Top 10: What to do in Buenos Aires!
Author: AMAUTA Spanish School
For a great insight into the Porteño culture, add these suggestions by ex-AMAUTA students to your to-do list when visiting the capital of culture of South America!
- Go Tango!
The tango runs like a recurrent thread through the social and cultural activities program hosted by AMAUTA Spanish School in Buenos Aires. With us you get to take part in free Tango lessons or sign up for the professional Spanish & Tango course. Our excursions take you to the museum of the legendary king of tango: Casa Carlos Gardel and to a restaurant club showcasing elegant Tango performances. La Glorieta and 36 Billares put on some of the best Tango you’ll find in Buenos Aires!
- Fiesta Argentinian Style!
Baires is listed in the top 10 nocturnal cities in the world. La Bomba de Tiempo and The Buenos Aires pubcrawl is an excellent way to take advantage of many happy hours and get introduced to the vibrant nightlife of Buenos Aires with its many fiestas, clubs called boliches and restaurant bars. Be prepared to revel until dawn!
- Grill with top chefs!
Argentina claims to have the highest quality meat in the world, and they grill the fine cuts to perfection anywhere you go. A parillada along with good wine and happiness is a very common way of socializing for Argentineans as this student’s testimonial points out. If you are not afraid to gain more weight while living in Buenos Aires, than finish your asado with an indulging ice-cream!
- Learn the ritual of drinking Mate!
Etiquette is crucial when it comes to drinking mate. This mix of herbs, caffeine and hot water is served in gourds with an iron straw called bombilla. The cup is passed around in a circle symbolising friendship. Be careful not to thank he who passes to you – this means that you do not want anymore!
- Travel back in time during Coffee break!
Just like mate, there is huge coffee culture in Buenos Aires. For a nostalgic experience visit the oldest café in Buenos Aires, Cafe Tortoni, which hasn’t seen many changes since its opening in 1858, and practise your Spanish ordering a coffee with a dulce the leche or traditional alfajor!
- Take a Wine Workshop!
The newly introduced Spanish and wine course of AMAUTA is becoming a real hit under the students. Learn everything there is to know about the wine culture in Argentina and sample local produce at stylish wine bars. Not a bad way to combine your study Spanish in Buenos Aires at all!
- Shop till you drop!
Everywhere you find markets in Buenos Aires, each with their own charm. The San Telmo market is the place for antiques and handicrafts. The Recoleta market has awesome leather products and Plaza Serrano offers more alternative clothing and jewellery. To know where to cruise read this Buenos Aires shopping guide!
- Viva la Boca!
The area of La Boca has a distinct vibe. It is famous for the colourful El Caminito street and the many art and tango street performances. It is also the barrio of the popular football club Boca Juniors. To attend a local derby of Boca vs. River Plate among thousands of fanatic hinchas is something you will never ever forget again!
- Relax in the Parks!
Do as the Argentineans do in springtime and hang around in one of the many great parks of Buenos Aires. Close to AMAUTA Spanish School in Belgrano, a very green neighbourhood known for its spacious streets and tranquillity is the Bosque de Palermo. Bring your mate and have fun in the sun!
- Learn to play Truco!
Truco is a highly entertaining card game where you need to deceive your amigos in order to win. It’s a fantastic way to learn more about the Argentine culture and the best is you can play it anywhere!
There is absolutely no shortage of things to do in Buenos Aires. However if you want to escape the hustle and bustle for a day or weekend, AMAUTA and Dos Manos travel agency in Buenos Aires can help you arrange trips to El Tigre, Mar de Plata, to an estancia in the Pampas countryside or to the relatively close by Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
Contact us for more info!
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