domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2014

Buenos Aires, París de América 

This video “Buenos Aires: the Paris of America”, by Buscamundos, is a cultural program produced in Spain, in Spanish. It shows a vibrant cultural city, with the most beautiful places and the most relevant institutions: theaters, the Congress, the famous Plaza de Mayo, Barrio La Boca, Gardel and the tango, libraries, bookstores, Café Tortoni, and also short interviews to Eduardo Galeano in the unique bookstore built within an Italian theater, and to Ricardo Darín, one of the most popular actors in Argentina.

Argentine consulates in USA
Consulates in Argentina
Argentina Airport fee
There is an Argentinean entry fee to be paid ONLINE before travel.  Go to , sign up and follow instructions to pay with credit card and print receipt.

The fees vary country by country, and some countries are exempt. For Americans, it is a one-time fee that allows them to enter the country multiple times over the period of 10 years.

Ezeiza Airport to/from Buenos Aires
Ezeiza Airport is located 37.5km from downtown Buenos Aires; the trip takes 40-50 minutes (depending on traffic).
As soon as you claim your baggage and exit the customs area of the airport, you will notice that many people will approach you and offer car services to the city. We recommend you NOT to accept any of these services since they usually take advantage of tourists. 

For detailed information, please, visit 

Seminar meetings will be at UMET Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo on downtown Buenos Aires (Sarmiento 2037, Buenos Aires). Although in the next future we will provide accurate information about hotels, studios and apartments in the area, we can anticipate monthly rates between $ 900 and $ 1,200 for studios/apartments, and between $ 90 and 150 per night at 3 and 4 stars hotels. Our classroom, and all the selected hotels and apartments will have wi-fi access to Internet, but NEH Summer Scholars will be required to use their own computers during our meetings and in their hotel or apartment.

Hotels and apartments will be previously inspected by Lic. Aída Pierini, our onsite consultant in Buenos Aires who has extensive experience in lodging and housing. We will provide a list of hotels and apartments, exact rates and ways for our participants to make direct reservations and how to contact designed persons related to our Seminar.

List of Hotels and Apartments >>

Buenos Aires is a very large city and our suggestions of hotels and apartments are guided by the idea of keeping a convenient located housing to facilitate our meetings and promote a sense of community. Our ideal is an arrangement where our scholars are able to live close to each other and have access to a common area for informal discussions and study. Our meetings will have an hour for lunch; we will select bars and restaurants where to have affordable and healthy meals.

Río de la Plata

In order to include NEH Summer Scholars with families, spouses, or partners, we suggest that our participants contact us first, so we will be able to suggest alternative arrangements.

Colectivo / Bus
Public transportation can be paid with SUBE card.
Although one can pay in cash for the different means of transportation, it is convenient to use a SUBE card. It is a rechargeable card that allows one to pay for public transportation. It can be recharged in a variety of shops. To obtain one, one must approach any of Collection Centers in the city. More information: 
A. Subway (Metro or subway)
The hours of operation are from hour 8 to hour 22. The travel is payable at the station of origin, and the fee is only regardless of the section to be performed. The lines are interconnected, and it is possible to include combinations at no extra cost. More information, rate and map lines, stations and tours: Maps >>
B. Collectivos/ Buses
The collectivos/ buses are a popular form of fast transportation within the city of Buenos Aires. They are very economic. They are in service all day, but after midnight decrease in frequency. The cost of the trip depends on the distance to travel, so when you board you must specify the destination to the driver.  
C. Train
The railway network is an extension of 400 km across the city and also covers the area north and west of Buenos Aires (suburbs), connecting with the metro and the buses. The cost of the trip depends on the way you go. More information, rates and maps of lines, stations, and routes in: 
D. Taxi
Taxis are a very common means of transportation in Buenos Aires. It is easy to find them available on the streets (with the red sign “FREE” ON) or can be requested by phone. The value of a path depends on the distance and time of travel, as well as the time it is being taken.
We strongly recommend taking those ones which are RADIO TAXI. You can also open your account with any of those companies and use your cell phone to call for a taxi when you need it. They will provide you with the identification number of the unit which will pick you up.
The fee consists of a fixed initial charge additional for every 200 meters traveled or per minute of waiting. In the evening hours (between 22 pm and 6 am) rate increases. Ordering a taxi by telephone may be extra. More detailed information and rates:
E. Car Rental
To rent a car the person renting must be greater than 21 years of age, have valid driver's license and credit card with enough to cover the rent, warranty and insurance required.
Some rental companies are:
Avda. Santa Fe 1702
Avda Santa Fe 1844
Tel.: 0 800-123-25276


Participants will be responsible for their own medical insurance. 


