around the country.
On Sunday 12 a jury will award the most outstanding vehicles in every category of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) in exhibition, and the "Best of Show” between autos and motorcycles of the year.

Dates: October 10, 11, 12, 13, of 2014
Opening hours: 10 am to 6.30 pm
Location: Hipódromo de San Isidro, Av. Santa Fe and Av. Márquez, San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires.
Entrance: $ 80 Pesos. Children under 12: free
Parking: $ 50 Pesos
Not suspended for rain.


For the first time, Autoclasica will be integrated with the Gran Premio Jockey Club G1, the oldest horse race in Argentina and one of the most important horse racing events in the Argentine racing calendar, which will take place on Saturday, October 11, at 6.00 pm on a distance of 2000 meters at the track of Hipodrmo de San Isidro, on a race day that will start at 1 pm and that will feature two other Great Prizes, the challenge Bugatti vs Thoroughbred, and the "Grand Prix de Autos Clásicos", organized together with Autoclasica.
Entrance to San Isidro Race track is free.


Architecture and Interior Design Exhibition Casa FOA 2014


Casa FOA is the most important yearly exhibition in which decorators, architects, designers, and landscape architects, selected for their talent and prestige, showcase the local and international trends in architecture, interior design, and landscaping. It will take place this year at Abadía de San Benito, from October 10th to November 16th, 2014.
Located on Gorostiaga and Luis M. Campos, in Palermo, this historical Abbey dates from 1924, and its construction took more than six decades.
Casa FOA was born in 1985 as an initiative of Mercedes Malbrán de Campos and a group of ladies with the purpose of raising funds for the Argentine Ophthalmology Foundation "Jorge Malbrán" (FOA). With a growing success, Casa FOA has become one the most important events in the country´s cultural agenda.
The strategic selection of the venues and the careful and profound restoration of the chosen buildings give every edition of Casa FOA an indisputable value for the community, making it possible to associate its name not only to Argentine design but also to the preservation of buildings of great historic and cultural value, like: Casa de la Moneda (1995), Hotel de Inmigrantes (2000), Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2001), Casa del Patio de la Reconquista (2003), Hotel Avenida de Mayo (1991), Puerto Madero Dock 5 (1993), Palacio Alcorta (1994), Tattersal de Palermo (1998) Apostadero Naval (2000), Terrazas de Buenos Aires (2002), Tribuna II Palermo (2004), Puerto de Frutos de Tigre (2008), Edificio Tornquist (2013) among others.

Dates: October 10 - November 16, 2014.
Location: Gorostiaga 1908 corner Luis M. Campos, Buenos Aires
Opening hours: 
Every day 12 noon to 8 PM
Fridays: 12 noon to 12 AM
Entry fees:
General: AR$ 90
Fridays after 9 PM: 2 x 1
Students and pensioners: 20% discount
Disabled and children under 12: Free
Casa FOA official website.

Polo: 2014 Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship


The traditional Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship, in which some of the teams with the highest handicap in the world will be disputing the Emilio de Anchorena Cup, will kick off on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014.
This is the first of the three great Polo Open Championships in the 2014 Official Spring Season of the Argentine Polo Association, marking the start of the honorable "Triple Crown" of Argentine Polo, also made up by the 121st Hurlingham Club Open and the 121st Argentine Open in Palermo.

Participating Teams:

Zone A
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40. 
La Aguada: Facundo Sola 8, Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 36.
Magual: Alejandro Muzzio 8, Ignacio Toccalino 9, Marcos Di Paola 8, Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total: 33

Zone B
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Mariano Aguerre 9, Nicolás Pieres 9. Total: 38
Alegría: Pablo Pieres 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Lucas Monteverde Jr 9 y Frederick Mannix (h) 9. Total: 36.
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Lucas James 8, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 33.

Fixture:

Tuesday, September 23 
4:00 pm: Magual vs La Aguada Suspended for rain

Wednesday, September 24:
2:00 pm: Magual 13 vs La Aguada 12
4:00 pm: La Alegria 15 vs La Aguada Las Monjitas 12 

Saturday, September 27:
4:00 pm: La Dolfina vs La Aguada - Suspended for rain

Sunday, September 28:
2:00 pm: Ellerstina vs La Aguada Las Monjitas
4:00 pm: La Dolfina vs La Aguada
Suspended for rain

Monday, September 29:
These matches will be played at the Argentine Polo Association in Pilar
2:00 pm: Ellerstina 16 vs La Aguada Las Monjitas 12
4:00 pm: La Dolfina 13 vs La Aguada 9

