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Linea A Subte

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 800-555-1616
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This is probably the neatest blast-to-the-past subway ride you’ll ever...

This is probably the neatest blast-to-the-past subway ride you’ll ever take. The A Line was the first subte line built here. It still uses rollicking old wooden trains. Jump on, and feel the breeze blowing through its open windows when it’s warm.

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Enjoyed all Buenos Aires subways

I master the subways and life in the city is good. The maps have the subway lines on them. In Portugal the maps do not. So if maps are marked it's great. Go enjoy the oldest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I master the subways and life in the city is good. The maps have the subway lines on them. In Portugal the maps do not. So if maps are marked it's great. Go enjoy the oldest subway in South America.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Riding the subway (Subte) in Buenos Aires is easy and convenient. Our B&B host provided us with prepaid cards to use as we travelled. Besides the efficiency in travel, the artwork in some of the stations is worth a look.

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Lima Region, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

the oldest line of subway in Buenos Aires, is LINEA A, but now they have new trains, with AC, very confortable, crossing old stations, is very nice experience

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We were disappointed to be told that the old wooden carriages on subte line A had been taken out, as riding in one on a previous visit had been a real experience. However, the new carriages are super-new, air conditioned, with a hint of deoderiser: this may sound a bit naff, but when you have regularly travelled on some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Buenos Aires first underground line deserves a visit. Even if you don't use the line to get from one place to another the stations date from early XX century and present a must see while in Buenos Aires city.

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Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

the Subway in Buenos Aires, has great connections , so you can go from Plaza de Mayo , north and west, (because east is the River de la Plata) and south you can take the Linea C to Constitucion...very good tranasportation in Argentina and very very cheap

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

The Subte underground train network in Buenos Aires is a highlight. It provides convenient, cheap and generally clean carriages and access to the core areas of the city. Some of the lines now run air conditioned carriages which certainly is a help in the summer. Definitely by a Sube card to use on the Subte and on buses (known in... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Not only does the subway (subte) get you from one place to the other easily, it offers artwork and ambiance as you travel. I found the mosaics on the walls interesting and beautifully done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Buses require a prepaid Subte card available at some stores and some subway ticket offices. You pay ahead and when you board the subway or a bus, you hold the card against a reader and off you go. The subway can be paid in 5 peso increments to ride the line. Stops are announced and maps are everywhere in cars... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

I caught the old wooden cars and it was very very cool. I'm sorry to hear that they have been replaced. But the metro ("subte?") is not a tourist attraction, it's a transportation system, so I get it.

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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