Virtual Tour of Centro Cultural Kirchner — Saturday, May 2, 6 pm

Centro Cultural Kirchner
An Example of Republican Monumental Architecture in Argentina

BAIN member Ezequiel Cerioni invites you to join an online tour to discover one of the most beautiful buildings in the City of Buenos Aires. Learn about the history of the building and see the changes it has gone through.

Presentation mode: The presentation will be given via Skype where the participants will be asked to keep their microphones off during the presentation. Questions can be written in the chat section of Skype and they will be read and answered at the end of the presentation by the speaker, orally .

Payment can be done via a) Bank Transfer (the speaker will give you the bank information for the transfer upon sign up) or b) Mercado Pago (you will receive a Mercado Pago link to make the payment using your credit card information).

Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up . No exceptions, please. In the event that you miss the presentation for any reason (including technical problems on your end) the speaker will be happy to share with you a video of the presentation.

date: Saturday, 2nd of May, 2020

time: 06 p.m. Buenos Aires time

cost: 500 pesos

payment: bank transfer or Mercado Pago

type of course: online presentation via Skype

duration: 90 minutes

language: English

information/sign up: please contact ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

Date Change!! Palacio Barolo and Lunch — Wedesday, February 12 — 11 am

We’d love you to join us for a visit to one of the oldest and still most spectacular views of Buenos Aires and lunch.

WHERE: Palacio Barolo & Salon 1923, Avenida de Mayo 1370

WHEN: Wedesday, February 12, from 11-14 [1.5 h tour + lunch]
MEETING POINT & TIME: 10:50 in the center of Palacio Barolo lobby
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 60, 39, Metro A Saenz Peña
RSVP: +5491136782558 or Deirdre.malone@gmail.com
PRICE: ARS 1600 to include guided tour in English, lunch with sharing plates at Salon 1923 with a glass of wine, fresh lemonade or soft drink including tip & a Trivia Quiz about this fascinating building.

PALACIO BAROLO
Designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti for the businessman Luigi Barolo with many allegorical architectural references to classical poet Dante Alighieri´s Divine Comedy, Palacio Barolo is divided into three sections, heaven, hell and purgatory. Departing from hell, we’ll take the stairway to heaven, reaching the dome, which was inspired  by the indian temples Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and Rajarani in Bhubaneswar.

Inaugurated in 1923, the building was the tallest in South America until the construction of the Kavanagh building in 1935. It was also the first reinforced concrete building measuring more than 100 m and is topped by a searchlight which originally was able to communicate with a twin building, the Palacio Salvo, over the other side of the Río de la Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay.The Buenos Aires City Government undertook a restoration of the building in 2010, which included making the searchlight operational again, for the celebration of Argentina’s bicentenary.

Note there is some walking at the end of the tour up to the lighthouse via a spiral staircase.

SALON 1923

Situated on the 16th floor of Palacio Barolo, decorated to recreate a 1920s ambiance, the Salon has two terraces and a lovely lounge.

Tour and Merienda — Palacio San Martin — Thursday, May 16 — 2:45 pm

A last minute chance has opened up to tour the Palacio San Martin.  Their schedule of official events makes it difficult to secure a tour opportunity, and we have gotten their attention!

This sumptuous mansion was designed by the architect Alejandro Christophersen, who was also responsible for the facade of Café Tortoni and for the Russian Orthodox Church in San Telmo. He was commissioned by Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, whose family would live in the house until the 1930s.

This tour in English promises insights and a close up view of an iconic building.

Where: English tour at Palacio San Martin, Esmeralda 1231.
When: Thursday May 16th, 2:45.
Merienda to follow for those interested.

