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Buenos Aires Neighborhoods

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An August 2005 trip to Buenos Aires by Travelny2

El Tigre Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina More Photos
Quote: Buenos Aires is divided into many neighborhoods, or barrios. Here is a brief overview of the ones we found the most interesting!

Puerto Madero

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Puerto Madero Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Puerto Madero is a relatively new neighborhood in Buenoas Aires. It is your classic example of a waterfront redevelopment and in recent years has become one of the social and cultural hubs of the city. When we were there (about three years ago) there were many skyscrapers going up on both sides of the river so I imagine that by now the barrio has really come into its own. Puerto Madero is close to both downtown and the Casa Rosada near the river. Just have a taxi drop you off anywhere in Puerto (because the neighborhood is so new public transportation to the area did not really keep up with construction) and spend a couple of hours just walking up and down the waterfront and taking in the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2008

Puerto Madero
Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 200
Capital Federal, Argentina 1007
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Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District

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Attraction | "La Boca"

Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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La Boca is probably the most visually entertaining barrio in Buenos Aires. All of the buildings are relatively low lying and small but what is interesting is that each is painted a very bright color. On many building each portion of the very same building is painted a different color all the way down the street leading to a neighborhood that almost looks like a collection of legos piled down both sides of the street. The main street is lined with tourist shops and vendors selling an array of goods. People also dance tango and perform in the streets for tips which was fun to watch. While La Boca is a great place to visit it is not known for being one of the safer neighborhoods in Buenos Air...Read More

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Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District
Calle Caminito
La Boca, Buenos Aires 1166

La Recoleta Cemetery

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Attraction | "Recoleta"

La Recoleta Cemetery Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Recoleta is one of the largest barrios in the city and quite possibly the most expensive. It is located off of Libertador as you approach downtown. This area is perhaps the most prestigious place to live in the city and many of the apartments have doormen and are clearly luxury units based simply on the lobbies and facades of the buildings.In the United Nations Park you will find the Florialis sculpture. This sculpture is a giant flower blossom that opens and closes throughout the course of the day. If you happen to drive by it multiple times you will notice that it never appears to be in the same position twice. Although you will likely drive past it at some point or other on your trip it...Read More

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La Recoleta Cemetery
Junín 1790 Recoleta District
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1116
+54 (11) 4804 7040

El Tigre

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El Tigre Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tigre is a fun day trip to take from the city. We decided we wanted to stay in the city instead of traveling around Argentina in order to really be able to enjoy Buenos Aires but wanted to see something else at least for a day. Tigre was the perfect opportunity to do that. It is only about 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train but feels a whole world outside the city when you get there. The best way to get to Tigre is to board the Tren de la Costa which I believe you pick up at the Retiro Terminus (I just tried to look up the exact location online because I'm not positive but when you get there just ask someone and most people will know for sure) Tickets were not very expensive...probably ...Read More

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El Tigre
northern region of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Barrio de San Telmo

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Barrio de San Telmo Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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San Telmo is a neighborhood located past Puerto Madero on the other side of Avenida Mayo and the Casa Rosada. The highlight of the neighborhood is the flea market that is hosted every Sunday. The flea market is what makes San Telmo worth the trip so if you happen to be in Buenos Aires on a Sunday I would highly recommend stopping by. It is a great cultural experience and there are lots of antiques, local crafts, artwork and other knick-knacks up for sale. We took a cab down to San Telmo from the Palermo area. On a Sunday, if you ask a cab driver to take you to San Telmo they will basically drive you right to the plaza where the flea market takes place so you don't really have to worry about ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 28, 2008

Barrio de San Telmo
Defensa 1200
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1065