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Mafalda Statue

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Address: Corner Chile and Defensa Streets | Barrio de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Argentine style - Different FUn

We simply tripped on Mafalda on the way to dinner! She is bigger than she looks in this picture and in Buenos Aires you can't miss seeing her in some sort of photo, stature of... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

San Telmo is what really worth it there. Just spend hours walking around and get lost in this amazing quarter. Mafalda is an icon, but you will see this statue is smaller than you expected but is fun. The hours of San Telmo market, you will need to wait even 20 mins to take a photo there.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Telmo has a lot of other things to offer, this is just a useless representation of a famous cartoon character.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

When I get the corner where it should be I started look around trying to find a big statue. Then I spotted it when I saw a lot of tourists taking pictures sitting in a bench😁 You don't need to walk there just for it, but the street where it is located has a big outdoor Handcraft fair with leather... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you like Mafalda like my husband.. then you need a photo with this little girl seating on a bench at a corner in the neighborhood of San Telmo. She is an icon in Argentina and for the fans a good photo opportunity. There is a little Mafalda store right across.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We simply tripped on Mafalda on the way to dinner! She is bigger than she looks in this picture and in Buenos Aires you can't miss seeing her in some sort of photo, stature of souvenir - just good fun!

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Zapopan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a nice place to visit, specially if you are with kids, it is a nostalgic place to take pictures to remember your trip to Buenos Aires.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Sit down and get your photo taken with a Spanish speaking world icon. I am now more in the picture with this cartoon charachter.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

local told me about this icon. not worth to go along and spend time in there. I rahter adivse to skip it

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We enjoyed this walk starting from the Mafalda bench, next to Quino's house, which took us to murals and status presenting many cartoons characters. It reminded us of the cartoons we used to read a while back

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife grew up reading Mafalda so we had to go and get a picture with her... The line was long...crazy right... but i would do the same for Charlie Brown:)

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