Almagro

Painted bike lanes and intimate cafes in this historic centre for Tango traditionalists.

A quiet champion for high-rise housing and Argentinian dance, simple nights spent admiring the fervour on Almagro's dance floors blend into simpler mornings beginning with La Nación and a cortado at the cafe on the corner. Significantly more serene than its touristed neighbors, Almagro's off-the-beaten-path atmosphere endears it to neighbourhood veterans and new visitors. Although predominantly residential, Almagro boasts theatrical esteem. Time it right and you'll be in step with Almagro's annual fall Tango festival.

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On the Map

Almagro is bordered by Recoleta, Boedo, Balvanera, Villa Crespo, Caballito, Palermo, and San Cristóbal

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 15 minutes by cab or 37 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 10 minutes by cab or 39 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 10 minutes by cab or 27 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Almagro: Residential Rhythm Next to Buenos Aires' Centre

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Outside of Buenos Aires' best known neighbourhoods, Almagro feels off-the-beaten path despite its proximity to the city's centre.

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Almagro blends of urban sensibilities and multi-faceted communities.

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Travellers don't often make the simple trek to Almagro.

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Instead, neighbourhood bakers and butchers serve residents and sleep early.

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In Almagro, you're bound to feel more like a thread in BA's tapestry than you'd feel in Recoleta or Palermo.

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That's the nature of the neighbourhood's simplicity.

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That's the nature of its apartment buildings' quietude.

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It's good to the last drop.

Almagro's Outdoor Living Rooms

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An abundance of green space characterises Almagro.

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The neighbourhood's inhabitants treat Plaza de Almagro's park benches like their living room sofa.

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The Almagro Flower Market, a robust marketplace for new greenery, blooms in the neighbourhood.

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Murga artists often practice their traditional style of Carnival music at Plaza de los Perros.

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They're enrapturing.

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Plaza de los Perros, indeed.

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From Day to Evening In Almagro

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Tapas, drinks, and theatre enliven Almagro's day-to-evening activities.

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Come sundown, many of Almagro's restaurants and bars become local hotspots for Tango.

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Dancing and dining often converge.

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On warm nights, the neighbourhood perches along streetside tables.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Erika Rojas

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Erika Rojas studied Documentary Photography in Venezuela. She lived in New York City for 12 years where she focused and developed her career in Lifestyle, Still Life and Food Photography. She is currently living and working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.