III Brazil-Argentine Microfluidics Congress
VI Congreso de Microfluídica Argentina
November 7-9, 2022. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Please note that, travel times in Buenos Aires can be long due to heavy traffic
Public transport information
What else to do in Buenos Aires
(thanks to Giambiagi School for this impressive compilation found at: https://giambiagi2019.df.uba.ar/general-information/)
Here you can find additional activities as walking tours, a list of museums, parks and some recommended cafes bars and restaurants to enjoy your free time in Buenos Aires.
Free Walking Tours:
Buenos Aires Free Walks.
Recoleta neighbourhood. Everyday 10:30 am.
Historical Center. Everyday 3:00 pm.
La Boca neighbourhood. Mon-Sat 11:00 am
No previous booking is needed, just show up!
For further information: https://www.buenosairesfreewalks.com/
Biking Buenos Aires. https://bikingbuenosaires.com/pagina-principal/
Ultimate City Tour. Everyday 10:00 am San Telmo. USD $95.
Heart of the City Tour. Everyday 10:00 am San Telmo. USD $65.
Park & Plazas Tour. Tue, Thru, Sat 10:00 am Palermo. USD $65.
Free Guided Tours Buenos Aires Government Tourism (in spanish):
Alvear avenue by night. Fri 19/07 – 20:00. Book it here: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/article/visita-guiada-nocturna-avenida-alvear
Puerto Madero by night. Fri 26/07 – 20:00. Book it here: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/article/visita-guiada-nocturna-puerto-madero
Aristocratic Residences – Architecture. Sun 28/07 – 15:00. Book it here: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/article/visita-guiada-arquitectura-residencias-aristocr%C3%A1ticas
Urban Art in Barracas. Sat 27/07 – 15:00. Book it here: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/article/visita-guiada-arte-urbano-en-barracas
Urban Art in Palermo. Sat 20/07 – 11:00. Book it here: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/article/visita-guiada-arte-urbano-en-palermo
Argentine Literature in Retiro neighbourhood. Sat 20/07 – 15:00. Book it here: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/article/visita-guiada-literatura-argentina-en-retiro.
Museums and cultural centers:
National Museum Bellas Artes. Tue – Sun 11:00 – 20:00. Recoleta.
This is Argentina’s most important national arts museum and contains many key works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Edwardo Sívori and other Argentine artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. There are also impressive international works by European masters such as Cézanne, Degas, Picasso, Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. Everything is well displayed, and there’s also a cinema, concerts and classes. https://www.bellasartes.gob.ar/
Museum of Latinamerican Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA). Wed: 12:00 – 21:00. Thr – Mon 12:00 – 20:00. Palermo.
Sparkling inside its glass walls, this airy modern arts museum is one of BA’s fanciest. Millionaire and philanthropist Eduardo Costantini displays his fine collection of Latin American art, which includes work by Argentines Xul Solar and Antonio Berni, plus some pieces by Mexicans Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. A cinema screens art-house films, and there’s a gift shop and upscale cafe as well.
Fundación Proa. Tue – Sun 11:00 – 19:00. La Boca.
Only the most cuttingedge national and international artists are invited to show at this elegant art museum, which features high ceilings, white walls and large display halls. Stunning contemporary installations utilize a wide variety of media and themes, while the rooftop terrace is the stylish place in La Boca for relaxing with a drink or a snack – it boasts a view of the Riachuelo. Plenty of cultural offerings include talks, lectures, workshops, music concerts and cinema screenings.proa.org/esp/
National Museum of Decorative Art. Tue – Sun 12:30 – 19:00. Recoleta.
This museum is housed in the stunning beaux-arts mansion called Residencia Errázuriz Alvear (1917), once the residence of Chilean aristocrat Matías Errázuriz and his wife, Josefina de Alvear. It now displays many of their very posh belongings, along with beautiful features such as Corinthian columns and a gorgeous marble staircase inspired by the Palace of Versailles. There’s also an amazing hall which has a carved wooden ceiling, stained-glass panels and a huge stone fireplace. There’s also a lovely cafe outside.https://museoartedecorativo.cultura.gob.ar/
Quinquela Martin Museum. Tue – Fri 10:00 – 18:00. Sat, Sun 11:15 – 18:00. La Boca.
Once the home and studio of surrealist painter Benito Quinquela Martín (1890–1977), this fine-arts museum exhibits his works and those of other classic Argentine artists. Martín used silhouettes of laboring men, smokestacks and water reflections as recurring themes, and painted with broad, rough brush strokes and dark colors. There are outdoor sculptures on the rooftop terraces, and the top tier has awesome views of the port.https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museoquinquelamartin
Barolo palace. Scheduled guided tours. City Center.
One of the Congreso area’s most striking buildings is this 22-story concrete edifice. The building’s unique design was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy; its height (100m) is a reference to each canto (or song), the number of its floors (22) to verses per song, and its divided structure to hell, purgatory and heaven. Finished in 1923, Palacio Barolo was BA’s highest skyscraper until the construction of Edificio Kavanagh in Retiro. At the top is a lighthouse with an amazing 360-degree view of the city. The only way to see Palacio Barolo is via tours; check ahead for times as they vary by the day. https://palaciobarolo.com.ar/.
Spanish Art Museum Enrique Larreta. Mon, Wed, Tue, Fri 12:00 – 19:00. Sat, Sun 10:00 – 20:00. Belgrano.
