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A local favorite. During week easy to obtain a photo. On Sunday it's a mad house. You would think the statue is handing out $100.00 US DOLLARS. If in San Telmo on Denfensa street then visit for a photo op.
I've seen Mafalda references in the past because she's kinda famous in Latin America, no different than seeing Asterix. But the guy who illustrates this character is on a completely different level, almost like Argentina's Gary Larson (of "Far Side" fame). I've seen his clever...More
Mafalda is an immensely popular comic strip character in South America; she and her friends are big like Peanuts characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy. This statue photo op is located right next to her comic-strip address, and there is a store nearby that will fulfill...More
I'm planning a trip to Buenos Aires very soon with my wife, and I recently scrapped La Bombonera and Caminito - it didn't seem safe at all. I also had planned to go to the Feria de San Telmo by cab, and then walk up the Defensa street, through where the Mafalda statue is, all the way up to the Plaza de Mayo - but I also heard that's not advisable. Any tips? Am I being paranoid?
October 05, 2016|
Yes. But it's totally understandable given what you read here. Walking down Defensa and Chile (where Mafalda sits) is safe. Safe on Sundays during the feria, safe on Mondays-Saturdays without the feria. It would be a shame to miss seeing the Bombonera if you're a football fan. The Caminito isn't my favorite place, but not for safety reasons. Also fine. And there's a really nice museum right there, the Fundación Proa.
San Antonio, Texas
Will I get mugged? (10 Replies)
I've been all over America (USA) with my cheap DSLR Camera hanging from my neck (it cost me around $600, 2 years ago... so it's probably not even worth half that today) and never have I felt unsafe while taking photos with it around public places. I'll be traveling to Buenos Aires and I've read that there are many thieves on the streets. I'm latino, in my late 20s and speak perfect Spanish, so I believe I won't stand out as much... like when you spot a retired white guy wearing a...More
March 04, 2015|
Greetings from ZA I am not familiar with a "cheap" DSLR camera, so I don't know its size. Is there a reason why you must wear it around your neck? is it not possible to carry it in your backpack or in a tote bag?