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Nicaragua 6068, C1414BWN CABA, Argentina
You can feel the essence of Palermo at Oui Oui, with the hipsters drinking coffee, the tall trees outside, the cobblestone sidewalks. The French-inspired menu featurespain au chocolat, homemade scones, scrambled eggs, salads, and ginger lemonade....
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Av. de Mayo 1222, C1085ABP CABA, Argentina
Wander through an old-fashioned flea market filled with unusual lamps, old Atari games, and cool radios. The items here have been preserved in perfect condition and the pricesare fair. Av. Álvarez Thomas and Av. Dorrego, 54/(0) 11-5382-6234 This...
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Honduras 5860, C1414 CABA, Argentina
Home is the most beautiful hotel in Palermo because of its minimalism and simplicity, a look with clean lines and retro Scandinavian-style furnishings. Great DJs play on the back patio in summer—sometimes the co-owner, a former record producer for...
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El Salvador 4762, C1414BPL CABA, Argentina
Designer Mariana Cortés started her light-hearted line by piecing together scraps of leftover fabric to create colorful dresses and undergarments. At her shop you’ll find creative, radiant clothing made with organic cotton— the kind of...
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Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Name: Javier Gover
Age: 32
Neighborhood: Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation: In 2007, Javier founded the magazine Wicked to help promote his native city’s underground art and music scene, particularly in and around Palermo Viejo,...
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This super-exclusive private club opened recently in the chic Palermo Soho district. Members or friends of members can go to the garden bar for poolside drinks. It’s all the buzz in Buenos Aires. 54/(11) 4832-5276.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spend a day in Plaza Serrano to see the different things that they have there. To sell, to see and to listen. Grab a book, have a seat and enjoy :).
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El Salvador 4702, C1414BPL CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires style is distinct: a fearless mixing of patterns and fabrics that is both sexy and sporty. The brand Jazmin Chebar, with several boutiques throughout the city, manages to capture that spirit in its eclectic collections that might...
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Costa Rica 5852, C1414BTJ CABA, Argentina
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Behind a great and creative wall, a collaboration of street artists known in Buenos Aires, one can find one of the great (and secret) restaurants in Palermo Soho, Tegui. If you don't know the exact location of the restaurant, you might miss it...
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Honduras 5860, C1414 CABA, Argentina
Particularly if you’ve been out late the night before, there’s nothing like a leisurely late-morning brunch in Buenos Aires. While not traditionally Argentine, many restaurants and hotels have caught on to the custom and offer special brunch menus...
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70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
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Ituzaingó 232, 70000 Col Del Sacramento, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
The Posada Don Antonio is just a few blocks away from the heart of Colonia's historic district on a lovely, leafy, cobblestone side street. The Superior rooms are spacious and an ample breakfast is included each morning.
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Rivadavia 1484, Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The province of Buenos Aires is dotted with lovely old estancias (ranches) that are open to visitors - but some are irritatingly touristy. For a more down-to-earth dia del campo (day in the country), try Estancia Los Dos Hermanos. A typical day...
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Barra - State of Bahia, Brazil
A few years ago I stayed in this off the beaten path beach in Brazil called Taipu de Fora. From Bahia (Salvador), you have to take a local ferry, a local bus, and then a speedboat to get to the village of Barra Grande. Allow 1 day for travel....
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State of Bahia, Brazil
I was thrilled at finding Taipu de Fora beach exactly how I had hoped it would be - undiscovered with miles of unspoilt beaches and palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Tide pools formed in the early morning and there were only 1-2 restaurants...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graffitimundo is dedicated to increasing awareness of the bustling street art scene in vibrant Buenos Aires. Beginning in 2009, the non-profit organization began connecting people with the artists of this unique movement and increasing knowledge...
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Defensa 755, C1065AAM CABA, Argentina
Touring this one-of-a-kind urban villa and archaeological site allows a unique insight into the city's history. The beautifully restored urban mansion was once the residence of a wealthy Spanish family; they fled for higher ground when yellow...
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Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, 1424 CABA, Argentina
If you ever get the chance to go to a futbol game in Latin America - go. These games and stadiums put the NFL to shame. In Buenos Aires, River Plate is one of several teams that show off their pride, blanketed in red and white, within their 80,000...