Please RSVP to Joanna Graf, jsharpegraf@gmail.com

Museum and Lunch — April 18 — Fundacion PROA

WHEN 18 April
WHERE Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca
WHAT DISEÑO EN ACCIÓN – Design in Action
TIME 1pm

A fantastic look at Argentine design since the turn of the 20th century leads us
to where we are today, and looks at the multiplicity, aesthetics, points of view
and vital issues that are revealed to us about the objects with which we coexist.
Lunch inside the PROA cafe or on the beautiful terrace weather permitting

PRICE 100 pesos museum entrance + 350 pesos menu incl. tip
CONFIRM via WHATSAPP to +54 91136782558 or bain.downtown@gmail.com

Tour and Lunch – Wednesday, January 23

TOUR

MICROCENTRO – CASA ROSADA MUSEUM, museum located in the remains of the Fort of Buenos Aires
WHERE: Hipolito Yrigoyen just to the right and behind Casa Rosada.
WHEN: meeting time is 11:45 for the self-guided tour, you decide how much time you want to spend.
COST: free

LUNCH

CHINO CENTRAL, great food with some spicy options.
WHERE: Rivadavia 656 near Plaza de Mayo ( between Florida and Maipu. )
WHEN: 13:00
COST: 500 pesos cash to be paid to Joanna, includes cover, tip, drink, appetizer, main, desert or coffee.

RSVP to
Joanna Graf, jsharpegraf@gmail.com by Monday, Jan. 21.

Museum and Lunch — November 7 — Palacio de Aguas Corrientes and Edelweiss

RSVP to Joanna Graf,  jsharpegraf @gmail.com.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 7th

Lunch: Meeting time  11:50 am,  Zum Edelweiss, Libertad 431. For a total of 600 pesos (including tip and cover charge) we get appetizer, main course (choice of 4), dessert and 1 drink (water, wine, beer or gaseosa). Extra glass of wine is 100 pesos.

Museum: Meeting time 14:15, Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Riobamba 750,  inside the doors. The free  guided tour in English.  A quirky little museum with pipes and plumbing fixtures — very highly rated.

You can attend the lunch or museum or both. If you wish to do the museum tour you have to respond by Nov. 1 with your document number (DNI or passport  and country of issue) because this is a museum requirement.  For the lunch RSVP on or before Nov. 5th.

RSVP to Joanna Graf,  jsharpegraf @gmail.com.

Museum Tour and/or Lunch, October 2, in San Telmo

BAIN MUSEUM TOUR AND LUNCH

When: Tuesday, October 2, 11:45 am

Where: San Telmo

What: Museum tour in English & Indian restaurant for lunch

MUSEUM: El Zanjon, San Telmo

Tour meeting time and place: 11:45 am, Defensa 755

Cost: 400 pesos without DNI, 200 pesos with DNI

El Zanjon is a beautifully restored tenement house from the late 1800’s with a network of tunnels underneath

LUNCH: Delhi Masala

Lunch meeting time and Place: 13:00, Defensa 714

Cost: 440 pesos cash. Exact change is appreciated.

Tip, appetizer, rice, naan (butter or garlic), 1 main dish from a choice of 4, 1 drink (water, wine, gaseosa) and a choice of either dessert or tea included. Each person can specify mild or spicy as they wish.

 

RSVP: to Joanna Graf, jsharpegraf@gmail.com or 11 5629 6908

by September 30 and specify whether museum, lunch or both.

 

July Walking Tour — Off to the city of La Plata — July 7, 9 am

When Buenos Aires was federalized and the province lost its capital to the National Government, a new capital city for the province was needed. La Plata is the result of 19th century planning.  It has beautiful buildings and avenues and is only one hour away from BA!

Itinerary: We will take the Roca Line train in Constitución Station to La Plata city. Once in La Plata we will walk to the La Plata Museum and spend around 1 hour seeing the most important exhibitions. Then we will head for the Dardo Rocha Passage Cultural Centre, and on our way we will take a look at Casa Curuchet, UNESCO heritage of modern architecture.

Lunch time

After Lunch , we will head for La Plata Cathedral and have access to its museum and one of its towers. On our way we will be able to appreciate and learn about the design of the city and the history of the buildings that make this city worth spending a day.

Come back to Constitución Station in Buenos Aires.

Date: Saturday, 7 July

Meeting Point: Constitución station, Subway Line C (from there we will take the Roca train line to La Plata city)

Time: 09:00 am (punctuality requested)

Starting Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Finishing Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Total Time: 7 hours approximately

Cost: 650 pesos for BAIN members / 700 pesos for non BAIN members (transportation, meals, drinks and souvenirs not included)

The cost includes: tickets to entrace the La Plata Museum and the La Plata Cathedral and guiding by Ezequiel Cerioni

Note 1: SUBE card will be needed, so don´t forget to bring one!

