Buenos Aires was recently crowned the bookshop capital of the world, boasting more librerías per person than any other city in the world. With such revered authors as Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar hailing from Argentina, and the capital’s international book fair, Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires now in its 42nd year, the reverence for the written word is apparent on every block. But of course some literary temples are better than others. Here is our list of the 5 best bookshops in Buenos Aires.
Category: Argentina Culture
Discover the heart of the country that gave us the Tango with The Real Argentina culture guide. Argentina is a rich cultural melting pot — a unique mixture of European and Latin American influences which are reflected in its innovative music, literature and lifestyle.
The friendly and passionate people are what make Argentina such a warm and welcoming place. The combination of urban glamour, underground traditions, and vast wilderness give vibrancy and character to the country’s cultural landscape.
Argentine culture caters to all tastes: take in a game of football at the famous La Bombonera stadium, peruse the modern art at MALBA, or dance the Tango at a milonga in Buenos Aires.
FOLCLORE: FROM GAUCHOS TO ELECTRO BEATS
In the first of three music blogs, The Real Argentina’s guide to folclore…
Folclore embodies the wholesome earthy vibe rooted in la tierra, el campo and el corazón of Argentina’s gaucho culture. Romantic partner dances play out at peñas all night long with locals waving handkerchiefs in the air to songs, which mesh European and criollo indigenous influences. Although stalwarts of the genre still get airplay, there’s a whole new world of folclore beats banging on dance floors these days.
Patagonia through the photographers lens
In his forthcoming exhibition, Ruta a Lago la Plata, Argentine photographer Florian von der Fecht shows why there’s something to shout about down South… The Landscape of a Life’s Work… Florian von der Fecht’s photos speak of the immenseness of Argentina, its vast, untamed and unpopulated regions. Becoming ambassadors in their own right, his photos…
The five best outdoor markets in Buenos Aires
En Buenos Aires hay ferias excepcionales, en parte porque los argentinos son personas habilidosas y sus artesanías son difíciles de superar, pero también porque a la gente le cuesta deshacerse de las cosas. Eso hace que esta ciudad sea el lugar perfecto para embolsar un valioso botín de artículos vintage. Los mercados tienen de todo, desde ropa hasta muebles y reliquias antiguas. Si bien hay algunos muy buenos en espacios cubiertos, los mejores lugares para descubrir algún tesoro local son los mercados al aire libre, o ferias. A continuación, un resumen de las cinco mejores ferias de la ciudad.
Three New Designers Shaking Up the Buenos Aires Fashion Scene
In spite of the country’s ongoing economic woes, Argentina’s fashion scene continues to thrive but faced with ever rising prices, Argentine designers (and shoppers) are being forced to be smarter and more resourceful in their methods (and shopping habits). As a result, emerging designers are looking beyond mainstream fashion trends and proposing a smarter, more…
Argentinian underground bands you should be listening to
Buenos Aires is filled with great places to hear music and go dancing. But especially there is a recent movement of underground bands that soon will be the talk of the town. Here is a little insight on some of the Argentinian bands you should be listening to: Callate Mark Callate Mark is one of…
Five Argentine Street Artists to Follow on Instagram
Instagram provides the perfect platform to capture an essentially visual art form in a complementary visual nature. Artists can instantly record their work and an artist’s Instagram account can offer great insight into their lives. Sorcha guides us to discover the five best Argentine street artists to follow on Instagram. We can see the artistic process and we can follow the artists in real time as they travel the world, attending different street art festivals and doing artistic residencies around the globe.
Buenos Aires Autumn – Winter 2015 Cultural Agenda
2015 Autumn & Winter in Buenos Aires? Temperature may be dropping but the cultural calendar is just warming up. Argento guides you to the city’s upcoming artistic and cultural agenda.
Experience the Joy of Volunteering in Buenos Aires
Way back when, in 1998 to be more precise, I came to Argentina to volunteer for Aldeas Infantiles SOS for a year. And while I haven’t run a marathon for charity or anything like it since, the intervening years have seen me do my tiny bit for another local project called Todos Juntos. It was this Anglo-Argentine foundation that British soul singer Joss Stone teamed up with in March to hand out 100 rucksacks filled with school kit to kids…
The Art of Craftsmanship in Argentina
Argentina may not be as well known for its quality goods as it is for its steak, with “Industria Argentina” calling to mind infuriating impermeable coated napkins or the plastic paradise of Colombraro. But “Industria Argentina” could be interpreted as something else entirely – a support for the artisan and an appreciation and celebration of craft that continues to exist, not just in more rural areas of the country, where artisan goods are commonplace, but also in the capital…