Hispanophile novelist Enrique Larreta (1875–1961) resided in this elegant colonialstyle house across from Plaza Belgrano, which now displays his private art collection to the public. It’s a grand and spacious old building, and contains classic Spanish art, period furniture, wood-carved religious items, and shields and armor. The wood and tiled floors are beautiful, and everything is richly lit. Be sure to stroll the lovely gardens out back.https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museos/museo-larreta
Néstor Kirchner Cultural Center. Tue – Sun 13:00 – 20:00. Centro.
It’s located in Buenos Aires’ ex-main post office, a massive beauxarts structure eight stories tall and filling an entire city block. Dozens of rooms hold art galleries, theaters, event halls, auditoriums and even an Eva Perón room; there’s also a rooftop terrace. The highlight, however, is La Ballena Azul, a giant concert hall that seats 1800 and is home to Argentina’s national symphony orchestra. Tickets can be booked in www.cck.gob.ar/
Recoleta Cultural Center. Tue – Fri 13.30 – 22. Sat, Sun 11.15 – 22:00. Recoleta. http://www.centroculturalrecoleta.org/
EcoBici: Buenos Aires’ “city bike” service (free): https://baecobici.com.ar/es/inicio
Japanese garden. Mon – Sun 10:00 – 18:00.
First opened in 1967 and then donated to the city of Buenos Aires in 1979 (on the centenary of the arrival of Argentina’s first Japanese immigrants), Jardín Japonés makes a peaceful rest stop. Inside there’s a Japanese restaurant along with lovely ponds filled with koi and spanned by pretty bridges. Japanese culture can be experienced through occasional exhibitions and workshops on ikebana, haiku, origami, taiko (Japanese drumming) and other events.https://jardinjapones.org.ar/
Botanic garden. Wed – Fri 8:00 – 18:45. Sat, Sun 9:30 – 18:45.
Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur. Tue – Sun 8:00 – 18:00.
The beautifully marshy land of this 350-hectare nature reserve has become a popular site for weekend picnics and walks. Bring binoculars if you’re a birder – over 300 bird species can be spotted, along with river turtles, iguanas and nutria. Further in at the eastern shoreline of the reserve you can get a close-up view of the Río de la Plata’s muddy waters. On warm weekends and holidays you can rent bikes just outside either the northern or southern entrances.https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/ciudadverde/espaciosverdes/reservaecologica/la-reserva
El Rosedal. Tue – Sun 08:00 – 18:00.
It is a traditional park with 18.000 rose bushes and many artworks. These lands were known as the Palermo baths and belonged to Juan Manuel de Rosas, major of Buenos Aires in the XIX. After he was defeated in a battle against another faction of the country, these lands were confiscated and the new government decided to design the Rosedal as we know nowadays.
Parque de la memoria. Mon – Fri 10:00 a 18:00. Sat, Sun 10:00 – 19:00.
Parque de la Memoria is a remembrance park and a public space located in front of the Río de la Plata and it is a memorial to the victims of the last dictatorship. Apart from the nice view of the river and paths that cross the entire park you can visit the monument, where the names of the victims are engraved, and many sculptures. Also there is a public meeting hall situated in the middle of the park, where you can find workshops and cultural activities.
Colón theatre. Booked guided tours: everyday 09:00 – 17:00.
http://www.teatrocolon.org.ar/ This gorgeous and impressive sevenstory building is one of BA’s most prominent landmarks. It’s the city’s main performingarts venue and the only facility of its kind in the country, a world-class forum for opera, ballet and classical music with astounding acoustics. Occupying an entire city block, the Colón can seat 2500 spectators and provide standing room for another 500. For guided tours: https://visitascolon.tuentrada.com/list/otherProducts. For regular tickets: https://eventoscolon.tuentrada.com/list/events
Six blocks southwest of Plaza San Martín is the lavishly ornamented Cervantes theater. From the grand tiled lobby to the main theater, you can smell the long history of this place. The Cervantes is definitely showing its age, with worn carpeting and rough edges, but improvement projects are planned. https://www.teatrocervantes.gob.ar/
Restaurants, Bars and Cafes:
Historic Cafes : Here you can find a list of the city’s beautiful historic cafes and bars.
Bars and Restaurants:
Club Eros (Palermo)
Fortin Salteño (Núñez)
La ventanita (Belgrano)
Corte comedor (Belgrano)
Parrilla “Don Julio” (Palermo)
La Cabrera (Palermo)
Los Chanchitos Parrilla (Villa Crespo)
Valle Grande (Colegiales)
Sarkis (Villa Crespo)
La Guitarrita (Núñez)
Las Cuartetas (City Center)
El Cuartito (City Center)
Hache Almacén (Palermo)
Vico Wine Bar (Palermo)
Vinos de Culto Bistró (Parque Chas)
La Cava Jufré (Villa Crespo)
Drinks and Breweries:
El Pollo Gómez (Núñez)
La calle Bar (Palermo)
Bar 878 (Palermo)
La puerta Roja (San Telmo)
Francis Platz (Núñez)
La Birra Bar (Colegiales y Boedo)
El universal, Espacio Cultural (Palermo)
El microteatro (Palermo)
Arcade Club Social (Villa Crespo)
La Paz Arriba (City Center)
Otra Historia Club Cultural (Villa Ortuzar)
Guided tours by PORTEÑOS & CO: