Barracas, Buenos Aires

Barracas keeps a warm connection with the old Buenos Aires in line with the modern structure of new buildings and shops typical of large cities. Walk the streets of Buenos Aires under us delve into beautiful picturesque corners concoctions, lanterns and cafes with luxurious architectural designs of artistic workshops and restaurants.

The large Avenida Patricios Regiment will put us in contact with the center of the neighborhood to begin our tour. There we can appreciate the particular structure height of many of its streets endured at the origin of the city countless floods. Walking towards the low will provide you with the wonderful Lezama Park which also shares the intersection with the classic neighborhood of La Boca , one of the most visited by travelers worldwide. IN THE PARK Lezama we can stroll through the crafts fair, appreciate the beautiful species of trees typical of Buenos Aires as the Jacaranda and the Palo Borracho and tour the particular steps of the amphitheater where we will enjoy a cool shade to rest at noon.

Barracas neighborhood

Barracas streets still retain their old cobblestones and facades which gives its beautiful nooks one aspect of southern neighborhood very illustrated by the tango and poetry and art of the first suburban Buenos Aires. He lost in the old town will give the feeling of a journey through time full of picturesque sites. . At the intersection of Avenida Suarez and Arcamedia we find one of these places: La Flor de Barracas. Decorated with old floor tiles, solid wood tables and posters painted colorful base filleted, this charming southern bar offer us delicious pizzas with beer and homemade dishes in a magical old courtyard quickly we emulate the old houses of large galleries.

Herrera Park and Plaza Colombia, where we recognize the ancient church of Santa Felicitas in Calle Isabel la Catolica, we completed a tour of the historic town district. An unmissable appointment by the landmarks of Barracas can lead to the famous chocolate factory “Eagle”, a classic Argentine bitter chocolate between Brandsen and Herrera preserves the old facade of its facilities; a real gem for those seeking traces of the old Buenos Aires. A walk through the magical passage Lanin take us through an intense experience of colors and art. Designed by artist Marino Santa María who began painting his workshop and spreading to the rest of its neighbors, the street appointment frequent travelers worldwide for its originality and expression becomes. The houses offer different nuances passage of drawings and pigments in their facades giving us a beautiful frame for our day trips. There we can take colorful photos and appreciate the environment quiet neighborhood with neighboring shopping streets, women chatting at their doors and children riding bikes.

passage Lanin

Live in barracks expressions of urban modernism and recycling of old facades we will see incredible converted into lofts for lunch or shopping. Its industrial look and its wide streets converted to barracks in a favorite area for new architects who are committed to urban design and different expressions of recycling where we can get antiques and design.

Throughout the whole street Herrera you can enjoy great outlets of leading brands and appreciate the famous and colorful Central Park building, where products of all kinds and art workshops are offered to visit and learn works by Argentine artists. The old factory of Alpargatas, also turned into modern outlet shopping in an environment of classic industrial structures, give us a typical example of old neighborhood facade with a large shopping arcade where you can buy clothing and footwear.

Author: Jorge Gobbi

Photos:,  @lilianmirto, Wally Gobetz

Anterior Necochea, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Próximo Villa General Belgrano, Córdoba