Caballito

Intellectual debates occur over Caballito's cafe tables and park benches a few Subte stops from BA's centre.

Students, philosophers, professors, and poets fill the cafes in Caballito, an amiable neighbourhood alive with college-level pursuits. Whether wandering amongst shaded reverie at Parque Rividavia or diving into a heated debate over Cortázar and Borges, Caballito's charm leaves no room for arguement. The neighbourhood offers easy accessibility into BA's centre, it just takes a little patience on the Subte. Most Caballito residents don't mind the wait—it provides ample time to ponder.

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On the Map

Caballito is bordered by Villa General Mitre, Boedo, Almagro, Flores, Villa Crespo, Parque Chacabuco, and La Paternal

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 40 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 30 minutes by cab or 55 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 20 minutes by cab or 35 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 25 minutes by cab or 50 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Poets and Philosophers Near the End of the Subte Line

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Students, professors, and creatives thrive in Caballito, a Buenos Aires neighbourhood off the beaten path and on the radar for personal expression.

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Caballito Pierini

Ascend the stairs from the Puan stop near the end of the Subte's A line and you'll be greeted with visions of wide avenues and academic loungers.

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Mainly inhabited by University of Buenos Aires students and teachers, Caballito feels less frenzied than college towns often do.

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Its distance from the city's centre lends it a certain kind of serenity.

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Caballito Pierini

Cafes and shops rarely feel crowded.

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Caballito Pierini

They feel cosy instead.

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Cafe Culture In Caballito

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Caballito's neighbourhood cafes attract thinkers, dreamers, and patio table aficionados to its corner locales.

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Grassy Expanses, Sidewalk Life, and Sunday Markets

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Caballito's Parque Rivadavia attracts students and families to its green expanse.

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Statues of famed Latin American hero, Simon Bolivar, set the backdrop to the park's afternoon activity.

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Caballito Pierini

Sidewalk stalls and off-the-blanket vendors line Caballito's amiable streets.

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Caballito Pierini

A well-crafted yarn complements hand-crafted specialities.

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Choose your own at Caballito's Sunday market.

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We recommend the sweet potato marmalade pastelito.

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Indoors In Caballito

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Cobblestone streets tumble in-between Caballito's high-density high-rises and white stucco residences.

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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:

Javier Pierini

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Javier Pierini studied in Argentina in the creative workshops of Gabriel Valansi and Juan Travnik. He also studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, and at the Santa Fe Workshops in the U.S. His work has been published in various media print worldwide including: The NYTimes Style Magazine, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveller, Fortune, and Condé Nast Traveller. His artwork has been exhibited in Argentina, USA, Italy, and Poland.