Caminito in the ‘barrio’ of La Boca

A. Caminito
It is located in the neighborhood of La Boca.
How do you get there: collectives 20, 25, 29, 33, 46, 53, 64, 152.
This street is a favorite of both visitors and locals. Their houses are typical of La Boca and its walls are made of sheet painted different colors. The shape of this "Caminito" is because it follows the course of a stream that flowed until the early twentieth century. The street is named after the famous tango of Gabino Coria Peñalosa and Juan de Dios Filiberto. In 1959 Caminito officially opened as an open museum.
B. Plaza de Mayo
Located between Bolivar, Balcarce, H. Yrigoyen and Rivadavia streets within the neighborhood of Monserrat.
How to get there: Subway, line A, station Plaza de Mayo; line D, Cathedral Station; line E, Bolívar station.
It is the oldest square in Buenos Aires and has its name is a tribute to the Revolution of  May 25th, 1810. It is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (home of the national government), the Cabildo, Buenos Aires Government Palace and the Cathedral.
C. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Located in Av. Del Libertador 1473, in the neighborhood of Recoleta.
How to get there: Colectivos 10, 17, 37, 41, 61, 62, 67, 92, 93, 110, 124, 130.
It houses the largest and most important collection of Argentine art. It was opened in 1896 and among its works are pieces by Rodin, Goya, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, El Greco and Picasso among others. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 to 20:30. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:30 to 19:30 pm.
D. MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)
Located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, in the neighborhood of Palermo.
How to get there: Colectivos, 10, 37, 38, 41, 59, 60, 67, 92, 93, 95, 102, 108, 110, 118, 124, 128, 130
It is one of the most modern museums in Buenos Aires and one of the most prestigious on the continent. Exhibits works of Botero, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, among others. Open from Thursday to Monday and holidays from 12 to 20 hs. and Wednesday until 21pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
E. Bosques de Palermo
Located near Av. Del Libertador Av. Sarmiento in Palermo.
How to get there: Colectivos, 10, 12, 15, 29, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 55, 57, 59, 60, 64, 67, 68, 93, 65, 108, 111, 118, 128, 141 , 152, 160, 161, 188, 194.
It is one of the largest green spaces in Buenos Aires. In the forest there are two artificial lakes that can be traveled by boat or water bike. Within this park is the Rose Garden, a garden with more than 10,000 roses.
F. Obelisco
It is located at the intersection of Avenida 9 of Julio and Corrientes.
How to get there: Colectivos, 6, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 54, 56, 61, 62, 64, 74, 91, 93, 105, 111, 126, 130, 140, 143, 146, 152, 195.
The Obelisco has a height of 67.5 meters and on each of its faces a review is made a historical fact of Buenos Aires: first foundation of the city in 1536; the final foundation in 1580; when the
national flag was raised in the city in 1812; and when the Constitution declared the city as the national capital.
G. Teatro Colón
It is located on 618 Cerrito Street in the neighborhood of St. Nicholas.
How to get there: Colectivos, 7, 9, 10, 17, 23, 45, 59, 67, 70, 75, 99, 100, 106, 109, 111, 115, 140.
It is one of the major opera houses of the world stage. Its central hall is considered to have one of the best acoustics in the world. In its dome, you can see the paintings of Raul Soldi.
Teatro Colón

Complejo Teatral San Martín General San Martín Cultural Centre is a cultural centre located near the major thoroughfare Corrientes Ave. The Teatro San Martín (General San Martín Theater) is an important public theater in Buenos Aires, located on Corrientes Ave. and adjacent to the Cultural Center of the same name. It is one of the major theaters in Argentina and offers venues for the representation of stage works and film, as well as art exhibitions. There three important theater houses there: Sala Martín Coronado, Sala Casacuberta y Sala Cunill Cabanellas. Other theaters in Buenos Aires are also part of the Centre.

Teatro Cervantes
The Teatro Nacional Cervantes is the national stage and comedy theatre of Argentina. It is located on Córdoba Ave. 

Centro Cultural de la Cooperación is located in front of Teatro General San Martin on Corrientes Ave.  It has several spaces for theater and lectures and very dynamic cultural programs. Also it provides a nice environment for a coffee, good conversation and a bookstore with new publications on theater. 

Centro Cultural Borges, located in Galerías Pacífico (Viamonte esq. San Martín), offers cultural programs (lectures, exhibitions, workshops) and also films, theater and everything related to visual and performing arts. 

Centro Cultural Recoleta
The Centro Cultural Recoleta is one of the most important cultural centers of the city. Located in the Recoleta barrio, was declared a National Historic Landmark and is part of a pole of attraction and entertainment, next to Recoleta Cemetery and Plaza Francia.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Centro Cultural Kirchner