Puentes Activities Calendar
for Spring 2019 Semester
We are thrilled to help you explore your new home city of Buenos Aires. Throughout your Puentes program, we will have diverse and engaging cultural activities so that you can get to know more about this great country and its varied work sectors. We highly encourage you to attend all of the events listed below, which are included in your Puentes experience and have no extra cost to you.
CITY TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES
Saturday, February 2, 2:30pm
Meeting point: Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 596
Go on a complete city tour of all of the major neighborhoods and sites of Buenos Aires, including the Recoleta cemetery, La Boca, Plaza de Mayo, 9 de Julio, and Puerto Madero. Wear good walking shoes, and bring your camera!
tango lesson at a milonga
Wednesday, February 20, 9pm
Perú 571, San Telmo
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to learn Argentina’s iconic dance! You will have an introductory tango lesson at an authentic “milonga” (location for tango dancing) and then have the opportunity to actually dance with other “milongueros” while listening to live music!
Street Art Tour of Buenos Aires
Saturday, March 9, 3pm - 6pm
Starting point: Conde 391, Colegiales
Explore the artistic side of Buenos Aires through this dynamic walking tour of the street art and big graffiti murals in Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods.
Guided Tour of El Zanjon de Granados
Friday, March 22, 2pm
Defensa 755, San Telmo
We will visit a unique and historic urban archaeological site: a series of old tunnels, sewers, and cisterns that were constructed in 1730 above a river tributary. This site provided the base for one of BA’s oldest settlements, which later became a family mansion and then tenement housing and shops.
ESTANCIA DAY TRIP
Sunday, April 6, 9:30am - 8pm
San Antonio de Areco
We will go on a full day trip to an “estancia” (Argentine ranch), in the Pampas region outside of Buenos Aires – riding horses, eating an Argentine “asado” (barbecue), and experiencing a show of folk music and dance performed by authentic “gauchos” (Argentine cowboys).
EXCURSION TO IGUAZU FALLS
TENTATIVE DATES: April 18 to April 21 (dates to be reconfirmed soon)
Ready to have your breath taken away? Iguazú Falls is one Argentina’s most stunning sights. It is a massive collection of waterfalls that makes Niagara look tiny. You will be exploring Iguazú with a group of other international students. If you only take one trip outside of BA, it should definitely be to Iguazú Falls.
Tigre Day Trip
Saturday, May 18, 10am - 5pm
A pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, Tigre is a popular weekend jaunt for “porteños” (Buenos Aires residents). We will take a day trip to Tigre and go kayaking through the interconnected rivers and streams.
Guided Tour of Palacio Barolo
Friday, June 14, 2pm
Av. de Mayo 1370, Monserrat
The Palace Barolo is a landmark Dante-inspired office building that hides a number of curiosities. Inaugurated in 1923, it was the tallest building in South America until the construction of the Kavanagh building in 1935. We will discover the building’s secrets and also get an impressive view of the Avenida de Mayo and the National Congress building.