Valentine’s Day is not widely celebrated in Buenos Aires, and Argentina in general. However, in the last few years, many businesses have jumped on the wagon to try and drum up business. If you’d like to celebrate the occasion in a non-commercial manner, you can plan a romantic date in any of these places for free.
This sexy dance will spice up your Valentine’s celebration for sure. Take a tango lesson, go to a milonga (tango gathering), or simply sit under the trees -or the stars- in Plaza Dorrego and watch dancers execute sultry moves while you sip a drink. (Defensa and Humberto 1, San Telmo.)
Rosedal de Palermo (Rose Garden)
Even though February is the middle of summer and the roses aren’t in season, you can still take a stroll in the Rosedal, kiss on the Greek bridge over the lake, enjoy a picnic by the lake. The Rosedal de Palermo celebrated its first centenary in 2012 and received the Garden Excellence Award from the World Federation of Rose Societies. (Avenida Infanta Isabel 900)
Some of our most romantic and memorable dates took place in Puerto Madero. A lovely meal, some great wine and a stroll across the bridge and along the docks. Sit on a bench to watch the world go by.
Plan a date at a museum
You want your date to be special and memorable. How about a day date that combines the love of art with a meal? These five art museums are perfect for a date followed by lunch or afternoon coffee at the museum café. Read more here.
Happy Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires!
Hi, I’m Ana. I’m originally from Argentina but I’m currently living in Dallas (USA) with my British husband. I’d like to share my experiences as an expat and as a traveller.