Neighborhoods Almagro—Places of Interest
Anyone wanting to explore ‘the real Buenos Aires’ could easily spend a pleasant few hours wandering the streets of Almagro, an underrated middle-class neighborhood in the heart of the city.
Las Violetas Cafe
Almagro’s number one tourist attraction is the grand Las Violetas, a 125-year old confitería that instantly transports visitors to a more... [Read more of this review]
Almagro—A Slice of Middle Class Porteño Life
Almagro, an area which borders no less than eight other neighborhoods, is often overlooked by tourists. It therefore remains an unspoiled, authentic and appealing slice of middle-class porteño life. It is safer than San Telmo, less pretentious than Palermo, and centrally located.
Enjoying the sun in Plaza Almagro
Almagro is a high-density sector where... [Read more of this review]
Belgrano—A Bit of Britain in Buenos Aires
If the giant leafy neighborhood of Palermo are the lungs of Buenos Aires, then its next-door neighbor Belgrano comprises the rest of the pulmonary system.
This substantial barrio contains a nice mix of bustling commercial streets and quiet tree-lined residential avenues. Named for Argentine forefather and creator of the Argentine flag, Manuel Belgrano,... [Read more of this review]
The Real La Boca — Barrio of Solidarity
La Boca is a major sightseeing hot spot in Buenos Aires, but visitors rarely stay here at night. The ‘hit-and-run’ style tourism in the southern neighborhood causes some to write it off as a gimmicky tourist trap.
If you peak behind the colorful façades though, La Boca is one of Buenos Aires’ most authentic barrios and it has been for a long... [Read more of this review]
La Boca, the Buenos Aires’ neighborhood famed for its colorful houses, its tango and its soccer team, is the one spot that makes every visitor’s agenda.
The centerpiece is the cobblestone strip, El Caminito, or little walkway. The one-time railway route is lined with the bright facades that make La Boca postcard perfect. Named for a 1926 tango... [Read more of this review]
La Boca: Places of Interest
Buenos Aires colorful neighborhood of La Boca is known to the outside world for tourist destination number one, El Caminito. But those who dare to wander off the tourist path will discover it is still a lively neighborhood of immigrants with a number of places of interest for art and history lovers.
El Caminito is ground zero for visitors... [Read more of this review]
Barrio Chino — Buenos Aires’ Little Chinese Tiger
Buenos Aires’ Barrio Chino (that would be Chinatown) may only comprise a few city streets, but is nonetheless difficult to miss. Beginning alongside the train tracks at the intersection of Juramento and Arribeños in Belgrano, arrival at Barrio Chino is signaled by an ornate stone archway.
While Argentina’s only Chinatown is minuscule compared... [Read more of this review]
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