Estancia Las Lilas

Estancia Las Lilas

Cabañas and Estancia Las Lilas is a family business dedicated to agricultural activity, starting its second century of existence.


Las Lilas Museum

Las Lilas Museum


The Foundation

The Las Lilas Foundation is focusing on the artistic expressions that, in the present and in the past, Argentine people have externalized, whether they were original from our ancient cultures, indigenous, or as more recently, European settlers.


This is the part of our history that interests us, because we firmly believe that people are better when they know their history, their origins, their identity.


It is no coincidence that this museum, owned by the Estancia Las Lilas Foundation, was erected in San Antonio de Areco, paradigmatic place of country culture, birthplace of the gaucho tradition.


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Patio of Las Lilas Museum


Museum and Estancia Las Lilas collection

The permanent exhibition is a tribute of the Florencio Molina Campos Foundation, the most recognized and admired painter of the Argentina popular culture.



Don Florencio deeply understood the spirit and values of the man from the pampa. As subtle observer and brilliant caricaturist, he tells us with wit and humor about the life of the gauchos.



The famous calendars, Don Florencio made on behalf of the factory Alpargatas Argentina between 1930´s and 1950´s, that you can find in the remotest corners of the country.


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Museum Las Lilas collection


The majority of the paintings on display belonged to the Alpargatas Collection, and are the works that resulted in the almanacs exhibited in Estancia Las Lilas Museum.

His paintings are disputed by collectors from Argentina and abroad, in addition to museums and galleries.


Due to the deep knowledge that Don Florencio had of the Argentina countryside, his paintings have been and are subject of consultation and study.

Many of the traditions of our Estancias near Buenos Aires and countryside have been lost by the inexorable advance of modernity in all its edges; as a result, new generations have grown up with some other expectations and other interests.


Molina Campos memorabilia

Molina Campos memorabilia


Behind the creation of this museum, there is also a pedagogical intention, which welcomes those who have an interest in our topic and tradition.


Focus of the Museum

This museum will be always oriented to the dissemination of our culture and open to other expressions that reflect and talk about the history of the interior of Argentina. Like the most important gaucho museum Ricardo Güiraldes in San Antonio de Areco



Octavio A. Caraballo
Presidente Fundación Las Lilas
(extracted from the Museo Las Lilas catalog)


You can visit this museum and estancia las lilas and some other gauchos museums, galleries and culture attractions in this Tour: Cultural & Arts Legacy of the Gauchos Day Tour


Also: You can check more than 400 5 stars reviews in Tripadvisor here: Tripadvisor reviews for Buenos Aires Gaucho Tour: “Camino Pampa”


Shuttle tickets to the most important Gaucho Town in Argentina: Arecobus

Masterchef in Estancia el Ombu : the reality cooking show

Masterchef in Estancia el Ombu : the reality cooking show

Masterchef in Estancia el Ombu : In 2015, John Torode present Argentina as part of the BBC Two series A Cook Abroad, looking specifically at the country’s production, cooking and consumption of beef.


Focus of the episode

The episode explored the history and culture behind Argentina’s great beef production and included John joining a group of gauchos on a working livestock ranch, before ending at a restaurant in Mendoza where cooking beef has become an art form.


Typical beef restaurant in Argentina

Typical beef restaurant in Argentina



MasterChef judge and meat connoisseur John Torode fulfils a lifelong ambition to go to Argentina, where eating beef is a national obsession.


Arriving to the Estancia

After savouring the street food from the barbecues, or ‘asados’, in Buenos Aires, John embarks on an epic road trip to Masterchef in Estancia El Ombu that takes him across the vast pastures of the pampas to Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes. His mission – to find the best piece of steak in the world and the best way to cook it.


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John Torode from Masterchef program asking for the Argentine recipe in Estancia Tour


Along the way, John discovers that modern industrial farming has changed the landscape of the legendary pampas and threatened a way of life unchanged for centuries.


