Puentes Activities Calendar
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. Please click on the RSVP link for each event which you'd like to attend to confirm your spot.
CITY TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES
Saturday, July 7th, 9:40am
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!
ESTANCIA DAY TRIP
Sunday, July 15th, 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).
tango lesson at a milonga
Wednesday, August 1st, 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!
Guided Tour of El Zanjon de Granados
Friday, August 24th, 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.
Street Art Tour of Buenos Aires
Saturday, September 15th, 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.
EXCURSION TO IGUAZU FALLS
Tentatively October 11th to 15th
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
Guided Tour of Palacio Barolo
Friday, November 2nd, 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.
Tigre Day Trip
Sunday, November 25th, 10am - 6pm
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 ride the vintage mahogany boats through the interconnected rivers and streams, and then we’ll visit the “Puerto de Frutos” (fruit port and crafts fair), antiques shops, and Tigre’s charming neighborhoods.