Find San Cristóbal and you might become a foreign first. This west BA neighbourhood's residents grill on parrillas under its park spaces' trees and in front of its no-nonsense thrift shops and neighbourhood grocers. San Cristóbal leaves big-city bustle behind—so far behind that Buenos Aires' European influence seldom surfaces. Instead, this simple neighbourhood feels like a South American small town. It's not the wild Buenos Aires you read about, and that makes all the difference.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
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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.