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    Like every year, Buenos Aires is getting dressed up for the occasion illuminating its principal arteries and plazas throughout the city with the traditional lights, decorations and big Christmas trees.

    This month the main topics of conversation are not tango or football, but what to do for Christmas in Buenos Aires. Due to the warm summer climate, the city invites its neighbors and visitors to spend a different type of Christmas, and at the same time keeping alive the classic season’s spirit and the joy that Santa brings to all.

    AMAUTA Spanish School in Buenos Aires has the following tips to kick off the festive season in Argentinean style:

    Christmas in Buenos Aires

    The extensive parks in Palermo, also known as the Bosques de Palermo, are a perfect place to sleep off the exploits of the night before but they also offer much more to the visitor during the weekends. Porteños flock to the gardens with their family and friends to stroll around the lakes, people watch, drink mate or to get involved in the myriad other activities taking place there.

    The wealthy northern barrios of Buenos Aires incorporating Belgrano – where AMAUTA Spanish School is located – , Palermo and Recoleta are well endowed with green spaces, large plazas and recreational areas. Delving into the history of the city provides clues as to why the barrios in the north host these large parks, which today cover some 62 acres. The city has been marked by a clear geographical divide in terms of distribution of wealth (and as a consequence, quality of environment) from the mid-1800s, between the barrios in the north and those in the south (namely La Boca, San Telmo and Constitución). (más…)