Traditional Country Day: Estancia La Candelaria
So, you have already visited the best museums in town, you have taken many free walking tours, you have gone to the Recoleta Cemetery, and you feel you have had your fair share of the city. How about going on a day trip from Buenos Aires?
In Lobos, an agrarian town 98 km from Buenos Aires, there is a beautiful French-style castle called Estancia La Candelaria. It was finished in 1900 and it is one of the biggest in Argentina. Surrounded by 100 hectares (247.105 acres) of peace and quiet, it offers many activities such as polo lessons, horse rides through the woods, a variety of sports and even spa service. It is open every day and it provides top quality hotel service.
Nevertheless, it is best to go on Saturdays, when the true traditional Argentinean party is on. For as little as 35 usd approx. (2700 ARS today, contact them for updates) you get to enjoy a reception of empanadas and a lesson on how to make them, a tour around the castle, a complete Argentinean asado, a traditional folk-dance show, a display of gaucho skills,and tea-time with delicious Argentinean pastries. Moreover, you can take relaxing strolls through the fields, designed by Carlos Thays, and from November to March the swimming pool available.
All the activities begin in the estancia at 11 amand finish al 6 pm. La Candelaria offers hotel pick-up and transport for an additional price. If you would like to go by yourself and you don’t have a car, here you have a guide for car-rental in Buenos Aires
Contact Estancia La Candelaria
Whatsapp: +54 9 11 3766-2134
Phone: (54 – 02227) 424404 / 494473 /494132