Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta (Juramento 2291, Belgrano, Buenos Aires) – located within the house of Argentine writer Enrique Larreta, this museum houses an impressive collection of Spanish art (mainly from the early 20th century), including an exhibit of famed artist Salvador Dalí.
Evita Museum (Lafinur 2988, Palermo, Buenos Aires) — the mystique of Eva Perón persists, more than 60 years after her death. In 2002, Evita’s grandniece (Cristina Alvarez Rodriguez) opened this museum. The Peronist faithful still flock to her grave in La Recoleta Cemetery, and as of last year there is a new place of pilgrimage: […]
Congress Palace (b/w Av. Rios/Callao and Av. Rivadavia) – no doubt, this Greek-Roman style building (inaugurated in 1906), which houses the country’s legislative branch of government, strongly resembles the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
China Town (Juramento 166 and Arribeños 2100 intersection, Buenos Aires) – this is a rather small district in Buenos Aires (consisting of just a few city blocks). Nevertheless, as Argentina’s only “barrio chino” (China Town), there are over 100 Asian-owned businesses in the area. Despite its name, there are (alongside mainland Chinese immigrants here), Taiwanese, […]
Casa Rosada (Balcarce 50, Monserrat district, Buenos Aires) – located near the Plaza de Mayo toward central Buenos Aires, la Casa Rosada is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. A balcony on its north wing was used by famed Argentine politician Eva (Evita) Perón to address her supporters, as well […]
Caminito (Av. Pedro de Mendoza, Buenos Aires) – this traditional alley, which means “little walkway” in Spanish, is located in the La Boca neighborhood (a one-time Italian immigrant area now decked out in colorfully-painted wooden homes). Caminito also has a street museum (Calle Museo Caminito) – which has become a tourist trap of sorts (with […]
Buenos Aires by Helicopter – this tour outfit offers adventurous visitors the option of seeing the Argentine capital (including the coastal & harbor areas) and northern suburbs via helicopter, ranging in time from 30 minutes (US$195 per person) to 60 minutes (US$375 per person) – with flights conducted during daylight hours. Flights depart from San […]
Boca Juniors Stadium (Calle Brandsen 800, Buenos Aires) – known locally as “La Bombonera”, this is the home of the famed Boca Junior football team. La Bombonera is one of the most famous sites in Buenos Aires and home to some of Argentina’s most famous football players. The atmosphere on game day is absolutely electric […]
Asociacion Argentina de Polo (Av. del Libertador, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – an extension of Argentina’s Gaucho (cowboy) culture is the horseback game of polo (which is an upper class pursuit). Ralph Lauren marketer Nacho Figueras has put an international face to the game (participating in exhibition matches worldwide). Here, ordinary folks and tourists can buy […]
Copa Claro (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Olleros 1510 y Libertador, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this tournament (named after the international cell phone provider Claro) is Argentina’s answer to major global tennis events, such as the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the French Open. Held every February on a red clay court, major tennis pros – […]