Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia
On sunny weekend afternoons, this upscale craft market teems with artisans selling exquisite bronze jewelry, brightly colored cotton...
Palais de Glace
Housed in an unusual circular building that was once an ice-skating rink and a tango hall (happily not necessarily at once, though!),...
Centro Cultural Recoleta
Part of the original Franciscan convent and alongside its namesake church and cemetery, this renovated cultural center houses a variety...
A Recoleta institution, this classic landmark has been serving the porteño elite since the 1950s – when race-car champions used to...
The grand tearoom at the Alvear Palace Hotel is fit for a special occasion. At breakfast and lunchtime, chefs in tall white hats attend...
Lonely Planet review
Following in the grand tradition of Londoners and society ladies, porteñas have taken to the ritual of afternoon tea. Which isn’t to say that mate is on its way out, mind you – taking a break for chamomile and crumpets is just another excuse for these highly social souls to get together and discuss whether or not the president has had plastic surgery. If you’re short on time, pick up the trendiest tea leaves in town at the charming Tealosophy .