As during the weekends the streets of Buenos Aires are almost empty one may wonder:"Where are all the people?". And the answer is: "They are in Tigre", a small town 28km far away from the capital, close enough to change the atmosphere of a metropoly for an idyllic counrtyside. The best way to reach this oasis of peace situated on the delta of Parana river is to take a train called Tren de la Costa that stops on various stations along the Rio de la Plata giving you a chance to visit the remote neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires.
Feria de Mataderos is a big traditional fiesta gauchesca that takes place every Sunday from March to December and every Saturday in the summer time (December - March) in one of the city's neighbourhood - Mataderos.The event consists of various shows, horse racing, singing, folklore dancing and open-aired fair where you can buy oroginal artesanias and homemade food.
In this competition a task is to catch while gallopping a little hook hanging from a barrier and keep it on a metal skewer that is used to catching.
|A gaucho bringing back a hook catched in the competition.|
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