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Carlos Calvo 599, C1102AAK CABA, Argentina
For a little old-school San Telmo atmosphere, you can’t do much better than this classic corner bar. Dating from 1864, the antique building started out as a pulpería (general store), the seedy center of a gambling ring and even a brothel before it...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
While exploring the city streets of Buenos Aires, you will be delighted to find the occasional 'pop up' band along the way. There is no rhyme or reason to finding them, and compared to the usual 'one man bands' you see in the states, here you get...
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Av. Santa Fe 1860, C1124 CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a city of readers—it supports more bookstores per capita than any other place in the world. The crown jewel of the librerías here is the Ateneo Grand Splendid. Housed in a theater where music legends such as Carlos...
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AFE, PEDRO DOMINGO MURILLO 725, C1414 CABA, Argentina
The only way to improve on a leisurely feast of several courses in Buenos Aires is to pair the food with wine. Sommeliers at many of the city’s finer restaurants offer wine pairing options, typically pairing the entrada (appetizer) with a...
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500, Av. Juan de Garay, 1114 CABA, Argentina
'This isn't for everyone,' as the bar's slogan goes, and it's true. (If you're looking for a cold beer, for example, you'll be out of luck at Doppel - this is probably one of the only businesses in all of Buenos Aires where cerveza is pointedly...
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San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
We've all been there. You get back from a trip and you're desperate to describe to your friends that life-changing sunrise, to explain how impossibly charming that little cafe was - to casually upload a striking photo album to Flickr or Facebook...
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San Cristóbal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
To get a real feel for the Tango culture in Buenos Aires then you must go to a Milonga (Tango club). As I walked into Sueno Porteno Milonga I felt as if I had walked back into a cheesy disco in the 70's. But instead of the BeeGees, the speakers...
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Rodríguez Peña 1967, C1021ABO CABA, Argentina
In Recoleta, the 11-room Hub Porteño hotel offers guests custom city experiences led by local experts. Young, connected fashion designers, such as Argentinian textile designer Martín Churba, lead shopping tours to the city's top ateliers and...
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A jewel of an Art Deco building that's considered a minor landmark on Buenos Aires' architectural landscape, Moreno Hotel is one of the best value sleeps in the city. You get history here, and style - there are 39 stylish suites, outfitted with...
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Buenos Aires, C1107CMB Buenos Aires, Argentina
The historic El Porteño building, a onetime grain warehouse made of imported Manchester bricks, was slated for demolition in 1998 before a local cultural preservation group stepped in. Soon after, Argentine fashion designer Alan Faena...
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Gorriti 4770, C1414BJL CABA, Argentina
Palermo is an eclectic neighbourhood of BsAs. Immortalized by the poet Jorge Luis Borges who spent his childhood in Serrano Street, and the tolerant ambiance brought in cafes, jazz clubs, upscale and innovative eating places. So one should not be...
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This four-room B&B, managed by an expat couple and hugely popular with budget-minded travelers, offers 'the benefits of a perfect Palermo location and personal service without the price tag of a boutique hotel.' Indeed, the place is only a few...
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Defensa 383, C1065AAE CABA, Argentina
So many restaurants - so little time. Thanks to Fuudis, you don't have to choose just one place to have lunch this Friday, nor spend your precious time in Buenos Aires sifting through guidebooks and online restaurant reviews. Simply join Fuudis...
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Gorriti 5870, C1414BKJ CABA, Argentina
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Olsen is, first and foremost, a supremely stylish and (expensive) Scandinavian restaurant and vodka bar. But not to worry. You won't break the bank having brunch here, and you won't have stiff drinks for breakfast - unless, of course, you're in...
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Defensa 695, C1065AAK CABA, Argentina
It's true: picturesque old corner cafes are practically a dime a dozen in the bohemian barrio of San Telmo. But Bar Seddon, distinguished by the city as one of the bares notables (notable historic bars) of Buenos Aires, has a few things going for...
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Av. Rivadavia 3899, C1204AAD CABA, Argentina
On weekends, the line to get into Las Violetas stretches halfway around the block. (A little much, you say, in a city that's filled with lovely cafes?) No, in fact, the locals know what they're doing. This gem of a corner cafe may be the most...
