10 facts you probably didn’t know about BA

10 facts you probably didn’t know about BA

  1. Argentine Spanish spoken in and around Buenos Aires is distinctly different from that spoken elsewhere in Latin America. Aside from a heavy accent, the language is peppered with lunfardo, a local slang derived from the era of tango.
  2. Natives of Buenos Aires are known as porteños (‘people from the port’), which is a reference to the city population’s immigrant roots.
  3. Buenos Aires has more theatres and psychiatrists per capita than any other city in the world.
  4. Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish population in the Americas after New York and the largest mosque in Latin America.
  5. In Buenos Aires (and Argentina in general) the standard greeting is one kiss on the right cheek.
  6. Every year we celebrate National Friends’ Day on 20th July. It is a special day devoted to hang out with friends.
  7. St Patrick’s Day is huge in Buenos Aires. Marathon pub crawls are organised every 17 March.
  8. In 2003, Buenos Aires became the first city in Latin America to declare civil union rights for gay and lesbian couples.
  9. It has only snowed twice in Buenos Aires (june 1918 and july 2007).
  10. Below the city lies a set of underground tunnels, and behind the Casa Rosada are the little known 18th century catacombs of Fuerte Viejo. No one knows exactly when and why they were constructed.

Are you ready for #MuseumWeek?


More than 1400 museums and cultural institutions from 50 countries will participate, starting next Monday, in the #MuseumWeek 2015, a global and virtual move that organizes Twitter with the idea of ​​exchanging images, secrets, memories and anecdotes under the same hashtag.

From Argentina, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Malba), Proa Foundation, the Museum of Pasion Boquense and the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Rosa Galisteo de Rodríguez of Santa Fe, will be joining this special week, among others.

7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags!

The idea is to play for seven days with seven different hashtags:

#secretsMW will be the hashtag for Monday 23 March: Museums and cultural establishments from all over the globe welcome you to their everyday world and introduce you to work behind the scenes… and perhaps a few well-kept secrets!

#souvenirsMW will be the hashtag for Tuesday 24 March: this day you’ll be able to share your souvenirs and memories of visits: photos, mugs, books, postcards, encounters and special moments!

#architectureMW will be the hashtag for Wednesday 25 March: Explore the history, architectural heritage, gardens and surroundings of museums.

#inspirationMW will be the hashtag for Thursday 26 March: Now it’s your turn to create and share for posterity! Art, science, history and ethnography are all around us. To your smartphones!

#familyMW will be the hashtag for Friday 27 March: With the weekend almost here, prepare family visits or upcoming school trips with advice and tips from the museums themselves.

#favMW will be the hashtag for Saturday 28 March: Now the weekend has begun, share your special favorites (works, conferences, locations, etc.) in 140-character messages, videos, photos or Vines.

#poseMW will be the hashtag for Sunday 29 March: This last day of #MuseumWeek 2015 is all about creativity! Poses, memes or selfies… it’s up to you!

#MuseumWeek Is a free activity open to any institution anywhere in the world. For further information, visit the official event website museumweek2015.org

St. Patrick’s celebrations in Buenos Aires

st patricks celebrations in buenos aires

The Irish community of Buenos Aires will be celebrating St. Patrick’s day in advance this coming Sunday March 15th at Plaza San Martín.

Starting 2pm you will be able to try typical products of Ireland. And at 6 pm you shouldn’t miss the traditional parade that will start from Arroyo and Suipacha st. and will finish at the Plaza San Martín.

A “Leprechauns” and “Fairies” costume contest for adults and children will also take place as part of these popular celebrations.

This is a free activity, that will be postponed to March 29th in case of rain.

There will be more celebrations to come: Every March 17th, streets of downtown Buenos Aires get crowded of locals & tourists that look for a spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s day.

We have found an interesting website (only in Spanish 😦 ) that lists over 45 pubs that will be celebrating this special dat and have special deals: http://www.stpatricksday.com.ar

Have fun and enjoy!

The Argentina Open ATP Buenos Aires is back in town!

Argentina Open ATP Buenos Aires

The Argentina Open ATP Buenos Aires is back in town, starting this February 21st until March 1st, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

A super expected date for all tennis fans who like good outdoors sports events. In fact, it is one of the most popular tournaments in the “ATP 250”, after the tournaments in Sydney and Los Angeles.

One of the big stars playing will be Rafa Nadal, who’ll play on Wednesday 25th February. Juan Monaco, Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo and Leo Mayer will also be part of this tennis event, that will be held at the central court of the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, located opposite to the Lagos de Palermo. The main entrance to the Club is Olleros 1510, adjoining to the train station Lisandro de la Torre.

