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For the original peoples, rock art was a tool for communication, a way to transfer ideas, experiences and convictions, a way to reaffirm their own and to participate in other groups of that message put in the immensity of the landscape with the intention aware, that they will last in physical space and time.

In turn, it was a way of intervening territorially, especially when we understand the nomadic condition of its producers, making reference to its inter-related actions related to space: in territorial exploration, in the search for material resources and in ritualization in The geographical spaces.

Therefore, the human figure in rock art cannot be interpreted as an illustrative representation, it is much more than that. The worldview of the South American native peoples includes animated beings and inanimate elements, all of them forming part of an integrated whole that carries the character of sacred.

The human being was understood within that whole.

The representation of human figures in the rock art of the Cuyo region.


The human being was understood within that whole. That sacredness was rooted in the naturalistic and mystical thinking of the people that also hierarchized and deeply respected the characters of power within the community.

This hierarchy is evident in all rock art. Thus, certain human figures have the schematic simplicity and smaller sizes compared to those that show the attributes of power, differing both in the set.
Read also: The lonely Pucará de Hualco, a city of stone, more than a thousand years old.
But whatever its appearance, the human figure, in rock art, is always based on an idea conceived by the naturalistic thinking of the original peoples who considered those of their kind a part in nature and not the axis of the system; which is the most widespread conception in our western and contemporary thinking.

Cuyana region.


In Mendoza, they are chronologically attributed to the period between 400 and 600 years and are culturally associated with the Ovalle style of the Valley of Enchantment in Chile and the culture of El Molle (300 BC-700 AD). This, at later times, would be associated with the Aguada income and would result from an incorporation given by farming groups in the area, which allows us to propose a temporary projection until 900.


The rock manifestations have received different interpretations, predominantly those that emphasize the role associated with shamanic practices. In Mendoza, within the anthropic manifestations, those that refer to heads and mascariforms stand out, which by stylistic association allowed them to be linked culturally and chronologically, but that at the interpretative level led to postulate the representation of experiential experiences of ceremonies where the human head stood out as the center of power and possessor of special forces.

These images would be enhanced as a result of experiences derived from the use of hallucinogenic substances, which, by altering the senses, would favor images in a trance state.
Human figure: hierarchical attributes.

Representation of the human figure.


The human figure is more frequent in the north of the region. In almost all cases they are recorded although we also see it painted, as in the peach eaves in San Rafael.

The representation of some parts of the body is very frequent. In Malargüe the body appears but without head or heads without the body and also the imprint of the human foot.

Other figures move away from a realism and become a different scheme in which the human figure is transformed into a symbolic element, for example the drawing of the head with upper and lower limbs - without the torso - with appendages that start from the same in radial form or with ornamentations in the superior part, as it is the case of the paintings of Los Morrillos and in the Colorados of San Juan and Tundunqueral, in the north of Mendoza.

With variants, the head alone is presented with cephalic attributes or the head with ornamentations and the lower limbs (Tundunqueral, Mendoza and Los Colorados, San Juan). These designs were linked to the tiaras or mascariform heads of the Northern Chilean Boy.

Frequently the characters in rock art are accompanied by birds, felines, snakes and other animals that occupy primary places in the graphic set makes us think that they played an important role in their lives and were part of their rituals. The characters are also seen carrying camelids on a rope, or their stumps or pregnant females, which shows their status as hunter gatherers and the preponderance of these animals in obtaining resources.

The rock, in many cases, is part of the composition and the landscape participates as the setting for the unifying mother earth of "everything." This can be seen in some creations in which engraving and support make up the design, as is the case of the mascariform figure of Painted Stones in San Juan in which the oval shape of rock constitutes the contour of the mascariform.

The Salto Encantado is one of the main natural attractions of the municipality of Aristóbulo del Valle, Cainguas Department, it is part of several jumps included in the Saltos y Cascadas Region.

