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Dont visit on Sunday

A local favorite. During week easy to obtain a photo. On Sunday it's a mad house. You would think... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mafalda and friends

Located at the corner of Chile and Defensa streets, those statues of Mafalda family are fun and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Corner Chile and Defensa Streets | Barrio de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Centro (Downtown)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 795gl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the corner of Chile and Defensa streets, those statues of Mafalda family are fun and allow you te be seated near your hero. There is a nice souvenir shop nearby. Worth the picture.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Popular spot convenient to San Telmo market so you can shop and see these cute guys..unless you are a big fan don't go out of your way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

And plenty of people stop and take their photo with here at this spot. It's actually pretty cool! We stumbled upon it while walking back from La Boca - walk around and discover things!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

You will go past on your city tour .If you like you can take photo.You will not miss seeing these statues.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Good for Mafalda lovers, if you wanna have a picture with her and her friends in San Telmo. Next to the statue is a tinny gift store with some stuff form Quino.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Argenis G
Reviewed January 25, 2018

A cute statue that bears a striking resemblance to Lucy in Peanuts. An Argentine comic character that has little meaning to an American.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jhwwre
Reviewed January 24, 2018

There are several characters from Mafalda on the street corner, but you need patience to take a picture, as many people are normally in a line looking for the perfect snap.

Date of experience: December 2017
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April 4, 2015|
Response from CarstenG734 | Reviewed this property |
You can find Mafalda Souvenirs in almost every shop in Buenos Aires. Just in front of Mafalda s statute, on the sidewalk you'll find at least 3 different shops
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Campinas, SP
Safe to walk? (14 Replies)
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|
Response fromsylvie2|
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|
Response fromXchocolateX|
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?