Summer in Buenos Aires

Some restaurants and shops close for part of or all of January, but there’s still plenty to do. Every summer, the city of Buenos Aires puts on an outdoor festival called La Ciudad al Aire Libre: Cultura para Respirar (The City Outdoors: Culture to Breathe). Rock, jazz, tango, theater, cinema, aerial tango dancers, I’ll highlight a few of the upcoming events below.

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Buenos Aires’ Most Traditional Sunday Fair, Mataderos

Rowdy folklore and dancing, skillful horsemanship, manly gauchos (Argentinean cowboys), inexhaustible amounts of grilled meat, empanadas, and other regional foods, fairly priced and beautifully handcrafted arts & crafts. Oh, yes. I do love the Feria de Mataderos. It’s one of my favorite Sunday activities in Buenos Aires. Watch our video to see if you want to add Mataderos to your list of things to do in Buenos Aires.

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Argentina’s Passion for Soccer

Just what is it about soccer and the World Cup that makes people all over the world go crazy? I think Argentinean commercials do a great job of explaining the madness to those who just don't get what this soccer craze is. Watch these two ads with the ones we posted last week and two weeks ago, and I hope you'll start to feel the craze, too (and root for Argentina on Sunday!)

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Vamos, Argentina!

During World Cup matches, this tenth largest city in the world is silent and ghostlike. Want to know why they love it so much? We translate an ad about Argentinean futball and point out the cultural clues that help you understand why soccer is as great a passion as tango.

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Buenos Aires Skyline
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Rainy Day Activities in Buenos Aires

What to do on a rainy day in Buenos Aires? We've listed six rainy day activities that range from relaxing in a spa to visiting Buenos Aires' most amazing bookstore, El Ateneo.

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La Peña del Colorado

Live folklore shows and a rowdy crowd make La Peña del Colorado one of our favorite spots in town. Argentinean folklore features amazing guitar players with talented criollo singers. Order the pinguino, but make sure you get some soda to go with it.

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Polo in Buenos Aires
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Polo in Buenos Aires

The 115th Argentine Open Polo Championship is underway in Palermo. This is one of the oldest and most well respected tournaments in the world with some of the very best polo players. The matches are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 and 5:30 pm.

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MALBA Museum
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Noche de los Museos 2008

La Noche de los Museos happens once a year in Buenos Aires. Bus lines are free. Museums stay open until the wee hours (and they're free, too). It's one of the best nights of the year.

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