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    walk in agronomia village

    by ines2003 Updated Jun 23, 2016

    Nearby Villa del Parque district is lovely. I lived in the area for a while and loved it ,in terms of safety it is OK though a bit lonely ask your friends what areas to avoid. You will be rather away from the central area of the city ( around an hour by bus to Plaza de Mayo)but you will love the place.Visit Barrio Rawson by the Agronomía area where writer Julio Cortazar lived it is a different world not to be missed.

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    statues

    by ines2003 Updated Jun 22, 2016

    Since a few years ago began in the city to place statues in particular in the area of San Telmo and Puerto Madero, and the truth is that embellish the city and apart adds a tourist attraction and more.

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    pictures in the world

    by ines2003 Updated Jun 22, 2016

    Was to know a part of the city that we do not walk or appreciate, excellent Matt the guide that we indoors in the world of urban art and has opened our eyes on as the spaces with art they invite us to think, to dream, they tell us stories, ask us questions, we're excited and identify us as neighbors of a neighborhood.

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    Great street fair

    by boasnovas Updated Jan 8, 2016

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    There is a very interesting street fair in "Soho Palermo" that goes on during the whole day on Saturday. You can by fashion clothes and else, and lots of beautiful young people there. At nigth mainly young people for the restaurants and parties.

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    Toba Qom, Pilagá and Wichí Indians camping

    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Dec 28, 2015

    They came from Formosa province and camped in front oа the Don Quijote statue, near the Obelisk. It was beginning december 2015, Cristina Fernandez was still in power but she never listened to them in months and months thet they camped. When new president Macri was elected, he met them and promised to help them. Then they went back home, to Formosa province. I am confident that Macri will help them. Usually governments robb their lands. They also critisized the spanish times when I talked to them, although according to the laws of our queen Isabel la Catolica, the indians were spanish citizens. They were killed when Argentina was independent from Spain, especially the indians in the south, and all the Patagones, a whole race, by an argentinean general called Roca, end of XIX century, in a genocide in the south, in the Patagonia, in a war called Against the Indians, and also Advance to the desert.

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    Estancias: a day in the countryside

    by sabrina_florida Updated Jan 28, 2014

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    Either as a day or as a weekend trip, going to an estancia is a great choice. These usually consist of colonial houses sorrounded by extense parks, located in the countryside.
    They played an important part in the Argentinean society in the past, but nowadays they are used as locations for wedding receptions as well as a place where to unwind at the weekends.
    You can spend a day there (the lunch includes barbecue of course, and other typical foods from the countryside) walking around its parks, swimming in the pool, taking a nap under a big tree and horse riding. It's also a good way of escaping from the city, so most estancias offer rooms. Also, they offer the possibility of seeing what life is like in the countryside, and you'll meet gauchos, our cowboys.
    Plenty of them are located 1 or 2 hours away from Buenos Aires. There are different sorts of estancias, some being very luxurious.
    Check the website below to choose the one that suits you most. It has an English version.

    A typical view of an estancia An estancia not far from downtown Buenos Aires A gaucho making barbecue (asado)

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    Plaza Embajada de Israel

    by GentleSpirit Written Jul 29, 2013

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    On March 17, 1992 a bomb exploded at the corner of Arroyo and Suipacha streets at what was then the Israeli Embassy to Argentina. This terrorist attack claimed the lives of 29 persons. In 2000 this site was set aside to memorialize the victims of this tragedy. The names of the victims are inscribed on the plaque and trees were planted in this nice quiet place

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    Reloj Siemens (The Siemens Clock)

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 29, 2013

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    This sculpture sits atop the old Siemens Building at the intersection of Julio Roca and Bolivar Street. The building was built by the Siemens Corporation in 1935, though it was only occupied by them until 1948, when it became the Female Workers Home under one of Evita's programs.

    The building stands out because its style is so different from the surrounding buildings. The clock is excellent, the statues touch their mallets to the bell on the hour.

