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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina

This elegant thoroughfare is one of the streets bordering the historic and...

This elegant thoroughfare is one of the streets bordering the historic and cosmopolitan city center.

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A little funky but worth the visit

The 2 sides are quite different. The Congresso side is full of art neauvo edifices. The other side is more commercial and flows into the downtown which is full of surprises.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 2 sides are quite different. The Congresso side is full of art neauvo edifices. The other side is more commercial and flows into the downtown which is full of surprises.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were advised not to go out after dark, but a taxi ride took us through this area, which looked really busy and relatively safe. The following evening we took a stroll up the avenue which was really busy with theater goers and travelers. The view of the Obelisk is impressive.

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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along that street many times and each time we found a new building we had never noticed. The best time was during a demonstration. Argentinians can be so creative along that street that has seen so many actions of solidarity.

Thank MadieMado
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Showing its age, with lots of history adn beautiful architecture, this street welcomes tourists from every corner of the world.Almost as good as a walk in a beautiful park!

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9 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just an other main street in an other large city. Bustling, noisy and perfumed with the exhaust gas from never ending traffic. The sidewalks could use some TLC, the are in dire need of repair- look down while walking.

Thank Herbert H
Anthem, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking from Av 9 de Julio to Congresso was no problemo for this couple mid-day. The building architecture is quite nice and the street tree-lined.

Thank Robert A
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tree lined avenue running to the Cathedral and pink house. Some shops and restaurants but not as many as other close by streets.

Thank Peter W
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great avenue to leisurely wander down and admire. Plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and other places of interest. Quite busy with pedestrians. Great architecture in the buildings lining both sides of the avenue. BA is certainly a fantastic city to explore on foot.

Thank Randall K
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited when a folk festival was in full swing so tremendous atmosphere in this leafy avenue with food stalls, music, dancing & people in costmes

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Of course you will walk down this street- it is the happenin' place in BA! I was here for 4 days, and saw this street transform each day. One day there is a farmers market, another day a Brazilian festival. There was a major Zumba dance party, and people out partying all day and night long. Without the festivities, the... More 

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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