The tournament has been played intermittently since the advent of the Open Era in tennis, and has hosted international stars like Ivan Lendl, Bjorn Borg, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Gustavo Kuerten, Nicolas Massu, Ilie Nastase, Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo among very many others.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketek: More info: http://www.ticketek.com.ar/argentina-open/buenos-aires-lawn-tennis-club

San Valentin en Home Hotel

San Valentin en Home Hotel

Todavia no sabes que hacer para San Valentin? Mira las opciones que te proponemos en Home Hotel:



  • Langostinos marinados en naranja sobre brioche y brotes $ 98
  • Tortilla española con chorizo colorado $ 78
  • Carpaccio de portobelos con rúcula y vinagreta de rocotto $ 78
  • Tiradito hot de salmón ahumado y mango $ 98


  • Risotto de arvejas y langostinos empanados en almendras y pimentón de Cachi $168
  • Salmón rosado con ensalada de cous cous $168
  • Bife con lomo madurado para 2 personas (con criolla, escabeche
  • de berenjenas, papines andinos con manteca y romero, cebollas caramelizadas $289
  • Penne Rigatte con crema de azafrán y tomates cherries asados $124
  • Pollo al limón con puré de papas mediterráneo $124


  • Mousse de chocolate con crocante de cacao y frutillas escarchadas $68
  • Cheesecake de chocolate blanco y mango $ 68

Sólo con reserva previa al 47781008 int bar o a resto@homebuenosaires.com. Unico menu disponible.




  • Una noche de alojamiento en categoría Suite
  • Cena romántica de San Valentín en nuestro exclusivo restaurante
  • Desayuno Home para 2 incluído.
  • Servicio de desayuno a la habitación sin cargo
  • Acceso a la pileta y a nuestro extraordinario jardín.
  • Sesión de 30´en nuestro sauna

Precio final $3200

Términos y condiciones:

La promoción es válida para sábado14 de febrero de 2015. El precio está expresado en pesos Argentinos e incluye IVA. El monto de la promoción debe ser abonado al momento de la reserva y no es reembolsable. Disponibilidad limitada. 

La cena es para 2 personas e incluye entrada, principal y postre. No incluye bebidas. Horario de check in: a partir de las 14hs. Horario de check out: antes de las 11hs.



Tel (5411) 4778 1008

Honduras 5860

Carnival 2015 @ Buenos Aires

Carnival 2015 Buenos Aires
This year 112 murgas (a form of popular musical theatre performed both in Uruguay and in Argentina during the Carnival season) will shine in the 37  “Corsos” (Buenos Aires Carnival celebrations) organized in the districts of the City of Buenos Aires.

Starting today, Saturday January 31st 2015, Carnival celebrations will run every weekend, including Monday February 16th and Tuesday 17th.
Every Saturday the party starts at 7pm until 2am and on Sundays from 7pm until midnight.

The corsos are held in all districts, each calling for residents and tourists. Murgas origin typically have a neighborhood and look through humor and irony to make a social critique of the country.

Here is a list of corsos close to the hotel:

  • Abasto: Cordoba between S. Bustamante and Agüero.
  • Almagro: Corrientes between Medrano and Bulnes.
  • Caballito: Avellaneda between Nicasio Orono and F. Sarmiento.
  • Colegiales: General Lacroze between Martinez and Freire.
  • San Telmo: San Juan between Chacabuco and Tacuarí.
  • Villa Crespo: Scalabrini Ortiz between Corrientes and Velasco.

Latin American street musicians, carnival groups from Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Bolivia were invited by the Government of Argentina to participate in these celebrations,where musical shows will be performed.

Buenos Aires ice cream parlors to indulge & cool you down

Buenos Aires ice creamIce cream is an ancient, rich and nutritious dessert that can be enjoyed throughout the year and specially in summer, not only for its freshness but also for being one of the few foods that are consumed frozen.

In Argentina ice cream is something very personal and everyone has their favorite tastes, but in our humble opinion, the best ice cream is the home made one because it is completely natural, has no preservatives or artificial colors and worked almost day with real cream, fresh eggs and whole milk so it has a sharper flavor, smooth and creamy texture and natural color.

There are many ice cream parlors: industrial ice cream giant ones, such as Persicco, Un Altra Volta, Freddo, and Chungo that are highly recommended, and humble, home-made exquisite ice cream parlors in BA. Here are the ones we like:

Via Vecchia

It’s a small ice cream parlor that opened two years ago at the corner of Las Heras and Ugarteche in Palermo and offers very rich ice cream classic tastes as strawberry, lemon, peach and melon and some unique flavors of self-creation as chocotorta, pistachio , almond cream, apple cinnamon and walnut cream.

Av. Las Heras 3800, Palermo.

Del Viento

The first store in Buenos Aires opened just three months ago at the luxurious building Bellini in Palermo and already has six other branches, as it is a chain of traditional ice cream parlors and chocolatiers from Comodoro Rivadavia. It has a variety of tastes including typical of Patagonia and cream cassis, natural blackberries, fresh milk with prunes, chocolate pampas, southern yogurt sauce.

República Árabe Siria 3037, Palermo.


Located just a few blocks away from Alto Palermo, this little gem is an example of a traditional neighborhood parlor. Try exotic flavors like Chaja (vainilla cream, meringues and strawberry) Torroncino (dulce de leche, praline, vanilla cream, and caramelized chopped nuts) or any of the 10 Chocolate flavors.

Coronel Diaz 1521, Palermo.


Another traditional neighborhood ice cream shop that opened in 1965 close to Parque Centenario. Ice cream is daily made and served fresh from the machine so they have a much more creamy texture and a delicious taste .

Av. Díaz Vélez 4520, Parque Centenario.