Archive for the ‘Things To Do’ Category

MALBA Focuses on 20th Century Latin American Art

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

MALBA (el Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), is a relatively new museum that houses a number of excellent works of art by important Latin American artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Fernando Botero. The museum opened in 2001. MALBA’s collection focuses on art produced in Latin America during the twentieth century. It […]

A Night of Tango at La Viruta

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

When people ask me for tips on things to do in Buenos Aires, two things always top my list: 1) Visit Recoleta Cemetery and 2) Take a tango class at La Viruta. La Viruta is a milonga located in the basement of the Armenian Cultural Center in Palermo. If you’re new to tango, let me explain that […]

Ten Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Here’s a list of ten of my favorite things to do in Buenos Aires: Visit Recoleta Cemetery. While you’re there, check out the church next door (Nuestra Señora Del Pilar) and Recoleta Village. Eat a big, juicy steak and at a parilla restaurant. Argentine beef is delicious because the cows are grass fed. Take a tango […]

Recoleta Cemetery Tops My List of Buenos Aires Tourist Attractions

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

When people ask me for tips on things to do while visiting Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery is always my number one recommendation. But visiting a cemetery sounds kind of boring, maybe even a little gruesome, right? Isn’t it just a bunch of dead people planted in the ground, and maybe a few pretty tombstones? Not […]

Stuff Yourself with Meat at La Cholita

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

La Cholita is one of my favorite inexpensive restaurants in Buenos Aires and I consider it a real find. I discovered this place in 2007. An Argentine friend with a big appetite for meat and not a lot of money in his wallet recommended it to me. I’ve been going back regularly ever since. There’s […]

Jogging or Rollerblading in Parque 3 de Febrero

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Sundays are quiet in Buenos Aires. This normally noisy, busy city relaxes, the traffic disappears and people spend time with their families or catch up on lost sleep. One of my favorite Sunday activities is jogging in Parque 3 de Febrero, a beautiful greenspace in Palermo near the corner of Libertador and Sarmiento. Lots of […]

Unique Tango Experience at La Catedral

Monday, December 15th, 2008

La Catedral is certainly not your typical milonga. Located on the second floor of a big, grungy warehouse, the vibe is more alternative than traditional. An enormous red heart hangs from the rafters. The dance floor is surrounded by beat-up old sofas. Kitschy art decorates the walls. There’s even a cat that cuts through the […]