La Portena is exactly what I was looking for when I came to Argentina. It's a place when you forget the stress of the city, and you will never wanna leave! The people there are very welcoming and will make you feel at home the minute you get there. The Estancia is full of history, with beautiful buildings in this amazing property the used to be owned by Ricardo Guiraldes. You will live the typical gaucho experience there, between the amazing Asado served at lunch where everyone gets to eat together (you wont go hungry), the yummy typical food served at tea time, the music played by gauchos and the shows that will give you a good sight on the life style. The horse back ridding is great and not to be missed, the horses are really easy going and beautiful, and you get to go with a lovely gaucho! I wont say too much, but if you're looking for the Argentinian gaucho experience, you really need to go there! Thanks again Cata and Gonzalo, It was an amazing experience, hope to see you soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful 180-year old Argentinian “Estancia” (ranch) considered the oldest and most traditional in the area. The place where the famous writer Ricardo Güiraldes, author of the internationally-acclaimed novel “Don Segundo Sombra”, spent part of his life. The actual site where he found inspiration to write about the “gauchos” to whom he rendered tribute by making them popular. La Porteña was declared National Historic Monument for its unique Argentine Creole style with thick walls made of adobe. In 1969 the place was chosen for the making of the film version of “Don Segundo Sombra”. Chosen as ¨1,000 places to see before you die¨ by Patricia Schultz. About the Ranch: Located in the district of San Antonio de Areco, the Estancia is only 50 minutes away from Buenos Aires City. This unique typical Argentinean Estancia is considered one of the most beautiful and traditional in the country for its history, architecture and surrounding natural beauty. The main house was built in the 19th century and the park around it was designed by the French landscape professional Charles Thays. Distinguished and prestigious personalities from the world of art and culture spent pleasant seasons in “La Porteña”: Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gardel, Victoria Ocampo, Count Keyserling, Rabindranath Tagore, Garry Kimovich Kasparov and Pedro Figari among others, enjoyed the hospitality extended to them by the Güiraldes Family. ... more less
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