ICCA Congress 2015
Guest Programme

Please find the programme as PDF here.

Gaucho Party Tour

Sunday 1 November 2015, 10:00-18:00 hours

Depart from the venue towards the locality of Cardales, situated 90 km outside the city of Buenos Aires, to spend the day in the country at Estancia Santa Susana. The estancia (ranch), owned by the Rossiter family since 1860, extends to 1200 hectares dedicated principally to agriculture, and to a lesser extent to cattle raising and horse breeding. Some years ago, the ranch began to receive visitors, adapting its buildings for them. It consists of a main house and a series of sheds that function as a dining room, pub and grill. The tour begins in the “pulpería” (old pub) where the visitor can enjoy meat, empanadas and wine. Later, pass the dining room to taste authentic barbecue (roast beef, chicken, salads, dessert and coffee). Following lunch a spectacle of dance and musical folklore is presented, a tango demonstration, and afterwards an exhibition of roping and rings games where gauchos display their horsemanship abilities. For those who want to participate more actively, the estancia has horse and carriages for freely enjoying the countryside. Towards the end of the afternoon, a light meal is served that consists of mate (typical green tea) and sweet casseroles. After the meal, we return to the hotels.

Porteno Architectural Masterpieces
Monday 2 November 2015, 10:00-13:00 hours

In this tour we will discover some of the most outstanding masterpieces of the city’s architecture, which date to the period between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, which testify the country’s greatness and power. We distinguish Institutional buildings, private residences, and important theatres etc, which make the city of Buenos Aires culturally unique worldwide. Some of the tour’s highlights: Colon Theatre - City’s Legislature - Culture House- Government’s House- City’s Congress

Wine Tour 
Tuesday 3 November 2015, 15:00-17:00 hours

Annexed to “The Querandí”, “La Cava” is also an old large house from 1800, restored in 2004 under supervision of the Historical Patrimony Office. The proposal here revolves around remarkable Argentine wines presenting…

“Malbec: The Great Argentine wine”
Tasting of the Argentine Malbec, considered by many one of the best wines of the world. We will begin with young wines and then continue with those which have had a passage for wood to finalize with a product of great guard. The tasting wines will be accompanied with selected snacks according to their characteristics.

Tango Lessons & Milonga Tour 
Wednesday 4 November 2015, 10:00-12:00 hours

The programme lasts approximately 2 hours and consists of a 1 hour instructed tango lesson, offered by expert professors. At La Ventana, a historic, restored tenement, one can experience tango shows, have a drink, have private dance classes with personalized individual lessons, led by the best dancers. The guest can choose their preferred style: tango, milonga, waltz or folkloric. The classes take place in an exclusive salon with floors especially designed for correct alignment.