A jolly gaucho (Argentine cowboy) jokes around before competing in the Carerra de Sortija (Race of the Ring) at the Mataderos Fair in the province of Buenos Aires. This most accessible country fair takes place every Sunday from April through December.
When to go: Any fair day is a good day to go to San Antonio de Areco. The ideal time to visit though is during the gaucho festival, which celebrates the ‘Day of the Gaucho’ on the 10th of November. Gauchos and their horses from all over Argentina come galloping through the cobbled streets to […]
Folk Saint. War hero. Outlaw deserter. Dubious myth. Antonio Mamerto Gil Núñez, better known as “Gauchito Gil” is the colorful figure who represents many things to many different people in his native Argentina. Imagine Robin Hood meets patriotic soldier meets protective Saint and you will have some idea of the many sentiments this mercurial character elicits in Argentine popular culture