March, 2014 Monthly archive

Buenos Aires Bike Tours

On weekends, the city of Buenos Aires offer guided bike tours through Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods). Two different itineraries are available: Parks and Monuments and Parks and Museums. The two circuits are quite similar.

The city of Buenos Aires offer tourists to visit Palermo Woods on electric bicycles. Tours include the Planetarium, the Hippodrome, the Japonese Garden, Palermo lakes and the Rose Garden. In the museums tour, the visitor will see the Sívori Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, MALBA and José Hernández Museum.

Tours are guided and last two hours. The activity is available in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Unfortunately for families, only people over 18 can take the tour.

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Buenos Aires is a great city to visit with kids. People are very friendly with children and, overall, restaurants and hotels have quite some space to accommodate families.

Yet, eating out with small children can be stressful. Luckily, in Buenos Aires most restaurants are very welcoming. We asked parents from Palo Santo Hotel staff where they felt more at ease when going out with their family. Our experts recommended the following children-friendly restaurants in Buenos Aires:

Are you planning a trip to Buenos Aires with kids. You might want to check out our list of 10 things to to in Buenos Aires with kids

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You have probably seen it already somewhere without knowing it was an Argentinean design. The BFK chair, also known as the Butterfly Chair, was designed back in the 1940s.It quickly became one of the most successful pieces of industrial design.

The BFK chair takes its name from the three architects who designed it: Antonio Bonet (1913-1989), Juan Kurchan (1917-1975) and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy (1914-1977). All three had met in Le Corbusier workshop. Antonio Bonet was from Catalunya, Spain, while Kurchan and Ferrari Hardoy where Argentinean. The trio formed Grupo Austral, which would also include other emblematic architects such as Amancio Williams, Mario Roberto Álvarez, Horacio Vera Ramos, among others.

BFK Butterfly Chair

The Butterfly Chair was immediately acclaimed by critics. It became a symbol of modernity. In 1944, the MOMA in New York added it to its permanent collection.

Is it comfortable? See it for yourself in Palo Santo Hotel lobby!

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Starting March 15th and until June 2014, Fundación Proa presents a comprehensive retrospective of the lifework of German artist Joseph Beuys (Krefeld, 1921 – Düsseldorf, 1986) in Argentina.

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Buenos Aires with Kids

Buenos Aires is definitely a children-friendly travel destination. Families are welcome in almost any restaurant, even with young children, and it is easy and affordable to move around in taxi. Plenty of activities are great to do with little ones. We gathered some recommendations from parents from Palo Santo Hotel staff to guide you through.

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