Weekender: Buenos Aires

Get ready for a sizzling South American getaway.

Secret Jardin

Photo courtesy of Jardin Escondido

Take refuge after a long day of -sightseeing in the lush, green sanctuary where Francis Ford Coppola lived and filmed the 2009 indie drama Tetro. Aptly named Jardin Escondido (hidden garden), the seven-bedroom boutique hotel is within walking distance of the Palermo Soho neighborhood’s hip restaurants and boutiques. Three levels of gardens, a solar-heated pool, and an enchanting outdoor kitchen ensure that not a -moment is wasted indoors, while the Illy Caffe and on-call sommelier will quench your thirst morning and night.

Jardin Escondido, coppolajardinescondido.com.

Modern Muse

Photograph courtesy of Unik

Design-loving gastronauts, rejoice! For more than 30 years Franco–Argentine architect and restaurateur Marcelo Joulia has been collecting midcentury furniture from Denmark, France, and Italy, and now he’s -showcasing his treasures at the “modern Argentine” restaurant Unik. An equally intriguing menu from Michelin-starred chef Mauro -Colagreco includes gems like smoked prawns with sour cream shallots.

Unik, unik.pro.

Precious Little

Photo provided

Considered an economic burden in countries such as Afghanistan, Nepal, and Tanzania, young girls are often given away in marriage to much older men. In her “Too Young to Wed” exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo—first shown at the UN Headquarters in New York in 2012—Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair shares haunting images from inside the communities of those affected.

Stephanie Sinclair, “Too Young to Wed,” Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, mnad.org. Runs until 8/3.


Hotel Boca

Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott is behind the “world’s first soccer-themed hotel,” dedicated to the beloved Buenos Aires team Boca Juniors. Each guest-room door is plastered with an image of a Boca Juniors player; once inside, find large bathrooms equipped with amenities such as deep basin sinks and hydromassage showers.


Mío Buenos Aires

Floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto private balconies steal the show at Buenos Aires’ first wine-themed hotel, where doors are fashioned out of wine-stained barrels and minibars offer complimentary house vino on tap.


Pop Hotel

Located in the Villa Crespo neighborhood, this pop-art-themed hotel features modern design; business, library, and movie lounges; and a 24-hour concierge.



Florería Atlántico

Underneath a flower and wine shop lies a low-lit speakeasy-style bar with globally inspired libations and elegant plates meant for sharing.



With renowned DJs and classic cocktails served in crystal glasses, this Palermo Soho hot spot is the place to be when
the sun goes down in Buenos Aires.


La Pescadorita

In a city known for its love of beef, La Pescadorita’s prawns with wasabi mayo, squid with ratatouille, and whimsical interior make the restaurant a must-try.



“The Fatal Seduction: Erotic Imagery of the 19th Century” 

At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 65 works—including sculpture, paintings, photographs, and prints—explore the portrayal of sex in 19th-century Western cultures. The selection includes pieces by European and Argentine artists, as well as the Uruguayan painter Juan Manuel Blanes. 

Runs until March 15, mnba.gob.ar.