© by Nadia Sapollnik
Buenos Aires, as many of the most beautifull capital cities in the world, pushes its visitors to have a generous walet when enjoying the city´s main atractions. But if you are a traveler with a lot of curiosity and a small budget, the tango capital offers numerous posibilities to spend a day without spending a peso. You just need to know where to look.
The wide variety of museums, activities, theaters, and routes can even make a porteño diccy when it comes to organizing a “cost cero” day. That´s why, thanks to this four days guide, traveler would be able to enjoy a schedule full of activities adjusted to their needs.
The City Museum gives us a historic journey told trough its antique toy colection. Donated by city neighbors, the museum has a wide showroom which includes publicities, photographies, and object that reflect the customes of those who used them
Address: Defensa 219
Carlos Gardel House
The house where Caros Gardel and his mother used to live, located in the traditional Abasto neighborhood, has been refurbished by the Museums Department in order to create a museum that rescue, preserve, exibits and spreads the cultural legacy Carlos Gardel has left.
Address: Jean Jaures 735
18:00 (check schedule at: espacios.incaa.gov.ar)
Cine at INCAA
INCAA is the National Institute of Cinema and Visual Arts. Its mission is to diffuse the national cinema. With three movie theaters in the capital city: Km 0 Cine Gaumont, Km 2 La Mascara, Km 3 Arte Cinema; and more than thirty in the whole country. Because each one has it oun movie listing, it is highly recomend to check the shcedules in the internet (espacios.incaa.gov.ar) before arriving. Also, to make things even more lucrative to audiences, tickets are less than $10 (10 pesos)
Address: Km0- Rivadavia 1635/ Km2- Piedras 736/ Km3- Salta 1620
In the San Martin theater´s Carlos Morel Hall, the Noon Music event presents a selection with no gender frontiers under the direction Diego Fischerman. We recomend to seeing the show schedule
Address: Av Corrientes 1530
Palace of Justice Tour
The tour starts in the central hall, then moves into the Patio de los Pasos Perdidos, the Audience Room, the High Court President`s dispatch office. It is very important to make a reservation at 4114- 5791 and show and ID to get in to the palace
Address: Talcahuano 550
Clasical Music Concert
With the intention of pormoting interpretation of clasical Argentine music and other universal composers, solo artists, clasical artist and orchestras perform melodies directed by Carlos Carmona.
Address: Peru 160
Located in the heart of one of the most emblematic neighborhoods in the city the Recoleta Cementery boast some of the most notable figures. This cementery it´s a must, if only for its architecture, art, history and ledyends. Guarded by hundred of cats, this stone laberynthine is the perfect route where nobody will ask for tip.
Address: Junin entre Guido Y Vicente Lopez
15:30 (3 Saturday per month)
Flores Neighborhood of Leyends and Poets
This activitiy allows (the tourist) an original way to discover the city. The routes are made by actors who tell and act, in the midle of the street, the history of the different porteño neighborhoods and some of their most famous inhabitants. This tour with its literary flavor, shores excerpts from writers and poets who used to live in a boyond era.
Dir: Plaza Misericordia
18:30 (4 Saturday per month)
Ghosts of San Telmo
The street theater takes advantage of the antique mystic San Telmo neighborhood in presenting urban legends that are still scary to this days. Ghosts falling in love, covered water wells, and unresolved murders are some of the stories told by artists who rescue the famous memories of the city inhabitants
Dir: Plaza Dorrego
This fair gives us the most traditional things our country has to offer. Folklore in all its forms, music, dance and traditional celebrations come thogether with crafts stands and regional food. Artists from all over the country perform open air shows to give foriegn turist and curious locals an unforgetable Sunday
Address: Lisandro de la Torre
15:30 (2 Sunday per month)
The tragic stories from Barracas Brides
Street performers tells the most tragic love stories in the city. Costumes tranform the environment into a time travel experience while listening the brides cry in the wind. Early deaths and unfinished loves leave the audience with their mouths open and their hearts broken while listening to sad tango.
Address: Plaza Colombia
17:00 (3er Sunday per month)
Music for everybody
The Jorge Luis Borges Hall at the National Library feactures Chamber music directed and coordinated by Bárbara Civita and Haydée Seibert Francia. These chamber music concerts have been stablished in the musical agenda of the city as a new musical experience. The particular characteristic is based in the different intrumental and vocal sets that are played in every presentation.
Address: Agüero 2502