: san telmo neighborhood is considered to be the cradle
of the suburbs, place of poets, story tellers, and the tango argentino
itself. it also has a lot of antique shops. it is a neiborhood
where you can find at any step its history, the tragedy, the happiness
and the nostalgy mixed. the place was an inspiration to a lot
of artists, and nowadays the restaurants, squares and shops represent
one of the most visited places in buenos aires.
: the ones who initially came into this neiborhood, gave it the
name of "san pedro". it was a reduced group dedicated to the affairs
related to the port. they placed themselves near plaza dorrego
(dorrego square) and in the nowadays called defensa street, wich
is the one considered as the older of the city. the neiborhood
started growing, getting richer and becoming residence of the
traditional families. for example: domingo french´s family,
esteban de luca´s family, essteban echeverria´s family
and a lot of more.
the english invassions the neiborhood was occupied by the invasors
and they were created two hospitals of blood. in that opportunity
a lot of notable events took place, as the one protagonized by
martina cespedes, who took by prisoners eleven of the english
men who irrupted into her house. the other one, finally ended
geting married her daughter.
rosas period, that was installed in the neiborhood, on chacabuco
street, "el cuartel de la mazorca", living next to it his famous
leader: ciriaco cuitino
of the events of more importance in san telmo´s history
took place during the yellow fever epidemy, in 1871. this fact
made a lot of rich families left their big houses, that still
can be seen, and move to another places. this abandoned houses
years later were took by families of inmigrants, and they become
in the nowadays known as "conventillos".-
Aires is the capital city of argentine republic, and is also the
greatest and most crowded city in the country.-
the east side, it limits with the rio de la plata river, on the
south side with the riachuelo, and the rest of its perimeter is
delimited by the general paz avenue, that limits the city from
nort to west.-
weather is warm and 18 º c is the media temperature. in winters
it doesn´t snow, and during this period temperatures go
from 3ºc to 8ºc. in the summer the hot is wet, with
a 28ºc media temperature.-
aires has a multiple options system of transportation: ezeiza
international airport, jorge newbery airport, an important number
of subways and more than a hundred lines of buses that cover all
the city and connect the city with the rest of the neiborhood
of "great buenos aires" (suburbs) .
de la plata river connects buenos aires with uruguay, where you
can get by using ferries and ships.
from that buenos aires has many trains, that make easier the access
to the central area, throug the different stations: retiro, constitucion,
once y federico lacroze.
as the queen of the plata, the city of buenos aires, has a lot
of artistic expressions that surprise tourists with many monuments,
galleries and museums.
the most visited places in this beautiful city we have the san
telmo fair, the recreative places in costanera norte, and the
park of costanera sur.-
the places that show the cosmopolitan spirit of buenos aires are
caminito, recoleta, la boca, la feria de mataderos, jardin botanico,
el zoologico, el jardin japones and tierra santa, wich is the
first tematical religious park in the world.
another important sites to visit because of it history are the
cabildo, the catedral, the palacio municipal, the obelisco, colon
theatre, la manzana de las luces y el planetario.
at night, in the city that never sleeps you can go to theaters,
cinemas, discos, cafes, pubs, the flating casino, anda lot of
of these reasons buenos aires as an identity of "open doors" that
offer a wide list of posibilities for having fun.