Buenos Aires Journals

Buenos Aires B’s

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A January 2009 trip to Buenos Aires by SeenThat

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Boedo

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Attraction | "A Tango in Boedo"

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A true porteño neighborhood, Boedo may be the best choice for a visit to a typical residential zone in Buenos Aires. It features soccer, tango and steaks; few combinations can be defined as more "porteñas," more belonging to classical Buenos Aires.Reaching BoedoReaching Boedo from downtown Buenos Aires is easy (they are close) through the Line "E" of the "Subte." Of course, the relevant station is "Boedo."On SoccerSoccer is the national sport of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 7, 2009

Balvanera

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With over 150000 denizens, Balvanera is one of the largest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Yet, it’s name is almost unknown since it has been popularly divided into three zones, each one of them an important one in downtown Buenos Aires: Abasto, Congreso and Once. Reaching the AreaThe best way of arriving to the area is with the line "B" of the subway to the Carlos Gardel Station. Not only because few names are more symbolic of the area, also because a huge shopping mall and landmark of the city is right next to its exit. Carlos Gardel was a nationalized Argentinean that is usually referred to as the "Tango King."Some of the main avenues in t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 7, 2009

Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District

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Attraction | "Quintessential Buenos Aires "

Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Most travelers arriving at Buenos Aires dedicate at least a few hours to Caminito, yet there is more than that in the area. People living in Buenos Aires refer to themselves as "Porteños," recognizing thus the port vital role in the city’s life, and port until the late 19th century meant La Boca. The name means "The Mouth" and refers to it being the meeting point between the Riachuelo (a small stream of waste delimiting the city to the south) and the mighty Plate River.Nowadays, La Boca is known mainly for Boca Juniors, one of the two best soccer teams in Buenos Aires. Its stadium (on Brandsen 805) is known as "Bombonera" ("Candy Box"), due to its shape. Some of the 1978 World ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 7, 2009

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

Plaza de Mayo

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Attraction | "Plaza de Mayo: Only a "B""

Plaza de Mayo Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I give it only a "B." It could have got an "A" since that as the plaza serving the main government buildings in the country it is quite impressive. It could have got the "A" if it wasn’t for one of its features: the "Casa Rosada." The seat of the Argentinean government has been painted pink – the name means the "Pink House" – apparently using cows’ blood in the mixture used for coating it. There are rumors that next year it will be painted violet with broad diagonal yellow stripes. Not wonder that Madonna sang here in 1995 "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." Yet, it is an official Historic Place and I dutifully review it.Reaching the Plaza...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 7, 2009

Plaza de Mayo
Avenida De Mayo 800
Capital Federal, Argentina 1084
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Liniers

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Attraction | "Liniers: the Bolivian Quarters in Buenos Aires"

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"I’ll be in Buenos Aires in a couple of weeks," I told a Bolivian friend.Before he run away to inform of his finding to the local authorities, he told me:"Make sure to visit the Bolivian neighborhood."I had never heard of such a thing, though it made sense. The unofficial number of Bolivians in Argentina reaches the three million."Where is it?""I’m not sure; I think it is called Once."I couldn’t imagine that. Once (pronounced "ohn-ceh," and meaning "eleven") is the name of a zone in the neighborhood of Balvanera (reviewed in this...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 6, 2009