The Salto Encantado, located about five kilometers from Villa Salto Encantado, between the cities of Aristóbulo del Valle and Dos de Mayo, on National Route 14.

Salto Encantado is part of one of the most interesting alternatives to visit, located in the center of the Province of Misiones, within a Provincial Park of 706 hectares crossed by the Cuñà Pirú Stream.

Hiking trails and baths in a natural pool upstream of the Caña Pirú stream, are among the main activities in the jump.

The Salto Encantado is part of one of the most interesting alternatives to visit in the province of Misiones.

The Enchanted Jump is one of the most impressive falls in the province of Misiones.


The Park's new infrastructure, partially enabled, has been built by revaluing the landscape, using renewable materials and environmentally friendly technologies.

The jump is located within the Provincial Park Salto Encantado, within the department of Caiguás, 126 km from the city of Posadas and 240 from the Iguazu Falls.

Fauna and Flora.


The Provincial Park has an area of ​​706 ha. and it is covered by native forests of great diversity of flora and fauna.

The Caña Pirú stream forms the jump, falling from a height of approximately 60 meters. Walk the park from side to side in the middle of rock formations and walls, creating a landscape of unique beauty. The steam emanated from the waterfall and the cliffs create an environment conducive to the presence of the swift necklace, a bird similar to the swallow and of rare distribution.

The jump has a height of 60 meters and can be seen from its upper circuit and for the more adventurous from its lower base down steep stairs, in the middle of the rock formations and walls. It is common to see birds of different species in the environment, highlighting the benzene.

The park has an interpretation trail that leads to other very attractive minor jumps such as La Olla, Picaflor and Escondido Falls. In this crossing you can see trees that belong to the different native species of the Paraná jungle, such as the black parrot, white parrot, guatambú, cedar, cañafistola among others.

In the middle of an intense green space, covered with jungle, is the great waterfall, the main attraction of the Park, first seen in June 1936.

Tourism.


The Park is prepared to receive tourists with necessary infrastructure for a stay of more than one day, natural pool on the same Cuñá Pirú Stream, restaurant, ample camping space, quinchos, grills, toilets, etc.

The Park is controlled by the park rangers under the Ministry of Ecology, the entrance fee is in charge of the Municipality of Aristóbulo del Valle and the Subsecretariat of Strategic Management takes care of the organization for the attention to visitors.

A group of informants is responsible for indicating to tourists the places to go, the various places enabled and the catarteristics and attractions of the Park. Everyone is recommended to take care of the Park, wear comfortable shoes, provide water, special care for children on the trails and viewpoints, do not disturb animals, etc.

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Salto Encantado by Rulo Bregagnolo

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Throughout the year the Tourism Entity of Buenos Aires offers free guided tours.

Each month a different theme is presented that follows the attractions of the city, such as tango, theaters, architecture, art and history among others.
El Federal is the oldest operating bar and restaurant in the City of Buenos Aires.


How to tour Buenos Aires through free guided tours offered by the Tourism Entity.


Visits are made on foot and suspended by rain.

Retreat, a corner for art.

The Isaac Fernández Blanco Museum of Hispano-American Art houses a cradle of choice based on artistic and decorative objects from South America from the period of colonial rule to the independent era.

Large palaces and residences that coexist with art galleries and private collections, visiting the Museum of Hispanic Art "Isaac Fernández Blanco".

The Isaac Fernández Blanco Hispanic American Museum is located in the City of Buenos Aires, based in the former Noel Palace (Suipacha 1422) in the Retiro neighborhood. Its collection is based on artistic and decorative objects from South America from the period of colonial domination to the independent era.

Read also: Buenos Aires, the eternal city of Jorge Luis Borges.

The museum began its activity during the 1910s, in the mansion where Isaac Fernández Blanco lived with his family. It was the first private museum in Argentina, with a heritage formed by the private collection that Fernández Blanco had formed for several decades.

The heritage began to expand with donations from several families of the Buenos Aires aristocracy who wanted to place their family objects of great value in a prestigious place.

