Swathed in a European cloak, the Argentine capital known for tango, Torrontes wine and steakhouses is a distinct city of varied barrios. Stylish artists fill the cafes of Palermo, while Recoleta is an enclave for the upper class, with Parisian architecture. The cobbled streets of San Telmo feature colonial buildings that hum with a history of staggering romance and colonial charm.
Argentina is well known for it’s grass-fed beef and exceptional steaks served at parillas, traditional steakhouses where meat is cooked on a metal grill of the same name, around the county. La Cabrera in the trendy BA Palermo enclave, is an elegant restaurant for expertly cooked steak and pork, all paired with full-bodied local wines.Learn More
An evening spent at a milonga to experience the seductive tango in Buenos Aires is a must. Authentic and diverse, Milonga Parakultural packs the dance floor with locals gliding in pairs to live music or a crowd captivated by a tango performance. Not for early risers, tango clubs are dance-until-dawn events.
Within a stark, modern box of a building, lies an unrivaled collection of 20th century Latin American art and features temporary exhibitions. Sponsored by the collector Eduardo Constantini, MALBA opened in 2001. Masterworks of painting, sculpture, photography, and conceptual installations numbering nearly three hundred include notable works from Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Antonio Berni and Jorge de la Vega. Dine at the gourmet cafe overlooking the Plaza Republica de Peru and browse the bookstore and museum shop.
The impressive Palacio Barolo completed in 1923 was once the city’s tallest buildings and was built as a monument to the work of Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Follow winding marble staircase past majestic halls, as they traverse a series of floors meant to depict purgatory, before continuing up into the lofty heights to a heavenly rooftop lighthouse with some of the best views of the city below.Learn More
Argentina's fashionable citizens stroll this neighborhood, dropping in on the workshops of local designers and refined boutiques like La Martina for polo-inspired togs, elegant clothing for women at Las Oriero, and Lucila Iotti for gorgeous shoes. For something truly unique, spend time at Casa Cavia, a concept boutique and cafe where a florist, a chef, a perfumer and a bookseller converge under one handsome roof.
Soaring glass panels and steel transform the facade of a 19th-century building into a contemporary cultural center set alongside the waterfront. White-walled galleries host temporary exhibits from emerging and established international artists. A rooftop cafe, film screenings, concerts and lectures also draw in culture-seeking locals and visitors.Learn More
Journey out to the rolling countryside to explore Argentina’s national sport. Arrange for a daytrip to the refined Puesto Viejo Polo Club for a truly immersive experience. Mount a sleek horse and trot out for a polo lesson from a professional polo player, followed by time spent watching an official match. All that daring will be rewarded with a lavish Argentine lunch paired with local wine.Learn More
Every Sunday porteños, or locals, descend on the San Telmo neighborhood in search of treasures just waiting to be discovered in the maze of antique shops and hundreds of stalls. Peruse art deco furniture, vintage clothing, antique cameras, and dusty books. Buskers and tango dancers also take to the streets adding to the festival atmosphere. Relax at one of the many neighborhood cafes and take stock of the day’s finds.
Local designers unveil winter collections in March and summer collections in September in catwalk reviews that attract large and very fashionable crowds.Learn More
Argentine, Latin American, and international films are screened at over 25 venues across the city to enthusiastic viewers at this popular festival of independent, ground-breaking cinema.Learn More
Jam the ballot box with nominations for a favorite book, meet authors, and listen to readings for bibliophiles of all ages as part of this literature-focused fair.Learn More
Meet artists and mingle with gallery owners and curators at what has become one of the largest contemporary art fairs in South America.Learn More
Check out gauchos on horseback, prize livestock, and folk traditions on full display at this massive exhibition of agricultural and country living in the city.Learn More
Buenos Aires’ passionate national treasure, the tango, is not to be missed, especially with non-stop performances, classes, and competitions throughout this two week event.Learn More
The bounty of the surrounding vineyards comes to town through guided tastings, a wine store, gourmet market, and music at this three day wine-soaked event.Learn More
Cutting-edge interior and architectural design takes center stage throughout this festival that showcases creativity and raises funds to support the Ophthalmological Foundation Argentina Jorge Malbran.Learn More
Founded in 2002, this five day festival grows in numbers of musicians playing at venues both large and intimate to packed crowds of jazz-loving fans every year.Learn More
"Take in sweeping city views and get a little workout in by climbing the 206 steps up to the top of the Obelisco. The city’s most recognizable landmark, this modern monument was constructed to commemorate the city’s 400th anniversary."
A culinary journey with food-focused perks including an Argentine tasting menu dinner with wine pairing, daily breakfast, and a regional cookbook as a momento.Learn More
An immersive tango-centric experience that includes a private tango class, VIP seats at a dinner and tango show, and a pair of tango shoes.Learn More
Soak in the sophisticated comforts with a champagne and petit four welcome, complimentary facial massages, and a special lunch and local wine tasting.Learn More