In order to learn the traditional ways of rearing cattle, he goes native with the gauchos on a working estancia and experiences one of the most authentic barbecues he’s ever had:


If you would like to recreate in some way this masterchef in estancia el ombu experience you can book this Full Day Tour departing daily from Buenos Aires: Asado and Estancia Tour in Areco



Back on the road, when John stops at a truckers’ cafe to have lunch, he has an epiphany. He grasps the secret of cooking with fire.


His final destination is a fabled restaurant in Mendoza, where cooking beef has become an art form. It’s here, among the restaurant’s seven fires, that John learns his final lesson.

More about travelling through the Pampas and argentine food en Español: The Gaucho Experience


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Barbecue at the Estancia


About the Masterchef in Estancia El Ombu

John Douglas Torode (born 23 July 1965) is an Australian celebrity chef.


He moved to the UK in the 1990s and began working at Conran Group’s restaurants. After first appearing on television on ITV1’s This Morning, he started presenting a revamped MasterChef on BBC One in 2005.

He is a restaurateur; former owner of the Luxe and a second restaurant, Smiths of Smithfield. He has written a number of cookbooks.

An easy way to reach San Antonio de Areco in a regular bus: “Arecobus

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu episode was filmed this year 2016 in Estancia El Ombu de Areco Province of Buenos Aires.


Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

Gauchos and Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu


Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors.


Horses at the Bachelorette

Horses at the Bachelorette


The 2004 season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor. After last airing on February 28, 2005, the series returned to ABC during the spring of 2008, following an absence of three years.


History of the Bachelorette

All of the rules are adopted from its parent show, The Bachelor. The series revolves around a single bachelorette (deemed eligible), who is usually a reject from the previous Bachelor season, and a pool of romantic interests (typically 25; 30 in season 5), which could include a potential husband for the bachelorette. The format is the same as the parent show.


Unlike The Bachelor, one of two male suitors proposes to the bachelorette for the final selection. The Bachelor does not, however, always propose at the end of the show. At the end of Juan Pablo’s season, he decided to “choose” a girl to keep spending time with, but evidently was not ready for a proposal. A proposal at the end of the show is not always guaranteed. It is up to the bachelor/bachelorette to decide that.


Gauchos meeting Bachelorette

Gauchos meeting Bachelorette



This year 2016 it was the Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu episode in Argentina and they came to the Estancia Tour:


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Alex’s gaucho outfit:
Honestly, though, poor Alex. Our last image of him on this show will be dressed like a clown. He literally looked like a clown when they put him in the gaucho (Argentine cowboy) outfit to go horseback riding.


I couldn’t stop picturing him with his face painted white and a red nose. JoJo said “he actually looks really good,” but she was just being polite.
She also said “you are a cute little gaucho,” and that was the moment I knew for certain Alex was toast.



More about the Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu


Alex gets the first one-on-one date this week, and it is perfect timing if he is to convince JoJo to come meet his family. The two spend the day picnicking and horseback riding and even witnessing horse whispering, a time-honored tradition between the gaucho and his horse, in this bachelorette estancia episode.

Alex is ready to open up and admit his true feelings to JoJo for the first time. But will it be enough to greet her in his hometown? Unfortunately, no. JoJo knows Alex isn’t the one for her and sends him home before the rose ceremony.



Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

THE BACHELORETTE – “Episode 1207” – The drama of Buenos Aires is behind JoJo, but she still must determine which four men will have the chance to take her home to meet their families. So it is on to the countryside, steeped in Argentinian gaucho culture. There is a crucial date for Alex, who charms JoJo on a romantic day of picnicking and horseback riding. A private jet whisks Jordan and JoJo away for a tryst at an Argentinian vineyard to make wine, but later, he shares a stunning revelation which changes how JoJo feels about him. Bad weather cancels plans for a group date, but Robby, Chase and James Taylor still have a blast as the only date rose this week is up for grabs. Finally, Luke and JoJo share time horseback riding and skeet shooting, and his gentle way only makes her choice more difficult. JoJo faces a difficult emotional decision at a critical rose ceremony, as she looks to join the final four men in their hometowns, on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, JULY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Veronica Gambini) ALEX, JOJO FLETCHER

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