By Sandra Bao, Anja Mutic
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
Whirl your method during the elusive steps of a tango class
Salivate over your collection of 10 varied cuts of meat at a well-liked parilla
Parade via Palermo Viejo in state of the art threads from a scorching new neighborhood designer
Feel your pulse race at a frenetic los angeles Bombonera futbol game
In This Guide:
192 in the neighborhood reviewed eating places, 12 vintage cafes and nine milongas (dance halls) to check your tango
Dedicated Day journeys bankruptcy sends you crusing alongside rivers, walking cobblestone streets and galloping with gauchos
Locals exhibit the artwork of Argentine wine and BA's replacement theater scene
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If you can’t get away, head to the Feria de Mataderos, way west of center in the barrio of Mataderos. December CAMPEONATO ABIERTO ARGENTINO DE POLO Argentina boasts the world’s best polo (Click here), and the Abierto is the world’s premier polo event. This series of matches also marks the culmination of the spring polo season. It takes place at Palermo’s Campo Argentino de Polo. com). CAMPEONATO ABIERTO ARGENTINO DE PATO Steeped in gaucho culture, pato (Click here) is still not quite the national sport of Argentina it claims to be.
From there, Buenos Aires never looked back and became the undisputed power center of the country. The economy boomed and Buenos Aires became a port town of 90,000 people in the late 1860s. Immigrants poured in from Spain, Italy and Germany, followed by waves of newcomers from Croatia, Ireland, Poland and Ukraine. Its population grew nearly seven-fold from 1869 to 1895, to over 670,000. The new residents worked in the port, lived tightly in crammed tenement buildings, developed tango and jump-started the leftist labor movement.
March FASHION BA Buenos Aires’ fashion-design scene has skyrocketed in the past years, and these four days of clothing stalls and catwalk show off the city’s latest threads and their makers. It takes place at Palermo’s La Rural in March (fall collection) and late August or early September (spring collection). Plenty of models and other beautiful people of BA attend – bring out the voyeur in yourself. ar Buenos Aires’ annual book fair attracts more than a million book lovers for three weeks in April and May, featuring famous authors doing readings and signing books.