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Estadio Monumental

Estadio Monumental

Estadio Monumental

Estadio Monumental (Av. Pte. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, Buenos Aires) — this is the home of the River Plate football team, whose seating capacity is 70,000 spectators. This football arena was expanded in time for the 1978 World Cup, hosted by Argentina (who also won the final match against the Netherlands).


Estadio G.E.B.A

Estadio G.E.B.A

Estadio G.E.B.A

Estadio G.E.B.A. (Palermo district, Buenos Aires) – this arena holds a number of big rock music events, such as Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Romeo Santos, and many others.


Ecological Reserve

Ecological Reserve

Ecological Reserve

Ecological Reserve (Av. Tristan Achaval Rodriguez 1500, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – this 360-hectare ecological reserve, developed over a garbage dump site, is a sizable green area that lets locals walk, jog, ride bikes and enjoy some of the city’s fresh air. The Reserve is popular with urban birdwatchers. Among the exotic birds found in the reserve’s Pampa wetland environment are six varieties parrots, swans and kingfishers. Among the other wildlife here are Vipers, turtles and nutria. Admission is free, and open only during daylight hours.

Círculo de Aragón Buenos Aires

Círculo de Aragón Buenos Aires

Círculo de Aragón Buenos Aires

Círculo de Aragón Buenos Aires (Fray Justo Santa María de Oro 1872, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this cultural center hold various cultural events, in particular those tracing their origins back from the northern Spanish region of Aragón (one of the sources of 19th century Spanish migration to Argentina). Check its website for a calendar of their upcoming events: www.aragonbuenosaires.org.ar

Carnaval

Carnaval

Carnaval

Carnaval (Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires)— during international Carnival season (February), while other Latin cities hold far bigger events – from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo (Uruguay) – which is closer to Buenos Aires, local revelers still hold their own event and mainly parade through Avenida de Mayo. Carnaval takes place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout February, as well as on Carnival holidays. The festivities include murga parades, colorful costumes, water balloons, and other amusements.

Puerto de Frutos

Puerto de Frutos

Puerto de Frutos

Puerto de Frutos (Sarmiento, Tigre, Buenos Aires) – located in the Tigre outskirts of Buenos Aires, this is a picturesque market. Here, many stalls are set up to sell furniture, handicrafts, and home goods with an area by the docks of the Rio Luján. Foreign visitors can buy souvenirs and other goods here. Street food (like chorizo sandwiches) can be readily found here, too.

Voodoo Motel

Voodoo Motel

Voodoo Motel

Voodoo Motel (Av. Dorrego 1735, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – open from Thursday to Saturday night, this venue plays mostly Electro House, Techno and Trance music – with both live sets and DJing sessions. Its bar (bathed in amber lighting) is eye-catching and hard to miss, and there’s also a little restaurant that serves a variety of light foods (including sushi).

Thelonious Club

Thelonious Club

Thelonious Club

Thelonious Club (Salguero 1884, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this popular jazz lounge, founded in 2002, is geared with vintage black leather sofas, battered hardwood floors, and a back-lit 13-meter bar. Modern jazz bands and DJs coexist with a wide range of cocktails, Manhattans, Martinis and exquisite wines to make a night here worthwhile. The crowds that come here tend to be mixed – young and mature, as well as locals and foreign visitors. Some of the audience are themselves jazz musicians – who come to see what their fellow competitors are up to. Prices vary according to who’s booked during a given night. Check Thelonious’ website for its schedule and pricing: www.thelonious.com.ar

The Roxy Disco

The Roxy Disco

The Roxy Disco

The Roxy Disco (Arcos del Sol, Avenida Casares 4000, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – this nightspot, which opens on Friday & Saturday nights at 1:30 am, is a popular roquero hangout, where local and regional rock bands perform live (reflecting the ongoing local popularity of “rock en Español” in this part of Latin America).

Práctica X

Práctica X

Práctica X

Práctica X (Av. Diaz Velez 4820, Buenos Aires) – this is a sparsely-decorated tango dance hall that books local acts such as orquesta Sexteto Milonguero, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne. This venue attracts a mostly local crowd, so that is a good opportunity for visitors to expose themselves to Argentine culture.