Neighborhoods to discover

Palermo

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If style and international clothing brands define La Recoleta´s character, the area comprised by Av. Libertador, Parque Las Heras and Alto Palermo offers culture, restaurants and residential facilities. The elegant apartment buildings on Av. del Libertador and the residencies on Barrio Parque are for many, the city´s most exclusive. Designed by landscaper Carlos Thays in 1912, Barrio Parque has many trees from the northern provinces, such as jacarandas, lapachos and ceibo trees. The area has plenty of residences built by Argentine aristocratic families in the early nineteenth century which today house embassies or museums.

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Retiro

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Style and art coexist in the small area occupied by the old neighborhood of Retiro. Plaza San Martín is the access door to this area which outstands por its elegance and good taste. A self guided tour should begin in Plaza San Martín, which had many uses in its 400 years of existance. A fort called La Batería was built there first, which defended the inhabitants of the city from pirates and other attacks. In 1713 the site was purchased by a slave trading company and after this, a huge bullfighting ring with a 10,000 spectator capacity was built.

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