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
Flea & Street Markets
Monuments & Statues
In business since 1893 and far off the tourist map, Los Laureles is an authentic bar and restaurant located in Barracas. The bar preserves its original architecture, decorated inside with old bottles, scales, clocks and pans hanging from the ceiling. It's a simple and friendly place where you can eat a homemade, cheap and tasty meal; take a tango lesson to the sound of vinyl records; and enjoy performances in an intimate space.
One of the most spectacular views of the city can be found at the ecological reserve behind Puerto Madero. This reserve provides refuge to hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians, as well as more than 50 types of butterflies, all in an area of around 360 hectares. It is a fantastic place to get lost in for a few hours. There are also some great spots by the beach, with plenty of picnic tables for a sunny day.
Villa Ocampo is one of the most interesting places on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. This glamorous mansion, which was the residence of Argentine author Victoria Ocampo, was a gathering place for intellectuals and authors in the 20th century. Guests included Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jorge Luis Borges, Bioy Casares, Octavio Paz, Albert Camus, Stravinsky, Le Corbusier and Indira Gandhi. Before her death, Ocampo donated her mansion to UNESCO and nowadays the property functions as a museum, with temporary exhibitions and live music. The gardens are also lovely.
The best panoramic view of Buenos Aires — breathtaking! This restaurant, also called the 'German Club,' is located on the 21st floor of a building right in the middle of the city. Visitors enjoy European-Argenitnian cuisine in a dining room of 300 square meters and 100 seats surrounded by wall-to-wall windows. If you are looking for a romantic place for a date, this is your best bet!
'Mercado de las Pulgas Dorrego' comprises of 160 stores, set in a large, covered warehouse, and it is a great place to discover unique finds. Antiques, art, and household objects are all displayed in a beautifully disorderly manner here. The market, which opened approximately 25 years ago, is one of the largest in South America, and you'll also find some interesting urban art in the surrounding area.
Many people who visit the Caminito ignore the huge white building housing the city's best art exhibitions, including the works of Ron Mueck and Louise Bourgeois. Three floors are filled with plenty of cultural offerings like talks, lectures, workshops, music concerts and cinema screenings. One of the highlights is the big window with a wonderful view of the neighborhood.
Built in the 1920s and used primarily as a factory and oil warehouse up until 1992, today this complex is one of the most vibrant and alternative spaces in the city. In the main area, an industrial steel stairway designed by famous Argentine architect Clorindo Testa doubles as a stage for music, theater, dance and cinema productions. There's no sitting area however, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and prepare to move your body!
From the outside, it may look like a church, but don't be fooled: It is a museum telling the story of the artistic world of Buenos Aires during the 60's and 70's, and tango objects feature among its collection. A true trip down memory lane, over 1,500 square meters are divided into 33 rooms, packed with works of art and objects of questionable taste - though all of them full of history! Plus, every room has a special color, theme and music, making the visit really unique and worthwhile.
For a silent and sombre visit , head to one of the most powerful places in Buenos Aires - an indispensable destination for those seeking to better understand the recent history of Argentina. Opened in 2007, the park lies across more than 14 acres of the Costanera Norte (Northern waterfront) overlooking Rio de la Plata, where many bodies where discarded during Argentina's most recent dictatorship (1976-1983). Parque de la Memoria has sculptures and a digital historic archive with photos, drawings and personal objects of the people who vanished during that period.