Filleted Tour Buenos Aires, a tour for you to enjoy the ornaments and artistic lines typical of the tradition of Buenos Aires.
As you may have already noticed, the city has a wide cultural tradition that highlights and embellishes it. Undoubtedly, art is not far behind and that is why we want to leave you a tour that you can do on foot, to enjoy the traditional Filleting style.
In this note, we tell you about the details of the Filleted Art Buenos Aires, so that you know what the thing is about.
We will walk through the neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Almagro and Boedo, since these places preserves the most outstanding native art.
Now, let’s start our Filleted Tour Buenos Aires…
We will begin our tour, enjoying a delicious coffee at Bar The Pearl (La Perla), located on the traditional corner of Caminito. It is an old bar that maintains the typical essence of old Buenos Aires. Its sign, the posters of Aníbal Troilo and Carlos Gardel, added to the false obelisk that it has at the entrance, are all the work of Sergio Menasché, a renowned national filleter. After enjoying the view, the details, the decoration and the delicious coffee, we continue a few meters from this traditional Buenos Aires bar.
Continuing on the way, we will approach the Benito Quinquela Martín Museum, where you can visit the former home of the famous artist. Of course, here is the atelier that the artist has donated, with brushstrokes that resemble the traditional filleted. In one of its rooms, some figureheads with forms that represent the waves and the wind are exposed, with mythological figures that watched over the safety of men in the middle of the high seas.
At the exit of the Museum, we will walk along Caminito to turn right and find the Conventillo Marjan Grum Museum. The way to recognize it is very simple, given that its façade has an immense mural that Menasché also painted with the filleting technique. The owner of this space is Beatriz Corvalán, a renowned painter, who asks to make an appointment in advance to enter. She is in charge of showing the filleted objects, the installations of that style and the samples of the works. We leave you here their Facebook profile to access more information.
Leaving the neighborhood of La Boca (here you can find more places in this neighborhood!), we are going to head towards San Telmo to go to Coffee Poetry. It is a cafe that, given its imprint, is within the Notable Bars of the city. Before entering, you will not be able to take your eyes off the enormous mural of fillet that it has in the front. This mural is a tribute to Leonardo Favio, a famous Argentine film director. By then, you can enjoy a delicious lunch to be able to continue on your way to the Michelangelo Fillet Workshop, where you can buy works and enjoy a class if you go on a Saturday! If you come here on a Sunday, the best option is to visit the Dorrego Square Fair, where you can meet Alfredo Martínez, a filleting craftsman. Here we tell you everything you can do in San Telmo, including the fair!
A few steps from San Telmo, but towards the Monserrat area, we will find the Bar of Fillet, part of the City Museum. In this place, you will see that its walls are carved by Esthel Barugel and Nicolás Rubió, who, in the 1960s, made a sample of the fillet before it was recognized as iconic art in the city. A few blocks from here, you can visit the famous Café Tortoni, home of Tango and tradition, which has a wonderful cash register decorated with porteño filleting!
A couple of blocks away, toward the center of the city, we will come across the Buenos Aires Filleters Association. It is the place where workshops are given, experts meet and there are thousands of exhibitions to dazzle you. This organization was born in 2012 to spread and preserve this art.
Here, we will make a parenthesis of our walk to tell you that, if you want to continue by public transport, the ideal is to take the Line H Subway to Corrientes Station, to be able to enjoy the portraits of Carlos Gardel and Enrique Santos Discépolo. Designs by Alfredo Martínez and Jorge Muscia, two masters of filleting. From there, you can make a connection with Line B to the Carlos Gardel Station, where you can enjoy another mural of the singer by León Untroib.
If you don’t want to ride the subway, don’t worry, there aren’t enough blocks to walk them, but we do recommend you take a walk there to see these works of art!
Arriving at the Carlos Gardel station, or walking towards the Almagro neighborhood, we will find the Carlos Gardel House Museum, with an enormous open-air exhibition and all of the fillet style. Six houses in this place have varied figures, such as five-petal flowers, national flags, swans and dragons, with interventions carried out in 2004. These interventions were organized by Alfredo Genovese, under the contest of “The Abasto and the Buenos Aires Fillet” . We leave you their website here for more information.
Leaving the Almagro neighborhood behind, we walked to Boedo Avenue, to come across the Homero Manzi Corner, right at Av. San Juan and Boedo. This bar is recognized for its traditional interior full of details and ornaments of the typical filleting. Two blocks away, on Av. Boedo, you will find Café Margot, a typical space recognized as Notable, famous for its pavita sandwich! Along Av. Boedo, you will find some 40 plates made by Luis Zorz with filleting details to commemorate some historical places. Here we tell you everything you can do in Boedo!
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