1152 Buenos Aires at Night

Valeria talks more about her city and shares what you can do there at night.


Valeria: You have to think in Buenos Aires in terms of day Buenos Aires and night Buenos Aires.

Daniel: OK.

Valeria: They are like two cities.

Daniel: What about the night?

Valeria:: Well, there are a lot of night life. For instance, you can go to a restaurant at eleven pm and everything is fine.

Daniel: OK.

Valeria:: You can go to a pub from Monday to Monday. You can go to a disco from Monday to Monday. Of course Fridays and Saturdays are...

Daniel: Are better obviously?

Valeria: Of course, but still you can enjoy night life every day. Another that is very interesting, in terms of night life, is that cultural activities that are usually like in the day, but you can enjoy them at night.

Daniel: Like?

Valeria: For instance, you can visit the JardÌn Botanico, the botanical garden. Once per month they offer a kind of special night beside plants, flowers and the typical things of a botanical garden. You can find sculptures, and it's very interesting. Another thing that is a day visit, but there are some opportunities for visiting at night, is like the cemetery of the Recoleta.

Daniel: I've heard that. I think it's really famous, but I don't know why.

Valeria: Well, the thing is that it's very beautiful. I really like this place; it's one of my favorites. All the main personalities of the history of my country are there. It's very beautiful, because it's full of sculptures of famous artists so if you visit that place with a guide you will find, you will know the history of Argentina in an art museum.

Daniel: But it's...

Valeria: But it's a cemetery.

Daniel: But at the same time it's a cemetery, an art museum, and kind of history lesson?

Valeria: OK, let's put it this way. You are in a cemetery, but it's like being in an art museum taking a lesson of Argentian history.

Daniel: That's brilliant. Thanks.

Valeria: You're welcome.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

for instance


For instance, you can go to a restaurant at 11 pm and everything is fine.

You can say 'for instance' when you want to give an example about something. Notice the following:

  1. I really like ethnic food, like Chinese food, for instance.
  2. I was thinking, for instance, that she might like some new clothes

botanical garden


For instance, you can visit the botanical garden.

A 'botanical garden' is a place for people to visit with gardens full of plants. Notice the following:

  1. Have you ever been to a botanical garden before?
  2. Our university has one of the best botanical gardens in the area.



Another thing to visit is the cemetery of Recoleta.

A 'cemetery' is place where dead people are buried. Notice the following:

  1. Do cemeteries make you nervous?
  2. All of my relatives are buried in this cemetery.



All the main personalities of my country are there.

In this case, 'main personalities' can be replaced by 'important people.' Notice the following:

  1. You can see a lot of famous personalities in the wax museum.
  2. Who are some important personalities from your country?



It's very beautiful, because it's full of sculptures of famous artists.

A 'sculpture' is an artistic form made out of materials such as ice, rock or clay. Notice the following:

  1. The actually have a ice sculpture contest in January.
  2. Most of these sculptures were made at the end of his career.


Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
instance • botanical • cemetery
personalities • sculptures
  1. He is famous for his paintings and metal .
  2. There are many things that are great about city life. For , public transportation means you don't have to have car.
  3. There is a great walking path through the garden.
  4. He was one of the most popular talk show in the 1960s.
  5. We go to the every Mother's Day to bring flowers to my grandma.