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Buenos Aires/Caballito

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Buenos Aires/Caballito

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Caballito is in Buenos Aires.

Get in[edit]

The A line of the metro will take you to the main áreas of Caballito. Get off at Río de Janeiro station to get to the intersection of Av. La Plata and Av. Rivadavia. Get off at Acoyte station to get to Parque Rivadaia and the surrounding shopping area and malls. Alternatively, the Ángel Gallardo station of the B is closer to Parque Centenario. The E line runs along the southern areas of the neighborhood; they hold little interest for tourists. Many buses ride along Av. Rivadavia through Caballito as does the A line, with stops every two or three blocks. Some examples are buses number 8 (from Microcentro), 132 (from Retiro), and 2 (from Puerto Madero).

See[edit][add listing]

Simón Bolivar monument at Parque Rivadavia.
  • Take a stroll along the tree-lined streets and admire the traditional Buenos Aires architecture.
  • Visit the noteworthy church of San José on the adjacent Flores neighborhood (Rivadavia 7000, station San José de Flores of the A line) with its beautiful dome, pillars and painted ceilings, or the traditional church of Caacupé in front of Parque Rivadavia, belonging to an order of Irish nuns although receiving its name to a sculpture dedicated to the Virgin of Caacupé.
  • Enjoy the large parks Parque Rivadavia (station Acoyte of the A line) and Parque Centenario (close to station Ángel Gallardo of the B line) with their ancient trees and relaxing atmosphere. During summer and spring, take the time to rest and re-hydrate on the numerous benches under the shade of the trees.

Do[edit][add listing]

Bernardino Rivadavia Museum of Natural Sciences.
  • Catch a movie at the Village Cines 2D/3D movie theater inside a shopping mall with a food court. Av. Rivadavia 5071. [1]
  • Enjoy a picnic at Parque Rivadavia and challenge an experienced player or one of your travel companions to a game of chess at one of the public chess tables. Av. Rivadavia 4800. Closed at night.
  • Do your morning exercise routine or your daily evening run at Parque Centenario where several exercise machines are available for public use. The exercise area of the park is safe after dark as it is always full of people. Av. Diaz Velez 4800. Closed at night.
  • Visit the Bernardino Rivadavia Museum of Natural Sciences (exclusively in Spanish). Angel Gallardo 490. [2]
Public exercise machines at Parque Centenario.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Village Cines shopping mall and surrounding areas on Av. Rivadavia. Plenty of renowned clothing and accessories shops.
  • Parque Rivadavia. Stands selling used books and records on the edge of the park near Acoyte street. Several people also sell diverse items on the sidewalk along Av. Rivadavia. Most of these items are used clothes and trinkets with no value whatsoever, however you can sometimes find unique handmade items such as pet beds or accessories.
  • Parque Centenario. On the weekends a lot of stands line up on the sidewalk along Av. Diaz Velez selling everything from hand-knitted winter accessories to toys and house decor.

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Las Violetas, Av. Rivadavia 3899 (Esquina Medrano). A lovely cafe, a bit off the beaten (tourist) path but you can take the oldest subway line in the city, Line A, to get there. Well worth the trip.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Giorgio's House Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse [3]. Avenida Rivadavia 5012. In front of the subway and next to the park. Furniture in wood, large rooms common kitchen, free tango classes, breakfast, WiFi,tours and cooking classes.

Stay Safe[edit]

Caballito is a relatively safe neighborhood. During the day, almost all areas are safe to walk. Just in case, avoid walking alongside the train tracks or wandering south of the AU5 highway (approximately 12 blocks south of Av. Rivadavia) as some areas there might be unsafe if you don't know your way around to avoid illegal settlements. At night, avoid park sidewalks if possible. It is safe to ride on public transportation or take a cab at all times, but bear in mind that the metro closes at about 11pm and buses run every 30 or more minutes after midnight.

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