Spouse programme

Date: Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11, November
Activities: _Nature and art, a relaxing experience by the Parana Delta
  _Art and iconic districs, seasoned with local cuisine
Participant: Spouses of foreign delegates 
Dess code: Casual clothing
Cost: Free

The Organizing Argentinian Committee and the Ladies Committee* will offer the following program for accompanying foreign delegates:

Tuesday 10, November:
Botanical garden and art, an experience at the Paraná Delta   

09:00 hs    Departure by bus from Hilton, Sheraton and Madero Hotel to Puerto Madero. Shuttle by private boat to Tigre River.
10:30 hs   Arrival to the Island Rest (Isla El descanso), at the Parana River Delta, 33 km from the city of Buenos Aires. Welcoming
11:30 hs   Guided walk through the gardens and the art collection of the island.
12:45 hs   Embark to the Art Museum of Tigre (MAT) (Museo de Arte de Tigre - MAT)
13:00 hs   Arrival at MAT and guided tour
13:30 hs   Reception and Lunch in MAT
15:00 hs   Return by bus
16:00 hs   Arrival at Hotel


At El Descanso Island, the garden embodies a memorable experience, one that promises moments for walks and introspective relaxation while being surrounded with botanical and artistic diversity. The tour through the island's various, beautifully designed natural gardens located among streams, bridges, and canals, together with its outdoors sculptures by renowned contemporary Argentine artists, make up an incredible scenery for a unique experience.

Works of art, many of them made in steel by artists such as Alberto Baston Díaz, Carlos Gallardo, and Pablo Reinoso, among others, can be appreciated during the tour. The lands on which this sculpture park is located today once belonged to the Albarracín Faustino Sarmiento, Argentine historical figure and former president.


Located at a mansion built in Italian French style in 1909 and restored in 2006, the Tigre Art Museum (MAT) has a collection of figurative Argentine art ranging from the 19th to the 20th century. After being declared a National Historical Monument in 1979, it was re-purposed as a museum. In 1990, a group of professionals worked extensively to return it to its original splendor, turning it into an art museum.

This imposing building stands out at a privileged location in the city of Tigre, next to the Sarmiento River. Besides learning about the history of the mansions, the tour will cover a visit to part of its permanent collection, including works by artist such as Carlos Alonso, Guillermo Roux, Antonio Berni, Raúl Soldi, Leopoldo Presas, and Benito Quinquela Martín, among others.

Wednesday 11, November:
Art and iconic districts, seasoned with local cuisine   

10:00 hs     Departure by bus from Hilton, Sheraton and Madero Hotels
11:00 hs   Visita to National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes), Recoleta neighborhood
12:30 hs   Transfer to Hippodrome of Palermo (Hipódromo de Palermo), Palermo neighborhood
13:00 hs   Regional lunch at the Turf of Palermo Hippodrome 
15:00 hs   Return to hotels


Founded in 1876, the Argentine Hippodrome of Palermo is the first equestrian center of Buenos Aires intended for horse racing. Its architecture recreates the refinement of the Age of the Enlightenment and the current modernity. With a privileged view of the race track, we will offer a culinary experience headed by Martin Molteni. This renowned Argentine chef, specialized in local cuisine and the soul behind his restaurant Puratierra, will present a tailored menu, with typical flavors of a selection of geographical areas in Argentina.

*Ladies Committee:

María Luisa Guanziroli de Berardi
Mónica Bird de Giraudo
Maria Magdalena Araoz de Lamadrid de Martinez Alvarez
Carolina Palomar de Uriburu
Alicia Keller de Vaccaro
Maria Sol Aceguinolaza de Diez