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Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Salta province is located in the Northwest of Argentina. It is surrounded by three countries: Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia; and by other six provinces: Jujuy, Tucuman, Chaco, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and Formosa.


Salta is known as “La Linda” (The Beautiful One), because of its amazing scenery together with astonishing geographical diversity.


Salta’s geography encompasses the aridity of Puna in the west, as well as subtropical forests, mountains, valleys, and gorges in the northeast.

It is precisely in one of those valleys, “Valle de Lerma” (The Valley of Lerma) that the city of Salta is located.

The weather is temperate during the whole year due to its altitude, 1200 above sea.


The City of Salta is known for its Hispanic architecture, characterized by single-story houses as well as narrow streets, and sidewalks highlighted by the green of the surrounding hills.


A tour around the city will allow people to discover museums, churches and big old houses that were built during the colonial period.


The beautiful climate, a peaceful and relaxed life-style, and friendliness of the people turn Salta into an unforgettable and unique place.



The 9th of July Square: where Hernando de Lerma founded the City of Salta in 1582.


Basilica Cathedral: the building was constructed in 1858 and has an outstanding altar completely made of gold. Inside the Cathedra are situated the images of the Lord and Virgin of the Miracle, the patron of Salta, together with the mortal remains of general Guemes who was a hero of the war of independence. The place where these remains are buried is called The Pantheon of the Glories of the North.

San Francisco church Salta



The Historic Town Council: it was built just before the foundation of the city and houses the Historical Museum of the North.


San Francisco Church and Convent of San Bernardo: it is famous for the remarkable hand carved entrance hall that was built by the original natives of Salta in 1752.


Artisian Market: it is an impressive architectural gem where all kinds of handicraft products where offered.


San Bernardo’s Hill: at the foot of this hill, is situated the Monument of Guemes.


Calle Balcarce (Balcarce Street): this street invites you to enjoy more than 30 pubs, peñas (place where people enjoy local food and shows), restaurants and bars.



Villa de San Lorenzo


Dique Cabra Corral (Cabra Corral Dam): it is located at 80km (49.71 miles) from Salta city. It is the second most important lake in the country.


Cayafate: the most important city in the Calchaqui Valleys. Famous for its wine production and red hills.



Cachi: it is located at 157km (97.55 miles) from Salta city. In the Valleys one can find th archaeological remains of th Diaguita people, the first dwellers of the area.


Parque Nacional Los Cardones (Los Cardones National Park): This park shelters endangered species such as the “vicuñas” (a large South American animal from which soft wool is obtained), the “taruca” or the “huemul del norte” (kind of gray-haired deer). The park’s deserted landscape is astonishing due to its geological formations. They are full of limestone deposits, fish and dinosaur fossil remains and “cardones” (a kind of native cactus). They flower after 20 years of grow.


Iruya is located at 316km (196.36 miles) from Salta city. This town, as well as its neighboring ones, has an ancient origin that highlights not only its landscapes but also its cultural and historic values.


empanadas and tamales



Empanadas: the stuff consists of hand chopped beef, hard-boiled eggs, green onions and minced potatoes.


Humita: made with fresh corn, fried onions, pumpkin and cheese.


Tamal: the first step is to mix together some corn soaked and pounded on a mortar with boiled anco. This is used as the outer layers of a sandwich filled with meat, hard-boiled egg and green onions. All of this is wrapped up in corn leaves and boiled.


Locro: a kind of soup with corn, beans, pumpkin, meat and pork.



From the city of Salta, the main attraction of Argentina’s Northeast is visited. The unmistakable Quebrada de Humahuaca, located in the province of Jujuy, known for its famous “Seven Colors Hill“.


Seven Colors Hills


Salta is a province with amazing natural beauties. During the day, its landscapes offer beauty and peacefulness. At night, it offers irresistible “peñas”, downtown bars and restaurants.


Salta is a mix of the pre-Columbian roots and Argentine history. You will be captivated by its humble people.


We invite you to see it and re-discover it.

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Buenos Aires in fifty years” tours different corners and aspects of the city through the eyes of the photographer Aldo Sessa.

Inmortal Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires art


This exhibit is located on the second and third floors of the Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection, in Puerto Madero neighbourghood. The exhibition shows a series of 130 photographs, most of them never before published, curated by the German Michael Nungesser, specialist in Latin American art.


Buenos Aires art

Buenos Aires art



In these photographs, Sessa has tried to capture the essence of the Argentine capital: tango, the Obelisk, the Botanic Garden, the woods, La Boca and street football. All emblematic  throughout the years.

The exhibition is presented for the first time in Buenos Aires and will be open until March 19th, 2013.

Then it will tour different cities in America and Europe.





Aldo Sessa

Aldo Sessa photographer


Who is Aldo Sessa?

