Boedo is a classical Buenos Aires neighborhood. In its streets you can literally breathe tango. Its name tributes the Argentine lawyer and politician Mariano Boedo who signed our Independence Act. Boedo is known for many famous corners; especially the one of San Juan and Boedo Avenues (the Corner of Tango) mentioned in the tango “Sur” (South) and home of the Homero Manzi Café, one of the main places to enjoy our music.
Boedo is known for being a neighborhood of artists and politicians. Among them, the most relevant are: a literary group called Boedo Group who defined one of the main styles of Argentine popular literature in the 1920’s (writers Elías Castelnuovo, Leónidas Barletta and Roberto Mariani, among others); tango singers, dancers and composers such as Cachafaz (dancer) and Homero Manzi (composer); and many members of Argentine Socialist Party.
Among the main attractions you can visit are: the corner of San Juan and Boedo Avenues, the Boedo Square (Independencia Ave and Maza St), Dante Café (745 Boedo Ave), Bien Bohemio Cultural Café (745 Sánchez de Loria St), Margot Café (Boedo Ave and San Ignacio Passage), San Lorenzo Football Club (born in Boedo and moving its stadium back to La Plata Avenue) and the Beauty Arts Museum of Boedo (1560 Castro Barros St).
You can get to Boedo on the E Line of Buenos Aires subway (Boedo Station). From our Hostel Colonial you have many buses, plus the chance to walk 6 blocks to E Line Station Bolivar.