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Av. Alvear 1891, C1112 CABA, Argentina
Don't let the 'Afternoon Tea' title fool you: at the Alvear Palace's lavish service, you'll be having far more than a cup of Earl Grey. Guests are pleasantly stuffed here, in fact, with beautiful little cakes, homemade scones, tiny tea sandwiches,...
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Calle Rivadavia s/n, 1004 CABA, Argentina
Up until recently, the Catedral Metropolitana was famous for a few things - the rococo altar, the Christ statue carved from algarrobo (carob) wood, the fact that it's the final resting place of the great South American liberator General Jose de...
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Perú 988, 1028 CABA, Argentina
Okay, okay. Unless you're a serious cyclist who travels with his own custom-made helmet - or an adventurous traveler with some local friends - you're probably not going to be joining the nighttime Masa Critica group bike ride through Buenos Aires'...
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Gorriti 4290, C1414BJB CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a city that brings creativity to life with urban art popping up everywhere. Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood-both sections of Palermo-are two of the most expressive. Graffiti adorns the paths to fun restaurants and trendy cafes...
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Av. de Mayo 1370, 1085 CABA, Argentina
It's a guidebook staple: most visitors to Buenos Aires read about Palacio Barolo, the architectural marvel on Avenida de Mayo that's based on the structure of Dante's Divine Comedy, and they stop by to see it from the outside. But Palacio Barolo...
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Guatemala 4699, 1425 CABA, Argentina
On your last night in Buenos Aires (or if you only have one night in Buenos Aires - the horror!) - treat yourself to a full-on Argentinian feast at Don Julio, one of the city's classiest and most traditional parrillas. You'll find all of the usual...
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Humberto 1º 412, C1103 CABA, Argentina
The store specializes in antiques and vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s. Everything has an air of elegance, from the beaded gowns to the crystal decanters. 54/(11) 4361-5019. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of...
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Av Cnel. Niceto Vega 5510, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires' nightlife is famous, and rightly so - but unless you're a serious club-goer, it's unlikely you're going be trekking out to the Costanera Norte to hit up the string of superclubs at four in the morning. Perennially cool Niceto Club...
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San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The attractive San Telmo barrio began as an upscale area before tenement living took over. It’s back big-time now, helped by its famous antique flea market. On Sundays tourists and locals descend upon the Plaza Dorrego and its side lanes for...
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Camino del Trabajo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
We took a Graffitimundo tour of Palermo in Buenos Aires that was great and highly recommended to anyone who wants to see a different part of the city. In addition to seeing tons of cool and beautiful graffiti, we also met some artists and they...
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Abasto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turning the corner onto Pasaje Zelaya in the Abasto area of Buenos Aires reveals a shocking array of colors in a celebration of all things Argentinian. The walls on the buildings here are covered in poetry, song lyrics, tango dancers, portraits of...
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Chile 502, C1098AAL CABA, Argentina
Founded in 1982 by local poet Rubén Derlis, this café once served as a meeting place for writers, artists, and left-leaning thinkers anxious to speak freely after years of fear and oppression under Argentina’s late-’70s...
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Abasto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turning the corner onto Pasaje Zelaya in the Abasto area of Buenos Aires reveals a shocking array of colors in a celebration of all things Argentinian. The walls on the buildings here are covered in poetry, song lyrics, tango dancers, portraits of...
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Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puente de la Mujer- or bridge of the woman- is a pedestrian bridge located on dock 3 in the Puerto Madero district in Buenos Aires. The bridge, designed by Santiago Calatreva, is one of the most recognized monuments in the area and symbolizes a...
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FIGUEROA ALCORTA, PRES. AV. 2301, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas in Buenos Aires, the Floralis Generica is a 75 foot high steel and aluminium sculpture of a flower by Eduardo Catalano. Situated in the center of a park, the sculpture has an electrical mechanism that...
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On my first day in Buenos Aires after a long international flight, I found this coffee shop that served up the most delicious alfajores. The rest of the trip I was on the hunt for more alfajores, but nothing could replicate the deliciousness of...
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Paraná 816, C1017AAR CABA, Argentina
Walking through the city of Buenos Aires, we came upon a small square with a crowd of people surrounding it. One quick peek at this couple dancing The Tango told us we'd found something special. I've never seen two people so passionate about their...
