In the XIX Century, this neighborhood was considered a suburb of Buenos Aires. With the growth of the population and the installation of the railroad, it was incorporated into the city. In the early XX Century, its streets attracted countless immigrants from different backgrounds: Jews, Arabs, Italians, and Armenians, all of whom have left an indelible print on the neighborhood. Tango is an integral part of the identity of Balvanera. Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Carlos Gardel and other giants of this genre all lived in ths neighborhood, close to the Marcado de Abasto.