for many years, this neighborhood was a marshy area, populated by shacks and warehouses. in the mid-nineteenthcentury, port activity grew and La Boca became a maritime district. TO cope with the flooding of the Riachuelo River, immigrants built their houses on stilts and painted them with leftover paint given away at the shipyards. Later, artists and bohemians came to live here, giving rise to this picturesque neighborhood, immortalized in the works of the artist Benito Quinquela Martin.
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.
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.
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