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Junín 1760, 1113 CABA, Argentina
La Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most visited cemeteries in Latin America, mainly because Evita Peron is buried there, among other notable figures. The cemetery is built around a convent and a church, Our Lady of Pilar (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora...
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Estados Unidos 465, C1101AAJ CABA, Argentina
The carne at this San Telmo restaurant is so succulent that the servers cut it with a spoon. Order the lomo cut, which is the Argentine version of filet mignon. 54/(11) 4361-5557. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of...
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Costa Rica & Fitz Roy 5602, C1414BTF CABA, Argentina
First thing you do when you get off the plane in Buenos Aires? Go get some meat! When I think of Buenos Aires I think about 3 things: Alfajores, Street Art, and the amazing beef that I get to devour. My friend Travis and I headed over to Parrilla...
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Alicia Moreau de Justo 516, 1107 CABA, Argentina
For a superbly gluttonous experience visit Cabana Las Lilas in Puerto Moderno. This popular, busy, touristy and well respected establishment is pricey, but good. The evening starts the minute you're seated with aperitif and tapas. Las Lilas is...
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José Antonio Cabrera 5099, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Beef is everywhere in Buenos Aires, but there are a few parrillas in town that stand above the rest for quality. Within that category, La Cabrera offers a unique experience. Yes, the focus is on the meat, but the sides almost steal the...
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Agustín R. Caffarena 64, C1157ADB CABA, Argentina
Sure this neighborhood isn't the safest but wow this was some of the best food we had in Buenos Aires. It's cash only and oh so worth it.
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70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
The coastal town of Colonia, Uruguay, is a ferry ride away from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an easy day trip for travelers. It is the oldest town in Uruguay and settled by the Portuguese in 1680. Enjoy a stroll through the town to visit local...
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De San Francisco, 70000 Col Del Sacramento, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
Careful if you're claustrophobic: the spiral staircase of Colonia's historic lighthouse is narrow, indeed, and you have to climb through a hatch door at the top before emerging onto a tiny circular platform. But the views - the views. You'll look...
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70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
Bicycle, motorbike, golf cart - take your pick - you're definitely going to want one of these during a day out in Colonia. Having your own transportation allows you to explore outside the historic center (though you can certainly do that, too) and...
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70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
Not up for battling the crowds for beach umbrellas in Punta del Este? Perhaps the quiet river beaches outside Colonia del Sacramento would be more to your taste. These wilder, more natural beaches - decidedly unglamorous, with virtually no...
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70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
Remember: it's a river, not the sea, it's a river, not the sea. It's easy to forget this fact when you're gazing out at the still horizon of water, and even more so when you realize that the river has tides, too. The ebb and flow of the Rio de la...
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Barrio Histórico, Col Del Sacramento, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
A day or overnight trip to Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay is a great way to spend your time, if you have some free when you are in Buenos Aires. The boat ride over was quick and entertaining, as there were a group of musicians travelling as...
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November 21st, 2012 We made our way to Estancia Tierra Santa after a couple of nights in Buenos Aires. Taking the ferry (Buquebus) to Colonia and then renting a car and driving nearly to Carmelo, Uruguay. Then it was back roads and a hand-drawn...
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Barrio Histórico, Col Del Sacramento, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
If I were sailing into Colonia, Uruguay, I'd be okay with this being the first thing I saw. There's something about lanterns that just makes me feel like I'm home.
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Carmelo, Colonia Department, Uruguay
Just $2 buys a freshly made, oozy, melty, outrageously delicious "chivito" sandwich at a food truck in Uruguay. It's a kitchen-sink style concoction which includes beef, egg, cheese, and veggies, all heated together like a panini. Mmm.
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Zorrilla de San Martin 494, 37000 Carmelo, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, is just a one-hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires. From the ferry landing, drive another hour to Carmelo, where the lodge at Finca Narbona makes a great base for exploring the wine...
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San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A new generation of street artists, many with backgrounds in graphic design, emerged in Buenos Aires after Argentina’s economic crash in 2001. They have covered buildings in the city with stenciled slogans and vivid, cartoon-like characters—some...
