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Getting Out of Buenos Aires for a Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:31

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While there is always a lot to do in Buenos Aires, everyone needs a break from the city every once in a while. Although it may seem like all of the places to see outside of Buenos Aires are far away and/or require a week’s time or more, there are actually a lot of places near the city that are great to see and visit for just a day or weekend!

Tigre

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Only one hour away by train, Tigre is a great way to escape the bustling city for a day. Just 35km north of Buenos Aires, Tigre is one of the biggest deltas in the world, flowing into Rio Del Plata. There are many islands and canals that make Tigre the perfect, quiet day trip away from Buenos Aires. While there, you can take a boat tour, or just explore around the town!

How to get there?

Getting to Tigre is rather easy and cheap. All you have to do is take the Linea Mitre train for around $AR2. It leaves from Retiro station every 10 minutes, or every 20 minutes on the weekends. If you live in a more northern barrio, like Belgrano, you can also hop on at the later stops!

San Isidro

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San Isidro is another great option for a day trip. It is easy and cheap to get there, and only takes about 30 minutes by train. Being one of the most affluent towns in all of Latin America, San Isidro is definitely a beautiful, quiet place to spend the day. With old houses, cobblestone streets, and many things to do and see, San Isidro is a great day visit. Just make sure to save a Sunday to visit so that you can go to the Artisan market that is held each week!

How to get there?

Like Tigre, just hop on the Linea Mitre train and get off at the San Isidro stop!

Uruguay

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Another option to go for either a day or a weekend is Uruguay! If you’re planning on going for a day trip, then Colonia is the place to go. It’s just 1 hour and 30 minutes by boat, and the old, historical town is a must-see. If you want to spend more time in Uruguay, then you can take a bus from Colonia to Montevideo or even Punta Del Este.

How to get there?

Just book a ferry to Uruguay! One company that you can do this through is Colonia Express, but there are others that go as well!

Estancia

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Get the full gaucho experience and head to an estancia for a day or weekend! Ride horses, watch shows, or just relax for the day. The estancias are definitely a change of pace from the city, and they’re really interesting and fun to see.

There are a bunch of estancias outside of Buenos Aires, so just look some up, find what kind you’re looking for, and make a weekend trip out of it!

 

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Feria Masticar: Food Fair in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:04

Categories - Argentina News, Buenos Aires City Attractions, Concerts, Events, Festivals and Holidays, Food in Buenos Aires - 0 Comments

 

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Are you looking to experience some of the best food in all of Argentina? Well, look no further because the annual Feria Masticar is almost here!

What is it?

This is an annual food fair that hosts some of the most important chefs and restaurants in all of Buenos Aires. There is the opportunity to taste some of the best regional foods in Buenos Aires, learn from top nutritionists through various classes and lectures, taste premium wines and beers from the bodegas of Argentina, and even participate in cooking classes!

Learn more about what the fair offers, which restaurants, chefs, and bodegas are participating, and what classes are offered each day here.  Also, if you want to check out some mouthwatering pictures of the food that will be at the fair this year, be sure to check out the Feria Masticar facebook page.

When is it?

It starts this Thursday, April 16 and goes until the Sunday, the 19 of April. On Thursday, April 16, the fair is open from 2 pm – 11 pm. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it is open from 12 pm -11 pm.

Where is it?

It will be held at the Fairgorunds El Dorrego, which is at Zapiola 50.

Where do I get tickets?

Buy tickets here! Tickets start at just AR$60!

This is a great way to try the delicious food and drinks in Buenos Aires all at once and for an amazing price! So pick a day (or all the days) and get tasting!

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BAFICI: Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

Thursday, April 9, 2015 13:51

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What is BAFICI?

It is one of the most important film festivals in all of Latin America. For one week every year, you can view some of the best national and international films in various locations across the city.

When is it?

April 15 – 25.

The schedule is online and shows which films are playing each day, how much it costs to attend, the trailer for the show, and where the screenings will be held.  A lot of the screenings that will be held are free, so be sure to catch at least one of them!

Where is it?

There are various locations for the film festival all over the city. However, “Open Air BAFICI” will be held in the Anfiteatro de Parque Centenario. “Open Air BAFICI” has free screenings throughout the week which are held outside in the park. Another option for a taste of both BAFICI and some beautiful scenery are the screenings at the Planetario Galileo Galileo. Not only will the Planetario have screenings and work from famous Argentine artists and designers, but it will also feature a live music show from a techno-pop band.

How to buy tickets?

Tickets are for sale now! An additional bonus is that they can be purchased online in just a couple minutes!

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