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Best Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

Author: Diego – Discover Baires / Posted: July 20, 2022

The amazing City of Buenos Aires is officially made up of 48 neighborhoods. We have chosen the eight neighborhoods you should not miss during your stay. To get to know these eight neighborhoods, their stories and secrets, we recommend hiring a private tour accompanied by a licensed tour guide belonging to our experienced team. Contact us!

Private Tour in Buenos Aires San Nicolás

San Nicolás

It is the business center or downtown area where the largest financial activity in the country is concentrated. The name of “San Nicol├ís” is reminiscent of an old church that had to be demolished when the great “9 de Julio” Avenue was built. This church was located where the monument symbol of our city is today, the Obelisk of Buenos Aires.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires La Boca

La Boca

It owes its name to the mouth of the Riachuelo river where was installed the first port area of Buenos Aires. Since the end of the 19th century La Boca neighborhood was the destination chosen by thousands of European immigrants. Today it is the most picturesque and colorful neighborhood in Buenos Aires thanks to the work of local artists.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires Monserrat

Monserrat

Monserrat is a historical neighborhood of Buenos Aires, where the birth of our city took place, since it was in this area where the Spanish conqueror Juan de Garay proceeded to found the city on June 11, 1580 after previous attempts failed. In the foundational area is located the historic square of Argentina, the “Plaza de Mayo” and the government house.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires Retiro

Retiro

Retiro neighborhood is a mix between a residential area with mansions that were built by the aristocracy, a business center with intense work activity and a busy commercial district. Retiro station is the great entrance to the city, for locals who arrive by train or buses, and for travelers who arrive by cruise ship since here is also located the new port.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires San Telmo

San Telmo

San Telmo is one of the oldest and most prominent neighborhoods in the southern part of our city. It was seriously affected by the yellow fever epidemic of 1871; as a result of this disease, the families of Buenos Aires high society that used to live in this sector were forced to leave. These important mansions were transformed into tenement houses.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires Recoleta

Recoleta

Originally a farming area, it radically changed its appearance in 1871 due to a terrible yellow fever epidemic. The families of the local aristocracy that until that moment lived in the southern part of the city decided to move to this northern sector. These families built lavish mansions following the guidelines of fashionable French architecture at that time.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires Palermo

Palermo

Palermo neighborhood concentrates one of the most important green spaces in the city. These fabulous parks are located on land that belonged in the past to the Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas, who had built his residence there. Transformed into a public park, at the initiative of President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, at the end of the 19th century.

Private Tour in Buenos Aires Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero

At the end of the 19th century the construction of this port area began according to the plans of the engineer Eduardo Madero to whom it owes its name. Years later Puerto Madero was replaced by a new project. This entire sector was abandoned until in 1989 its renovation began to take place and eventually became our newest neighborhood.

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