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Cerrito 628, C1010 CABA, Argentina
Teatro Colón is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. Though the theater was, to the great disappointment of many travelers, closed for years while undergoing major renovations, the Colón has now reopened and is playing host...
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Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen s/n, 1087 CABA, Argentina
Plaza de Mayo is located in the center of downtown Buenos Aires and is the focal point of political life in the city. Located around this square are several important political buildings including- Casa Rosada (the executive government branch...
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Caminito is about a 10 minute cab ride from San Telmo (the old charming district in Buenos Aires) in La Boca. It is a tourist trap - but it is hard not to be taken by the beautiful colors of the buildings. You won't see these colors throughout BA,...
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Av. Rivadavia 1827, C1033AAI CABA, Argentina
Standing in Plaza Congreso, you might find yourself staring up at the Moulin Rouge-like windmill adorning an Art Nouveau building on the corner. Approaching the door, you'll see it's covered in cobwebs - this architectural landmark, once a...
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Most visitors to Buenos Aires divide their time between Palermo and the center, meaning plenty of bus and taxi rides along busy Cordoba avenue. Looking out the window, there's a building that always catches the eye: the striking Palacio de las...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
As I stared at the piece of brightly colored wall in front of me created by the street artist Gaulicho – I did find it pleasing. It was bright orange and yellow with his signature psychedelic trademarks of hands and eyes. It appeared playful, and...
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Abasto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turning the corner onto Pasaje Zelaya in the Abasto area of Buenos Aires reveals a shocking array of colors in a celebration of all things Argentinian. The walls on the buildings here are covered in poetry, song lyrics, tango dancers, portraits of...
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Av. 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Located on Avenida 9 de Julio, you can see two giant murals of Eva Peron, or "Evita", on either side of the facades of the current Ministry of Social Development building. She used her position as first lady to fight for women's suffrage and...
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Lafinur 2988, Buenos Aires, Argentina
On a warm spring afternoon or evening, you'll be hard-pressed to find a lovelier place to sit down for a meal than the picture-perfect courtyard adjacent to the Museo Evita. With a crepe station on one end and tables of stylishly dressed...
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Av. Corrientes 1368, C1043ABN CABA, Argentina
Busy Corrientes is one of the city's primary thoroughfares; the most famous stretch of the avenue is located around its intersection with Avenida de Julio, also known as Buenos Aires theatre district. In some cities, people go out for dinner and a...
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Gorriti 5062, C1414BJR CABA, Argentina
Argentina is not known for spicy food, and it's hard to come across good Mexican food in Buenos Aires. That's why La Fabrica de Taco, a small taco gem filled with colorful murals in the trendy Palermo Hollywood, is a necessary escape to Mexico. Go...
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Godoy Cruz 1967, C1414CYO CABA, Argentina
Go ahead: pick a block, any block. Just walk down any street in Palermo Soho - chances are you'll be instantly charmed by the variety of adorable boutiques and striking designer showrooms offering beautiful hand-crafted garments and accesssories...
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Balcarce 946, C1064AAT CABA, Argentina
The Parrilla Tour is a fun way to be introduced to secret neighborhood parrillas in Buenos Aires. On the food tour you go to 4 different authentic restaurants, sample foods at each, and learn about the cuisine and culture of Argentina. There are...
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Hipolito Yrigoyen 1592, Capital Federal, 1089 CABA, Argentina
What - you don't fancy yourself on top of one of those open-air double-decker buses, cruising through the capital while tourist information blares through your headphones in the language of your choice? Not to knock the standard city bus tour - it...
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Mataderos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It's not rocket science to make dinner reservations at one of Buenos Aires' hot-right-now restaurants - but what about finding your way to the city's hole-in-the-wall empanada shops, the roadside parrilla (grill) stands, the mom-and-pop delis with...
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Bolívar 970, C1066AAT CABA, Argentina
Nothing better than to walk amidst the stalls of San Telmo market on a crisp Sunday. The smell of parrilla wafting through the air, inter tangled with the ever-present sound of tango. And chatter. Nothing you need to buy. Everything you need to...