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    Statue of Eva Peron

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 29, 2013

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    This statue is located in front of the National Library on Avenida Libertador. I found it pretty amazing that it was the only statue honoring Eva Peron in Buenos Aires at the time of my last visit, especially with the enormous fame and adoration she achieved during her life.

    The statue is the work of Argentine sculptor Ricardo Gianetti and was inaugurated on December 3, 1999.

    You might get the impression that this statue is almost an afterthought, or is too far out of the way. Well, to a certain point it is. The military government wanted no memorialization at all of the Peron family. In fact, the place where the statue stands now is directly in front of what used to be the Unzue Palace, the presidential palace where Evita died. This was demolished by the military government once Peron had been removed from power. (note- though Evita has a statue in Buenos Aires, her husband, Juan Peron, does not! Perhaps it would still be too polarizing.)

    I was somewhat mystified about the appearance of the statue itself. In it, Evita appears unnaturally gaunt, almost lost, like she is running away from something.

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    Colonia Uruguay

    by xaver Written Apr 28, 2013

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    We went for a day trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. It's possible to do that in a day as there are fast ferries and Colonia is a very small town. We left from Buenos Aires at 1 pm and got back at 10 pm, the return ticket with a short walking excursion in Colonia was 240 pesos. The company was cloniaexpress but we had delays both going and coming back. http://www.coloniaexpress.com/ar

    colonia express feryy
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    Plaza Mitre

    by GentleSpirit Written Mar 10, 2013

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    I was walking around Recoleta enjoying the architecture on a lovely sunny day. On a small hill you will notice a lot of people just relaxing, taking in the sun. There were a lot of couples as well from what I remember.

    The equestrian statue (and who the plaza is named for) is Bartolome Mitre, (1821-1906). Mitre was a journalist by trade. Later, from 1862-8 he was President of Argentina. He was a political liberal (though the labels in Argentina are quite different) who opposed the dictatorship of Juan Manuel De Rosas. For this he was exiled, staying in various Southern Cone countries and working as a journalist and author. He returned to Argentina after De Rosas was defeated and was elected to various posts in Buenos Aires government.

    It's a nice place to take a break from the hustle and bustle

    Location
    Av. del Libertador (corner of Agüero)

    ps- sorry, my photo wasn't very good!

    Statue of Bartolome Mitre in Plaza  Mitre
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    Monumento de los españoles

    by GentleSpirit Updated Mar 8, 2013

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    This is called the Monument to the Magna Carta and the Four Regions of Argentina. It is located on Libertador and Sarmiento in the Palermo district. It is commonly called the Monument of the Spaniards and was donated by the Spanish community in Argentina in 1910 for the centennial of the May Revolution. The sculptures at the base of the statue represent the 4 regions of Argentina- The Pampas, Andes, Chaco and the River Plate.

    Monumento de los espa��oles
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    Moumento Francia a Argentina

    by GentleSpirit Updated Mar 8, 2013

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    To commemorate 100 years of Argentine Independence, the French community in Buenos Aires commissioned this statue. The marble and granite statue is the work of the french sculptor Emile Peynot. Located by Av. Levene and Libertador, this monument shows scenes of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution as well as the crossing of the Andes by San Martin. The two female angels represent the two countries, France and Argentina.

    Monumento Francia a Argentina
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    Visit an Estancia

    by GentleSpirit Written Feb 18, 2013

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    A nice day trip from Buenos Aires is a journey out to the estancias in Buenos Aires Province. It will take you about 1.5-2 hours to get there. You'll get to see the the estancias, some of them quite luxurious, get a great display of horsemanship by the gauchos and eat a nice meal (of bife, what else!)

    Please take a look at my San Antonio de Areco pages here

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    British flags

    by cadiana88 Updated Jan 29, 2013

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    In the "Iglesia de Santo Domingo" , you can find behind the Altar, four captured British flags during the British Invasions in the years 1806 and 1807. In both ocassions, when Argentina was yet a spanish colony, local troops rejected to the invaders.

    Belgrano Av. and Defensa Street
    (between Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo)

    Santo Domingo church
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