Ecological Reserve (Av. Tristan Achaval Rodriguez 1500, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – this 360-hectare ecological reserve, developed over a garbage dump site, is a sizable green area that lets locals walk, jog, ride bikes and enjoy some of the city’s fresh air. The Reserve is popular with urban birdwatchers. Among the exotic birds found in […]
Círculo de Aragón Buenos Aires (Fray Justo Santa María de Oro 1872, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this cultural center hold various cultural events, in particular those tracing their origins back from the northern Spanish region of Aragón (one of the sources of 19th century Spanish migration to Argentina). Check its website for a calendar of […]
Carnaval (Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires)— during international Carnival season (February), while other Latin cities hold far bigger events – from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo (Uruguay) – which is closer to Buenos Aires, local revelers still hold their own event and mainly parade through Avenida de Mayo. Carnaval takes place on Saturdays and Sundays […]
Puerto de Frutos (Sarmiento, Tigre, Buenos Aires) – located in the Tigre outskirts of Buenos Aires, this is a picturesque market. Here, many stalls are set up to sell furniture, handicrafts, and home goods with an area by the docks of the Rio Luján. Foreign visitors can buy souvenirs and other goods here. Street food […]
Voodoo Motel (Av. Dorrego 1735, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – open from Thursday to Saturday night, this venue plays mostly Electro House, Techno and Trance music – with both live sets and DJing sessions. Its bar (bathed in amber lighting) is eye-catching and hard to miss, and there’s also a little restaurant that serves a […]
Thelonious Club (Salguero 1884, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this popular jazz lounge, founded in 2002, is geared with vintage black leather sofas, battered hardwood floors, and a back-lit 13-meter bar. Modern jazz bands and DJs coexist with a wide range of cocktails, Manhattans, Martinis and exquisite wines to make a night here worthwhile. The crowds […]
The Roxy Disco (Arcos del Sol, Avenida Casares 4000, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – this nightspot, which opens on Friday & Saturday nights at 1:30 am, is a popular roquero hangout, where local and regional rock bands perform live (reflecting the ongoing local popularity of “rock en Español” in this part of Latin America).
Práctica X (Av. Diaz Velez 4820, Buenos Aires) – this is a sparsely-decorated tango dance hall that books local acts such as orquesta Sexteto Milonguero, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne. This venue attracts a mostly local crowd, so that is a good opportunity for visitors to expose themselves to Argentine culture.
Podium Club (José Antonio Cabrera 3780, Buenos Aires) – this is something different (especially for visitors): Karaoke! Friday & Saturday nights are best for coming here, where partygoers can take part in live karaoke sessions. Afterwards, the club’s dance floor opens up, and plays 80s, 90s, pop, rock, Latin, Reggaeton, and other types of music. […]
Pachá (Av. Rafael Obligado Costanera 6151, Buenos Aires) – die hard international dance music fans that are passing through Buenos Aires are likely to treat this place as a “home away from home”. That’s because this venue is the Argentine branch of the famed Barcelona (and Ibiza)-based nightspot. Located by the river, this, like the […]