Buenos Aires, Argentina: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Juan Cruz Alterini
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“Oh my beloved Buenos Aires, when I see you again there will be no more sorrow." The first verse of one of the most iconic Tango songs in history evokes the nostalgia and charm of this must-see Latin American city, where time seems to have stopped. Once a poor distant corner of the Spanish empire and later one of the wealthiest cities of the world, Buenos Aires is a city with an unstable history full of twists. Discovering its different layers may be challenging without proper planning.
Led by lecturer and researcher Juan Cruz Alerini, this lecture will explore the architectural heritage of this city, discuss Tango and how to experience it, and take you on a journey through local parks, and guide you through the most authentic cafés in town.
This lecture has been designed to provide a list of the city’s top highlights, but also an overview of different districts. Links to websites and calendars are also provided, to make sure you can make the most of your experience in town. Juan Cruz will share useful tips about transportation, weather, currency, and other aspects that any traveler should know before planning a trip to the city.
Juan Cruz is a lecturer in History of Design at the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the national Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is also a researcher, currently involved in a project about the models of beauty in Buenos Aires in the period 1800 - 1830. Juan Cruz has a degree in music and plays violin in a symphonic orchestra as well as being a part of a tango group. He has participated in a wide range of seminars and courses related to design, architecture, art history and music. In the past, he has worked in two vastly different cultural institutions: an opera house and a center of contemporary art. He has also travelled through thirty countries and considers travelling one of the most enlightening experiences and ways to learn.