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.
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!