Author: Pablo Juan Augustinowicz

Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods: Parque Chacabuco

Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods: Parque Chacabuco
  Buenos Aires is a surprisingly green city. The city boasts some of the most green spaces and recreational areas in the world for a city of its size. Whether you are here for a short vacation or an extended stay, there are a few parks which offer the outdoor fix you need to balance out your frantic...
June 19th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

A Picturesque Church in the Heart of San Telmo

A Picturesque Church in the Heart of San Telmo
  You will find that Buenos Aires is full of architectural jems, specially if you are walking around the oldest parts of town, such as the picturesque and bohemian barrio de San Telmo. If you happen to go to the Saturday or Sunday antiques fair on Plaza Dorrego (map), be sure to wander the side streets...
June 17th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods: San Telmo

Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods: San Telmo
  Continuing with some of the most interesting neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, this time I am writing about San Telmo (map), by far the most bohemian neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is also one of the oldest. During the 19th Century it was a district where the richest families of Buenos Aires settled....
June 15th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods: La Boca

Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods: La Boca
  Buenos Aires is the 9th largest city in the world, so there is no doubt it is huge. Trying to see it all is next to impossible. However, it is also a city of multiple individual neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character. Some of the most popular and interesting neighborhoods to visitors...
June 12th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

La Guía Óleo, the Guide to Buenos Aires´ Food Scene

La Guía Óleo, the Guide to Buenos Aires´ Food Scene
  If you are looking for a place to have a bite La Guía Óleo is the best online tool available to find restaurants in Buenos Aires. The guide’s database (more than 3000 establishments) allows users to make searches by a variety parameters such as name, type of cuisine, neighborhood, price,...
June 10th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Dante Alighieri´s Influence on the Design of the Palacio Barolo

Dante Alighieri´s Influence on the Design of the Palacio Barolo
  Located just a few blocks east from the Congreso Nacional (map), on the picturesque Avenida de Mayo, you will find one of the most impressive buildings in Buenos Aires, the Palacio Barolo (map). Constructed with funds donated by an Italian textile tycoon Luis Barolo, and designed by architect Mario...
June 7th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Los Carritos de la Costanera… A Street Delight

Los Carritos de la Costanera… A Street Delight
  It is often said that Buenos Aires was built facing away from the Río de la Plata, the brown-coloured river that was the focal point of so much of its early history. In fact, the area of the old port, Puerto Madero (map), is nowadays experiencing something of a come back from oblivion, with various...
June 4th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Buenos Aires In Photos

Buenos Aires In Photos
Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city, is a large  metropolis known as “the Paris of the South”, with wide avenues and boulevards, beautiful buildings designed by French and Italian architects, and the rich European heritage of the “porteños”, as the natives of Buenos Aires are called. Although...
June 1st, 2010 | Buenos Aires, Photo Highlights | Read More

Café Tortoni, The Most Famous Café in Buenos Aires

Café Tortoni, The Most Famous Café in Buenos Aires
  What can I tell you about the café Tortoni (map). Well, it is probably the most famous café in Buenos Aires. It is a tourist attraction for people who aren’t even going to sit down to have a cup of coffee. El Tortoni is located a few blocks west from the Casa Rosada (the government building)...
May 30th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Las Cañitas… A Trendy Culinary Ride

Las Cañitas… A Trendy Culinary Ride
Buenos Aires, like any big city, has its stories of success and also its stories of decadence, of quick development and quick oblivion, such as the astonishing recycle of Puerto Madero or the sad downfall of the once famous calle Lavalle. One of this stories of success takes place in the barrio de...
May 28th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Cirque du Soleil Presents Quidam in Buenos Aires

Cirque du Soleil Presents Quidam in Buenos Aires
  After the success of its shows Saltimbanco and Alegría,  Cirque du Soleil, the world famous circus company, is back in Buenos Aires presenting its spectacular show “Quidam“, beginning May 28. Quidam, pronounced “key-dam”, is a Latin word for an anonymous passerby, a solitary...
May 24th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Extra! Extra! Get Your Newspaper!

Extra! Extra! Get Your Newspaper!
While you visit Buenos Aires there are a number of local newspapers you can get at any newsstand. Each one has its own personality and ideological bias, so I thought I would go over some of them in case you are looking to read any. I start with the Buenos Aires Herald, the only newspaper in town written...
May 23rd, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Great Escapades: Colonia del Sacramento

Great Escapades: Colonia del Sacramento
Just over an hour boat ride from Buenos Aires (map), across the chocolate coloured waters of the Rio de la Plata, and a world away in atmosphere, Colonia del Sacramento (map) in Uruguay provides a wonderfully restful escape from the frenzy pace of Buenos Aires. Unless your time is very limited,...
May 20th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

May Revolution Anniversary Celebration Update

May Revolution Anniversary Celebration Update
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution, the national government has designed a number of activities and events that will be put up on Avenida 9 de Julio (map). The festivities will be held on May 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. The main event will be held on May 25, with a proposal that...
May 19th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Research Sources to Discover Buenos Aires

Research Sources to Discover Buenos Aires
The city of Buenos Aires (map) is packed with tourists enjoying its many attractions. On many occasions, both tourists and locals find themselves needing a practical guide. There are a number of useful guides of services and activities as well as important phone numbers available which can be accessed...
May 16th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Reopening Gala at the Magnificent Teatro Colón

Reopening Gala at the Magnificent Teatro Colón
    A mega show will dazzle locals and visitors for the reopening of magnificent Teatro Colón, that will take place on May 24 before the Reopening Gala, and as part of the celebrations of Argentina´s Bicentennial.   With an amazing show never performed in Argentina, nine state-of-the-art projectors...
May 13th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Buenos Aires Is The City For Book Lovers

Buenos Aires Is The City For Book Lovers
Buenos Aires is a literary city, with lots of bookstores and well organized book fairs, although unfortunately you will not find many public libraries. Still, in keeping with its literary tradition, Buenos Aires is one of the best places on the continent to buy books. It has a flourishing book industry,...
May 10th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

A Short List of Absolute Must See and Do in Buenos Aires

A Short List of Absolute Must See and Do in Buenos Aires
Here is a short list of absolute must see or do in Buenos Aires. Further detailed information about each attraction can be found on previous articles or in days to come… 1- Visit the Plaza de Mayo, at the center of the city. Here you will find the Casa Rosada (the Government Palace), the Metropolitan...
May 8th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Exploring Buenos Aires: Visit the Amazing Galerías Pacífico

Exploring Buenos Aires: Visit the Amazing Galerías Pacífico
Located on the intersection of Calle Florida and Avenida Córdoba, at the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, Galerías Pacífico has to be the most architecturally beautiful shopping center in Argentina. It was built in 1891, designed to resemble the Bon Marche in Paris, France. It was the major shopping...
May 6th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More

Argentina´s Bicentennial Celebration

  It happened two centuries ago, though no one’s likely to forget it anytime soon: on May 25, Argentina rings in 200 years since the May Revolution sent the Spanish packing. And, being a country that loves holidays and needs little more than a suggestion to throw a big bash, they’re doing the...
May 4th, 2010 | Buenos Aires | Read More