Retiro District, Buenos Aires

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    CIRCULO MILITAR

    by mtncorg Updated Dec 12, 2004

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    Family residence to the director of the La Prensa newspaper, this was BsAs’ largest home with 12000 sq m – well over 40000 sq ft. The Army club has called this home since 1939. The Navy’s club – Centro Naval – is located a short distance away down Calle Florida on the corner with Avenida Cordoba. Within the southeast corner of the Circulo Militar is the Museo de Armas, dedicated to the history of armaments, especially with respect to Argentina.

    Circulo Militar on west side of Plaza San Martin
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    Information about national parks

    by MeZuGa Written Aug 29, 2004

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    Es la residencia ubicada en un pequeño triángulo delimitado por la Av. Santa Fe, Maipú y Marcelo T. de Alvear, fue construído por la familia Haedo alrededor de 1880, es otro testimonio de la imagen de esta plaza. Años más tarde fue adquirida por la familia Villar y remodelada por el Arq. Passeron. Comprada por Parques Nacionales, aquí funciona una Biblioteca especializada en temas de parques y reservas naturales de Argentina y Latinoamérica también hay un Centro de Documentación e Informes turísticos sobre parques nacionales, reservas naturales y monumentos naturales.

    It is the residence located in a small triangle delimited by the Av. Santa Fe, Maipú and Marcelo T. de Alvear, was construído for the family Haedo about 1880, it is another testimony of the image of this square. Years later it was acquired by the family Hamlet and re-shaped by the Arq. Passeron.
    Bought by National Parks, here there works a Library specializing in topics of parks and natural reservations of Argentina and Latin America also there is a Center of Papers and tourist Reports on national parks, natural reservations and natural monuments.

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    Monumento A Esteban Echeverria

    by MeZuGa Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    Esteban Echeverría nacio en Buenos Aires el 2 de septiembre de 1805. Era hijo de la argentina doña María Espinosa y del vasco español José Domingo Echeverría. Durante su primera infancia perdió a su madre.
    Estudia varios años en el Colegio de Ciencias Morales; lo abandona a fines de 1823, a pesar de haber sido estudiante aplicado. Ingresa como dependiente en la fuerte casa comercial Lezica Hermanos.
    Como su primera juventud fue en extremo borrascosa y desarreglada, resuelve regenerarse moralmente y completar su educación en Europa.
    Esa ausencia de la patria (1825-1830) le es muy provechosa. En París sigue los cursos más variados, se familiariza con las tendencias literarias ideológicas en boga, forma una sólida cultura de carácter enciclopédico y se asimila infinidad de obras en francés e inglés. Con ese importante bagaje retorna a la ciudad natal (junio de 1830) totalmente transformado.

    Esteban Echeverría was born in Buenos Aires on September 2, 1805.
    He was the son of an Argentine woman María Espinosa and of a Spanish Basque José Domingo Echeverría. He lost his mama when he was real young. He studied for several years in the Colegio de Ciencias Morales; he dropped out at the end of
    1823, in spite of being a good student. He went to work as an employee at Lezica
    Hermanos. As his childhood was extremely stormy and disorderly, he resolved to
    morally renew himself amd finish his education in Europe. This time abroad
    (1825-1830) was very beneficial to him. In Paris he took a bunch of different
    courses, he became familiar with the ideological literary movements that were
    fashionable at the time, forming a solid culture of encyclopedic character and
    learned a bunch of works in French and English. With this important baggage, he
    returned to his hometown in June, 1830 totally transformed. He introduced
    literary romanticism, stirring up a fertile renovation, and formed a doctrine of
    political liberalism, saturated with social and educational concerns.

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    PLAZA EMBAJADA DE ISRAEL

    by mtncorg Written Dec 12, 2004

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    This small plaza on the corner of Arroyo and Suipacha used to be the site of the Israeli Embassy. On 17 March 1992 a terrorist bomb went off mid-afternoon killing 22 people and injuring more than 250. There is a tree planted in remembrance of each of the dead. Just across the street, the sound of childrens' laughter fills the air from a parochial school, which also suffered from the atrocity.

    Silent benches where the embassy once stood
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    Retiro de Fondo

    by MeZuGa Written Sep 1, 2004

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    Una genial vista a la estación de Ferrocarril y Autobuses de Retiro, a la derecha se puede ver el monumento a los ingleses.

    A great view of Retiro train and bus Station, you can see the English Tower at the right.

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    Monumento a San Martin

    by MeZuGa Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    SAN MARTIN Nació el 25 de febrero de 1778 en el pueblo de Yapeyú, situado a orillas del caudaloso río Uruguay, que dependía del Virreinato del Río de la Plata. Su padre, don Juan de San Marín, había nacido en España y se desempeñaba como teniente gobernador del departamento. Su madre, doña Gregoria Matorras, era sobrina de un conquistador del Chaco. Se trasladó a España junto con sus padres en el año 1786 donde ingresó al Seminario de Nobles de Madrid. En 1789 comienza su carrera militar en el regimiento de Murcia. Luchó en la campaña de África combatiendo en Melilla y Orán. En 1797 es ascendido a subteniente por sus acciones frente a los franceses en los Pirineos. El 9 de marzo de 1812 arribaron a Buenos Aires, procedentes de Londres, José de San Martín, Carlos María de Alvear, José Zapiola, Francisco Chilavert , Antonio Arellano y el barón de Holmberg. Todos ellos eran militares formados en Europa , que venían a ofrecer sus servicios a la causa patriota.

