Exterior View - Casa Rosada,Buenos Aires, Argentina

Casa Rosada

The “pink house,” as the presidential mansion is known, is a popular site for visitors eager to see the balcony from which Evita spoke - or sung, in the case of the musical.

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centro cultural kirchner buenos aires eva peron room

Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK)

The former Post Office headquarters of Argentina is now a cultural center that hosts rotating exhibitions andconcert series
Exterior View - Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

Over two hundred works of art from the wealthy Fortabat family’s private collection are exhibited in 6,800 square-meters of space on six floors encased under an enormous glass dome. The works are split into two distinct groups with an emphasis on a chronological narrative in Argentine art and a broader thematic collection from artists around the globe. Located in hip Puerto Madero, the building was designed and built by New York architect Rafael Viñoly reflecting the young, modern community who inhabit this part of the city. There is a shop, café and guided tours (in English and in Spanish) daily.

Interior View - El Zanjón de Granados,Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Zanjón de Granados

This network of tunnels that dates back to 1730 winds under the streets of San Telmo. Used as everything from sewers to (legendarily) fugitive hideouts, the tunnels have been restored and are now a great way to literally walk through the city’s history. The tour includes access to a historic San Telmo home, which shows how early porteños lived.

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Merchandise at Feria de San Pedro Telmo (Sunday Market) , Buenos Aires, Argentina

Feria de San Pedro Telmo (Sunday Market)

If you have the good fortune of being in Buenos Aires on a Sunday afternoon, head to the San Telmo neighborhood. One of the oldest areas in Buenos Aires, it comes alive with antique and artisanal vendors, street performers, hawkers, tango performances in the park and stalls selling vintage memorabilia. Walk down Calle Defensa, which becomes a pedestrian street for this weekly fair, but make sure to explore the side streets. It's here where you may discover stores selling only vintage road signs or a shoe store carrying hand-made leather tango shoes.

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View from Terrace - Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Courtesy of Gabriel Baggio

Fundación Proa

This contemporary art center set on the riverfront in La Boca features both Argentine and international artists. Exhibitions include work across multiple mediums, from paintings and sculpture to video and design. Be sure to stop by the rooftop café for the view.

Aerial View - Indagare Tours: Estancia Day-trip,Buenos Aires, Argentina - Courtesy of Ira R. Gerich

Indagare Tours: Estancia Day-trip

Buenos Aires may be Argentina's indisputable center of gravity, but the fertile plains known as pampas that make up much of the country's vast interior have played just as pivotal a role in its history. Once the domain of hardy gauchos and fearsome caudillos, they are now home to cattle ranches and splendid country estates. Visit the charming village of San Antonio de Areco, capital of gaucho lore. Then head to a nearby estancia to spend the afternoon indulging in pastoral pleasures, starting with a lavish parrilla lunch. Before heading back to the city, catch a polo scrimmage or saddle up for a private lesson. While certain estancias are ideal for children, others cater primarily to adults; contact Indagare's bookings team to learn more about planning a día de campo.

dark room where tango dancers are on stage

Indagare Tours: Evening of Tango

Some devotees might say that tango, known for its intensity and sensuality, is among the loveliest expressions of Argentine national nostalgia. Indagare can arrange an evening of tango beginning with lessons at a private salon. After learning the basic steps with a bilingual instructor, put your skills to the test with local aficionados at an authentic milonga (as late-night tango halls are known) or head to the best tango show in town and enjoy performances by some of the most talented dancers in the country. Contact Indagare to book.

Aerial View - Indagare Tours: Introductory City Tour,Buenos Aires, Argentina - Courtesy of David Berkowitz

Indagare Tours: Introductory City Tour

Buenos Aires is a sprawling (and sometimes overwhelming) mosaic; a guided overview will allow you to get your bearings with respect to its distinctive barrios and also check some essential sights off your list. You'll want to linger in the Recoleta Cemetery, the lovely labyrinth home to the tomb of "Evita" Perón, and see the Plaza de Mayo, where all manner of protestors, from peronistas to piqueteros – and most notably the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo – have congregated ever since the May Revolution of 1810. Cobblestoned San Telmo, known for its Sunday flea market and impromptu tango performances, is also a first-time must. Tours are easily customized, and members can contact Indagare's bookings team for a introduction to one of our favorite guides.

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Apparels at Doma, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Courtesy of Doma

Indagare Tours: Shopping

With its old-guard haberdasheries and new-wave boutiques, Buenos Aires is fertile ground for shopaholics of every stripe. Indagare's expert shopping guide will help you navigate the retail-rife neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo, where, depending on your wish list, you'll scout out one-of-a-kind leather jackets, custom riding boots, tango-ready stilettos and hand-woven textiles from Argentina's indigenous northwest. Contact our bookings team for an introduction.

