WHAT TO SEE & DO
Buenos Aires: a football (soccer) game at La Bombonera
Argentinan football fans are among the most passionate in the world. Each year the ‘Superclásico’, an annual match between Buenos Aires Rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate, draws thousands of diehard fans. In fact, The Observer has rated the event one of the ‘top sporting events to see before you die’
There’s plenty of theatre to see in Buenos Aires, whether you’re craving commercial, opera or independent work. On a trip to Buenos Aires a few years ago, Carmen caught a production of Agosto: Condado Osage at Teatro Lola Membrives that she still raves about. You might recognize the title: it’s a Spanish-language translation of the recent Broadway hit. TDF offers a guide to Buenos Aires theatre here: http://wp.tdf.org/index.php/2010/08/buenos-aires/
Note: the video below is from the Centro Dramatico Nacional in Madrid, but posted so that you can hear some of the Spanish translation.
WHAT TO EAT
The Italian influence on Argentinian culture is clear in its cuisine. If you’re in Buenos Aires, Carmen recommends trying pasta, pizza and sampling some dessert.
Interested in learning more about Argentina’s cafe culture? Check out this great piece about the key role of coffee in Argentinan culture.