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13 Apr 2019
“Mixed experiences”
31 Dec 2018
“Barrio full of contrasts”
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The city's main central train station, Retiro was designed by British architects and engineers in around 1908 and was inaugurated in 1915. The materials used in the construction were brought from the United Kingdom piece by piece. The style of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank DrErickJMannPhD
Reviewed 14 April 2019

There were times I loved it in Retiro but also times I just wanted to get away. If you wander around the narrow shopping streets expect to be bombarded by offers of leathers, furs and "replica" goods. When I first arrived I was tired and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank be1t0n
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

The architecture is beautiful. It is a must see. It’s full of upscale and elegant buildings but then you also see lots of homeless people sleeping on the streets. Very sad. I wouldn’t recommend walking around after dark. We didn’t feel very safe after dawn.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sancurly
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We stayed in Retiro for a few nights. It was easy to wander around, plenty to see with lots of shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank brentling
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Just visited this main train Station in Buenos Aires. It also has a wonderful museum on the history of the Argentine railway network. It is easily reachable by subway and busses. This was my first visit here. Highly recommend. Dr. Erick J Mann,PhD Professor of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Retiro, is a barrio, an area so you have nice part ( Embassies ) and the area near by the station is not so good, like any stations in the world. there is a nice park where you can have a rest dedicated to San...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Mica72
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This area is very safe and has many nice small restaurants. Like many other parts of Buenos Aires there are many very nice buildings. During the week it is very busy but on weekends quiet as all the offices are closed. Shops are open 7...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank sigzag
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Retiro is the place where the bus terminal is located, so this is the first area many people (including myself) see when they arrive to Buenos Aires). It seems to be located right where the border between the rich and pretty part of the town...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank heckfy
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

When we visit BA we've been in the neigbourhood and comparing to the other ones, it was a real pleasure. Somewhere between the high class and the average one, it's very sympatic and cozy one. There are so much things to be seen here. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

October 25th - 2015 - The retiro area (and train or bus station) marks a clear border between the new, rich and modern areas of Puerto Madero and Recoleta on one side, the microcentro on another side and the beginning of the lousier and older...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings
combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to
make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy
sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to
and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied
by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the
port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest.
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