Note 2: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Note 3: in case of rain the tour will be reschedule for Sunday 24th.

***IMPORTANT: Make sure you can make it when signing up. If you sign up and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

(When signing up, please include your cell phone number.)

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a certiffied tour guide. Previous walking tours he has led for BAIN include:

  • Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)
  • “Colors in La Boca Neighborhood” (May 2017)
  • “Alvear Avenue: When the Outskirts Became Glamorous” (June 2017)
  • “Parque Lezama: Uncovering the Myths of the Foundation of Buenos Aires” (July 2017)
  • “The Parks of the West: Parque Chas and Agronomía Neighborhoods. The new “barrios” in the early 20th century. (August 2017)
  • “Corrientes Avenue” (October 2017)
  • And Tours to Montserrat I and II (February and April 2018)

Walking Tour of the Barracas Neighborhood — Saturday, May 12 at 10 am

When the South became industrial

Continuing our tours of neighborhoods of Buenos Aires we will reach the very southern limits of the city by visiting Barracas. The area was once an industrial one, populated by immigrants and then nearly forgotten in the 90´s. During the last years, a process of gentrification is giving some parts of the “barrio” a new cultural movement.

We will see the biggest mural in Argentina, among others. We will also walk Pasaje Lanín and learn the stories that marked the lives of the families that lived in the neighborhood.

Meet the artist:  We will also have access to Marino Santa María´s art studio.  He decorated Pasaje Lanín and we will meet up with him!

Sign up! Don´t miss it

 

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Meeting Point: Constitución station, Subway Line C (from there we will take the Roca train line to Barracas)

Time: 10:00 am (punctuality requested)

Starting Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Finishing Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Total Time: 3 hours

Cost: 300 pesos for BAIN members / 330 pesos for non BAIN members

Note 1: SUBE card will be needed, so don´t forget to bring one!

Note 2: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

***IMPORTANT: Make sure you can make it when signing up. If you sign up  and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

(When signing up, please include your cell phone number.)

 

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a certiffied tour guide. Previous walking tours he has led for BAIN include:

  • Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)
  • “Colors in La Boca Neighborhood” (May 2017)
  • “Alvear Avenue: When the Outskirts Became Glamorous” (June 2017)
  • “Parque Lezama: Uncovering the Myths of the Foundation of Buenos Aires” (July 2017)
  • “The Parks of the West: Parque Chas and Agronomía Neighborhoods. The new “barrios” in the early 20th century. (August 2017)
  • “Corrientes Avenue” (October 2017)
  • And Tours to Montserrat I and II (February and April 2018)

Walking Tour of Montserrat — Part 2 — Saturday, April 14, 2:00 pm

“South of the Cathedral”

Continuing our tours in Buenos Aires we will complete a walk through the neighborhood of Montserrat.  This time we will learn about sites and buildings that are located south of Avenida de Mayo. We will also hear about the history of the neighborhood, its origins and evolution throughout the centuries.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, April  14

Time: 2:00 pm

Starting Point: on the corner of Belgrano Avenue and Salta Street

Finishing Point: Plaza de Mayo area

Total time: 2 hours

Cost: 250 pesos for BAIN members / 300 pesos for non BAIN members

Note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

***IMPORTANT: If you sign up for this tour and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

(When signing up, please include your cell phone number.)

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a certificate tour guide. He has previously led walking tours for BAIN, including:

  • Montserrat neighborhood – Avenida de Mayo (February 2018)
  • Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)
  • “Colors in La Boca Neighborhood” (May 2017)
  • “Alvear Avenue: When the Outskirts Became Glamorous” (June 2017)
  • “Parque Lezama: Uncovering the Myths of the Foundation of Buenos Aires” (July 2017)
  • “The Parks of the West: Parque Chas and Agronomía Neighborhoods. The new “barrios” in the early 20th century. (August 2017)
  • And the last tour of 2017 “Corrientes Avenue” (October  2017)