To help students explore the fascinating city of Buenos Aires while practicing Spanish, Bridge arranges two guided afternoon excursions per week. We also organize a number of activities for Spanish students and teachers, including happy hours, movie screenings, tango lessons, and more. Samples of the many excursions we offer are described below. We invite you to participate in as many as possible to truly make the most of your time in Argentina!
On this excursion, students tour the first port of Buenos Aires—the famous La Boca. This neighborhood was built by poor immigrants who worked at low-paying jobs in the meat salting houses, lumber yards, and stores of Buenos Aires. Due to the poverty of the area, these immigrants had to resort to painting their homes with assorted colors of leftover paint.
These colorful houses characterize the neighborhood of La Boca, and are a big part of why it is now one of the city’s most visited neighborhoods. La Boca is also distinguished by its role as the home of the country’s most popular soccer team, the Boca Juniors, and its stadium La Bombonera.
One of Buenos Aires’ most traditional neighborhoods, San Telmo was home to many aristocratic families until the yellow fever epidemic of 1871. After the epidemic, many of the area’s beautiful homes were taken over by squatters and became tenement houses. It wasn’t until 1970 that these houses began to be remodeled and considered valuable pieces of architecture.
In addition to a walking tour of this neighborhood, you will enjoy visiting the local antique shops and the San Telmo Market, where both expensive and inexpensive antiques can be found, as well as artwork and crafts made by local street artists.
A tranquil escape from the bustling metropolis, our excursion to the Jardín Japonés takes you to one of the largest Japanese gardens in the world. Meander across wooden bridges spanning streams and ponds, view artistically cultivated plant life, feed colorful fish, and enjoy a cup of tea—all without leaving the city.
One of the most popular excursions among our Spanish students is a trip to the neighborhood known as a “slice of Paris” in Buenos Aires. Recoleta is a beautiful place to explore on foot and while there you’ll be given a guided tour of one of the city’s most visited cultural quarters, including many famous French-style buildings, large parks, and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Another spectacular sight in this neighborhood is the Recoleta Cemetery, one of the oldest in Argentina. A true “who’s who” of Argentinean history, the cemetery permits you to stroll among the impressive tombs of national heroes, former presidents, and the world-famous Eva Peron, better known as Evita.
Natural Science Museum
4 PM to 6 PM.
Mondays and Thursdays: From 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
Fridays: From 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM.
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