Saturday, October 4:
4:00 pm: La Dolfina 17 vs Magual 5

Sunday, October 5:
4:00 pm: Ellerstina vs La Alegria - Suspended for rain

Wednesday, October 8:
2:00 pm: Ellerstina 13 vs La Alegria 10

Monday,  October 13:
3:30 pm: FINAL 
ELLERSTINA 8 vs LA DOLFINA 14
LA DOLFINA CHAMPION OF TORTUGAS OPEN 2014

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check on this post online for updates in case of rain.
All matches will be played on fields of Tortugas Country Club, Ruta Panamericana Ramal Pilar km. 38.5 

Tickets:
Matches 1 - 6
General: $100 Pesos
Palco 1 -3: $320 Pesos
Palco 2: $ 500 Pesos

Final: 
General: $170 Pesos
Palco 1 -3: $420 Pesos
Palco 2: $ 630 Pesos

On sale at the club.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you (at least 24 hours in advance).

Springtime in Buenos Aires - "Lapacho" trees in bloom


This splendid specimen is one of the most famous trees in Buenos Aires. Popularly known as the "Lapacho de Ezcurra", this "lapacho rosado" (Tabebuia impetiginosa), a tree native from the North-West of Argentina, was planted by landscape artist Martin Ezcurra on the corner of Ave. Figueroa Alcorta and Mariscal Castilla, in Palermo Chico, and on September every year punctually announces the arrival of Spring with an explosion of pink flowers:








There Lapacho on Figueroa Alcorta Ave above is the most spectacular of all, but there are many other specimens of lapachos scattered around Buenos Aires, like the ones below:

Plaza Italia

Plaza Italia

Palermo

Botanical Garden

Palermo - Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Casares
Av. del Libertador & Olleros

This ephemeral spectacle lasts only a few days, so those who are in Buenos Aires at the end of September / beginning of October are the only lucky ones to witness it.

Rosh Hashana celebration in Belgrano

The Jewish non profit organization Limud BA, presents the "Urban Rosh Hashana", the celebration of the Jewish New Year 5775 in Barrancas de Belgrano.

This time, for the celebration of the Rosh Hashana, visitors will find typical food, talks, activities for kids, and a stage with live music and stand up comedy. The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 21st, 2014, at 11 de Septiembre & Echeverria, Belgrano, from 12 pm to 7 pm.

Activities:
  • Jewish cooking workshops
  • Live music shows 
  • Stand up Shows
  • Food court with the best of the Jewish cuisine
  • Handicrafts 
  • Documentaries
  • Recreational activities for kids

Polo: The 2014 Jockey Club Open Championship


The magnificent fields of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, located in the town of San Isidro, North of Buenos Aires, will be home of one of the most important polo tournaments in our country. The 50th Jockey Club Open Championship opens the high handicap polo season in Argentina with the participation of the 2013 Triple Crown winner, La Dolfina, with it´s 40 goal team.

After the delay for rain, the start of the tournament has been reprogrammed for September 18, and only 4 teams will be participating:

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40.
Chapaleufú La Mariana: Agustín Merlos 8, Alberto Heguy Jr 7, Sebastián Merlos 9, Eduardo Heguy 8. Total: 32.
Santa Teresa: Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 7, Salvador Ulloa 7, Francisco Elizalde 7, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 7. Total: 28
Miramar: Gonzalo Deltour 7, Valerio Zubiaurre (h) 7 (C), Ignacio Laprida 7 y Santiago Toccalino 7. Total: 28.

Schedule:

Thursday, September 18 
2 pm: La Dolfina vs Miramar at La Ensenada Polo Club (Lujan)
2 pm: Chapaleufú La Mariana vs Santa Teresa at Palermo Polo Field
Free entrance

Saturday, September 20:
3 pm: Final at Palermo Polo Field (Av. del Libertador y Dorrego)
La Dolfina vs Chapaleufú La Mariana
Free entrance

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.
Av. Marquez 2302, San Isidro
Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you.

The exceptional art exhibition "Meraviglie dalle Marche" returns to Buenos Aires


An extraordinary exhibition of paintings from Le Marche region of central Italy on the Adriatic, similar to the one held in 2012, will be exhibited at the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires, from September 20th to November 30th, 2014.

Called "Meraviglie dalle Marche II", or Marvels from the Marche, this exhibition displays a valuable collection of paintings from an Italian region rich in natural beauty and artistic heritage, culturally important for the quality and number of artists who have contributed much to the pictorial art in Italy and the world. Most of the works are leaving Italy for the first time, and come from private collections and Museums in the region.

The paintings span more than 400 years of Italian religious art, with works from the Pre-Renaissance to the the 19th Century by Perugino, Tiziano, Lorenzo Lotto, Guido Reni, Guercino and other lesser known but highly talented artists.

