Things to Do in Buenos Aires – May 12 – May 18

This week in Buenos Aires, discover the city’s center with a architectural walking tour and enjoy an exhibition of famous La Boca pintor Quinquela Martín.

1- San Nicolas Area Cultural Walking Tour

Teatro Cervantes Buenos Aires

Eternautas is a travel agency that specializes in historical and cultural tours. Every weekend they offer some interesting walking tours to discover an area of Buenos Aires, at a very affordable rate. Tours are in Spanish. Tour guides are always well-informed and will share interesting facts and insights about architecture and Buenos Aires history.

This week, Eternautas offer a two-hour tour of San Nicolás area, in Buenos Aires city center. You will see Teatro Cervantes, Teatro Colón and the Palace of Justice, among other interesting buildings.

San Nicolas Area Walking Tour

When: Saturday, May 17th, 3PM

Where: The meeting point is at the corner of Córdoba Ave. at Libertad St.

Fee: $50


2- Quinquela Martin’s exhibition

Quinquela Martin

Benito Quinquela Martin is the most prominent painter of La Boca area. He painted many views of the Riachuelo, the historic river that welcomed the European immigrants when they first arrived. His work reflects scenes from life in his working-class neighborhood.

Quinquela aquí y ahora at Casa de la Cultura Villa 21 Barracas

When: Until June 15. Tuesday to Sunday 3PM to 9PM

Where: Av. Iriarte 3500

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Entrance: Free

3- Fuerza Bruta Show at Centro Cultural Recoleta

Fuerza Bruta Buenos Aires

Be part of an experimental theater show. Fuerza Bruta is an Argentinean theater company that was created in 2003. They developed a unique kind of show, where spectators are invited to interact with the performers. It is described as a 360 degrees experience.

The show has experienced an impressive success around the world: over half a million people have seen it in Manhattan only.

Fuerza Bruta Show at Centro Cultural Recoleta

When: Thursday through Sunday

Where: Centro Cultural Recoleta

Entrance: From AR$150 – on sale at


4-  Mario Testino exhibition at Malba

Mario Testino MALBA

Mario Testino is a famous fashion and portrait photographer from Lima, Peru. He has worked for renowned fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Dior and Lancôme, among others. This exhibition of 122 photographs chosen by the artist itself is the first one in Argentina.

In Your Face – Mario Testino exhibition at Malba

When: Until June 16

Where: Malba (Latinamerican Museum of Modern Art), Figueroa Alcorta Ave. 3415

Entrance: AR$50

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5- Tango 360 at Buenos Aires Planetarium

Tango Show Planetario

The 26 minutes tango show narrates a story of passion and dance with Buenos Aires as the scenery. The music, “Las cuatro estaciones” by Piazzolla, is played by the Escaladrum Group, run by Piazzolla´s grandson. Images and animations are in high definition, and are projected on a full dome screen, like the ceiling of the Planetarium.  This type of shows are called immersive movies.

Tango 360 at Buenos Aires Planetarium

When: Tuesday through Sunday – Until July 19

Where: Buenos Aires Planetarium Av. Sarmiento y Belisario Roldán

Entrance: AR$50

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