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Vuelta de Obligado 1933, C1428ADC CABA, Argentina
So you didn't have time on this trip to visit Salta, Jujuy, or other breathtakingly gorgeous destinations in Argentina's north - put it on your list for next time. At least you can go home with some beautiful handcrafted objects produced in the...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Known for her quirky charm, Victoria Magrane makes wildly colorful necklaces with spikes, feathers, and tassels in a tiny rooftop atelier in Palermo. Her line sells out quickly in the United States, and a visit to her atelier is by appointment...
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San Miguel del Monte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Staying at the elegant old Estancia Candelaria del Monte is like stepping back in time. The ranch dates from the 1830s, and it feels like it - it's incredibly quiet here, seemingly disconnected from the modern world. Towering sycamore trees cast...
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Ezeiza, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
If you have an evening flight out of Ezeiza Airport, you won't regret spending your last day in Argentina at Estancia Villa Maria. As we pulled up to the Tudor-style mansion on a Sunday morning, our hostess was waiting at the entrance to greet us....
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Latin America
Yes, the place we visited was for tourists, but here is an authentic gaucho of Argentina! I was on a study trip for my MBA from Temple University, and we spent a week in Buenos Aires. This ranch is about one hour outside of BA. We were treated to...
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Bolívar 70, 2760 San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Antonio de Areco is a small colonial town 90 minutes outside Buenos Aires. This is the birthplace of "el gaucho"—the stoic, quiet cowboy who once tended herds on the Argentine pampas. There are still a few left who work at outlying plantations...
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San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
About two hours north of bustling Buenos Aires lie the flat, fertile grasslands of the Pampas - gaucho country. Farms and ranches abound as do these friendly Argentine cowboys. In the center of this region is a sleepy town called San Antonio de...
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Piedras 234, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
The Ciudad Viejo neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay is a veritable ghost town on weekends--making a stroll through its streets an enchantment that recalls bits of Havana, Paris and New Orleans, and is so unknown by most travelers that it makes it...
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esquina, 18 - Baupres & 30 - Las Focas, 20100 Punta del Este, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay
On February 2, residents of eastern South America celebrate Yemanjá, the African goddess of the sea. By late afternoon Punta’s beaches are crammed with thousands of worshippers dressed in white and blue. Some burn candles in the sand as others...
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Latin America
Cabo Polonio is a backpackers heaven. A small town with minimal electricity and no roads that requires a full adventure in jeep to arrive, this tiny Uruguayan town in picture perfect. Houses covered in colorful murals. Horses and chickens...
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Mar Mediterraneo, 20003 Punta Ballena, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay
Punta del Este is the go-to summer vacation spot for the elite from Buenos Aires and beyond. In addition to casinos and mega yachts, you’ll find distinctive architecture, secluded beaches, and a thriving local art scene. Sculptor and painter...
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70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
only a boat ride away from buenos aires, but colonia feels like a different world in a different era. what an incredible change of pace!
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Uruguay
Our day started by renting mopeds at a storefront in the sleepy antique town of Colonia. We received blatant instructions, in English and Spanish, not to leave the center of town on the mopeds. After riding an hour directly out of town, not only...
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Latin America
Modern design defines Playa Vik José Ignacio, a new beachfront retreat 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este. Six casas surround a central glass-and-titanium building designed by Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. Enjoy soaking tubs made of beech wood...
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Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Walking around Montevideo, Uruguay I was amazed at the amount and creativity of the stencil bombs. As a Sta r Wars geek, I particularly enjoyed the R2D2 stencil. Living in Los Angeles, I am accustomed to seeing graffiti everywhere, but I wasn't...
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Camino La Granja, 12600 Montevideo, Uruguay
The place is not easy to find as there are no signs directing you to it. I came upon the cheese shop while driving from Montevideo to Colonia. You can sample, buy and take home packed queso/ cheese, honey, wine, dulce de leche & more. The owner,...
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Punta del Este, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
I spent ten days on my cousin's ranch right outside of Punta del Este. It's amazing how different the center of Punta del Este and the campo are. The views were amazing and very calming.
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Carlos Páez Vilaró, 20003 Punta Ballena, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay
Beautiful frescos painted onto the side of the Carlos Paez Vilaro's studio-turned-hotel in Punta Ballena.
