Downtown Buenos Aires

Downtown Buenos Aires

Like every city in South America created by the Spanish Colonization, Buenos Aires has a civic center where the cathedral and a large number of public and historical buildings congregate, surrounding a large plaza. In Buenos Aires, as a result of an urban remodeling carried out at the beginning of the twentieth century, a new square was created to give a framework to the National Congress building, linking both spaces with a new avenue called Avenida de Mayo, in commemoration of the month in which the first step towards the independence of Argentina was made in 1810.

But given the explosive growth of the city in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, others have arisen around this primitive center, others, also organized around squares and linked to the large nodes of urban transport that are configured with railway stations, more terminals of buses.

Thus, surrounding the primitive civic center, we have to the south the plaza and railway station, called Constitución. Towards the west, the square and railway station called Once. And to the north, the most important of all, which is the Retiro square and station, which also includes the long-distance bus terminal, an important international hotel and several emblematic buildings of the city. This is the reason why, most of the tours of the city go through, at least the corridor that starting from the Plaza de Mayo, leads to the Plaza de Retiro, linked by a very famous pedestrian street, called Florida where they congregate infinite shops and galleries, including the Jardín Gallery and the famous Galerías Pacífico.

Despite the commercial and tourist importance of the corridor to the north, towards the south of the civic center we find the most picturesque spots, which preserve the environment of the old city as the neighborhoods of “San Telmo” and “La Boca”, the latter cradle of the most emblematic football team in the city and where the famous stadium of “La Bombonera” is located.

To crown this area of the city full of jewels of the history of the country, from the Plaza de Mayo two diagonals split one of which culminates in another unmissable point of the city that is the Obelisk, symbol of Buenos Aires nestled in the middle of the the widest avenue in the city at its intersection with another great avenue that is Corrientes, where a large part of the cultural life of the city is concentrated, in its cinemas, theaters and bookstores.

Like any large metropolis, Buenos Aires has had areas in the outskirts, which were originally suburban as San Isidro or Tigre, where a century ago we found the weekend weekend of the wealthy families of the city and today these same areas have been integrated to the plot of the city, but retaining an imprint of time and a leafy grove, in addition to emblematic temples such as the Cathedral of San Isidro, which enjoys a square where artisans congregate on weekends to exhibit their works.

If the city of Buenos Aires is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, the area that concentrates the nautical activity in the city is located to the north, in the neighborhoods of San Fernando and Tigre where there are many nautical clubs and waterfront districts. with moorings in each property