Snack on coffee and medialuna
In Buenos Aires, you should drink a cup of freshly roasted coffee with a crispy medialuna (Argentinian croissant). A splendid place to bite into one is the Café Tortoni, the city’s most traditional café. Founded in 1858, it has doubled as both a bohemian and literary joint over the years. The best part is that it hasn’t lost any charm, despite the throngs of tourists that hover round.
Pick up classic souveniers
Before Leaving Buenos Aires you don’t forget to take a few souvenirs with you. Find a cool mate set for your morning coffee at the shop (talabartería) and a polo shirt from La Martina. Fillyour cellar with traditional Malbec wine from any supermarket and if you’re a collector of curios, a gaucho knife set is a must-buy from the stalls at Feria de Mataderos.
See a polo match In Buenos Aires
Long regarded as a sport for the elite and possibly the world’s oldest sport, polo has made Argentina famous. The sport is played in Buenos Aires between September and November. The latter is the golden month when the Abierto Argentino de Palermo (Argentinean Open) takes place at the magnificent 16,000-capacity Campo Argentino de Polo. Beginners and experienced players can have lessons: Argentina Polo Day probably the best choice!