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dentro del barrio de Balvanera y parte de Almagro | Corrientes, Buenos Aires 3200, Argentina
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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Not tourist friendly! It used to be a really nice area but nowadays is a very unsafe neighborhood. The shopping is nice but nothing else. If you want to go to the Carlos Gardel alley, book a tourist guide or a tour. Don't go on...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed February 16, 2015

just another shopping mall in one of the less desirable barrios. There are many nicer, better located, and more upscale shopping malls. It does have a decent cinema. It is a teen hangout, and if you arrive by taxi you are forced to give your...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed December 16, 2014

Expensive awful looking buildings mixed with very nice looking old houses. Tango breathes at every corner of this area at night, and visiting Gardel´s house was a pleasure :)

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Laaluu
Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you like Tango you must visit. Take a picture with Carlos Gardel (most famous Tango singer) You can also visit the Once Mall to buy something from Buenos Aires.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Luizsimm
Reviewed June 7, 2014

I went to Abasto to visit the Ticketek kiosk in the mall. I then walked around the Jewish part of the neighborhood, stopped in a great Judaica store and then had lunch. Not really worth a special trip.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Keith86
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Over a few years of traveling back and forth from NYC I have stayed in this neighborhood at least three times for more than one or two months. Why? Transport is easy, the Esquina de Gardel is nearby, and Azucar, a salsa studio is here....More

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Even though there is a major shopping centre in the area, it's also full of squatters. Don't walk around here at night in particular!

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Solita A
Reviewed March 28, 2012

The shooping has good brands and prices. The Hoyts cinema is OK but when you get out of the building, late in the night you have to be careful and watchfull. There are kids staring at your purse and bag all the time. Not to...More

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank Chestela
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The streets are littered and crowded with rather unpleasant looking people, there are no buildings of architectural value, with the exception of the Abasto Shopping Centre

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

You can only visit the Abasto Mall and Carlos Gardel St. ( only 1 block). in front of the mall. The place is not very safe as far as it remains with very all houses ( most of them we call conventillos ) where many...More

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