Buenos Aires Journals

Mi Buenos Aires Querido, a.k.a. A Shortlist

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An October 2005 trip to Buenos Aires by Hun Ohm

Plaza Francia Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina More Photos
Quote: From asado to ferias to museos to amigos, the list of attractions in BA is endless. Nevertheless, we have endeavored to present our shortlist....

Plaza Francia

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Hotel | "Hotel Plaza Francia"

Plaza Francia Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Hotel Plaza FranciaBy Hun OhmWe decided to go to Buenos Aires more or less on a whim, i.e., less than two weeks in advance, so were a little hard-pressed to find an accommodation that was in the neighborhood and price range that we desired. A few of our first choices were fully booked, so we looked for suitable alternatives and settled on the Hotel Plaza Francia.The HotelLocated on the corner of Avenida del Libertador and Eduardo Schiaffino, the Hotel Plaza Francia is a small, European-style hotel that will give you easy access to the offerings of the well-heeled Recoleta neighborhood (e.g., the cemetery where Evita lies, restaurant...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 20, 2005

Plaza Francia
EDUARDO SCHIAFFINO 2189
Buenos Aires, Argentina
541148049631

Oveja Negra and Parrillada La Chacra (Uruguay) Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Shopping and Eating in Colonia del Sacramento: Two Brief AnecdotesBy Hun OhmWe designated an entire day for Colonia (a short boat ride from BA), which is more than enough to explore the historical section (“Barrio Historico”) of the town and to walk along the pleasant Rio de la Plata shoreline. Indeed, we are fairly certain we meandered along every cobbled street at least twice (more efficient visitors may be inclined to use a map). However, walking about at a leisurely pace can often result in stumbling upon unexpected pleasures, two of which we note below.Black SheepOne such surprise was Oveja Negra (or “black sheep”), a charming ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2005

Oveja Negra and Parrillada La Chacra (Uruguay)
Barrio Historico
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)

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Attraction | "Malba: A Must"

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Malba: A MustBy Hun OhmIf you stay in Recoleta, you will have easy access to a number of notable sights in Buenos Aires, including some of the more prominent art museums, and if you’re a fan of contemporary art, Malba (Museo Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) is a hands-down must.The ArtSponsored by the art collector Eduardo Constantini, Malba opened in 2001 and has been a hit with locals and foreigners alike. The space is wonderfully airy, with contemporary lines highlighted by natural light that pours in from a wall of windows. We found the size of the galleries to be perfect—large enough for approximately 90 to 120 minutes of casua...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 23, 2005

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1426
+54 (11) 43624583

Feria de San Pedro Telmo

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Attraction | "The Sunday Square: Feria de San Pedro Telmo"

Feria de San Pedro Telmo Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The Sunday Square: Feria de San Pedro TelmoBy Hun OhmYou will have no trouble finding shopping opportunities in Buenos Aires. Contemporary Argentine designs are becoming increasingly impressive (and progressive), with something for every discerning shopper. From the upscale stores of Patio Bullrich to the hip designer boutiques lining the streets of Palermo Viejo, you will have countless chances to make the most of the favorable exchange rate. Antiques, antiques, and more antiquesThat all said, you might find yourself looking for something that is not quite so contemporary. If so, then the antiques fair known as Feria de San Pedro T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Feria de San Pedro Telmo
San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Calle Florida (Florida Street)

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Attraction | "Shopping and Strolling along Calle Florida"

Calle Florida (Florida Street) Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Shopping and Strolling along Calle FloridaBy Hun OhmYou may think that we spent most of our time shopping during our visit to Buenos Aires. You would be partially correct. One of us did shop, while the other dutifully served as bag carrier, coat rack and ATM, often in rapid succession…all kidding aside, shopping opportunities abound, and here are a couple well known venues that can be hit in one long walk.Calle FloridaThis extended pedestrian street is not the subtlest of places. Rumor has it that Florida used to be the place for porteños to promenade up and down if you were a somebody, or at least aspired to be. A...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2005

Calle Florida (Florida Street)
Downtown
Buenos Aires, Argentina