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Monday, May 20, 2013


Barracas is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It used to be one of the main aristocratic redoubts back in the XIX Century, and nowadays is one of the fastest growing areas of the city. Barracas is a mixture of old amazing architecture and restyled houses, paving, tango bars and large green spaces. Close to Puerto Madero, La Boca and San Telmo is a great non-traditional option to discover Buenos Aires City.

Among the main touristic attractions are: the Díaz Vélez Palace (110 Montes De Oca Avenue), Canale Factory (Martín García Avenue in front of Lezama Park), Santa Lucía Parish (550 Montes De Oca Avenue), Colombia Square (in the corner of Isabel La Católica and Brandsen St.), Santa Felicitas Church (in front of Colombia Square), the Railroad Neighborhood (2700 Australia St.) and the Lanin Passage (all the facades are painted by famous neighbor and abstract artist Marino Santa María).

Other great attraction are the many tango bars and restaurants located on Suárez Avenue and Iriarte Avenue. The two most famous notable bars are: La Flor de Barracas and Los Laureles. In both bars you can learn how to dance tango and enjoy great singer and guitarists devoted to our national music. Also in Barracas is the Metropolitan Design Center (CMD) in 1041 Algarrobo St.

Barracas has many great options for you to discover. Come see the great places we have in Buenos Aires City. Every one of them is close to our Hostel Colonial.

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