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Monday, October 7, 2013


Parque Patricios is a neighborhood full of parks, tango and football. Its name comes from the large park that occupies most of its territory. Located south of Buenos Aires City, some historians even affirm that the foundation of Buenos Aires actually occurred in Parque Patricios. It is also home of Huracán Football Club and birthplace of great athletes as boxer Ringo Bonavena and car racers Oscar and Juan Gálvez and tango composer Enrique Santos Discépolo, among others.

The Huracán Football Club has its stadium in Amancio Alcorta Ave and Luna St. Founded by Jorge Newbery (father of Argentine aviation), it’s a large part of the neighborhood’s identity. The hot air balloon which represents the club can be seen in the walls, restaurants and parks of Parque Patricios. Along with boxer Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena, the club is the greatest symbol of the area.

Among the main attractions are: Patricios Park (Caseros Ave between Almafuerte St and Manuel García St), Huracán Football Club Stadium (Amancio Alcorta Ave and Luna St), Natural Sciences Museum and Geographical Museum (2750 Cátulo Castillo St), Graphic Humor Museum (2739 Caseros Ave), Our Lady from Luján Church (2990 Grito de Asencio St) and San Antonio de Padua Church (Caseros Ave and Labardén St).

It’s easy to get to Parque Patricios neighborhood by bus and subway. From our Hostel Colonial you can take the B line of Buenos Aires subway to combine the H line to Parque Patricios station. If you prefer the bus, you have many options as the 6 and 50 buses. Don’t you miss the chance to discover a great Porteño place!

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