A group of young people head to the Obelisco in Buenos Aires during the first half of the Argentina versus Germany 2014 World Cup Final. Thousands of people gathered at Plaza San Martin to watch the game on the big screen and later congregated around the Obelisk. The vast majority of the young people, […]
A little girl clutches her ever-important foam canister while watching a performance on the last day of Carnival. The end of Carnival in Buenos Aires pretty much marks the end of the summer season, as children head back to school and devoted Catholics put their debauchery aside and begin la Cuaresma (Lent), the 40 days […]
One of the San Telmo’s most recognizable characters is ‘Jack Sparrow’ or ‘Jackie’ as he prefers to be called. The look-alike of the Pirates of the Caribbean star can often be found around Plaza Dorrego or wandering the Sunday San Telmo Fair using his cleverness and wit to extract money from charmed tourists.
What is Christmas like in Buenos Aires? With fireworks, warm temperatures, calorie-laden food, and dancing until dawn, Navidad in Buenos Aires is a party that is literally not for the faint of heart. It may be Christmas but It’s Hot as Hades! Christmas falls in summer in the southern hemisphere, so traditions such as Santa […]
Just around the corner from the Plaza de Mayo is the sleek Casa Rosada Museum. This museum was built in 2010 and originally called the Bicentenary Museum to commemorate 200 years since the start of the revolution that led to Argentina’s independence. The sprawling museum is below street level, and lies on the spot where […]