As the centre of Buenos Aires' beginnings, Monserrat commands special attention. This historical neighbourhood's crowds and sounds contrast the delicately chiselled columns, eaves, and towers of its government buildings. As Plaza de Mayo fills with city officials, camera-laden travellers, street vendors, and political activists, Monserrat's cobblestone side streets quietly slink away from the noise. Incessant and rapturous, Monserrat's energy makes the same promise to Argentinians that Eva Perón did: "The truth is I shall not leave you."See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
The Centre of Buenos Aires' History and Culture
Monserrat's Main Plaza: Politics at Plaza de Mayo
Monserrat's Second Plaza: Plaza del Congreso
The Look of BA's Centuries-Old Neighbourhood
Back to the Start: The Beginnings of Buenos Aires
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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.