He is an Argentine artist, born in 1939 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He started his artistic carreer in the workshop  “De Ridder” when he was 10 years old. He then specialized in graphic arts, audio visualism and photography.


Aldo Sessa´s Works are shown in prestigious national and international museums.

Among them,  el Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Withney Museum of American Art de N. Y., The Museum of Fine Arts de Houston, The Norton Museum of Art de Palm Beach, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum de Londres, The National Portrait Gallery in Londres and important private collections.

Since 1952 until today,  Sessa participated in more than 200 exhibitions, published more than 40 books and his work take part in international auctions at  Sotheby´s N.Y. and  WestLicht Museum in Vienna.


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Buenos Aires is home to the first Beatle Museum in LATAM

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
The Beatles

The Beatles Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wigs, boots, cards and even condoms with John and Yoko´s image are part of a 2500 object collection about the life and discography of The Beatles that is exhibited in Buenos Aires, home to Tango, in the first Latin America Museum dedicated to “the 4 of Liverpool”.

Despite its lack of personal objects or instruments which had belonged to The Beatles, it made millions of visitors in the few weeks since its opening a few meters from the Obelisk on the central Corrientes Avenue.


Rodolfo Vazquez, a collector who entered the Guinness book of records then years ago, has the biggest Beatle “memorabilia” of the world with more than 8.500 pieces. Less than a third of his private collection is exhibited at the museum and he will renew the content every year “to keep the Beatle flame alive”, he said.


Beatle Museum, Buenos Aires

Beatle Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina




In the glass cabinets, you can see autographs, pictures, wigs, pieces of porcelain with “The Wonder Four” faces, music scores and the covers of their first albums. To the amazement of the fans, there is a wall where you can see the collection of the first albums from the 60s by Vee-Jay Records, when the frenzy by the band with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr crossed the Atlantic and reached America.







Museo Beatle en Argentina

Cavern Club Buenos Aires

There are also historical pieces, like one of the 5000 bricks were auctioned after the demolition of “The Cavern” club in 1983, place where the bank became famous in 1961 in Liverpool.

Or a floor tile from “Strawberry Fields” the orphanage which inspired Lennon´s song in 1967, and even a piece of the stage from “Star Club” in Hamburg, Germany where the bank gave its first concerts with Pete Best as drummer.


For those seeking for more personal details, the museum exhibits a letter from “Mimi” Smith, John Lennon´s aunt where she talks about her nephew as a young boy and another one from Luisa Harrison´s sister which refers to a presentation by the group in London´s Paladium.




Cavern Club Buenos Aires

John Lennon | Museo Beatle en Argentina


“All objects are important for a collector, but for me the most important and valuable piece is John Lennon´s autographed from 1972”, Vazquez says.


The collector is also the owner of The Cavern Argentina, a bar next to the museum inspired in the legendary English pub and since 2001, it organizes “the Beatle week” where bands from Latin America compete for a trip to play in the club in Liverpool. Each year 500 fans who emulate the band participate in this competition.




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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Museo de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires

Museo de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires

A principios de Septiembre visite el Museo de Arte Decorativo, en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.



“Meraviglie dalle Marche, 600 años de pintura italiana”, fue el nombre de tan impactante muestra en donde se exhibieron 42 maravillosas piezas, de diversos pintores que lograron transportarme a los distintos siglos y mostrando desde el arte renacentista del 1300 hasta el neoclasicismo del siglo XX del “viejo continente”.


Estas mismas obras fueron expuestas en Abril y Mayo de 2012 en El Vaticano y provienen de museos y pinacotecas de la región de La Marcha (Le Marche), Italia.

La temática consistió en mostrar los distintos aspectos de la iconografía religiosa italiana, basadas en escenas de la vida de la Virgen.


Una de las obras que mas me impactó, fue “Santa Catalina de Alejandría” 1500-1513, tal vez porque era la única pieza en Buenos Aires, perteneciente a Rafael.

Santa Catalina de Alejandria

Santa Catalina de Alejandria de Rafael

Santa Catalina de Alejandria

Patina de marmol, Rafael
















Esta bella pátina marmolada  de tan solo 39x15cm, mostraba a la Santa María Magdalena que se completaba con la imagen de la Virgen en el panel central. Y lo más sorprendente, es que en el reverso de la imagen, hay una inusual inscripción. Esta pequeña tabla fue hecha durante el ultimo periodo de Rafael, cuando realizaba piezas pequeñas para las colecciones ducales.


Esta exposición exhibió obras de Luca Giordano, Carlo Maratta, Giovanni Barbieri, Giovanni Francisco Guerrieri, Joseph Heintz, Rubens, Adolfo de Carolis; entre otros.


