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!