When the Plaza Lavalle shelled in tangos.

Plaza Lavalle is a green space three blocks from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the San Nicolás neighborhood, surrounded by Libertad, Lavalle, Talcahuano and Córdoba avenues.


Corners where the tango lived its time of glory, the memory of musicians, poets and singers.
Lavalle Square is a green space three blocks from the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is located in the San Nicolás neighborhood, surrounded by Libertad, Lavalle, Talcahuano and Córdoba Avenue.
In the vicinity of the Lavalle Square are some of the historical, institutional and cultural sites of the City.

Part of this square was located in the so-called hollow of Zamudio, a vacant lot where in the 18th century there was a lagoon. One of the streams that used to cross the city, the Third of the Middle, ran along Liberty Street and turned east on Viamonte; To cross it, a bridge known as Bridge of Sighs had been built.

By 1822 an artillery park was installed, which owned a weapons factory and a powder depot, taking the name of Plaza del Parque.

Design, sculptures and museums.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires is a private establishment promoted by the contemporary art collector Aldo Rubino with the objective of acquiring, conserving, investigating, documenting, communicating and exhibiting national and international contemporary art.


A residential area, that mixes french style architecture and Contemporary Art.

Novel lives.


The Museo de la Mujer Argentina was declared of cultural interest and within its purposes it seeks to be an archive and keep the cultural history of women, through the promotion and production of art.

A theater street; a corner of the film, visiting the Women's Museum whose objective is to participate, constitute and carry out:
  • Historical study and research actions that collaborate with the search for specific museological material;
  • exhibitions and displays, archives and libraries, courses, seminars, conferences, colloquiums, and other operational forms;
  • edit brochures and all kinds of publications;
  • sample exchanges and research with other similar institutions in the country or abroad;
  • organize, direct and manage instances of study and creation, and improvement of artistic and cultural disciplines.

Of skies, stars and secrets.

The Galileo Galilei Planetarium was built with the aim of promulgating the dissemination of astronomical science through educational shows for the general public and students.

Discovering art in the dimension of space. Visiting the Planetarium Museum of the City of Buenos Aires "Galileo Galilei".

The Galileo Galilei Planetarium is located at the intersection of Avenida General Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, within the Tres de Febrero Park, in the Palermo neighborhood, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Its dome is 20 m in diameter. On it, 8900 fixed stars, constellations and nebulas can reproduce.
Its first function was carried out in June 1967 and in 2011 it underwent a series of major reforms.
Functions for the blind and the deaf.

The functions for the blind began in June 2001 and are unpublished in Latin America. It is estimated that until 2011, more than 2,500 blind people have enjoyed this experience. With the collaboration of the Argentine Library for the Blind (BAC), tactile celestial maps, relief graphics, a recorded story, music and sound effects are combined.

A large section of the Performance Hall has a magnetic ring to amplify the sound and facilitates the hearing (through the use of hearing aids) of the hearing impaired.

Both types of functions are free and free.

Corner bars, bohemian and evocations.

El Federal is the oldest operating bar and restaurant in the City of Buenos Aires.

A tour of the historic corners of San Telmo, with its past of tango and payadores and its current history preserved.

Located in a traditional corner of San Telmo, this bar that opened its doors in 1864 is worthy of being among the “Notable Bars” since, as if it were a time warp, when visiting it one automatically feels at that time. What hits the most when entering is the bar, crowned by a wooden arch with vitraux details and an inactive clock in the middle.

It retains the original tiles in its floors, and is adorned with elements that emphasize, like few, the true Buenos Aires spirit: the fillets, the old tables, the wooden shelf with its collection of bottles, the cash register of yesteryear, and many others signs that transport us to the past.

