Rivadavia Avenue divides these two neighborhoods so characteristic of Buenos Aires. If we are in the Plaza de Mayo, we are in the neighborhood of Monserrat, but if we cross to the Metropolitan Cathedral, we will have already entered the neighborhood of San Nicolás. These short distances allow us to visit the museums of these neighborhoods easily. Just choose the ones that interest you most, and, map in hand, to tour the city!
San Telmo is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It is part of the history of the city and retains much of its rich architectural heritage. In the seventeenth century, the livelihoods of the first settlers revolved around the port, which is why they chose San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo, patron saint of sailors, as the name of the neighborhood. A must is visiting the Antiques Fair which takes place every Sunday.
Retiro and Puerto Madero are two neighborhoods that we can join them at walking distance. The neighborhood that welcomed all the nationalities that ended up forming this Argentine being, and the other which knew how to make the city look back to the river, have museums that tell us both its history and the cultural richness of Buenos Aires.
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Recoleta´s name derives from the monastery of the Recollect friars, who settled in this area in the early eighteenth century. Around 1870, the richest families in the south of the city moved to this higher ground to distance themselves from widespread cholera and yellow fever epidemics. Here they built their Paris-inspired residences and palaces.
Palermo is the largest neighborhood in the city, it has one of the most extensive green spaces in Buenos Aires. It continues modifying his physiognomy by developing sub-areas that allow it to redefine its identity. Also, a large number of museums in the area make up part of the varied cultural offer that Palermo offers to locals and visitors.