Argentina Travel

    Argentina Travel

    Get the grapes in! Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival Mooching around Mendoza’s vineyards is never a bad idea, but head there at the end of summer and you’ll be lucky enough to catch the cultural highlight of the Mendocino calendar – la Fiesta de la Vendimia. Vendimia literally means grape harvest, when fincas (wine estates) across the region are bursting with...

    MENDOZA’S TOP 5 CAFÉS You notice very fast that the people of Mendoza take their café culture seriously. Spending a day strolling the streets of Argentina’s wine capital you breathe in the atmosphere of a city where people enjoy life and sits in cafés sipping coffee and chatting. As one of the most European-like cities in Argentina, it’s no wonder...

    THE BEST CORNERS IN BUENOS AIRES FOR ANY SOCIAL OCASSION Buenos Aires is a city for living. Weekday or weekend, morning or evening, Argentina’s capital is abuzz with joie de vivre, and nowhere is this more apparent than on the city’s corners. Yes, that sacred space at the end of every block where the buildings’ edges clip back at all...

    CUATRO ESQUINAS: FOUR CLASSIC CORNER RESTAURANTS IN BUENOS AIRES You’ve got a favourite corner restaurant in Buenos Aires, haven’t you? Whichever neighbourhood you live in or have stayed in, there’s surely one establishment, a restorán de la esquina, that’s captured your heart. Thanks to their very architecture, corner establishments in Buenos Aires stand out for that bevelled, three-sided entrance (known...

    TOP FREE THINGS TO DO IN BUENOS AIRES What’s better than spending time in Buenos Aires? Spending time in Buenos Aires without spending any money. BA can be expensive but enjoying the city doesn’t have to cost the earth. Find free museums, gardens gratis, parks for zero pesos, and no-cost guided tours. Be part of the Buenos Aires experience for...

    RUN BA RUN “That’s a terrible idea!” my ever-supportive wife exclaimed when I told her I was doing a running guide to Buenos Aires for The Real Argentina. “It’s the worst place in the world to go for a run.” As runners best described as ‘reasonably keen’ rather than enthusiasts, we went for a run most days from our apartment...

    CUATRO ESQUINAS: FOUR NOTABLE CORNER BARS IN BUENOS AIRES You’ve got a favourite corner bar in Buenos Aires, haven’t you? Whichever neighbourhood you live in or have stayed in, there’s surely one watering-hole, a bar de la esquina, that’s captured your heart. Thanks to their very architecture, corner bars in Buenos Aires tend to be the prettiest, standing out for...

    EAT, SLEEP AND DRINK IN LUXURY BUENOS AIRES Special anniversary on the horizon? Got a few extra (thousand) pesos burning a hole in your pocket? Need to impress a hot date? From the fanciest restaurants to the most sophisticated places to sleep, Buenos Aires delivers your luxurious solution. Eat, drink, and snooze in style with our guide to the city’s...

    CHEF’S RECIPE: MARIANO RAMON, GRAN DABBANG IN BUENOS AIRES The best chefs of Buenos Aires reveal how to make their restaurant’s most popular dishes. Swiss Chard Pakoras & Carrot Chutney, recipe by Mariano Ramon from Gran Dabbang in Buenos Aires.  If chef Mariano Ramon ever took the pakoras off the ever-changing menu at Gran Dabbang in Palermo, the restaurant’s regulars would totally...

    FREEMASONRY AND BUENOS AIRES’ MOST IMPORTANT BUILDINGS Buenos Aires is known for its varied and often schizophrenic architecture; high-rise apartment block sit alongside ancient casa chorizos or tower above PHs, ornate French baroque palaces lounge against charmless 1980’s office buildings, all on the one cuadra. But in the historical centre of the city, numerous buildings have more than a few...

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