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Paseo Alcorta

Paseo Alcorta (Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta y Salguero. Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this is another popular shopping center in Buenos Aires – this time in the Palermo district.  This four-level shopping center has the distinction of having a supermarket as its anchor store.  In addition, it provides tourists with free transportation from their hotels (and […]

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Galerias Pacifico

Galerias Pacifico (Calle Florida y Avenida Córdoba, Buenos Aires) – this high-end shopping center, which is housed in a Victorian-era structure modeled after Bon Marché department store in Paris, has over 150 retailers (such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Lancôme, Levi’s, Lindt, L’Occitant, Maidenform-Perlea, Nike Stop, Revlon, Rochas, Samsung, Sony Center, Swatch, […]

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Abasto Shopping

Abasto Shopping (Corrientes 3247, Abasto, Buenos Aires) – this is the city’s largest shopping center (with over 230 retailers, along with movie theaters and a large food court).  Retailers include Adidas, Billabong, Citroën (car dealership), Converse, Crocs, Daniel Hechter, L’Oreal, Lacoste, Levi’s, MAC, Peugeot (car dealership), Puma, Renault (car dealership), Swarovski, Timberland, Volkswagen (car dealership), […]

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Club One

Club One (Adolfo Alsina 940, Buenos Aires) – this nightspot, like Crobar and Pacha, draws in a regular roster of international House music DJs (such as Fedde Le Grand, Sven Vath, Loco Dice, Sander Kleinenberg, and James Zabiela).

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Boris Club de Jazz

Boris Club de Jazz (Gorritti 5568, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – this cozy 200-person venue draws in a well-dressed crowd interested in hearing jazz performed by both established names and up-and-coming musicians.  Food is also served here, and the bar (illuminated in blue) is hard to miss in this dimly-lit club.  Jazz fans should check […]

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El Cuartito

El Cuartito (937 Talcahuano, Buenos Aires) —  anyone walking into this brick oven pizza restaurant will notice there’s a sense of history here.  That’s because it’s been in business since the 1930s (through the ups and downs of the country’s turbulent history and economy) – reflected by the posters and photos on its walls.  The […]

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Cumaná

Cumaná (1149 Rodriguez Peña, Recoleta, Buenos Aires) – this restaurant in the Recoleta district serves both Argentine meals (such as cazuelas de camarones – a favored prawn dish), and various ítems baked in its adobe oven – from humita (a mix of corn, cheese, and spices wrapped in a cornhusk) to locros (pork belly, chorizo […]

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Bosques de Palermo

Bosques de Palermo (Buenos Aires) – a.k.a. “Parque Tres de Febrero”, this 400 hectare park is located in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, and is considered the city’s version of New York’s Central Park.  Designed with the help of prominent French landscape designer Carlos Thays, the park was first inaugurated in 1875 and has […]

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Avenida Corrientes

Avenida Corrientes (Av. Callao & Av. Corrientes, Buenos Aires) – this is one of the most important thoroughfares in the city of Buenos Aires.  Stretching some 8.6km from Puerto Madero up to Chacarita, Avenida Corrientes got its current name in 1822 in homage to the province of Corrientes, which was the first to support the […]

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Avenida de Mayo

Avenida de Mayo (downtown Buenos Aires)— this is the central avenue in the city of Buenos Aires.  The street connects the two main government buildings in the city, the Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo with the National Congress and Plaza Congreso. Both sides of the street are lined with tall, decorative buildings with wrought-iron […]