Fun Places to Meet New People in Buenos Aires
So, what´s next after your Spanish classes at Íbero? These are some good places to get to know more people from Buenos Aires and to practice your Spanish even more after school and also to have fun while you improve your Spanish.
Language exchanges in Buenos Aires are held weekly for free. Meet natives of your target language and the world over. Put your Spanish language skills to practice through their unique format, put on your flags and stay on your feet. Events are held three times a week, on Tuesdays at The Temple Bar, on Wednesdays at Soria Bar, and on Fridays at Olivers.
Take a Tango class and interact and mingle with other expats and locals alike. La Catedral del Tango is a factory that has been converted into a big tango salon strewn with beat-up old furniture and strange artifacts. A big portrait of Carlos Gardel smiles down from the wall behind the high stage area. It all has a sort of grungy appeal. La Catedral attracts a young crowd and plenty of foreigners, particularly on Tuesday nights when they have a beginner’s lesson.
Get involved in sports and join a local team
Getting involved in sports is not only good for your mind and body but also a great way to meet new people. Local recreational leagues including Buenos Aires Futbol Amigos and Discosur are both local leagues that include locals and foreigners alike. Teams usually meet once or twice a week for a fun game!
Go on a free walking tour
Buenos Aires Free Tour offers a daily city tour at 11:00 a.m. led by a local guide that teaches you about the history and culture of Buenos Aires. You also get to visit the oldest coffee shop in the city, Cafe Tortoni, which hasn’t changed a bit since it opened in 1858. At 5:00 p.m., the company also offers a free “Aristocratic Tour,” which allows you see sites like the famous Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza San Martin and the beautiful Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar.
Head out to the horse races
Located on Avenida del Libertador in Palermo, you will find the historical Palermo Argentinean Racetrack. Argentinians love thoroughbred horses so visiting the site is also a cultural experience. Opened in 1876, the racetrack has held competitions for the most elite thoroughbred horses. The venue is grand in design and massive in size, accommodating up to 100,000 guests. While placing bets will obviously cost you, it is free to enter and enjoy the races.
Participate in a Volunteer Program
If you plan to study Spanish at Íbero for the long term, we can get in touch with different NGO with the objective to strengthen Argentina’s social sector through the contribution of outgoing international volunteers wanting to take part in the social change and to facilitate projects that can leave a lasting impact on the people leading towards a more sustainable social sector in Argentina.