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My Beautiful Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a fabulously boisterous fascinating city that never lets you stop dancing. It is second only to New York on its number of theatres, there are more bookshops per capita than any other city in the world and it is bursting at the seems with culture. MacDermott’s Argentina feels beyond fortunate to call […]

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The Argentine Polo Open

The Argentine Polo Open

Professional Polo is a curious sport: each team is made up of four players and generally one player is the patron of the team. The patron pays for everything: all the horses, all the transport, along with any other costs and he pays the wages of the other three teammates. It is fair to say […]

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Polo in the provinces

The centre of Argentine Polo is very much Buenos Aires province, in particular Pilar, and for those looking to improve their game or take themselves from having no idea to being competent, Buenos Aires is the only choice. However, though in reality Polo is not much more accessible in Argentina than it is anywhere else in the […]

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Chukkas in Pilar

Chukkas in Pilar

Pilar is a nondescript town an hour from the centre of Buenos Aires. However, surrounding the town are thousands of hectares of walled neighbourhoods and country clubs that include hundreds of polo pitches. The area is the center of Argentina’s polo, home to the smartest and best known clubs. Even for those who have their […]

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Polo school, Buenos Aires

Polo schools of Buenos Aires

Argentina has long been the undisputed king of polo. The large Estancias (farms) in the Pampas that surround Buenos Aires city are the main reason why. The Pampas are a vast swathe of flat grasslands ideal, not just for polo pitches, but also for breeding polo ponies. From a young age the sons and daughters of […]

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San Telmo, Buenos Aires

San Telmo

San Telmo is famous for its cafes, art galleries, antique shops and people dancing Tango on its cobbled streets. It is also the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires and has a fascinating history.  Originally it was an industrial neighborhood whose mainly African workers lived on site. Basic services were then added, followed swiftly by the […]

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Tango lessons in Buenos Aires

George Bernard Shaw’s famous quote ‘dance is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire’ never rang so true as with Tango, though you might not find yourself dancing the ‘three-minute love affair’ on your first lesson. Even Tango’s basic steps, often described as walking, are deceptively tricky. Nevertheless, anyone with even a passing interest in […]

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Las Milongas of Buenos Aires

Tango is far from just some bit of cultural heritage that Argentines drag out for tourists or when they’re feeling nostalgic. It is a huge part of many Porteños (citizens of Buenos Aires) lives and there are innumerable Milongas – essentially anywhere people meet to dance Tango – in the city. To see a professionally […]

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Tango show, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Tango Shows

Being the birthplace of Tango the dance has become one of Buenos Aires’ main attractions and for first timers in the city Tango shows are definitely a must. There are a huge range from shows that wouldn’t look out of place in Las Vegas to intimate shows in ancient cafes, there are risque shows to […]

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La Boca & La Bombonera

La Boca is a neighborhood in the southeast of Buenos Aires city, it lies near the old docklands at the mouth of the Riachuelo river and has a fascinating history. The neighborhood has long been a center of radical politics. At one point it even  seceded from Argentina, prompting the infamously tough President of the […]

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