China Town Buenos Aires, all the information about a space in the middle of the city to appreciate Asian culture.
In addition to the Japanese Garden, which contains a design identical to that of a Japanese garden, the city has a neighborhood that encompasses the Asian culture of China.
Given the massive immigration that the country experienced, it is possible to appreciate a very great diversity of culture in the city of Buenos Aires. By joining one of our Free Tours here, you will be able to admire the contrasting architecture that this city has.
But this time, we want to tell you about this Asian neighborhood embedded in the middle of the Belgrano neighborhood.
The arrival of this culture occurs in the time of the years 1860 to 1930, when the country lived the golden age and boom, where a huge number of Italians, French and Spanish arrived in our country looking for a better future and refuge from the adversities of their territories. In addition, there was an increase in the income of Jewish communities, and Asian families were not exempt from this mobilization.
Many Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean and, above all, Chinese families have arrived in the country, settling forever in Buenos Aires.
For this reason, we want to mention China Town, which is the cradle where huge numbers of oriental families are concentrated, emanating their culture openly.
In the middle of the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, it became a place of tourist interest given its huge offer of typically Asian restaurants and shops of the same style.
The architecture is completely and absolutely equal to the walls and buildings of China. In its access, it has an immense arch that was built in China and brought to the country unarmed to be able to erect it as an entrance, inviting you to walk through its streets and delight yourself with everything you can get here. From ornaments, to objects and typical clothing, as well as exquisite Chinese dishes!
It is located right next to the “Belgrano” train station, between Arribeños and Juramento streets. Another way to get to this place is by bus or subway Line D.
It arose in 1980, with this wave of income from Asian families, most of them from Taiwan.
Open every day, the shops have a variety of products, decorative objects, anime and supermarkets to buy all the typical Chinese food.
The days with the highest number of visitors are Saturdays and Sundays.
At the end of January, the Chinese New Year is celebrated, where the neighborhood carries out the Dragon Dance, going through all the streets in the area.
Here you will also see the Chong Kuan Buddhist Temple, which was the first to be built in the city.