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Reviews of Argentina’s museums, festivals, events and other elements of the country’s vast and varied tapestry of culture.

Fiesta de la Tradición- San Antonio de Areco’s Country Show

Fiesta de la Tradición- San Antonio de Areco’s Country Show

  Each province, parish and town in Argentina holds a country show each year and one of the most important of these is the Fiesta de la Tradicion held each October in San Antonio de Areco- a small, handsome town 60 km from the city of Buenos Aires.   The main activity of the Argentine country show […]

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The Argentine Polo Open

The Argentine Polo Open

Professional Polo is a curious sport: each team is made up of four players and generally one player is the patron of the team. The patron pays for everything: all the horses, all the transport, along with any other costs and he pays the wages of the other three teammates. It is fair to say […]

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The Glaciarium

In today’s at-the-click-of-a-button world, museums have a tough time. You’d imagine a museum about ice would be an up hill struggle. However, the Glaciarium (Museum of Patagonian Ice) is surprisingly fascinating. Its location is a good start: 15 mins outside of the small Patagonian town El Calafate on the road to the world famous Glaciers national […]

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MAAM: Museum of high altitude archeology

The Incas were partial to sacrificing people on the top of very high or pyramid shaped mountains. Llullaillaco Volcano is the second highest mountain in the Americas so Dr. Johann Reinhard, who led the expedition to its summit, had a pretty good hunch that there was something up there. The expedition and subsequent discovery of […]

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La Vendimia

The Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia is one of Argentina’s most important and largest festivals. It originally marks the end of the grape harvest and it is a month long crescendo of colour and festivities. It starts with the Archbishop of Mendoza quietly sprinkling holy water on the year’s first grapes. It then slowly builds […]

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