Useful Links — Some Useful Websites for the Traveler
Museums and Culture:
Malba. Don't miss this museum if you visit Buenos Aires. Latin American art exhibited in a beautiful building. There is also a nice café and a modern auditorium where you can see old movies (in their original language.)
La Colección. Another museum you cannot miss is La Colección. Amalia de Fortabat, one of the wealthiest Argentine women, had a private collection and made it public. The building is astounding and worth seeing in itself; it was built especially to exhibit her collection. From the museum windows you have the best view of Puerto Madero.
Teatro Colon. One of the most beautiful opera theatres in the world, the Teatro Colon offers opera, concerts and ballet performances. This is one of the best sites this city has to offer, don't miss it if you visit Buenos Aires during the season (the theatre is closed during January and February.)
Villa Ocampo. This magnificent mansion belonged to a writer and patron of the arts: Victoria Ocampo. Today it is a museum and can be visited (it is a one hour trip out of town by train.) (For more information see the link Classes and Sightseeing)
This webpage is a good source of information for the traveler; it tells you how to get to places (subway-bus-train) within Buenos Aires. All you have to do is write the points of departure and destination (streets and building number.) It has an English version.
The website to use when looking for information on boats to Uruguay.
One of the main local airlines.
If you are going to take a bus to travel to any destination within Argentina and you don't want to go to Retiro Station to purchase your ticket, this agency sells bus tickets. They have offices all over the city, for instance they have 11 offices in Palermo. If you click on the "DONDE COMPRAR?" section of their website then "capital federal" it will give you a list of their offices in Buenos Aires.
A good long distance bus company – I travelled with them to Mendoza and had a good experience. They have nice modern buses.
Another good long distance bus company.
Useful webpages for Spanish Students
The language institute where I worked as a Spanish tutor for ten years. I recommend them to students who are looking for group lessons, open groups (I only offer group lessons to students who sign up with a friend).
If you are an advanced student of Spanish this is the best Spanish-Spanish dictionary. It gives you, besides the meaning, the etymology of each word.
Watching TV in Spanish is a good way to practice. If you are an upper intermediate or advanced student of Spanish this TV channel might be of interest to you: Canal Gourmet
The main 2 providers of Cable TV in Argentina have this channel in their lists, so whether you have rented an apartment or you are at a hotel you should be able to see it. The programs are of the best quality. This is the channel's website.
Throughout the 15 years that I have been teaching Spanish to foreigners many of my students have rented apartments from ByT (a real estate agent who specializes in rentals of furnished apartments)and I have heard good comments about them. They are trustworthy and have a huge selection of apartments for all budgets. Good value for money.