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Make empanadas with the locals, break bread with Argentine’s elite crowd, seal your love for wine with a bottle of Malbec, and discover Japanese influence in the city center?!
My first glimpse of Buenos Aires was breathtaking – history, beauty, art, and cuisine! The colorful houses in La Boca, the never ending feasts of grass-fed beef washed down with several glasses of Malbec, and the passionate tango beats as dancers strut their stuff through San Telmo’s Sunday Market is sure to take your vagabonding experiences to new heights! I could hardly wait to grab my camera and capture the soulful beauty of Buenos Aires that seemed unaltered for centuries.
Although many consider the barrio of La Boca “rough” and “rugged”, many people still flock to this area to experience Caminito, the colorful artists’ street by the water. Stop by, take some photos, and enjoy several tango performances as you sip a glass of Malbec at one of many outdoor cafes.
EMPANADAS WITH THE LOCALS
The difference between an experience you’ll remember and one you’ll never forget lies within the doors of the Tierra Negra Cooking Class! Veronica, an avid travel planner, and Manuel, a professional chef, openly invites food enthusiasts into their home to learn how to cook the authentic dishes from Argentina and South America.
PLAZA DE MAYO
On any given day, swing by the grassy, tree-lined Plaza de Mayo to experience frequent activists marching for justice, Casa Rosada (house of parliament), and to people watch while relaxing with the locals.
The best wines are the ones you drink with friends in Argentina, period! It’s a great combination of wine, laughter, and sweet words, all in which you can indulge in at Anuva Wines. Anuva Wines has become quite popular for their refined selection of Malbecs and the charm of their Sommeliers. Located in an airy open-planned loft in Palermo Soh0, arrive prepared to sample an endless pour of 5 boutique wines paired with delicious Argentine tapas!
The best way to experience Japanese culture in the heart of a hectic city requires a visit to Japones Jardins. If you’ve been to Tokyo, you will quickly appreciate this peaceful retreat. Located in Palemro Woods, the gardens are surrounded by buildings with a lagoon at it’s core and green on ever corner, literally.
PUERTO MADERO/PUNTE DE LA MUJER
Great bars, restaurants, and clubs plagues this Buenos Aires waterfront promenade. Enjoy a stroll along the Punte de la Mujer bridge and grab a few beers with the CBD skyline in the backdrop.
While you’re at it, have lunch at Puerto Cristal – simply delicious!
High Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel is a unique place to spend the afternoon tasting delicious treats prepared by the chef Patissier, escaping Buenos Aires’ summers heat. Alvear offers a fine selection of tea, fresh fruit tarts, delicious cakes, warm scones, and mini pastries. Be sure to sample their hot chocolate – simply amazing!
STEAKS BY LUIS
Steaks By Luis is a one of a kind experience and a great introduction to authentic asado in a comfortable and intimate setting. Situated in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Soho, Luis invites a group of “beef lovers” to his loft to learn about the ingredients, techniques, secrets, and traditions that make Argentine asados so special. Here’s what you’ll receive:
- 5 course Asado with traditional picada, salad, achuras (grilled starters), steak, and dessert.
- Each course is paired with a specially chosen wine to enhance your dining experience.
- Stylish, intimate loft in Palermo Soho.
- All for $75!
If you appreciate modern art, MALBA is the place to be. Although small in size, MALBA hosts a wide variety of impressive collections. The building is visually appealing and the artwork is neatly displayed through the museum’s open-plan, airy space.
A great place to see and be seen in the heart of Buenos Aires’ trendy neighborhood, Palermo Hollywood. Enjoy a glass of champagne in the courtyard and sample several dishes from Olsen’s pre-set menu. You’re in for a treat! * Be warned, mosquitoes can be an issue if wearing shorts.*
An impressive display of tombs from some of Argentina’s elite, noble crowd.
PASEO DEL ROSEDAL
This lush green space is bursting with color thanks to 1,000+ roses at every turn. While cruising down Libertador Avenue, take some time to find zen along one of the many charming garden paths. Consider this an afternoon well spent!
Pleasing to the eyes and magical to the ears, catch a performance in Buenos Aires grandiose space, Teatro Colon!
What are you’re favorite sites in Buenos Aires?