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Monday, July 29, 2013


Floresta is a traditional neighborhood located west of Buenos Aires City. For many years, all there was in these lands were farms and lagoons formed by Maldonado creek. In 1857, when the West Railroad arrived, the place was renamed and this faraway village became part of the city. The large amount of wood (“floresta” in Spanish) was the origin of its name. The first urban bus was born in this neighborhood (from Lacarra Ave and Rivadavia Ave to Primera Junta station). Hostel Colonial tells you all you need to know about Floresta.

Also in Floresta, was born the radiotelephony: the main station in Buenos Aires was LOZ Radio Sudamerica, built in 1925 in 284 Mercedes St. There are also many famous neighbors of Floresta as: tango pianist José Colángelo, writer Roberto Arlt, singer Gabino Ezeiza, the Fresedo brothers (famous tango musicians), TV star Mariano Peluffo and the visual artists Francisco Lavecchia, Vladimiro Melgarejo Muñoz and Oscar Carlos Pécora.

Some of the main attractions are: Vélez Sársfield Square (Bahía Blanca St and Avellaneda Ave), Che Guevara Square (Benedetti St and Ramón Falcón St), Our Lady of Candelaria Parrish (Avellaneda Ave and Bahia Blanca St), Our Lady of Peace (63 Pergamino St), the commercial area on Rivadavia Ave, The All Boys Football Club Stadium (Álvarez Jonte Ave and Bahía Blanca St), among others.

You can get to Floresta by train (Floresta Station), by bus (5 and 86 lines from Downtown Buenos Aires) and soon (next month) by subway, the last Station of the A Line (San Pedrito).

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