The exhibited works are by artists Andrea da Bologna, Carlo Crivelli, Pietro Alamanno, Perugino, Nicola Filotesio, Lorenzo Lotto, Tiziano, Federico Zuccari, Filippo Bellini, Andrea Lilli, Domenico Tintoretto, Simone De Magistris, Guercino, Federico Barocci, Guido Reni, Claudio Ridolfi, Sassoferrato, Angelo Caroselli, Simone Cantarini, Bernardo Strozzi, Domenico Peruzzini, Ciro Ferri, Alessandro Vitali, Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri, Baciccio, Lissandrino, Luca Giordano, Pier Leone Ghezzi, Corrado Giaquinto, Anton von Maron, Francesco Podesti, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo.

Location:
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo: Av. del Libertador 1902

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 2 pm to 7 pm
Mondays closed

Admission:
Wednesday to Sunday: AR$ 50
Pensioners with ID/receipt: AR$ 25
Children under 12: free
Tuesdays: Free

6th French Week in Buenos Aires

The French Week in Buenos Aires "Vivi Francia 2014" will take place from September 14th to 21st, 2014, organized by the French-Argentine Commerce and Industry Chamber (CCIFA), and sponsored by the French Embassy and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires. 

A series of activities to enjoy French culture, art, gastronomy, fashion, music and architecture, free and open to all, including free guided visits to French buildings and sites in Buenos Aires, a movie festival at Alliance Francaise, make-up and fashion shows, art exhibitions, concerts, and a gastronomic festival.


Some of the most outstanding scheduled activities are:

VISIT TO THE FRENCH EMBASSY:
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Joining the celebration of European Heritage Days (Journées européennes du patrimoine), the French Embassy in Argentina will open its doors to the public. This will allow visitors to discover the Palace Ortiz Basualdo (photo), home to the French Embassy since 1939, built by French architect Paul Parter in 1912.
Besides the main entrance and the honor staircase, the public will be invited to visit the reception halls in the first floor, which make the Palace Ortiz Basualdo a significant example of the French influence in the Argentine architecture.
Accessing the second floor, visitors will admire the main dining room, the music room in a Louis XV style with Chinese decoration, the ball room, its mirrors and its painted boards, as well as the XVI century English style winter garden.
The French Embassy is located in Cerrito 1399, Recoleta.
FREE ENTRANCE. An ID is required to enter the Embassy (Passport or DNI).
During these two days a French Market will be installed at Plaza Cataluña, on Cerrito & Arroyo, offering typical French specialties, crafts and live music. 

FRENCH MARKET "LE MARCHE": 
An authentic French Market will be installed in Buenos Aires, at the . 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.
Sunday, September 14th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego - - Canceled for bad weather
Saturday, September 20th, 10 am to 5.00 pm: Plaza Cataluña, Cerrito & Arroyo

FREE GUIDED TOURS:
Sunday 14, 3 pm: "Palermo Chico" - Meeting Point: Av. del Libertador & Mariscal Castilla
Monday 15, 3 pm. "Hipodromo de Palermo" - Meeting Point: Av. del Libertador & Dorrego
Tuesday 16, 11 am to 1 pm. Wednesday 17, 11 am: Visit to Lesaffre Argentina Baking Center. Free visit with previous registration at: 011-4833-8000 - info@lesaffre.com.ar
Tuesday 16: "A French retreat" - Meeting point: Av. Quintana & Ortiz
Wednesday 17, 3 pm: "The Botanical Garden" - Meeting Point:: Av. Santa Fe 3951
Thursday 18, 3 pm: "Avenida Alvear" - Meeting Point: Cerrito & Av. Alvear
Friday 19, 3 pm: "Justice Courts Palace" - Limited capacity with previous registration at 4114-5791, Monday to Thursday 10 am to 3 pm - Meeting Point:: Talcahuano 550
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21, 10.30 am and 2.30 pm: "Parks and Monuments on electric bike" - Limited capacity with previous registration by email: turismoendosruedas@buenosaires.gob.ar. Adults over 18 years old. Meeting Point: Av. Sarmiento & Belisario Roldan, Planetarium.

ART AND MUSIC:
Several concerts, Opera performances, screenings from the Paris Opera, art exhibitions and conferences will take place during the week. Click here for the complete list of activities.

All the activities are open to the general public, most with free entrance but some of them with a limited capacity and admittance charge.

For more information, complete daily schedules, and registrations, visit "Vivi Francia 2014" official website (in Spanish only).

Gallery Nights September 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, September 11th, 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.

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