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Flea Market

The Mercado de Pulgas seems frozen in time. Strolling around, you will find objects from all periods: antiques, trinkets, furniture, dishes. Have lunch or coffee in the Decata restaurant close by (Honduras 6100).

Palermo Hollywood, Av. Dorrego 1650

Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM – 7PM; closed on Mondays

Discover - Balades en Ville - Marché aux Puces (Flea Market)

San Telmo Market

On Sunday morning, it is pleasant to stroll to the craft market along the calle Defensa, and to the antique stands of the Plaza Dorrego; old vintage photos, trinkets ... Admire the tango dancers who improvise shows in the streets.

San Telmo, Plaza Dorrego, Calle Defensa 1098

Sundays, 10AM – 6PM

Discover - Balades en ville - Marché de San Telmo (San Telmo Market)

Plaza Francia Market

Craft stands set directly on the grass of the plaza: leather belts, traditional objects such as mate, fine knives, boxes in alpaca (metal of the Argentine North), costume jewelry. Next door, the famous Cementerio de la Recoleta and the magnificent church Nuestra Señora del Pilar.

Recoleta, Plaza Francia

Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays, 11AM – 8PM

Discover - Balades en Ville - Marché Plaza Francia (Plaza Francia Market)

Japanese Garden

An oasis with beautiful bridges, streams, delicate flowers and magnificent plants. The restaurant is renowned for its traditional cuisine, a special mention for the delicious sushi.

Palermo Chico, Avenida Casares 2966

Open every day, 10AM – 6PM

Discover - Balades en Ville - Parcs - Jardín Japones (Japanese Garden)

Rosedal

This park, surrounded by a track for joggers, is a haven of peace. It has a lovely Catalan patio, a rose garden and a lake with pedal boats. Very busy on weekends, enjoy the calm and nature by coming early.

Palermo, Bosques de Palermo, Avenida Infanta Isabel

Summer, 8AM-8PM; winter, 9AM-6PM. Closed Mondays

Discover - Balades en Ville - Parcs - Rosedal

CULTURAL ESCAPADES

La Boca

Many museums and quality art spaces. Suggestions for lunch: Agarrate Catalina (Caboto 532), El Obrero, an institution for meat (Agustín R. Caffarena 64), the restaurant of the Proa museum, with a breathtaking view (Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929) and the Matterello, a family-run Italian restaurant (Martín Rodríguez 517).

Villa Crespo

Located south of Palermo, it has long been neglected by Porteños. Many art galleries and trendy boutiques, Villa Crespo is an artistic center. Area preserved in time, with magnificent period houses, pleasant to wander around. Fashion designer Jessica Trosman’s restaurant, Yeite, is a pleasant and healthy stop for lunch. (Humboldt 293, closed at night).

Barro Arte Contemporaneo

Contemporary Art Gallery that showcases Argentinean artists, who are locally or internationally renowned. Nice space and quality exhibitions, it aimes to be "an open cultural space".

Caboto 531, +54 11 4978 3759

Open Tuesday to Friday, 12AM-18AM

Discover - Culturel par Quartier - Boca - Barro Arte Contemporaneo

Fundación Proa

Facing the Rio de la Plata, this museum of contemporary art is located in the center of the Boca district. The terrace of the restaurant offers a breathtaking view, it's worth going to before or after visiting the museum. Great bookshop!

Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM-7PM

Discover - Culturel par Quartier - Boca - Fundación Proa

Usina del Arte

Built at the beginning of the last century, the factory now houses an exceptional multidisciplinary cultural center with a dynamic calendar. The Usina is renowned for its concerts, the rooms being equipped with exceptional acoustics.

Agustín Caffarena 1. Open every day, from 11AM-7PM

Every hour, departures for a 45min guided tour

Discover - Culturel par Quartier - Boca - Usina del Arte

Nora Fisch

Inaugurated in May 2010, this gallery has become one of the main centers of interest in the dynamic artistic scene of Buenos Aires. Renowned for the originality and audacity of the artists it represents.

Avenida Cordoba 5222, +54 116235-2030

Open Tuesday to Friday, 12:30PM-6:30PM

Discover - Culturel par Quartier - Villa Crespo - Nora Fisch 

Ruth Benzacar

With a rich history of over 50 years, it is one of the most prestigious art galleries, on a local and international level. Now located in a huge, disused hangar, a white cube of 650m2, with a different setting in each room of the space.

Juan Ramírez de Velasco 1287

Open Monday to Friday 2PM-7PM

Discover - Culturel par Quartier - Villa Crespo - Ruth Benzacar

Slyzmud

Contemporary Art Gallery founded in 2011, its objective is to make Argentine artists known on the international scene. The founders Natalia Sly and Larisa Zmud are two dynamic and passionate young women, and this shows in all their collaborations.

Bonpland 721, + 54 11 5412-9138

Open Monday to Friday, 2PM-7PM

Discover - Culturel par Quartier - Villa Crespo - Slyzmud

GETTING OUT OF THE CITY

Puerto de Olivos

A peaceful setting facing the river, to get away from the frenzy of the center, come for lunch, have a drink, go for a walk or a boat ride. Juan Diaz de Solis 80. 15 minutes from Buenos Aires’ city center

El Mirador

Restaurant facing the river where you can watch the boats while enjoying delicious seafood with a glass of white wine, excellent rabas. Important to make a reservation, as soon as the weather is nice, the terrace is filled.

Juan Bautista Alberdi 25, +54 11 4790-8530

Open everyday: 9AM - 1AM

La Nelly

A little further away from the river, a place for regulars that offers delicious home cooking and seafood.

Juan Bautista Alberdi 400, +54 11 4794-9500

Open everyday: 9AM - 1AM

Discover - Sortir de la Ville - Puerto de Olivos - La Nelly

San Isidro

On Sebastian Elcano Street, in the middle of the wilderness, is a superb antique dealer with a pleasant little café and spaces dedicated to kite surfing. In the center, a magnificent cathedral and restaurants with nice terraces, with a young and relaxed atmosphere. The peaceful atmosphere that reigns in the city, makes you feel like you are in the province.

Gabriel del Campo

A true Ali Baba cave, this old terracotta building serves as a repository for the many treasures of the renowned antique dealer, who has a shop in San Telmo, Plaza Dorrego. Have a juice in the patio, a promise for a moment out of time.

Sebastian Elcano 564, Acasusso, +54 11 4793-1206

Peru Beach

One of the most popular spaces for kite surfers, whether amateur or pro, get a fresh beer or a fruit juice in front of the river while admiring their prowess. Filled with young people; very relax atmosphere.

Sebastian Elcano 794, Acasusso

Puerto Tablas

Area dedicated to water sports: windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking and diving with an exclusive access to the Rio de la Plata. Impressive view of the river from Aclara, the restaurant; taste the rabas with a chilled clerico.

Sebastian Elcano 854, Acasusso, +54 11 3251-2962

Closed on Mondays

Villa Ocampo

Magnificent mansion surrounded by a lavish garden. Property of the writer and intellectual, Victoria Ocampo during the XXth century. Now a Unesco World Heritage Site, where prestigious writers and artists would often meet.

Elortondo 1837, Beccar, +54 11 4732-4988

Open Monday to Friday, 12:30PM-6PM; Saturday, Sunday & bank holidays, 12:30PM – 7PM.