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“Stunning architecture, historical cafes and hotels....”
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.
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“Stunning architecture, historical cafes and hotels....”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

It’s an easy stroll along this avenue that has buildings styles that cross between art nouveau and neoclassical architecture.The street is not as wide as the intersecting Avenida 9 de Julio and it makes walking a little more pleasurable. BA is a city best explored on foot however, the Underground or ‘Subte’ can get you here if you’re game - it has somewhat of a reputation.

At one end of Avenida de Mayo is the Plaza de Mayo with the pink Casa Rosada (of Evita fame) and at the other end has Plaza del Congreso with the imposing Greco - Roman style Congress building. Interesting fact to know is that a ‘Kilometre Zero’ marker starts here for all Argentine National Highways.

Two very well known cafes are located on the Ave - London City Café and my favourite Café Tortoni.Try one for a quick snack and coffee but depending on the time of day there may be queues. If looking at the jaw - dropping architecture gets overwhelming then check out a lovely fountain at the intersection with 9 de Juilo, admire the sculptures (including one of Auguste Rodin's surviving original casts of "The Thinker") while unwinding in the green spaces at both Plazas.

Our walk here coincided with a noisy demonstration, that seems to be is a right of passage for the populace - all very orderly though. One advantage was that it slowed the traffic down to a crawl. Detour off any Ave intersection and you head towards neighbourhood barrios like San Telmo. A few historical hotels call this avenue home and beautiful churches can be visited nearby.

We loved the vibrant street scene!

Enjoy your experience too!

Visited February 2013
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“avenida de mayo”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

this street is conveniently located along the linea A subte station in buenos aires. there is cafe tortini nearby which is like the oldest cafe in town and very popular. aiesec office is here as well and I went there once for meeting

Visited June 2013
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“The Estoril”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Estoril hostel, which is almost smack dab in the missle of the avenue. A great location to stay due to its close proximity of so many different reatauranta and ease to the subway. The national congress building is just down the street along with the oldest cafe one block in the opposite direction.

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“European-style Buildings, Restaurants, Music/Dance Festivities, and Peaceful Demonstrations”
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.

Visited April 2013
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“Strollin'”
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.

Visited March 2013
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