Not only the place is traditional; The menu matches the modality perfectly: a Fernet, a Gancia or a craft beer; a sandwich, a tenderloin or a snack, these things well "from here", can be enjoyed at reasonable prices while resting or leafing through a book in the small library.
Argentina has proven to be, through the paleontological findings of Argentine dinosaurs, the promised land of scientists, paleontologists and lovers of the great saurians who once, more than 65 million years ago, absolutely dominated the planet for a period of time of more than 160 million years.

Argentina was in prehistory, a site heavily populated by dinosaurs. At present, the discovery of fossil remains has aroused the attention of paleontologists from around the world, as well as tourists from the country and abroad.

Parallel to the changes in living species, there were also great geographical and climatic changes.

There was, at that time, a unique continent on the planet, known as Pangea.

The Andes Mountains had not yet formed, allowing the sea to reach the current province of Neuquén.

Argentina was in prehistory, a site heavily populated by dinosaurs.



Prehistoric Argentina, land of dinosaurs.


Later, the waters receded leaving large lakes and lush vegetation in their path, constituting an ideal habitat for the development of dinosaur life.

Over the course of the Jurassic period, the giants lived peacefully feeding on coniferous forests and large trees such as araucarias. With the formation of the Cordillera de los Andes, in the tertiary, there was a second invasion of the waters coming from the Atlantic Ocean.

Read also: Cueva de las Manos, a Cultural Heritage Unesco in Santa Cruz province.

This was particularly important for the paleontologists' current work, since the sedimentation processes, after these two seawater invasions, contributed to fostering fossil remains. It is believed that sedimentation processes would be the key to the conservation of fossil remains.

100 million years ago, the Patagonian territory consisted of meadows populated by forests cut by rivers and streams. 



The Andes Mountains did not exist, although there were active volcanoes. The Pacific Ocean reached this territory.

With this soil and geographical features, the climate that presented itself was tropical or humid subtropical.

With the formation of the Cordillera de los Andes, in the tertiary, there was a second invasion of the waters coming from the Atlantic Ocean.


Among the Cretaceous vegetation, there were species of araucarias, ginkos and other primitive oddities.

There were ferns under the trees, cicas and the first flowering plants made their appearance. In that period lived the largest carnivore found so far, the Giganotosaurus Carolini, whose dimensions were about 14 meters in length.


In the same environment, he lived with smaller carnivores and herbivores, highlighting the Andesaurus Delgadoi.

The aquatic turtles, predecessors of the current ones, and primitive small mammals, as well as flying reptiles, an example of this was the pterosaur, and insects like dragonflies, although larger than those existing today alongside invertebrates, they were part of the prevailing ecosystem .

About 30 sites with fossil remains were found in the Neuquén province.



Some 40 species of dinosaurs distributed in the provinces of Salta, San Juan have been identified, especially in the Valley of the Moon (Ischigualasto), San Luis, Mendoza, La Rioja, Chubut, Neuquén, Río Negro, Santa Cruz and even in the antartida.

Read also: Argentavis is the largest flying bird ever discovered.

This would represent approximately 10% of the total species found around the world, so far. Which, gives us the pattern of paleontological relevance worldwide accredited by Argentina, in terms of prehistoric findings and as a cradle and primitive dinosaur ecosystem.

Throughout Patagonia, there are numerous frolil, "stone bones"; denomination that the indigenous people of the Mapuches gave to the fossil remains.

In the province of Neuquén, for example, some 30 sites with fossil remains were found over the past three decades.

The gastronomy of Argentina combines influences of Creole food (due to the Spanish colonizers), the native one ―with its crucial contribution of corn, potato, sweet potato, cassava, tomato, mate―, sub-Saharan African (like the consumption of achuras and tripe) as a consequence of the people taken as slaves from Africa to the territory that is currently Argentina—, the Spanish and the Italian (as a consequence of the massive immigration of that origin to Argentina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries).

Argentine cuisine is characterized by the prevalent use of meat and wheat flour.

Typical dishes and foods of Argentine gastronomy.


