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- It's not flashy, but there's lots of variety, and it's free too. A great place to escape the hustle and bustle of BA. Quite a few 20th century sculptures here and there as well.Written March 8, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Normally when I see the words 'cultural centre' I imagine an empty old building serving as a make-work project and people paid to sit around and do nothing. But here, it's much different.
Young people dancing- in different styles from room to room. Workshops, DJs, Art galleries and exhibitions small and large, wild and wonderful. Whoever curates this place really puts together fantastic presentations. There's even a hands-on science gallery for younger kids. (Touching the displays is mandatory!)
I admit it felt a bit strange as an outsider wandering through, but what is art for if not to be seen? But wander you must! There are many galleries within- some along the inside hallway, others along the outer corridor.
There is a craft market outside with food vendors on Saturdays, and a cafe at least inside. In addition they'll have concerts and films, check their web site if you want the current program.
Overall, it was the joy and exhuberance of everthing going on here that made my visit worthwhile.Written March 21, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is the place to see Blue Blood cattle, horses, fowl, and more. It is a major attraction in town, but I would not recommend going with children. The grounds are extensive with no place to sit for a rest unless you take a table at a restaurant, food is expensive whether it is a choripan or a steak, washroom line-ups are too long. The opening ceremony is a must see with the best seating along the right side of the official tribune. Make sure you get there early to grab a seat.
The food, wine, and handicrafts sold at the fair are of exceptional quality albeit a bit pricey, as in all such places. Only local produce is available.
Among the numerous stands, each provincial representative offers local tourism information which is very useful if you would like to visit the country outside of the capital.
Other stands offer food samples which is also great to discover local flavours.
If you are on a tight budget, bring a lunch bag.
It takes place in wintertime and the days are usually quite chilly. It is always quite windy at this fair so toss in a windbreaker.Written May 27, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The National library of Argentina is absolutely huge. It is not my favourite library in the city due to the fact that it isn't very aesthetic from the outside and it looks old and worn. Despite this, the interior is quite the opposite and there are some very modern aspects to the place. The most notable mention however, is found on the top floor which is a communal study space and offers stunning views of the city.Written December 15, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Matta cultural centre, attached to the Chilean embassy in Buenos Aires, is exhibiting some of the works of the famous Chilean surrealist. The exhibit is on until Jan 22, 2016.
Not many people are familiar with Roberto Sebastian Matta Echaurren; but he is considered one of the important surrealists of the twentieth century. He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1911 where he studied architecture. In 1934 he went to Paris to complete his studies. In the following three years he travelled around Europe and established contacts with several artists and intellectuals of the period such as Garcia Lorca, Pablo Picasso, Andre Breton, Salvador Dali among others. In 1939 he immigrated to the US where he spread the ideas of surrealism among young US artists and finalized his theories about art, science and poetry. In the mid sixties he moved to Italy where he lived till his death in 2002.
My wife, who is an artist herself, and I learned about his exhibition in Buenos Aires just before arriving and made it a point to visit as soon as possible, which we did Jan 6. It was a pleasant walk, on that sunny day, from Recoleta along” Avenida Del Libertador”, through the woods of Palermo “Bosques de Palermo” to “Tagle” street. The entrance to the cultural centre is in the back of the embassy and you can reach it through the park, “Plaza Republica de Chile”. The exhibition is not only free, but the very friendly staff will also offer you a valuable book about the artist, his work, theories and thoughts “Matta, Este Lado Del Mundo”, Matta this side of the world.
We loved the selection of art work exhibited, a couple of which is on loan from the MALBA museum of Buenos Aires. There is also a 45 minutes documentary, narrated by Matta himself, about his ideas and approach to surrealistic creations. We found this an excellent documentary, very interesting and thought provoking.
By the time we finished it was time for lunch and “Tabak Café”. As usual, the “Lomito Al Plato” was excellent.
I hope you will have a chance to enjoy this unusual exhibition and opportunity to meet and learn about Roberto Sebastian Matta.Written January 7, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This urban trekking is a very interesting alternative to the most popular hop-on/hop-off tour. However is a bit long if you are going to spend only a few days in the city. It offers a different point of view of the city, because you will have to walk across the avenues and among the people who lives there. On the other hand, guides used to be people that live in and studied about the city. They narrate some historical and political events and describe cultural and architectural aspects.Written December 30, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- A used book store--all titles in English. What a relief to find this store after the disappointment of El Ateneo. Nice little shop near San Telmo. Definitely swing by here after stopping at the Feria de San Telmo.Written October 11, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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