Virgen Orante o Madre Dolorosa

Virgen Orante o Madre Dolorosa

La gran figura de presentación para esta muestra fue la imagen de la “Virgen Orante” comúnmente conocida como “Mater Dolorosa”, realizada por Giovanni Battista Salvi en el siglo XVII. Esta impactante imagen logró cautivarme,  pero no por la dimensión de su tamaño -48x38cm- sino por lo que me trasmitió la mirada de la Virgen.


Todo aquello que puede transmitir una obra de arte, no se puede aprender. Claramente una base teórica es importante, pero solo hay que permitir que la emoción cautive nuestra atención y fundamentalmente, llegue al corazón.




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Aprender Espanol Cursos

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

El público comenzó a llegar. Las 140 butacas del Auditorio Municipal Teatro “Leopoldo Marechal”, en la localidad de San Miguel, se fueron ocupando rápidamente. A sala llena, comenzó “Las hijas de Dracula”.

La trama central de la obra trata sobre los problemas que tiene el Conde de las Tinieblas con sus hijas medio-vampiros; a tal punto que  Dracula quiere deshacerse de éstas adolescentes obligándolas a casarse con dos caballeros, quienes en realidad, quieren descubrir si el Conde es realmente un vampiro, tratando de matarlo y heredar su castillo.

Los actores del Blenheim Drama Club se expresaron en un correcto y claro inglés, transmitiendo profesionalismo y dedicación. Una hora de buena actuación y puesta en escena fue más que suficiente para los que disfrutamos de graciosas escenas de una historia clásica de terror que se convirtió en una comedia familiar.

Tras los aplausos y sorteos en un ambiente de alegría, las autoridades del instituto dieron por terminado el show, invitándonos a la próxima obra, en 2011.

Blenheim Language Institute posee 20 años de trayectoria en la enseñanza del idioma inglés como lengua extranjera y adicionalmente ofrece a los alumnos la posibilidad de realizar viajes de estudio guiados al Reino Unido.

Su seriedad y reconocimiento le ha permitido expandir sus actividades mediante la enseñanza del idioma español como lengua extranjera (ELE), dándole  la posibilidad de aprender el idioma en la ciudad de Buenos Aires; una de las capitales más grandes, cosmopolitas y atractivas de América Latina.

Adicionalmente, Simply Buenos Aires le ayudará a interactuar con el idioma y conocer la ciudad de una manera diferente.

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¿Milonga, Tango de Salon o Neo tango?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Buenos Aires Tango tour

Buenos Aires Tango tour

El tango es un estilo musical y una danza de naturaleza urbana que hizo trascender a la ciudad de Buenos Aires en el plano internacional.

Como danza, el tango cautiva las miradas, impacta por su belleza y – me atrevería a decir – es imposible resistirse. Es un baile en donde la pasión, seducción y elegancia se combinan armoniosamente.

Buenos Aires Tango dancers

Buenos Aires Tango dancers

De inusual belleza, dado por las distintas características y épocas que fueron influyendo en la manera de bailarlo; se pueden distinguir los siguientes estilos:

Los más antiguos datan de 1930 y son el Canyengue  – donde los bailarines mantienen una postura cerrada, utilizan pasos cortos y las bailarinas llevan vestidos largos y ceñidos -  y el Orillero  que no trascendió en los salones de tango de aquella época, debido a los complicados pasos de baile.

Los estilos más conocidos y de fama internacional son el Milonguero, el Tango de Salón y el Neo tango. 



Si no es un experto, podríamos decirle que el tango milonguero se caracteriza porque la parte alta del cuerpo está en constante contacto con el compañero y la figura típica es “el ocho cortado”; dado por los giros y pasos con esa forma.

El tango de salón se baila en una posición un poco más abierta que el anterior, ya que cuando se hacen los giros, se permite más espacio entre los bailarines y se libera la parte alta del cuerpo.

El neo tango, en cambio, se baila con una posición abierta y elástica, se producen cambios de dirección cuando se realizan giros y los bailarines buscan su propio equilibrio corporal.

Por supuesto, también está el tango Fantasía o Show Tango que es una danza escénica y se baila con una posición abierta acompañada por marcados movimientos y se incluyen otros estilos de tango para cautivar la atención.

Buenos Aires tango / Bandoneon

Buenos Aires tango / Bandoneon


Musicalmente tiene forma binaria y compás de cuatro por ocho. Es interpretado mediante una orquesta típica o sexteto; siendo el bandoneón su instrumento esencial.

Las letras poseen muchas palabras en “lunfardo” (jerga/modismos populares) y suelen expresar las tristezas relacionadas al amor.

Las décadas pasan, los estilos transcienden, la pasión aumenta y la combinación de esto hizo que el tango, siga siendo una danza única. En Septiembre de 2009, la UNESCO lo declaró “Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad”.

Si se ha tentado y le gustaría darse la posibilidad de aprender a bailar tango; permítanos acompañarlo. Consulte Simply Buenos Aires