Retiro

Retiro, Buenos Aires: Address, Phone Number, Retiro Reviews: 3/5

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The area
Neighborhood: Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
How to get there
  • Retiro • 2 min walk
  • General San Martín • 7 min walk

3.0
352 reviews
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104
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina296 contributions
Retiro barrio
Jan 2020
When locals talk about retiro, they mainly refer to the train and bus station, which is not a nice place to visit (according to locals), but it also contains places to visit like plaza san martin and torre de los ingleses, both very nice.
Written February 7, 2020
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joopb
Leidschendam, The Netherlands775 contributions
Nice
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had our hotel overhere last year and decided it eould be the same this year. It is a recidential area clos to micrcentro ans recoleta. We love it.
Written January 16, 2020
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy902 contributions
Nice barrio with green areas
Jan 2020
It is mostly a residential barrio, its main feature for tourists being Plaza San Martin with its architecture and green area, and the municipal tower just opposite the Plaza. There are some restaurants, bars, shops, and includes also the "city" financial center.
Written January 5, 2020
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Danny
Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,452 contributions
Retiro
Dec 2019
I would like to tell and show you how beautiful the Retiro train station is , Is is quite busy out there and the building is very well constructed with awesome details . Near the train station one can find many more interesting things to see line St Martin Plaza , Patio Bullrich and a great MNF MUSEO NACIONAL FERROVIARIO
Written December 30, 2019
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Elena P
Romania4,726 contributions
Interesting neighbourhood
Dec 2019 • Couples
The area is interesting to see with some beautiful things to see, as it is palacio Paz. There are different options for different people.
Written December 29, 2019
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Dr. Erick J. Mann, PhD
Buenos Aires, Argentina727 contributions
Retiro Train Station
Jul 2019 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit.
The city's main central train station, Retiro was designed by British architects and engineers in around 1908 and was inaugurated in 1915. The materials used in the construction were brought from the United Kingdom piece by piece.

The style of the station is typical of the big train stations of the 19th century, with a grand central hall, cafes, and French Academic influences. The impressive iron structure that covers the platforms was one of the largest in the world at the time.

The station has recently been restored. The city's main coach station for long distance road transport is also located in the area.
Written July 2, 2019
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be1t0n
Stockport, UK61 contributions
Mixed experiences
Apr 2019 • Solo
There were times I loved it in Retiro but also times I just wanted to get away. If you wander around the narrow shopping streets expect to be bombarded by offers of leathers, furs and "replica" goods. When I first arrived I was tired and wasn't really in the mood for it. There are quite areas close by if you fancy a walk though.
Written April 14, 2019
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Sancurly
Miami, FL975 contributions
Barrio full of contrasts
Jan 2019
The architecture is beautiful. It is a must see. It’s full of upscale and elegant buildings but then you also see lots of homeless people sleeping on the streets. Very sad. I wouldn’t recommend walking around after dark. We didn’t feel very safe after dawn.
Written December 31, 2018
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brentling
NZ338 contributions
Nice neighbourhood
Jun 2018 • Couples
We stayed in Retiro for a few nights. It was easy to wander around, plenty to see with lots of shops.
Written July 12, 2018
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Dr. Erick J. Mann, PhD
Buenos Aires, Argentina727 contributions
Beautiful train station
Jul 2018 • Solo
Just visited this main train Station in Buenos Aires. It also has a wonderful museum on the history of the Argentine railway network. It is easily reachable by subway and busses. This was my first visit here. Highly recommend.
Dr. Erick J Mann,PhD
Professor of History and Fulbright Scholar
Written July 9, 2018
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