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BOHEMIAN

BUENOS AIRES

BOHEMIAN

Buenos Aires

3 Days
Cultural tours
Buenos Aires
Photos : "Crédito: @travelBuenosAires"

DAY 01 – BUENOS AIRES – CITY TOUR 

 

Arrival at Buenos International Airport (EZE) and transfer to the hotel.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre", named after the Madonna of Bonaria in Sardinia. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.
Half Buenos Aires and writers visit
This tour, designed for literature lovers, will take us to know the genesis of modern Argentine literature: From the opposition between the writers of Florida (of which Borges and Girondo are perhaps the most outstanding examples) and those of Boedo, who in general terms defended one for art's sake and the other art as a mirror of society, our expert guide will take us on a tour of the emblematic places associated with both groups, and after reading us poems and narrative fragments will try to clarify the current panorama based on that foundational tension.
The tour starts at Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis Borges used to go for one of his frequent walks. Then we will walk along Florida Street, to the Richmond confectionery, where Borges used to meet his friends. A few meters away, on the corner of Florida and Tucumán, we can see the building where the Martín Fierro magazine, the organ that disseminates the ideas of the Florida group, used to work. 
Then, we went to Palermo, formerly a neighborhood of low houses, and currently one of the coolest and most international districts of the city. However, we go back to the beginning of the 20th century: at Serrano 2147 we visit the façade of Jorge Luis 


Borges' birthplace, and then we start a tour that will allow us to reconstruct the past of the neighborhood through literature.
The second part of the tour takes us to the Boedo neighborhood, the homeland of the writers of the group of the same name, concentrated around Claridad magazine. There we visit the Bartolomé Hidalgo Foundation, which will allow us to learn about the work and doctrine of the movement's fundamental authors, such as Álvaro Yunque, Elías Castelnuovo and Leónidas Barletta.
Finally, we take a tour of the bars that in the past were meeting points for Boedist writers. And on the corner of San Juan and Boedo, we pay a heartfelt tribute to Raúl González Tuñón, the greatest poet of the group and one of the most important in the history of Argentine poetry, whose strong influence can be clearly seen, for example, in the poetry of Juan Gelman, who could be called the national poet of our country today.
Some places that are visited: Florida Street and San Martin Square, Palermo Viejo, Borges Cultural Center.
Return to the hotel. 
Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 02 – BUENOS AIRES – STREET ART TOUR 

 

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Half day Street art tour 
Buenos Aires is one of the cities in the world that offers endless possibilities to enjoy different expressions of art.
Street art is one of its manifestations. 
Street work is a way of bringing art to everyone. It is a way of showing art without going to a museum or a theatre. You just need to walk around the streets of the different neighborhoods. You can enjoy the huge murals, stencils, graffiti or paste up.
Buenos Aires is a city committed to expression. This place allows its artists to express themselves on the white, old or dilapidated walls. Artists only need to ask for permission to the owner of the house or building.
In this way, the city and its streets are filled with colors and expressions, beautifying the urban landscape.
The streets of Argentina have always been full of urban art and, whether consciously or not, the main purpose was to cover public spaces with visual information aimed at education, communication and inspiration, even hiding secret messages or simply expressing feelings.
Inspiration leads to expression and expression leads to art...
Buenos Aires is a city of freedom, where national and international artists can express their works the way they like.
Buenos Aires has an essential characteristic: in Buenos Aires “the walls speak through themselves".
Return to the hotel and free time.
During the night, you will be taken to visit one of the Speakeasy bars that the city hides.
Referring to a past time when drinking alcohol was forbidden and punished by law, hidden and clandestinely bars or speakeasy arise. Behind different shops or hidden doors, we can discover these places that are part of Buenos Aires’ night.
It is not always so easy to access them. This feature makes them more attractive and arouses the drink curiosity of those who want to visit them.

The bars are kept secret and they are often not easy to discover, some of them can only be accessed through an invitation or a password, as was done in the past.
You have to be very clever to discover them and enjoy their incredible drinks...
Let's find them!
1 drink is included (beer, cocktail, national beverages, or a soft drink).
Return to the hotel. 
Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 03 – BUENOS AIRES – DEPARTURE 

 

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Transfer on time to the airport. 

 

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