Constitución

Streetside parillas, barbers, restaurants, and a train station that will take you beyond BA.

Renovation and rubbish collide in Constitución, a central neighbourhood known for its relentlessly local feel and palpable rough edges. It's altogether uncommon to find tourists in Constitución. Instead, this weathering neighbourhood's community members seem to know one another by name as they peruse its congested avenues, casual parrillas, and convenient electronics stalls. Exceptionally close to Monserrat and San Telmo, Constitución's Subte C stop will get you to the core of the city in minutes.

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On the Map

Constitución is bordered by San Telmo, Balvanera, Parque Patricios, Barracas, Monserrat, and San Cristóbal

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 20 minutes by cab or 28 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 20 minutes by cab or 40 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 15 minutes by cab or 18 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

Challenging and Colourful In Central Buenos Aires

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Constitución's persevering character challenges visitors just south of Buenos Aires' centre.

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When criss-crossing freeways transected Constitución during the 1970s, many of the neighbourhood's residents sought refuge away from the ever-present wheels.

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Since then, the neighbourhood has explored what it means to reinvent itself.

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Its patrons contribute expressive arts, whether culinary, painterly, or scholarly.

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Street life is prevalent in Constitución, day and night.

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By day, consumers seek vintage finds. By night, consumers seek the company of strangers from the street.

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For the most part, Constitución remains untraveled by tourists.

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It feels excitingly undiscovered to newcomers.

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As the barrio's eastern streets blend with San Telmo, it's easy to spot renovations in progress.

At La Saladita Market

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Electronics, snack foods, services, and refurbished items tumble from busy shops and wholesalers at La Saladita Market along Salta street.

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University of Buenos Aires: Constitución

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The University of Buenos Aires Social Science's department makes its collegiate home in Constitución.

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During class times, UBA's student body presence is palpable.

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After dismissal, students often venture out of Constitución and return home to different neighbourhoods.

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Relics of Times Passed

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An unceasing cacophony of train whistles and roaring engines, Constitución Train Station stands as a testament to the neighbourhood's more bustling times passed.

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The Subte C line carries travellers and commuters throughout Buenos Aires.

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Commuter trains embarking for southwestern destinations depart from Constitución.

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All aboard.

Retratando un Lugar

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Lugar: Constitución.

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Retrato: La humanidad.

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buenosaires constitucion janowski

Gracias a usted.

Photography

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

Nicolas Janowski

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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nicolas lived and studied Photography in Paris, France and has a BA in Anthropology from UAB (Barcelona, Spain). He currently lives in Buenos Aires and travels frequently on assignments in South America. His photographs have been exhibited in Argentina, USA, Peru, Chile, Spain, France, Germany and India. He currently works as a freelance photographer. At the same time he works on photographic projects independently.