About Gisele T
Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since May 2005
35-49 year old female
I’m a Brazilian journalist living in Argentina since 2008. Buenos Aires became my home from the very first beginning.The city is perfect for walking and for those who like architecture, gastronomy, literature and tango. I'm constantly discovering new places and corners even after all these years. An inspiring city for all types of travelers. You are invited to see my personal blog (in Portuguese): Aquimequedo.com.br
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets
Children's Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums
Other Outdoor Activities
Architectural Buildings, Gift & Specialty Shops
Also known as Parque 3 de Febrero, this complex of parks is one of the largest green areas of Buenos Aires, with 80 hectares and about 12,000 trees. It's perfect for rollerblading, skateboarding, cycling, pedal boating, and even taking a carriage ride around the two lakes. Take the whole day to enjoy the place! At the north end of the park you'll find the Japanese Garden, a typical oriental park with cherry trees, pagodas, and lakes full of fish. There is also a Japanese restaurant and exhibitions, fairs, and workshops on 'manga' (comics) and Japanese culture.
Temaiken is a real experience of fun and learning for all ages. Visitors will discover different species of animals and plants in their natural context — so that's why they say this place is not a zoo, but a Biopark. Within its 29 acres, this place houses 7,400 animals (approximately 385 species including birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish) and encompasses a botanical garden, a zoo, an aquarium, and a museum of natural history. One of the main attractions is an archeological park and an exhibition of fossils of Argentine dinosaurs. Take the whole day to enjoy the park!
Museo de los Niños, a mix of museum and playground, is a fabulous place for children under 12. It has a miniature city with streets, a supermarket, a gas station, a medical center, and even a mini bank. Here kids can play at being different professions like doctors, journalists, boat captains, sailors, and supermarket cashiers, to name a few. Good option for rainy days. They will love it!
Entering a museum whose slogan is 'forbidden not to touch' is a great relief for parents. The øMuseo Participativo de Ciências — Prohibido no tocar" is within the Recoleta Cultural Center, and definitely good fun for the adults as well — actually, a poster warns that is suitable for curious people from 10 to 100 years old! The little ones will want to touch everything, and for those who are a little older it's an excellent opportunity to learn through experiments with mechanics, forces of nature, visual perception, and math.
This street circuit pays tribute to the most famous comic characters in Argentina. The most important of these is Mafalda, a six-year-old girl concerned about humanity and world peace, created by Quino. On the way you will also discover Isidoro, Patoruzú, Clement, and Gaturro, among others. The circuit starts in San Telmo and ends in Puerto Madero, at the Humor Museum.
Puerto Madero, one of the most sophisticated neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, is a beautiful place to discover and spend the day with the whole family. You can start in the morning, visit Fragata Sarmiento and Puente de la Mujer, and then have lunch at one of the fancy restaurants in the area. In the afternoon, rent a bike and ride through the Ecological Reserve, one of the largest green areas of Buenos Aires. End the day with ice cream in Freddo or visiting the Humor Museum.
This fair is a bit far from the city center, but is an excellent getaway and a fantastic way to learn about traditional and folkloric culture from other regions of the country. The place offers more than 500 craft stations and about 400 regional products and homemade foods from different provinces. It's a real street fiesta with live bands playing folk music with accordions, bombo legüero drums, folk guitars, and vocals, and with professional dancers performing.
A getaway to the city of La Plata can be an option for the weekend. La Plata is a university town about 60 km from Buenos Aires. You can go and return on the same day if you want. For children, one of the main attractions is the city's Museum of Natural Sciences. This natural history museum, founded in 1888, is South America’s largest and houses over three million specimens and archaeological objects. The museum has an impressive collection of dinosaur fossils from Patagonia, immaculately kept. The kids go crazy about them!
Another fun day trip is the 'Delta de Tigre,' the confluence of several small rivers about 45 minutes from Buenos Aires. You can sail around the delta and try other water sports, like kayak and canoe. It's also possible do some horseback riding, bird-watching, or just tramp through the forests. The city part has some stunning Belle Epoque buildings and a beautiful museum (Museo de Arte Tigre), as well as the Puerto de Frutos market and the Parque de la Costa amusement park.
El Ateneo is a place to delight visitors of all ages, a bookstore that used to be an early 20th century theater, the Grand Splendid. The audience space is now lined with shelves full of books and the stage is a cafe. Enjoy this place full of intricate details — an unforgettable experience!