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".
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First Buenos Aires Ragtime Festival

"Buenos Aires Ragtime", the first international festival dedicated to this musical genre in the city, will take place from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014, at Centro Cultural Recoleta Junin 1980, with free entrance to the public.
Ragtime is a rhythmic, syncopated musical genre previous to jazz, that was born in Mississippi on the last decade of the XIX century.
Five of the most outstanding musicians from USA will be participating in the festival: Brian Holland, Brian Wright, Danny Coots, Larisa Mygachyov and Brooks Christensen, among numerous prestigious local performers.

The program of activities includes:
  • Piano, tuba, banjo and washboard recitals
  • Dance lesson
  • Dance shows with period costumes
  • Antique car with musicians playing ragtime around Plaza Intendente Alvear and it´s surroundings
  • Informative and didactic talks
Times:
Friday October 31: 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday November 1: 4 pm to 8 pm
Sunday November 2: 4 pm to 8 pm

FREE ENTRANCE

Wines and Wineries Expo "Vinos y Bodegas 2014"

The expo "Vinos y Bodegas 2014" (Wines and Wineries, 2014 Edition), will take place from October 30th to November 1st, 2014, at La Rural Exhibition Center.
The most important Fair for the Wine Industry in Latin America will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the most renowned wine labels from traditional and boutique wineries in Argentina, at the Frers Pavilion where the event will take place.
High end wines from the wineries participating in the fair can be tasted at the Wine Bar. Visitors will also be able to stroll through Paseo de las Olivas, a space dedicated to the progress that our country has made in the production of olive oil.
The Wine Store is the space for those wishing to buy wine labels.
The exhibition comes complete with a gourmet market, and live music shows.
For the past years Argentina has been positioned in the international wine market among the five main wine producers worldwide, after France, Italy, Spain, and United States.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Santa Fe 4363, Palermo
Dates: October 30th - November 1st, 2014
Opening hours: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Entry fee: AR$ 200 (includes a coupon book for 12 tasting glasses).
More information: Vinos y Bodegas 2014 official website (in Spanish only).

"El Greco and the Painting of the Impossible" at the Fine Arts Museum


Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) presents the exhibition "El Greco and the Painting of the Impossible", that will be inaugurated on October 28th, 2014.
The star of the exhibition will be the painting "Las lagrimas de San Pedro" (The tears of Saint Peter), from the collection of El Greco Museum in Toledo, Spain.
When in 1936 the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) acquired "Jesús en el huerto de los olivos" (‘Jesus in the Garden of Olives’) by Doménico Theotocópuli, "El Greco", it became one of the most relevant works from an ancient master at the Museum. Now, the MNBA joins the international homages dedicated to the artist with this exhibition, centered on three of his oil painting with a religious theme: "Jesus in the Garden of Olives" from the MNBA, "Jesus Bearing the Cross Uphill", from the collection of the National Museum of Decorative Arts (MNAD), and "The tears of Saint Peter", from El Greco Museum in Toledo, specially lent for this occasion.
The exhibition also features a group of oil paintings by Spanish artists from the generation of ´98, and contemporary works by artists influenced by the great master.

MNBA: Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta
Dates October 28th, 2014 through January 15th, 2015
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 12.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 9.30 am to 8.30 pm
FREE ENTRANCE

Croatian and Italian celebrations in Buenos Aires

These events are part of a program of festivities destined to pay homage to the different communities present in the city, that has been carried out throughout the year. This weekend the invited countries will be Croatia and Italy, in two artistic and cultural events that will take place on Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar and Chacabuco.

On Saturday, October 25th, 2014, the guest country will be Croatia, starting at 11 am, with the participation of dance groups, singers, and instrumental  traditional and modern musical groups, 
The gastronomic stands along Av. de Mayo will offer the delicious gulaš with spaetzel, sausage with chucrut, traditional Croatian and mid-European pastries. Visitors will also have the chance to purchase books, paintings, crafts, Croatia t-shirts, and participate in activities like learning the traditional dance or make collective works or art in decoupage with traditional Croatian motives, that will be raffled among the public at the end of the day along with a basket with traditional products

On Sunday, October 26th, 2014, it will be the turn of Italy. The event will start at 11.00 am. Musical shows and dance groups will represent the traditions of the varied Italian culture on two large stages. 
At the more than 70 stalls that will be set along the Avenue, visitors will also have the chance to taste typical Italian dishes, like cannoli, sfogliatella, crustoli, calzone and gelatti italiani; and purchase crafts from all regions in Italy, among other activities.
At 5 pm a group "Tarantella" will be danced along all Avenida de Mayo, with the participation of the public, followed by lyrical singing by the Company Giuseppe Verdi, and a raffle for two tickets to Italy to attend the Expo Milan 2015 at 6 pm, to culminate the event with an emblematic Italian song sang by all the artists and the public.

48H Open House Buenos Aires 2014

Palacio Paz
48H Open House Buenos Aires is the festival of architecture and urban planning of the city of Buenos Aires. An open house weekend at those buildings that cause admiration and curiosity. Open House offers the opportunity to enter for free and explore those private or public places that are normally closed to the general public, with the help of volunteers who generously give their time to accompany and comment on the tours,
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Buenos Aires is the first Latin American city to adopt the Open House concept in 2013.

This year 80 buildings selected for their architectural heritage and cultural value which usually can not be accessed freely will be open to the public on October 25th and October 26th, 2014.

Only those who are registered through this link on the Open House website can get access to the selected buildings:


You can register to visit up to 4 buildings each day.
The spaces are limited.
To secure entrance it is recommend to arrive early. ID is needed to enter the buildings on the day of the event.
Some of the buildings do not require previous registration, and there are some additional activities like bike tours, Open Foto, and el Open Muro.

For more information visit 48H Open House Buenos Aires website.

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 19 vs Chapaleufu 8
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 15 vs Magual 7

Date 5 - Saturday October 25 - Zone A
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 13 vs Alegria 12

Date 6 - Sunday October 26 - Zone B
2.00 pm: Chapaleufu 15 vs Magual 16
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 14 vs La Aguada 12

Monday, October 27 - Zone A:
2.00 pm: Miramar 4 vs La Aguada Las Monjitas 18

FINAL
Sunday November 2
3.30 PM: LA DOLFINA vs ELLERSTINA

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.

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