Day 6 | A week in Buenos Aires
A morning of museums, then on to the parks of Palermo before cocktails in Las Cañitas.


After so many days in the city, it's time you visited a museum. Fortunately, you have plenty to choose from just a few blocks from each other in Recoleta. There's the Isaac Fernández Blanco Museum of Spanish-American Art (Suipacha 1422), the National Railway Museum (Av. del Libertador 405), el Museum of Architecture and Design (Av. del Libertador 999) and the Palais de Glace (Posadas 1725).

One of the most important museums is the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (the national fine arts museum at Av. del Libertador 1473). This museum holds more than 11,000 works of art, including pieces by Picasso, Rembrandt, Manet, Goya and Van Gogh. A few blocks on is the Museum of Decorative Art in Palacio Errázuriz (Av. del Libertador 1902), and turning right into Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, you can visit the Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA), which has pieces by Frida Kahlo, Berni, Botero, and many more.    


From the MALBA, walk four blocks along Salguero against the traffic and you'll reach the corner of Cerviño, a boulevard with several options for lunch, including organic, Italian and gourmet food. Choose from the trattorias Guido Restaurante (Cerviño 3943) and Olivetti (Cerviño 3800), the Mexican food chain Taco Box (Cerviño 3768), vegan deli Picnic (Cerviño 3596), or pizza at Voulez Bar (Cerviño 3802). Other options include Indian food at Bengal Deli (Cabello 3780), a gourmet bakery like Boulan (Ugarteche 3045) or the parrilla La Josefina (Lafinur 3006).


Walk along Ugarteche and cross Av. del Libertador to reach the Japanese Garden (Av. Casares 2966), the first of several spectacular green spaces on our itinerary for the afternoon. After relaxing in this tranquil urban oasis, walk along Figueroa Alcorta and take a right at the junction with Sarmiento. There you'll find the Galileo Galilei Planetarium. After taking a look at the planetarium, take a stroll around Tres de Febrero Park, one of the biggest in the city. You can make a cultural stop at Eduardo Sívori Museum of Art (Av. Infanta Isabel 555), then continue along Av. del Libertador to the race course (Av. del Libertador 4101) and polo ground (Av. del Libertador and Dorrego), two grand Belle Époque structures.  


Close to the polo ground, the area known as Las Cañitas is a popular place to finish the day. Bars and restaurants offer an eclectic range of eating options, from gourmet hamburgers and Argentine parrillas to Arabic food and more. And after dinner, there are plenty of places to continue the evening with a beer or cocktail. Alternatively, take a taxi a short hop to Palermo, where you have speakeasy-style bars such as Frank’s (Arévalo 1445) and Nicky Harrison (Malabia 1764), craft ale houses such as Blue Dog (Gorriti 4758), Morante (Godoy Cruz 1781), and 1516 Cervecería (Cabrera 5227). There are dozens of options for drinking in this area. Others include Rey de Copas (Gorriti 5176), and El Club Bar (Honduras 5028). 

Guided tours

- The city tourist board offers free guided bicycle tours of Palermo's parks every day.
- There are free guided tours in electric eco-cars every Monday and Friday.

Other options

Just 100 metres from the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, is Floralis Genérica (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2301), a unique hydraulic, stainless steel sculpture. Another important sculpture close to the route of our itinerary is the Spanish Monument (Monumento de los españoles) at the intersection of Av. del Libertador and Av. Sarmiento).


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