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Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI)

Argentina has produced excellent movies for many years. The fact that they are only recently coming to the attention of wider European audiences owes much to the work of festivals such as this one. The Buenos Aires Independent International Film Festival is a young, exciting event that has attracted international recognition for its positive programming, concentrating on quality productions with an emphasis on director-driven films.

Date: 10 April 2019 - 21 April 2019
Venue: Various venues.
Website: https://www.welcomeargentina.com/ciudadbuenosaires/independent-film-festival.html

Arte BA - Contemporary Art Fair

The Contemporary Art Fair opens the cultural season in the Argentine capital with an exhibition designed to bring high-quality art closer to the widest possible range of people. Around 85,000 visitors attend the exhibition each year. A Selection Committee chooses from galleries at home and abroad to give visitors a unique opportunity to compare and buy art pieces from a range of regional and local sources. The event provides a forum where artists, collectors and buyers can meet, discuss and exchange views, and disseminate their thoughts throughout the region.

Date: 11 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
Venue: La Rural Exhibition Complex.
Website: http://www.arteba.org

Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires

This three-week international book fair is one of the five largest book fairs in the world. The event has been going since 1975 and has grown substantially over recent years. More than 50 countries now participate, and notable literary guests have included Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho and Argentina’s much-celebrated author, the late Jorge Luis Borges.

Date: 23 April 2019 - 13 May 2019
Venue: La Rural Exhibition Complex.
Website: http://www.el-libro.org.ar

La Rural

This lively annual event sees farmers from across Argentina gather for one monumental showcasing of agriculture and livestock. As well as the arena events, there are dozens of stalls selling beautifully made handicrafts from regions throughout the country. It is a lovely event in which to celebrate Gaucho culture, sample a fabulous steak sandwich and pick up some quality souvenirs.

Date: 24 July 2019 - 04 August 2019
Venue: Predio La Rural, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Website: http://www.exposicionrural.com.ar
Cost:

Ticket prices vary.


Buenos Aires Tango Festival

Dive into the most significant tango festival in the world’s great tango capital. Over nine days Buenos Aires’ usual tango furore reaches new highs, with a bevy of concerts, exhibitions, public dance-offs, classes and general festivities. It really is not to be missed.

Date: 01 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Across the city.
Cost:

Ticket prices vary.


Argentine Open Polo Championships

Visitors to this, the most revered international polo tournament at club level, can enjoy many a great polo game, as well as scores of high-end socialising and first-rate people watching. Expect to see some of the very best players in the game today, as teams from all over the polo-playing world compete in Buenos Aires. The popular polo championship has taken place in Palermo since 1893, and is a major social event as well as a sporting highlight on the Argentine calendar.

Date: 01 November 2019 - 31 December 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Campo Argentino de Polo de Palermo.
Website: http://www.aapolo.com

Marcha del Orgullo

The annual gay pride parade in Buenos Aires is as vibrant and exuberant as you might expect. This dazzling outdoor celebration takes over the city’s central streets in November, with flamboyant processions, and much dancing and music.

Date: 02 November 2019 - 02 November 2019
Venue: Plaza Mayo and city centre streets.
Website: http://www.marchadelorgullo.org.ar

Día de la Tradición

The gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco, an hour or so from Buenos Aires, is the place to be on 10 November to celebrate Argentina’s Día de la Tradición. The small, charming town comes alive with a full-on gaucho festival featuring horse parades, music and, of course, lots and lots of meat.

Date: 10 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
Venue: San Antonio de Areco.

Featured Hotels

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Casa Calma

In the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, this wellness boutique equips its 17 rooms with jacuzzi tubs and six deluxe rooms have saunas. The vibe throughout is eco-chic, with furniture fashioned from recycled fabrics and floors crafted from sustainable pine. Healthy buffet breakfast, bicycle hire and an honesty bar are among its many attractions.

Faena Hotel

A pioneering design hotel, opulently contemporary Faena has been crafted out of a former grain warehouse along the docks of Puerto Madero. Designed by Philippe Starck, the interior is an eclectic mix of minimalist décor, regal furniture and quirky artefact, with facilities counting a spa, outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art meeting and events space and two stylish restaurants.

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

A 5-star Park Hyatt property in the affluent downtown Recoleta district, chandeliers and working fireplaces set the tone in this grand palace - first built in 1934 and lovingly restored in 2006. The 165-room hotel commands an impressive array of art in its underground gallery, the Paseo de las Artes Duhau, and facilities include the Ahín Wellness & Spa with its indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool.

Hotel Frossard

This centrally located hotel offers simple, modern facilities in an old, French-style house. Most visitors are attracted by the reasonable prices and ease of access to nearby cultural attractions rather than its specific charm. Offering bed and breakfast, Hotel Frossard is also surrounded by many of the city's finest cafés and restaurants which makes it a worthy budget choice in what can be a pricey city.

Telmo Tango

This friendly San Telmo hostel and bed-and-breakfast is a comfortable option for newcomers to Buenos Aires. Organised trips include outings to football games and sailing from Puerto Madero, and the English-speaking manager is happy to share his tips on the city. The building's top terrace is a nice little spot to catch the sun away from the busy streets. Ask for a room at the front of the building that benefits from a balcony.

Pop Hotel

This budget boutique hotel is located in the emerging neighbourhood of Villa Crespo amid a scattering of trendy cafes, art spaces and new restaurants. The hotel's design is fresh and urban, with 44 air-conditioned rooms boasting plenty of light and fitted with iPod docks and security boxes for laptops. The deluxe rooms offer private balconies and breakfast croissant delivery.