Kiss and Tango: Buenos Aires for Romantics



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Spend a long weekend completely immersed in love and passion in the city that practically invented the notion, Buenos Aires. From the picturesque parks, plazas, and gardens to the mystical crumbling architecture of days past, Buenos Aires has an endless roster of options for lovebirds, whether with their companion or flying solo. Let 5-star accommodations, such as the Alvear Palace Hotel or the Marriott Plaza Hotel, whisk you away from reality and into the lap of luxury, while the moody, intimate atmosphere at restaurants like Sifones y Dragones and 647 Dinner Club will create the perfect setting for fostering your love. And don't forget about the dance of romance itself, the tango - Buenos Aires has countless opportunities for watching the sensuous moves of professionals or becoming a part of the movement yourself.

Author: elizabeth


Day 1 - Buenos Aires


Behold the hidden moments of romance in the sleepy paddle boats or over the rose garden’s trellised bridge at the Bosques de Palermo. The nearby La Fornarina tempts lovers to lunch before a trip to the lush Botanical Gardens - if the mood strikes right, hop into a horse-drawn carriage at the entrance to the gardens for a festive loop around Plaza Italia. Linger over a martini and some Peruvian tapas at sexy Mosoq in Palermo, then taxi down to Recoleta for a stroll down the exclusive, leafy Avenida Alvear before checking into a room at the top-notch, luxurious Alvear Palace Hotel. Dinner awaits just downstairs in the Alvear’s award-winning French eatery, La Borgogne, but first you may want to explore some of the hotel’s features, such as the new spa, or the shopping galleria featuring the products of some of Buenos Aires finest craftspeople and jewelers.


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Bosques de Palermo

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Avenues Del Libertador, Dorrego y Figueroa Alcorta
Palermo
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Fornarina (La)

Location:

Arcos 1855
Belgrano
1428 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 47842718
fax: 54 11 47842718


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Botanical Gardens

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Santa Fe and J.L. Borges
Av. Las Heras, at Plaza Italia, across from the subway entrance
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 48314527
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Mosoq

Location:

El Salvador 5800
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 5411 4775 7974
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La Bourgogne

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Location:

Av. Alvear 1891
At Ayacucho in the Alvear Palace Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 11/4805-3857
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Alvear Palace Hotel

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Avenida Alvear 1891
At Ayacucho
1129 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 4808 2100 / +54 11 4804 7777
fax: +54 11 4804 0034
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Day 2 - Buenos Aires


Just down the street from the Alvear Palace is Plaza Francia, where the outdoor tables at La Biela invite you to lazily sip coffee, munch medialunas, and people-watch as the day gets started. Cross the plaza to the Recoleta Cemetery where you can explore the beautiful, crumbling crypts and snap photos of the lively cemetery cats, which are just as much of a permanent fixture as any mausoleum. Poke around the plaza as the weekend art and design feria sets up and street performers warm up for their Saturday and Sunday audiences. Head over to Sifones y Dragones for an early dinner with your sweetie, but be sure to make reservations well ahead of time, as the few coveted tables in this “kitchen” fill up fast. Grab some after dinner cocktails at the bar at Milion in Barrio Norte. Rain calls for the bar stools in this restored mansion, but if the night is clear take your drinks out under the stars in the lovely garden courtyard. Tonight you’ll be at the equally elegant Marriott Plaza Hotel - rooms overlooking the Plaza San Martin and Retiro train station are the most atmospheric.


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Plaza Francia

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Avenida del Libertador, entre Agote y Pueyrredón
1405 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 (0)11 4372 3612 (Tourist Information)


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Cementerio de la Recoleta

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Azcuénaga 1901-1999
Recoleta District
1116 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 4804 7040
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Sifones y Dragones

Location:

Ciudad de la Paz 174
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 4413 9871
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Milión

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Paraná 1048
Barrio Norte
1018 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 48159925
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Marriott Plaza Hotel

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Florida 1005
At Santa Fe overlooking Plaza San Martín
1005 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 4318 3000 / +1 800 345 6277 (Toll Free)
fax: +54 11 4318 3008
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Day 3 - Buenos Aires


Take your lover by the hand at the Reserva Ecologica, where little forested nooks and quiet pebble beaches invite you to enjoy a special moment alone. Cross over the architectural structure inspired by feminine beauty, the Puente de la Mujer, in Puerto Madero - a perfectly picturesque place to snap some shots of you with that special someone. Lunch at a pretty terrace table at nearby El Mirasol before taking a lazy stroll around Puerto Madero, poking around in some of the home design shops. Make your way over to San Telmo, where the antiques shops recall the decadent golden days of Buenos Aires. Pick up a bunch of freshly cut wildflowers at the Saturday produce market at the corner of Mexico and Balcarce before taking a pre-dinner coffee break a few blocks away at a window table in the classic Bar Seddon. Linger over your joe by candlelight as live bossa nova floats through the air until dinner hour rolls around. Walk the couple of blocks west to the elegant, sensual 647 Dinner Club, one of San Telmo’s most well-hidden eateries, located next to a run-down supermarket and a vacant lot on a scruffy blue-collar block. Don’t miss the eros-inspired bathrooms for a little extra kick to your libido before wrapping up the night with some tango lessons at the Academia Nacional de Tango, where you will find out if love alone is enough to get your feet aligned on the dance floor.


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Reserva Ecológica (La)

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Avenue Córdoba y Avenue Alicia Moreau de Justo
Costanera Sur
1007 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 4893 1588


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Puerto Madero

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Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 200
1007 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 (0)11 4515 4600
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Puente de la Mujer

Location:

Dock 3
C1107AAP Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Mirasol (El)

Location:

Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 202
Puerto Madero
1107 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 43156277
fax: 54 11 43156280
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Bar Seddon

Location:

Defensa 685
1002 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 43130669


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647 Dinner Club

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Location:

Tacuari 647
1405 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 4331 3026
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Academia Nacional de Tango

Location:

Ave de Mayo 833
1084 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 4345 6968 / +54 11 4345 6967
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