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“Stroll along a Beautiful Pedestrian-Scale Street” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avenida de Mayo

Avenida de Mayo
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Buenos Aires by Night Private City Tour
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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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“Stroll along a Beautiful Pedestrian-Scale Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Unlike Avenida 9 de Julio, which is grand in scale (think 20 lanes wide with multiple bus lanes and islands of refuge), Avenida de Mayo is small and approachable with fine street trees and historic structures in the Art Nouveau style. We went there on the way to Cafe Tortoni. Very nice.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful street with many Art Nouveau houses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

This street, which is crossing the Avenida 9 Julio, is connecting the Casa Rosada on one side and the Parliament on the other side. While walking the street one can admire the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture of most of the houses. There is also the very famous old Cafe Tortoni from the same period and famous opera house Teatro Avenida. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning architecture, historical cafes and hotels....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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