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Things to do in Buenos Aires

  • Cat Ballou

    A hippie-chic home-and-fashion store selling filmy, embroidered dresses and Nakashima-reminiscent furniture wrought in native woods like lapacho an... More
  • Churrinche

    Only four people are allowed in at one time where vintage license plates share space with spindly drinking glasses. More
  • Comme Il Faut, Buenos Aires

    In this tiny second-floor store, shoppers sit on leopard-skin benches as they try on the dagger-heeled tango shoes that cofounder (and accomplished... More
  • Confiteria Ideal

    Sign up during the day for lessons at this old-world tango salon—featured in the movie Evita—then come back at night to show off your new moves dur... More
  • Daniel Maman

    This influential gallery exhibits work from the country's biggest names, such as the avant-garde Mondongo collective, known for rendering images in... More
  • Divia

    The shoes here are intended for Buenos Aires' signature "sexy girl" crowd: on a tufted-velvet pouf in the center of a fuchsia jewel box, Porteñas s... More
  • El Boliche de Roberto

    It ain’t pretty, but it’s one of the best places to hear tango music without the distraction of clicking three-inch heels. Famed singers like Osval... More
  • El Viejo Correo

    Located on the Parque Centenario, this authentic, neighborhood milonga that is very much not oriented towards tourists features one large tango pat... More
  • El Zanjón

    Historic in architectural form, this museum and event space is housed in a 178-year-old mansion–turned–boarding house that once sat atop the city’s... More
  • Español Andando

    One of the dullest aspects of learning a new language is that it’s often presented as dry grammar in a classroom, shorn of all relationship to real... More
  • Feria de Recoleta

    Look beyond the T-shirts and ponchos at this weekend market and you’ll unearth etched silver-topped boxes and handcrafted jewelry. The charm of the... More
  • Flabella Tango

    Of the many shops specializing in tango clothing and shoes—custom-made or not—Flabella Tango, where around $60 will buy a pair of glittery bright- ... More
  • Gil Antigüedades

    Right off Plaza Dorrego is Gil Antigüedades, an unexpected dreamworld of vintage clothing. Head downstairs for row upon row of exquisite 1940’s bea... More
  • Global Refund

    Upon departure, non-citizens are entitled to a cash refund of the 21 percent VAT tax paid on commercial purchases of more than 70 pesos (US$18). Th... More
  • Gran Bar Danzon

    Stop by for a glass of Malbec and some tapas at this industrial, concrete-walled wine bar, softened by thousands of candles placed all around. Cre... More

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