A determining factor for its gastronomy is that Argentina turns out to be one of the largest agricultural producers on the planet, with a wide range of foods of all kinds at relatively low prices.6 It is a large producer of wheat, beans, corn or corn, meat (especially beef), milk and, since the 1970s, also a large soybean producer, although this legume has not achieved popular acceptance.

Chili pepper from Chicha (Ajies con Chicha).

Chicha is a drink widely consumed in South America and Central America. In general, it is a drink made by hand, with a mild to medium alcohol content. By extension, the term chicha is also used in some countries of Latin America to refer to non-alcoholic beverages, such as chicha criolla in Venezuela or chicha morada in Peru, and other fruit juices.

Northwest.

Food that is prepared with broth, belly, chili and potato.

Wheat locro (Locro de trigo).


The wheat locro is a variety of the classic Argentine locro. This traditional dish of the gastronomy of the southernmost country has become one of the richest and most anticipated of the national dates.

Central and Northwest.

It is prepared with wheat trodden and without cuticle, boiled with water and salt, to which onion, squash, pieces of goat meat are added and it is finished seasoning with saffron, fat refried and chili pepper.

Locro is an essential traditional cooking recipe for national holidays as well as any Sunday in winter since, due to its ingredients, they make it an ideal dish to go through cold days.

This cooking recipe is ideal for those who are not very fond of white corn. Its main ingredients are corn, meat and beans.

Caramel cookie (Alfajores).


In Latin America, the alfajor is a sweet dessert, which shares its origin with its Andalusian namesake, a traditional delicacy of the Al-Andalus gastronomy, although it bears more similarities with the alajú, in terms of its configuration.

In Argentina, Bolivia, Cile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and other countries of South America, the best of the composto da due biscotti uniti gives a ripieno dolce (only sweet milk) and usually bagnati nel cioccolato, glassa or zucchero in polvere. Esistono anche alfajor di frutta, mousse di cioccolato e differenti ripieni.

Alfeñiques.


Pampean area.

They are not only eaten in Argentina, but also in Peru, Colombia and Mexico, where there are two types: those made with water and those produced with egg white.


Dessert formed by spheres of a thick syrup with lemon juice or anise or mint.

The newspaper La Gaceta de Tucumán, the epicenter of the sugar industry, tells that the alfeñiques “are made with cane honey, sugar and glucose.

They are cooked in a pan until they form a paste or a dough. When it is just the right point, and it has a dark color, it is cooled a little and begins to stretch it and knead it continuously until it acquires the lightest color, typical of this special candy.

Once the dough is ready, it is separated into strips and the classic knots of the shank are made ”.

White carob beer (Aloja). 


The pods are ground and fermented with water in a knockout (leather lagarcillo) or bilqui (large jar cut in half).

The most common form of lodging is an alcoholic beverage prepared by the "carob" or "carob" (Prosopis alba or Prosopis nigra).

To shorten the operation, a little concho or stool is usually used as a yeast.

A few hours later, it is a fresh and pleasant drink, after which it acquires a strong and nauseating taste and a smell of very pronounced horse urine; then you add more ground carob with water and salt and it is called lodge spicy sweet.

Also prepared is molle, barley and corn.

Corn house (Mazamorra).


The stepped corn is boiled with pieces of orange peel, clove, etc. taking care not to rock (unlike the mazamorra, for example).

Mazamorra is a popular corn-based food, which is prepared in many Hispanic countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, etc.).
The water is removed since it starts to boil and adding more hot water at the same time. When the corn is white, it is taken out as whole and it is mixed with the water deposited in the jars where it remains three or four days, until it ferments.

After the last water, the corn is washed with cold water, to separate the whole corn from the broken grains, straws, etc .; finally that whole corn is put in the water separated in the jars and contributes to the fermentation. It is usually taken with sugar or cane honey, with or without the grain, to taste.

Ancacho.


Ancacho is a traditional dish that has ingredients that are easily available and we can prepare it in our kitchen. In Folk Race! We bring you this traditional recipe so you can try something well of ours.


