Tag: Barrios

Alternative Tours of Buenos Aires

San Telmo Art Walk home

Buenos Aires and its porteño residents have never been a particularly disciplined lot, so the idea of sending visitors on a traditional sightseeing tour complete with an officious flag-bearing guide is wrong on all accounts. However, BA, as creative as it is, offers a whole host of alternative ways to see the city via its street art, boutiques, sacred grape and a photography workshop.

September 25th, 2012

Map the Hidden Foods of Buenos Aires


Contrary to popular belief, Argentine food isn’t always about steaks, empanadas and pizzas – some diversity does exist. A huge number of different ethnicities are represented in Buenos Aires’ cultural make-up – and where there’s people, there’s food. A whistle-stop culinary world tour is possible without leaving the capital.

July 3rd, 2012

Vendimia and the Rise of Barrio Boedo


When you hear about over two thousand people gathering on the streets of Buenos Aires, odds are it’s a rousing protest or pro-government rally. Yet when similar numbers took to the streets in Boedo last Saturday night, it wasn’t saucepan bashing or Peronist chants keeping them going. Instead, tango music played and Malbec bottles were drained, as the third edition of Boedo’s Vendimia harvest festival got under way…

April 26th, 2012

Foto Ruta’s Top Alternative Photography Locations in Buenos Aires

Foto Ruta's Top Alternative Photography Locations in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the world’s top photography locations. The combination of open and friendly people, accessible locations and rich culture, makes the city a photographer’s dream. However, its the wonderfully diverse neighbourhoods that Argentina’s capital offers up, all within a tiny area, that make it that extra bit special.

March 14th, 2012

The Neighbourhood of San Telmo, Buenos Aires


The neighbourhood of San Telmo is the Buenos Aires that people imagine when they think of the city. Dancers really do tango on the plazas, the sound of an accordion can be heard echoing through doorways and elephantine steaks are served in the area’s restaurants.

September 21st, 2010

First Impressions of an American Girl Living in Buenos Aires

Jaime La Boca

Jaime Jensen is an American expat living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As she learns her way around this exciting city, she will be sharing with us her experiences and discoveries.
Buenos Aires is a continuously changing city with an innate magnetism. It is filled with an eclectic mix of people from all over the world; trendy new buildings blended with European inspired architecture; stylish worldly restaurants next to traditional hot-spots; and all are inspired by a unique Argentine charm…

June 8th, 2010

Buenos Aires Restaurants and Bars – The Best Places to Eat and Drink

sudestada asian fusion restaurant palermo hollywood buenos aires argentina

Here is a round-up of all my favorite places to eat and drink in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These top restaurants, cafes and bars are in all the best locations and barrios around the city, and they range from hip and stylish to traditional and authentic. With the map and listings below, any visitor to Buenos Aires can have the ultimate culinary experience of Argentina and explore all the types of cuisine on offer. Get in to the hottest new places on the BA scene, and find your way to the hidden delights that only locals know about…

May 28th, 2010

Gauchos in Buenos Aires – Feria de Mataderos

Mataderos Gaucho dancers

It is ox blood that first stained the slaughterhouses of Mataderos pink. The name of the neighbourhood itself means ‘slaughterhouses’. And throughout the week, Mataderos is still bovine hell – your last steak was probably alive and well (although a little trepidatious) until entering this suburb, at the westernmost end of Buenos Aires. However, on the weekend, particularly Sundays, the center of Mataderos becomes a fair and a celebration of all things country. It is where the country and city clash…

March 25th, 2010

Living in Buenos Aires: Barrio by Barrio

San Telmo blue silver market

Turn a corner in Buenos Aires and you could arrive in a completely different neighbourhood, a different vibe, and different look. Cross Avenida del Libertador from plush Recoleta to Retiro train station and you’ll move from mansions and embassies to the hugger-mugger of street stalls, pastry sellers, cut-price asados and fake football shirts. Here is a guide to the main barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires, each totally distinct…

February 26th, 2010