2-day Buenos aires guide for art lovers

For art lovers, we offer a 2 day schedule to enjoy from the different artistic expressions located in different spots of the city. With this guide we propose a tour through the art in Buenos Aires, bearing in mind all the important information to consider.

Day 1

– 09:30

We’ll start our tour in the National museum of fine arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) located in 1473 Libertador Av.

Inaugurated in 1932, the museum exhibits over 1500 pieces of national and international artists. It also has temporary exhibitions that can be of artists recognized in the whole world or of new artists.

National Museum of Bellas Artes

The National Museum of Fine Arts, an icon in the city landscape

After enjoying the exquisite art that the National Museum of fine arts has to offer we can continue our day with a little bit of Latin-American art, but not without having lunch first.

- 12:00 hs.

On our way to the Latinamerican Art Museum (Museo Nacional de Arte Latinoamericano - MALBA), located on the street called Pres. Figueroa Alcorta, we will find magnificent culinary options for all the tastes.

For gourmet food lovers, you can enjoy of a wonderful lunch in Red Point. In this restaurant, there are many specialties prepared with seafood or the best Argentinean meat.

Located a few meters away from Red Point, you’ll find Dashi, a restaurant that offers the most traditional Japanese food.

Located next to the museum we’ll find Café des Arts. This French restaurant offers international dishes in the finest area and the best personalized attention.

- 14:00 hs

We start put visit to the Latinamerican Art Museum (MALBA) located in 3415 Pres. Figueroa Alcorta Av.  

MALBA Museum

MALBA – Latin American Art Museum

The MALBA is dedicated to latinamerican art of the twentieth century. At present it exhibits paintings, sculptures, drawings, illustrations, collages, photographs and installations of latinamerican artists,

Leaving the museum, after finishing out first day surrounded by art, we can enjoy the parks located around the museum, where we can spend a beautiful time outdoors. There we will find the Floralis Genérica, a metallic sculpture located in Plaza de las Naciones Unidas.

Day 2

- 10:00 hs

Having to take in consideration the opening hour of the museums un Buenos Aires, we will start our second day taking a walk through one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Buenos Aires called Puerto Madero, which stands out for its beautiful and modern architecture.

Among the spots of Puerto Madero that we can’t miss we find “el Puente de la Mujer” (The Brigde of the woman), built in 1998 and the central Market, located in Pierina Dealessi and Macacha Guemes. There we will have different options such as fast food, pastries, home-made ice-cream, candles, pottery and even accessories of design.

- 12:00 hs

- Fortabat Art Collection

Located in 141 Olga Cossettini St., it was built by Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. This ultra modern space located in Puerto Madero, exhibits the Fortabat family’s private collection, which includes pieces of national and international artists such as Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol.

Fortabat Art Collection

Fortabat Art Collection

- 15:00 hs

At only 20 minutes by car, the next stop in out tour will be the Museum of decorative art located in 1902 Libertador Av.

Built in 1937, the museum is a symbol of the french influence in Buenos Aires. By walking through the residence, we can appreciate the private collection of Josefina de Alvear and her husband Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar, whose families had great influence in the political matters of the country.

Decorative Art Museum

Decorative Art Museum

This way we finish our tour through the most important museums of Buenos Aires, the ones you can’t miss if you’re an art lover.

The Parks of Palermo

Los Bosques de Palermo

The barrio of Palermo is popular for more than just restaurants, chic living, and nightlife.  It also contains the most green space of any barrio in Buenos Aires.  Acres of parks complete with lakes, gardens and even a zoo allow the residents of Palermo to escape the noise and bustle of the big city without leaving their neighborhood.

Sunny afternoons and weekends bring people in droves to the parks, known as Los Bosques de Palermo.  Here they relax in the sun sipping mate, rollerblade or bike along the park’s paved streets, or rent a paddleboat andcruise one of the small lakes.  Palermo’s park system extends from Avenida Santa Fe northeast following Avenida Sarmiento towards Jorge Newbery Airport and the Rio de la Plata river.  The section of parks nearest the airport features a concentration of sport facilities including the Hipodromo, where throughout the year horses race in front of a grandstand built in the late 1800s.  Polo is another passion of Buenos Aires, and Palermo is its proud home in Argentina.  Near the Hipodromo are numerous Polo fields along with a rugby stadium, golf course, and tennis courts.

Parque 3 de Febrero is the largest of the parks.  Completed in 1875 by architect Carlos Thays, its 25 hectors consist of a number of distinct parts including a few lakes, a rose garden (el rosedal) with a beautiful white bridge, Japanese gardens (jardin japones), and a planetarium.  It’s worth taking an afternoon or more to explore this peaceful space.  In fact it may become one of your favorite places to spend a few relaxing hours.

Avenida Sarmiento splits 3 de Febrero in two, and if you follow it South you’ll arrive at Plaza Italia.  Here the intersection of Sarmiento, Avenida Santa Fe and Avenida Las Heras surrounds a large monument of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian general.  At the top of this intersection sits the city zoo, where for only a few pesos you can view Bueno’s Aires collection of animals from around the world.

