So among other things is it Holy Week, Malbec World Day and some incredible number of Portenos will be heading to Mar Del Plata for Semana Santa, to enjoy the “last weekend” of summer. I went to Mar Del Plata twice and basically hated it both times. My basic reasons are that the beaches are terrible, especially when crowded – and you are bound to get crowded this weekend as it is predicted that the normal 4 or 4.5 hour drive to get to Mar Del Plata will take up to 7 or 8 hours with all of the traffic. With the hoards comes no space on the beach, because somebody had the bright idea to basically rent all of it out as tent space instead of just having it be public and free. Here is an instance where I truly believe that privitization is not a good thing! The amount of beach space allotted to the general public is maybe 10%! Then you have the lines at the restaurants, etc. It would not be bad if you got rid of these problems. So for those with time I always recommend going to Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay, which is about 8-9 hours to get to anyway!
Here goes the list of things to do in Buenos Aires this week…
BUENOS AIRES MARKET
April 19th & 20th (Saturday & Sunday)
Buenos Aires Market is the healthy food fair that counts with the participation of more than 70 producers. Tastings (food & EcoWines) for FREE!
BANDAS x BARRIOS
April 17th to 20th
Several local bands of different music styles play for free at different venues of Buenos Aires’ Barrios (neighborhoods). FREE!
VISITAS A MUSEOS EN SEMANA SANTA
April 17th to 20th (18th Closed)
Walk the permanent and temporary exhibitions and be more involved in cultural extension activities in BA (recommended to check out El Museo del Humor – Humor Museum)
ACTIVITIES IN BA SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK
Apart from the Museums, there are other several activities that were set to tour BA during the Holy week. Free bike tours in the city, concerts and different celebrations to check out.
MALBEC WORLD DAY
Winestores, Restaurants, Wine Bars… Everyone is celebrating the Malbec World Day in BA. Several restaurants and wine stores offer discounts, special menus, wine tastings. Check out what to do in BA and the rest of the world in here: http://www.malbecworldday.com/