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The last thing I expected to find in the tiny village of Garzón was a design store worthy of NYC. Big, brightly colored statues of penguins wearing water bottles strapped to their backs lured me to the door of Alium Design Studio. The owners,...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
One of the best ways to experience some of the most interesting food Buenos Aires has to offer is to follow the private dining trend going on now. There’s a few restaurants that offer top notch cuisine with a more intimate and authentic feel by...
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Misiones Province, Argentina
Certain things in life are simply impossible to adequately capture in a mere photograph. Iguazú Falls is definitely one of them, and above is my best effort to convey the epic expanse of 'The Devil's Throat.' Situated on the border of Brazil and...
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Rodovia Br 469, Km 32, s/n Parque Nacional Iguassu, Foz do Iguaçu - PR, 85855-750, Brazil
Ok, here's about a half-dozen reasons why Iguacu is better than Niagara... 1) You're in Brazil. 'Nuff said. 2) A few more steps and you're in Argentina or Paraguay. Way cooler than Canada. 3) It's about ten times bigger. 4) And you can go in it....
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Rodovia Br 469, Km 32, s/n Parque Nacional Iguassu, Foz do Iguaçu - PR, 85855-750, Brazil
Officially declare the New /wonders of the Natural World The Iguazu Falls is located in the tree frontiers of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay 2700 meters of high and 275 waterfalls.
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Parque Nacional Iguazú, Cataratas del Iguazú, N3370AXJ Puerto Iguazú, Misiónes, Argentina
It's important to try to see all of the angles at Argentina's Iguazú Falls. After you stand triumphantly atop one of the spectacular cascades, it's only fair that you come down here to the lower part, where you'll be lucky to escape with only some...
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Misiones Province
On the Brazilian side
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Ruta 101 Km 142, 3370 Puerto Iguazú, Misiónes, Argentina
I quickly put my camera in my drysack as I hear the engines of the boat rev up. Picture time is over - now it's time for the real fun to begin. The boat lurches forward into the blinding spray of Iguazu Falls and I finally become one with this...
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Av. Lisandro de la Torre & Av. de los Corrales 1072, C1440 CABA, Argentina
This Sunday street fair provides a glimpse into traditional Argentine gaucho culture. Wander the stalls and you’ll find scarves, leather goods, and authentic souvenirs by local artisans. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Young Argentine chefs trained in Europe’s top kitchens are returning home to reinvent their national cuisine. Dante Liporace, the el Bulli– trained chef of Tarquino is one of the leaders of the movement, known as La Nueva Cocina Argentina. His...
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Salta in Argentina is known for its colorful mountains, giant cactus, and beautiful cathedrals within the city center. Cafayate is known for its wine. Take a chance to enjoy these both parts of beautiful northern Argentina by jumping on a tour...
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Armenia 1646, C1414DKJ CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires has an average of 101 days of rain per year, but Seco is a good reason to celebrate the bad weather. This little shop in the trendy Palermo Soho neighborhood sells bright, whimsical rain gear, from animal-print rubber boots to...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a city that brings together the finest elements of your imagination, and puts them in one perfect place for your real life enjoyment. Sadly, one of those perfect elements will soon come to an end. Dating all the way back to 1913,...
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Estados Unidos 425, C1101AAI CABA, Argentina
Argentinean ice cream resembles Italian gelato more than America ice cream. In the heart of San Telmo is Nonna Bianca who is run by a nonna, a tiny old woman. This is artesian ice cream with the local flavor of dulce de leche (5 different...
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ABB, Posadas 1086/88, C1011 Buenos Aires, AR-C, Argentina
A recent renovation brought modern touches and a polo theme to the Four Seasons in the Recoleta neighborhood. At the new Pony Line bar, Sebastian Maggi crafts cocktails such as the Des-Coya martini (vodka, pisco, torrontés wine, and Saint-Germain)...
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This is probably one of the main tourist attraction in BA. The buildings are great and the vibe is cool too. I found the crafts markets absolutely amazing if you are after quality, authentic, one of a kind crafts - do look out for the rip-offs too...
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Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1714, Buenos Aires, Argentina
One of my favorite things about traveling is the food. So many cultures around the globe are defined by their unique cuisine. When it comes to meat I don't think Argentina can be beat. I did some online research on the topic and most gastronomy...