Argentine Northeast (Salta).

It is prepared with cornmeal kneaded with lamb blood, to which fat is added as for common tortillas and then cooked on the grill or boiled.

With these aboriginal and creole roots, the typical dishes of the North of Argentina offer a peculiar mixture of flavors and aromas, loaded with a lot of history and culture. One of these traditional dishes is ancacho.

This dish, traditionally prepared with cornmeal and lamb's blood, is typical of the province of Catamarca and is one of those recipes that has been handed down from generation to generation since colonial times.

Popcorn (Palomitas de maiz).

Popcorn is an appetizer (sweet or salty) made from some special varieties of corn, for example pisingallo corn.

Central area of the country (Cuyo).

In a saucepan with hot oil, place the corn, removing it as it opens. It is served sprinkled with sugar.

In Mexico, they were prepared at the moment, putting corn in very hot clay pots, or putting grains on burning ash. In the Yucatan peninsula, the Mayans also used popcorn for ritual and gastronomic purposes.

Christopher Columbus noted that the natives made hats and bodices with popcorn, which they sold to sailors.4

Around the year 1612, French explorers documented that the indigenous Iroquois exploited corn in clay pots, using burning sand. They also reported that during an Iroquois dinner, beer and soup made from popcorn were consumed.


In Chile, in the 18th century, the indigenous people also produced popcorn with the sand technique in order to grind it and, later, produce a flour that was consumed as a fresh or hot drink.


Grilled corn on the cob.


I have the feeling that in our country it seems that corn is only consumed in salads, at least in general - and with exceptions, of course

Corn grains are a very nutritious food that deserves to be claimed from time to time in our kitchen.

Center and northwest.

. But recently I began to remember the grilled cob stalls that are still served at fairs in many towns, including also in Switzerland, and I decided to prepare grilled ears of corn at home.

The truth is that corn grains are a very nutritious food that deserves to be claimed from time to time in our kitchen, much better cooked at home. This time I have simply served it with good coarse salt and a touch of peppers to enhance the flavor, and the truth is that it may surprise those who are used to the sweetness of preserves a bit.

Anchi.

Anchi is a very popular dish in the Northwest region of our country, especially in the province of Salta.


Northwest (Salta).

Food made with yellow semolina, water, sugar and lemon. Cane honey is usually added.

Ice cream? Chocolate? Cakes? Let's break the routine and try new things. A great alternative for dessert is Anchi, a traditional Argentine recipe that few know and that can revolutionize the table.

It is simple, inexpensive and something very important, very nutritious and the good thing is that everyone can do it to their liking. This dessert is based on corn grits, sugar, lemon and a touch that you give it, such as cinnamon.

Buenos Aires is a city that breathes literature. It is a constant part of the lives of many porteños, who sneak around the streets with books to read in cafes, by the river or in parks.

One only needs to know where to look to find literary cafes, poetry slams and bookstores full of rich history all over town.

Many of Latin America’s’ greatest authors lived, at one point or another, in Buenos Aires.

Perhaps the best known Argentine author internationally, Jorge Luis Borges, happened to have been a true lover of Buenos Aires, and saw the city through a very special lens, one we will try to look through today.

Buenos Aires is a city that breathes literature.

Buenos Aires, the eternal city of Jorge Luis Borges, is a city that breathes literature. 

Borges was born the 24th August 1899 in Buenos Aires.

He grew up in a middle class family of no considerable wealth, not rich enough to live in the downtown area of Buenos Aires yet not poor.

He grew up in Palermo, at that time considered a poorer neighbourhood, not the lively, trendy one it is today.

There he lived until 1914, the year in which his family emigrated to Switzerland.
The Jorge Luis Borges International Foundation and Borges Museum. (Dr. Tomás Manuel de Anchorena 1660, C1425, Buenos Aires)

I suggest following Borges’ footsteps through Buenos Aires and finding some interesting places along the way.

