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Estacion Retiro Mitre

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Estacion Retiro Mitre

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AlpinerHut wrote a review Mar 2020
Chantilly, Virginia1,004 contributions465 helpful votes
Don’t know why, but I always find myself wandering into a foreign city’s main train station. Perhaps because this common reference point allows easy comparison of culture and economy. Estacion Retiro Mitre is part of a complex of three railroad stations in Buenos Aires, the other two being the neighboring Estacion Retiro Belgrano and Estacio Retiro San Martin. (The main bus terminal is also nearby.) It is the biggest and best of the three. Opened in 1915, the station was declared a National Monument in 1997. Its steel structure was made in Liverpool, England, and reassembled here. For a time, it was considered one of the world’s finest buildings. Today, you have to pick your way through a flea market to enter the building. Once inside, though, you see a clean, modern station. No bums or hustlers approached me — a surprising contrast to Rome, where panhandlers and con artists make a walk through the main train station like journeying through Dante’s Hell. TIPS: — Do mind your valuables. Any train station is fertile ground for pickpockets. —Just beyond the row of train stations is Villa 31, Buenos Aires’ most notorious slum. Looks interesting to walk into, but don’t. It offers paco (cocaine paste), drug gangs and the city’s second-highest murder rate.
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Date of experience: March 2020
lowryepp wrote a review Mar 2020
Epping, United Kingdom749 contributions260 helpful votes
Belle epoque style (high Edwardian) - entry free, several eateries. Enjoy the clean bright hall with echoes of Art Deco - lamps, floor pattern etc. Lots of warnings about crime - so suggest visitiong outside rush hour. Near to tower, memorial, park San MArtin
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Date of experience: March 2020
Vancouver63 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada161 contributions84 helpful votes
I hadn't been to the station for 3 years and they have completed the restoration. It is a magnificent neoclassical building that has been very well restored. Departure gates are clearly marked, trains are clean and efficient (plus air-conditioned! ). New trains departing for Mar del Plata. I was really impressed.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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sabatinitennis wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom3,582 contributions566 helpful votes
I visited this station many times between 1992-2014 and it was filthy building and unloved. Now it has benefitted from a wonderful and deep clean and an upgrade and is a now a lovely place to travel from or spend some time admiring the ticket office and roof (which needs to be completed!). The local government are spending millions upgrading stations, replacing old ones and extending the underground network ...it is long overdue.
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Date of experience: February 2020
albertsebastian wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia245 contributions152 helpful votes
We make a point to visit old and restored railway stations during our travel, and this was no exception. Beautifully restored, original stonework, arches even old ticket booths still intact. Now a busy station for Argentinean regional travel, one can still see the original murals on the sides of the platforms. A very short taxi ride from the city proper, or just take any bus as the main bus terminal is at the back of the station and all buses seem to terminate there.
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Date of experience: January 2019