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Rodríguez Peña 1149, C1020ADW RECOLETA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pass the salt please! At Casa Saltshaker in Buenos Aires you'll have a truly unique dining experience that will bring you closer to the locals and travelers. Dining in a puertos cerrado (closed door restaurant) is a social dining experience in...
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Salinas Grande. After going up and over the mountain pass from Quebrada de Humahuaca, you drive through the clouds, then drop down to the salt flats. Eerie. Zero humidity. Intense sun. Your own mirage.
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Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
not your typical place to visit whilst on holidays but this cemetery is actually one of BA's leading attraction. I absolutely loved getting lost in this city of tombs, not knowing what the next corner would bring me. well worth a visit
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An observer from the sidewalk might puzzle as groups of people march into this pretty flower store—and don’t emerge shortly with bouquets. The customers are not here for the blossoms but for what lies below. A door at the rear of the...
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We had only gone a quarter mile off the main road before our first river crossing. We surveyed for the shallowest route then gunned the tiny car through the water. This was only the first of many crossings as we climbed steadily into the Andes....
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Ruta Provincial 52, Km. 20-Molinos, 4419 Salta, Argentina
James Turrell is one of American's most stunning artists and his work has found a home in the middle of nowhere in the province of Salta, Argentina. Bodega Colome crushes some of the finest torrontes and malbec wine, thanks to vintner Donald Hess,...
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Córdoba 2, Salta, Argentina
Salta is located in the amazing northwest part of Argentina, and it is also the name for the capital city of the Salta province. It's known as "Salta, la linda" (Salta, the beautiful) and it deserves the name for its colonial architecture, the...
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Cachi, Salta Province, Argentina
Argentina Northwest is truly amazing for its culture, people and breathtaking landscapes. This picture was taken in my way to Cachi from Salta town.
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RN68, Salta, Argentina
On the road between Cafayete and Salta. You gotta pull over ever 100m.
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RP33, El Carril, Salta, Argentina
Ruta Provincial 33 between Cachi and Salta in northern Argentina summits at 11,000 ft and twists and turns over 30 km of one-laned dirt roads. Rent a car and get on it! The vistas are incredible, with a canopy of clouds settling in the ridges and...
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Salta Province, Argentina
While traveling along the roads from Salta to Cafayete and back, we encountered dozens of these flaming red roadside memorials to Gauchito Gil - from modest tabletop size arrangements to house sized monuments. A 19th century "saint", he is...
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Jujuy, Argentina
I'd come a long way from Buenos Aires—well over 20 hours on the bus. I'd earned a good meal. Several local folks I talked to agreed that Restaurante Vilarocha was the best eatery for traditional Jujuy food—from locro, the corn and pork stew, to...
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At the beginning of Quebrada de Humahuaca, you will find spectrum of colors using the mountains as their palette to show the vivid colors of orange, red, and pink. Hike is moderate. We hiked the entire loop with our backpacks (60+25 litres)...
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Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
We decided not to get off the bus at our destination and continue north of Jujuy. There was a family that claimed our seat numbers because we were suppose to get off but luckily the bus wasn't full. The natural scenery changed drastically every...
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Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
Pucara de Tilcara is a short walk southeast of the town. You can approach from the north (most popular) or the south, which feels like a construction road. But the road from the south gives superb view of surrounding mountains. Upon entering the...
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Ruta Nacional 52, Km 4.4 Purmamarca, Jujuy, Argentina
The seven colored mountain of Purmamarca (pink, green, grey, purple, orange, brown, white) is pretty impressive as far as colored stone goes . It shows many geographical ages. The mountain is a backdrop for the village. Everyday, there is a big...
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Paseo de los Colorados, Purmamarca, Jujuy, Argentina
Or maybe Electric Mountains. All green and red. Shimmering in the sun.
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And colors of rocks that change by mountain, around every corner and completely different color palette.
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Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
...or just because they are beautiful. The sun faded colors of these alpaca blankets can be seen everywhere in the Jujuy province of Argentina (outside of Salta). The local family we were staying with used them on her horses, for sitting on,...
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Heading south on the bus, we got off in Purmamarca where the Mountain of Seven Colors boasts both it's fame and beauty. Just for a couple of hours. Just for a couple of pictures. And we will continue south. As soon as we got off the bus, two girls...