    SAN MARTIN was born on February 25, 1778 in the town of Yapeyú, on the banks of the mighty Uruguay River, that was under the authority of the Virreinato del Río de la Plata. His daddy, don Juan de San Marín, was born in Spain served as lieutenant to the governor of the department. His mama, doña Gregoria Matorras, was the niece of the conqueror of the Chaco. He moved to Spain together with his parents in 1786 where he matriculated into the Seminario de Nobles de Madrid. In 1789 he started his military career in the Regiment of Murcia. He fought in Africa in the battles of Melilla and Orán. In 1797 he rose
    to the rank of second lieutenant for his actions against the French in the Pyrenees. On March 9, 1812 they arrived in Buenos Aires, coming from London, José de San Martín, Carlos María de Alvear, José Zapiola, Francisco Chilavert, Antonio Arellano y el barón de Holmberg. All were military men trained in Europe, who came to offer their services to the patriotic cause.

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    Fuente de agua

    by MeZuGa Written Aug 29, 2004

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    Una hermosa fuente ubicada entre las calles Arenales y Esmeralda, cuidada por la cadena de hoteles loisuites.

    A beautiful Fountain located between the streets Arenales and Esmeralda taken care by the hotel loisuites.

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    Casa antigua

    by MeZuGa Written Aug 29, 2004

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    Una hermosa casa de construccion antigua ubicada frente a plaza San Martin, entre las calles Basavilbaso y Arenales.

    A beautiful house of ancient construction located opposite to square San Martin, between the streets Basavilbaso and Arenales.

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    Fuente de agua Retiro

    by MeZuGa Written Aug 29, 2004

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    Donde empieza el paseo Brigadier Gral. Angel Maria Zuloaga, se encuentra esta fuente de color turquesa
    muy linda sobre una hermosa zona de Retiro, de fonda la prestigiosa casa de joyas, H. Stern.

    Where begins the walk Brigadier Gral. Angel Maria Zuloaga, this source of color turquoise is very pretty on a beautiful zone of Retiro, of inn the prestigious house of jewelry, H. Stern.

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    Retiro

    by Constanza Written Apr 30, 2004

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    Large and impressive perspectives give place to many of the most advanced architectural examples which contrast with historic buildings.

    Catalinas Norte, named after the "Convento de las Catalinas" constitutes an urban complex only comparable to some of the most modern cities in the world. There high elegant buildings like the Kavanagh stand out with unusual shapes or glassed walls.

    Green spaces can also be enjoyed there: San Mart?n Park, where the "Granaderos" force were instructed by General San Mart?n being also named "Mars Field" afterwards.

    Around 1871 an immigration of wealthy families from the southern part of the city settled down in Buenos Aires.

    This led to the building of magnificent palaces in the area and today these characteristic buildings prevail in the commercial areas, different institutions and hotels.
    The English Tower was built in 1916 and inaugurated by the English residents in Argentina.

    Plaza del Retiro

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    Retiro Station

    by cjg1 Written Jan 7, 2009

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    Retiro is one of Argentina's busiest railway stations. there are three lines; Mitre, Belgrano, and San Martin. The station is across from the Plaza St. Martin. The station was opened in 1915 and was designed by Eustace L. Conder, Roger Conder and Sydney G. Follet.

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    Monument to José de San Martín

    by cjg1 Updated Jan 8, 2009

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    We were walking around the Plaza St. Martin. It is impossible to miss the Monument to Jose De San Martin. The monument is of Jose San Martin on horseback as if he is charging into battle. Jose San Martín is regarded as one of the Liberators of Spanish South America and is regarded as the national hero of Argentina. The Order of the Liberator General San Martin or Orden del Libertador San Martín) in his honor is the highest decoration in Argentina.

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    Retiro & San Nicolas : Confiteria Ideal

    by ptitetoile Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Confiteria Ideal is a century old, two-story building with twenty foot ceilings on both floors. The coffeehouse is downstairs and the ballroom is upstairs. The walls are covered in dark wood paneling; the floors and round columns around the room are marble and from the ceiling hang elegant art deco chandeliers. It is one of the oldest and most elegant place to dance tango... there are tango balls in the afternoon every day and some days in the evening.

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    Walking around

    by sabrina_florida Written Mar 26, 2006

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    Retiro is famous for its train station, which is the central train station of Buenos Aires. But around it, there are some beautiful parks, one of them having the monument that pays homage to the victims of the Malvinas war. And right across the station is this tower, which was a present from the English that immigrated to Argentina.

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    Retiro & San Nicolas : Suipacha

    by ptitetoile Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Suipacha is a very narrow, dark, noisy with a lot of traffic. However, it has a lot of very nice buildings if we look at it with another eye!!!
    It has also a lot of leather shops and chic hotels.
    There are also one of the most famous cafe and tango venue of Buenos Aires : Confiteria Ideal. You will also find there three different tango shoes shop next to it!!!

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