One of the largest arms collections in all of South America, the National Arms Museum of Buenos Aires is stocked with over 2,000 weapons and artifacts ranging from ancient armor to pistols to canons. A project started in 1904 under Argentine president Julio Roca and Minister of War Pablo Ricchieri, the Museo de las Armas […]
Archives for October 2012
Every Sunday evening, ‘La Milonga del Indio’ takes place in Plaza Dorrego in the heart of San Telmo. The perfect spring weather in late October and throughout November is the perfect time to watch the dancers and take a whirl on the floor at the open air tango dance gathering.
There are two trains, a couple of buses and a commuter boat that go to Tigre from Buenos Aires. • Mitre Train The most economical way to get to Tigre from Buenos Aires is via the Linea Mitre train. This train begins at Retiro station. This line has a new viaduct which has cut travel […]
Buenos Aires’ San Telmo neighborhood is unique for its sheer quantity of impressive — but often decrepit — old buildings and also the abundance of high-quality, colorful street art — often found on the exterior of those buildings. The corner of Tacuarí and Estados Unidos Streets is a good block to see turn-of-the-20th-century San Telmo architecture […]
Tigre town and the River Delta’s islands are no longer just an enclave for the well-to-do. Today, small wooden shacks, modern ecological homes and elaborate grand mansions all lie incongruously together on Tigre’s islands, which stretch over 8,700 sq. kilometers. Many of the houses are ‘dream homes’ thought up by their owners and the result […]