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Monday, August 5, 2013


La Paternal is a small neighborhood on the center of Buenos Aires City. It was founded in 1904 and its name comes from an insurance company which had its headquarters there and built many houses for its workers, establishing the neighborhood. Paternal’s limits are often confused by Buenos Aires inhabitants: being such a small area, some people think it limits go further than they do actually. Hostel Colonial tells you all about La Paternal, a great place to visit.

The neighborhood is mainly residential and most of the houses are located along San Martin Avenue, the main artery of La Paternal. There are two distinctive areas: La Isla (“The Island”), between San Martin and Urquiza Railroads; and Paternal Norte (“North Paternal”), in the limit with Parque Chas and Villa Ortúzar neighborhoods.

Among the main attractions are: Argentinos Juniors Stadium (named Diego Maradona, tributing their most famous player), the Federico García Lorca park and school on Chorroarín Ave, the blues guitar master Roberto “Pappo” Napolitano Monument (Juan B. Justo Ave and Andrés Lamas St), the wonderful architecture of Alvear Hospital ans the San Miguel Asylum, and the Paternal Theater (1556 Nicolás Repetto St), among others.

You can get to La Paternal on the San martin Railroad (la Paternal Station) from Retiro Station, only 6 blocks away from our Hostel Colonial.

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