Tips & Tricks
Teatro Gran Rex (Av. Corrientes 857, Buenos Aires) – this Art Deco-style theater was opened in 1937 (which was the largest movie house in South America at the time). With a seating capacity of 3,500 spectators, nowadays various rock, pop and other genres of musicians hold concerts here (in particular, those who want a smaller, […]
Mar de Plata (beach destination) – located about 4 hours outside of Buenos Aires, this popular warm weather destination and beachside town (nicknamed “Mardel”) is reachable via Route 2. There are 30 miles of beach coastline, with various distinctive beaches – ranging from the family-friendly La Perla beach, to Playa Varresse (for suffers) and Bristol […]
Galileo Galilei Planetarium (Parque Tres de Febrero, Av. Sarmiento y Belisario Roldon, Buenos Aires) – this planetarium was opened in 1968. Given its location within the Parque Tres de Febrero, it’s hard to miss (looking like a spaceship or giant egg cup to many passersby). Inside the giant dome there is an auditorium displaying the […]
Luna Park (Av. Madero 420, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires) – despite its amusement park-sounding name, this is an 8,280-seat arena near Puerto Madero, that typically holds medium-sized concerts. Musical acts such as Duran Duran, AC/DC, James Blunt, John Mayer, Laura Pausini, and others have performed there. See its website for upcoming events: www.lunapark.com.ar
Wine Tasting (La Cava, Jufre 201, Buenos Aires) – Argentina, along with neighboring Chile, are major South American wine-producing countries. Naturally, one should come here to sample the country’s vintages. La Cava holds monthly tastings (costing a reasonable 50 pesos to participate). Food items, such as leek-and-mushroom empanadas, are also served.
Partido de la Costa (beach destination) – this is a lengthy popular beach destination for Buenos Aires residents during its warmer months (consisting of a string of seaside towns). This beach destination, which faces the Atlantic Ocean, is located 3 ½ hours south of Buenos Aires (reachable via route “RP 11”). With attractions like Sea […]