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Avenida de Mayo

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This elegant thoroughfare is one of the streets bordering the historic and...

This elegant thoroughfare is one of the streets bordering the historic and cosmopolitan city center.

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Great place to walk, eat and take pictures

This is the avenue connecting the Casa Rosada with the Congreso. We walked all this way to get a better felling about the streets and the city. I would recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the avenue connecting the Casa Rosada with the Congreso. We walked all this way to get a better felling about the streets and the city. I would recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk and admire the lovely architecture. The jacaranda trees were in bloom while we were there, so the purple blossoms made the street look very pretty.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting at outdoor cafes, punk kids grab your food, had my watch stolen at a cafe. Not many good stores. Weekends better but everything closed on Sundays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good street to walk on weekends there is always something cultural going on and you can find from bars, restaurants and clothing stores too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful European architecture interspersed with the typical 40's and 50's cement atrocities here and there. Side walks are in VERY bad repair all over the city so use caution. Charming doorways in all directions - a photographers dream. Unfortunately, also the target of extreme graffiti that is prevalent all over the city. Crosses Avenida 9 de Julio at Cafe Tortoni... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting more but it was ok. We walked it few times during our stay in Buenos Aires as our hotel was close by. Close to Casa Rosada. Must see

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's a nice avenue, but not worth a long walk. It's a side street of Plaza de Mayo, a very central plaza you'll probably visit as a tourist anyway, so why not checking this street out while you're already there :). It's a street where the famous, very touristy Cafe Tortoni is.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It was ok. Glad I went - it's a bit of a must-see in Buenos Aires. But it wasn't all that special. Enjoyed seeing the demonstration in the square, though!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Avenue filled with the most traditional and elegant old-school pieces of architectural design. A must-see! Coffee at Café Tortoni.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Much type about this street, but I didn't think it was worth the walk from my hotel across the street from Recoleta Cemetery. There's a big Carrefour supermarket on Avenida de Mayo, and if you cross over Avenida 9 de Mayo, seek out the famous Cafe Tortoni, if only to take pictures outside.

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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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