This mini tour of Borges’ life in Buenos Aires will not start, however in Palermo but rather in Recoleta, another neighbourhood close to the author’s life.

We will then walk a little through Retiro, see some of his homes, and then return to where it all began, Palermo, where we’ll have a drink and toast to Borges’ legacy!

As a Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon or Kafka in Prague, Jorge Luis Borges will offer a museum that recurs in the place where he was born.

Without further ado, let’s start!


Founded by his widow, Maria Kodama, the foundation came into existence on the 24th of August 1988.

What once was Borges’ family home, between the years 1938 and 1943, today is a museum dedicated to the author’s life and work. Here he wrote “Las ruinas circulares”, one of his better known short fiction pieces.

Av. Pueyrredón 2190, Buenos Aires.


On our way to the Recoleta Cemetery (very much worth a visit in it’s own right), we will walk past one of Borges’ many homes in the city.

On the fifth floor at 2190 Pueyrredón Avenue we can stop and appreciate, not only one of the most beautiful parts of Buenos Aires, but also where he lived from 1929 until 1939. A small footnote on our Borgesian journey.

The Recoleta Cemetery (Junín 1760, C1113).


Arguably the most beautiful cemetery in the country, and for sure one of the most stunning in Latin America, the Recoleta Cemetery is home to many of the most illustrious argentine families.

A history lesson hiding within, this place is very much worth a visit, especially for photography aficionados.

The cemetery hosts Borges’ family mausoleum, where his mother is buried. He himself lies in Geneva, having died there, continuing a somewhat sad tradition of national writers finding their final resting place abroad.

La Biela (Av. Presidente Manuel Quintana 596, C1129ABO)


La Biela’s history is rather remarkable, which is of course why it’s visited by porteños and foreigners alike.

After a morning of heavy walking around Recoleta we will all be tired, so what better place to stop and have a coffee than La Biela, one of the most iconic (and yes, touristy) cafes in the city.

La Biela’s history is rather remarkable, which is of course why it’s visited by porteños and foreigners alike. Once a popular destination for the likes of Fangio and Borges, inside we will find a cacophony of portraits, photographs and statues, all celebrating their famous customers.

Yes, it is ok to go ahead and take a photo with Adolfo Bioy Casares and Borges, we have all done it, no one is judging.

Av. Quintana 222 and 263


On our way to our next stop we can walk through Quintana avenue and tick two of Borges’ other homes off our list.

It is at 222 that Borges lived shortly after returning from Europe and at 263 where he resided from 1943 until 1946.

Plaza San Martín (Maipú 1210, C1006).


Yet another place worth seeing on it’s own merit, Plaza San Martin, named after the General José de San Martin, was witness to most of Borges adult life.

Walk around or sit on a bench and enjoy a good book, do it Borges style!

His final home in Buenos Aires.


Borges spent his latter years on the 6th floor, apartment B, at 994 Maipu avenue. He moved here in 1944 and lived there with his mother until she died aged 99, in 1975.

Here, most poetically perhaps, is where he eventually lost his sight, from a condition inherited from his father.

Back to Palermo.


As mentioned above, Palermo is where it all started, so it is where we shall end our small tour. On the originally named “Jorge Luis Borges” street we can find another two homes.

The first one is at 2135, where he spent his childhood, and the second one is at 2147, where his grandmother used to live.

If we are too tired to walk, the 152 bus should take us back to Palermo, just ask for the Av. Santa Fe 3901 stop.

Borges 1975 (Jorge Luis Borges 1975, C1414DGG, CABA).


For the end, a personal recommendation. On the same street at 1975, you will find a bookshop called Borges 1975.

Regardless of whether during the day or at night, this is a nice place to visit: unpretentious and simple yet deeply porteño, this bookshop comes to life at night.

Enjoy a pizza or a glass of wine with a new book or, if you’re lucky, take advantage of their live jazz shows and art exhibitions and relax after a very Borgesian day!
 
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