Jardin Botánico

The botanical gardens lie in between Avenida Santa Fe and Las Heras.  Also designed by Carlos Thays, Jardin Botánico reflects the strong European sentiment that influenced the upper classes of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century.  This love for European styles, particularly the urban design and architecture of 1800s France, can be found throughout Buenos Aires, especially in Jardin Botánico.  Among the park’s ornate greenhouses and meandering garden paths stand 33 works of art placed beside arrays of meticulously maintained flora.  Not surprisingly these sculptors, monuments, and busts mimic important works of European art.  The garden even features separate sections dedicated to the particular gardening styles of Italy and France.

A little quieter than 3 de Febrero, the botanical gardens is the perfect place to read a book or contemplate René Magritte’s theories of art. All of Palermo’s parks are free except for the Jardin Japones, which costs 16 pesos to enter.

If you wish for the thrills of a big city with the peacefulness of nature near by, than Palermo is the place for you.

Visit our website for the latest info on apartment rentals throughout Palermo.

 

An example of one of the Botanical Garden's sculptures

 

 

 

Understanding Palermo, Alto Palermo, Palermo Soho, and Palermo Hollywood

Buenos Aires Apartments in Palermo

The first thing we learned as a rental company was the particular preferences travelers had when it came to where to stay.  Of course this makes perfect sense!  Perhaps the most important factor of a vacation is where you want to stay.  And location in turn is critically linked to what you want to do–the best locations bring you closest to the activities you want to do.

An explosion in restaurants, bars, theatres, and clubs, in addition to the beautiful parks and green spaces, has made the barrio of Palermo the top choice among tourists.  And it’s easy to understand why.  It’s near impossible to walk a street of Palermo without finding an exciting new restaurant, bar, or club.

Another reason for Palermo’s popularity is the University of Palermo, which supports a student exchange program that brings thousands of international students into the city every year.  The Palermo nightlife is some of the liveliest in Buenos Aires.

However, look at a map and you’ll notice that the area known as Palermo isn’t simply called Palermo.  In fact Palermo constitutes a number of neighborhoods in the same area:  Palermo, Palermo Alto, Palermo Soho, and Palermo Hollywood.

So exactly what are all these Palermos and where are they?

Palermo, as a whole, is the largest barrio in Buenos Aires.  Belgrano borders it to the north, to the south Recoleta, to east the Rio de la Plata, and to the west are Colegiales and Villa Crespo.  Over 250,000 porteños call Palermo home.

Avenida Santa Fe is the main artery that runs through Palermo, and what is commonly referred to as simply Palermo constitutes the area between Avenida Santa Fe and Avenida del Libertador and between Ave. Bullrich and Ave. Coronel Diaz.  Alto Palermo shopping mall occupies the edge of Santa Fe and Coronel Diaz, near the Palermo’s border with Recoleta and Barrio Norte.  This area is also called Alto Palermo.

The trendy area of Palermo Soho can be found between Santa Fe and Cordoba to the north and south and Scalabrini Ortiz and Juan B. Justo to the east and west.  At the heart of this area lies Plaza Serrano, where a smattering of restaurants and bars surround a small plaza, which on summer nights stirs with diners well into the night.

Continuing northwest, Juan B. Justo marks the change from Palermo Soho to Palermo Hollywood.  In the 1990s a large number of TV and radio producers begin to move into this fashionable area and the name Hollywood arose.

Of course these boundaries are not exact, and many of Palermo’s areas overlap one another.  Our intention is to provide tourists and clients with a better understanding of the city.  Of course this is in addition to offering the best possible accommodations in Buenos Aires.

Check out our selection of apartments for rent in Palermo, Buenos Aires.  We have even grouped apartments in Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood together to make life easier for those new to the areas of the city.

Check our selection of apartments for rent in Palermo Buenos Aires.  We have even provided groupings of apartments in Palermo Soho or apartments in Palermo Hollywood in order to make searching for an apartment in these locations easier.

Introduction to the Apartment Rental World

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Finding the ideal apartment in Buenos Aires can present a challenge. This port city and capital of Argentina is expansive, made up of countless neighborhoods (called Barrios), each filled with restaurants, museums, shopping malls, boutiques, and of course, their own distinctive culture. Whether you’re planning on coming to Buenos Aires for business or pleasure, the location of your stay is an important factor to consider.

BAires Apartments offers fully furnished apartments in the most desired areas of the city including Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo, Las Cañitas or downtown Buenos Aires, as well as others. No matter your reason for visiting, the amenities in every BAires Apartment, which includes television and Internet access, will make your stay a comfortable one.

Apartment living offers many advantages over staying in hotels. Tourists and traveling business people enjoy the increased privacy and independence of living in their own apartment as well as the ability to cook their own meals whenever they please. Whether you plan to visit Buenos Aires for a week or stay for months, the wide range of locations and budgets BAires Apartments offer are sure to fit whatever your needs may be. Relax in your own apartment while exploring or working in one of the world’s premier destinations!

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