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1 City 5 Ways: Polo Fan

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Where to Stay // Hotel Sofitel
Where to Stay // Hotel Sofitel
From the elegant black-and-white equine photography in the lobby bar to the horsey set milling about at all hours, polo enthusiasts will feel right at home here. Start the day with a light breakfast at Café Arroyo.
Morning // Shop
Morning // Shop
From riding saddles to suede jackets, La Martina and Rossi & Caruso are polo’s posh purveyors. For eye candy, visit La Dolfina, polo-great Adolfo Cambiaso’s clothing boutique.
Afternoon // Buenos Aires Zoo
Afternoon // Buenos Aires Zoo
With polar bears, hippopotami, lions and the enigmatic black panther, this zoo in Palermo makes a nice escape from the hubbub of the city, especially since the landscape enveloping the animals includes long undulant footpaths that are perfect for strolling.
Dinner // La Cabaña
Dinner // La Cabaña
Bife con lomo (T-bone steak), bife de chorizo (similar to porterhouse) and bife de costilla (prime rib) are familiar phrases at BA’s steak houses, and this is one of the city’s most famous. Plus, the wine cellar holds 1,500 bottles.

Afternoon // La Catedral
During the season, a match at the famed Campo Argentino del Polo de Palermo, the city’s polo stadium, is a must.

Polo Fan: Polo is second only to soccer as Argentina’s most popular sport, and there’s plenty to do both in the city and on the estancias of La Pampa, the countryside where ponies are raised.

—By Saxon Henry

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