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“European-style Buildings, Restaurants, Music/Dance Festivities, and Peaceful Demonstrations”
Review of Avenida de Mayo

Avenida de Mayo
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Owner description: This elegant thoroughfare is one of the streets bordering the historic and cosmopolitan city center.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

What more could you get from an avenue that offers all the above and more. There are many nice budget hotels of which I stayed at one. There are lots of restaurants (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and even a McDonalds for the kids and a Subway sandwich shop for a quick bite.

My first night, heard a commotion outside my balcony and there was a peaceful demonstration (city-wide as well), the next night the Boy and Girl Scouts marched down the avenue after a rally at the BA Metropolitan Cathedral, and on the third day there was a variety of free Syrian music, food and handcrafts for sale, and even some tango dancing was thrown in gratis (most of the avenue was closed to vehicles). I think this was one of the many Sunday festivals sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires government - thanks BA.

Wow, what a great place to hang out during the day and at night.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Beautiful Avenida to walk all the way from Plaza the Mayo, across Av 9 de Julio to the end at the National Congress.
Check out the beautiful architecture and green spaces during the day. At night you can choose from many bars and restaurants with outdoor terraces. Just sit back, relax and watch everything that comes by.

Thank GerardFS77
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very pleasant tree lined avenue,with plenty of shops and restaurants.Only problems are the footpaths,flags missing,holes not guarded and dog dirt.

Thank VincenzoFrancisco
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Not a ton to say here- this is beautiful tree lined street that connects the old palace with the congress building. It's worth a stroll from end to end. It has lots of classic French architecture that was erected when the city celebrated Argentina's centennial in the late 19th century. You really feel like you're walking around Paris on a spring day. You'll often see protests and gatherings as these are popular community congregation sites. Great area to bum around for half a day or so.

2  Thank Nimit P
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

I just love the architecture, it was so beautiful and it made you look and appreciate the beauty that must have existed in the 1920s to 1950s. It is sad that most of the buildings need major maintenance, and that the country is not doing so well economically. I hope one day all the buildings will be restored and Buenos Aires will shine again as it is truly a beautiful city.

Thank LewishamOz
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