Exterior View-MALBA ,Buenos Aires, Argentina


This wonderful art museum celebrates the diversity of Latin American art and is largely the labor of one man’s passion for art. (MALBA stands for Museo del Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.) Eduardo F. Costantini spearheaded the creation of this institution, which is dedicated to showcasing the best of Latin American art. He donated many of the pieces of art from his own collection along with funds to support education and exhibition programs. Among the works in the permanent collection are paintings by Fernando Botero, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Wifredo Lam. Three young Argentine architects were selected to design the building that houses the museum, and it has become a beloved gathering place for the city’s students and art lovers.

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Museo Evita

Inside a grand Palermo mansion, the Museo Evita details the life of Argentina’s former first lady, albeit through a rose-colored filter.
Interior View - Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

The legacy of two influential, 18th-century Argentine families, the Museum of Decorative Arts is housed in what was once the Errazuriz-Alvear family residence. Throughout their travels, the families acquired a valuable collection of both European and Oriental works of art. The extensive collection includes arms, miniatures, sculpture, porcelain, tapestries, furniture and art. The interiors pay homage to a variety of classic European designs: Tudor, Neo-Classical, Baroque, Rococo and the Hercules Room of the Versailles Palace.

Interior View - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spanish Basque Region, Spain

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

This national museum of fine art houses Argentina’s largest collection of 19th- and 20th-century Argentine art by some of the past century’s biggest names (Xul Solar, Eduardo Sivori, et al.) and, on the first floor, works by Rodin, Rousseau, Goya and El Greco.

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Horse Riding at Polo ,Buenos Aires, Argentina-Courtesy of La Dolfina


Polo matches are generally played in the late afternoon at 4:30 pm so that it’s not too hot for the horses, players or spectators. It’s a fast, fun game to watch (remember that the higher the handicap, the better the player). There are only a handful of 10-goal players in the world. What makes the Argentine Polo Open, which is played in November, so special is that it’s a club-level tournament with professional-quality players; the total handicap of the team’s four players must be between 28 and 40, so some teams will have four 10-goal players. La Dolfina, the team led by Adolfo Cambiaso, is the league’s most successful team (Cambiaso’s La Dolfina apparel brand is sort of the Ralph Lauren sportswear of Argentina). The high-handicap season runs from October to early December. It’s best to have your concierge check and confirm the local schedule. For Indagare members interested in special access, including a polo lesson, contact the bookings team.

TIP: The dress code for polo is smart casual. Some people dress like they are at Ascot, but most people sport a sophisticated country look. White jeans and chic lightweight jackets are an elegant uniform. It can be little chilly as the sun sets, so bring a sweater or scarf. There is only outdoor seating, but there are lots of little kiosks where one can shop during the games.

recoleta cemetery on gray day

Recoleta Cemetery

A testament to the wealth and pride of the families that built Buenos Aires into the grand capital that it is, Recoleta Cemetery resembles a small city of ornate burial temples. It also offers a fascinating mix of history and architecture, containing the graves of nearly ever major Argentine historical figure. Wander the various lanes, and you will see some structures that are still well tended and others that look decrepit and haunted. Eva Perón’s always draws the biggest number of visitors. After a tour of the Recoleta Cemetery, you may want to join the many porteños who gather at the cafés that face that entrance to the cemetery. There are three main ones: Billingsly’s, Munich and Lola.

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Play Ground at Soccer ,Buenos Aires, Argentina-Courtesy of Jon Pope


Soccer - or futbol, as it’s known in Latin America - has practically replaced Catholicism as the national religion. Argentina’s players are considered amongst the best in the world, and Buenos Aires' two major teams, River and Boca Juniors, have a rivalry that makes the Red Sox and Yankees look like best friends. Seeing a game is a highlight for any sports fan, and Indagare’s bookings team can connect members with a local guide that will explain the customs, teach the traditional cheers and give background on the players, the teams and the intense competition.

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Performance at Tango ,Buenos Aires, Argentina-Courtesy of the Faena Hotel


Buenos Aires is famous for its tango. There are excellent shows (the one at the Faena Hotel being among the best), but these are splashy, Broadway-style dinner theater shows, and tickets are pricey. For a more authentic look at the forbidden dance, try the milongas, small bars where porteños - both the professional dancers and amateurs - go to dance into the wee hours of the morning. Some also offer classes for those interested in learning. There are multiple milongas every night of the week, ranging from the more touristy like Confitería Ideal to the outdoor La Glorieta and La Milonga del Indio to the famous Bar El Chino. Ask your hotel concierge for a nightly guide of what’s happening where.

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inside grand opera house theater

Teatro Colón

One of the world’s great opera houses, this historic theater opened in 1904 and remains a symbol of the city’s love of high culture. Throughout the season, you can see ballets, operas, recitals and concerts in the domed auditorium. The hour-long guided tour is highly recommended and includes the Golden Hall and the costume department, where you can glimpse more than 20,000 pairs of shoes as well as wigs and costumes that have been worn by Plácido Domingo.

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