Villa Crespo

Synagogues, local auto service shops, and living rooms converted into cafes in west BA.

Walking along Villa Crespo's Avenida Corrientes, you're bound to feel more like an original Porteño than a travelling outsider. This west Buenos Aires neighbourhood's high-rises and industrial spaces foster a livability unlike many other big-city communities. Cafes are unpretentious, commerce is colloquial, and diverse groups of people congregate along Villa Crespo's Subte platforms—a thriving Jewish community calls the neighbourhood home.

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On the Map

Villa Crespo is bordered by Villa General Mitre, Almagro, Caballito, Chacarita, Palermo, and La Paternal

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 40 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 20 minutes by cab or 50 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 10 minutes by cab 29 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 15 minutes by cab or 48 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Villa Crespo: Everyday Buenos Aires

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Southwest from Palermo's hip spots and hotspots, Villa Crespo's unassuming niches and nooks provide everyday Argentinian's with creature comforts and creative spaces.

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Villa Crespo's pedestrian pace keeps it from feeling as close as it is to the core of Buenos Aires.

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The neighbourhood's bicyclists, baristas, and boutique owners are less than five miles from Monserrat.

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Although the barrio claims few green spaces, its tree-lined streets complement the colour of Villa Crespo's apartment complexes and commercial alcoves.

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Cafe Culture In Villa Crespo

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Villa Crespo's unpretentious attitude permeates its cafes and restaurants.

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Many of them are converted homes and the meals they serve are the perfect comfort.

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In Villa Crespo, meals are personal.

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They're unhurried.

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Neighbourhood Retail: Errands for the Everyday

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Away from the centre of Buenos Aires' congested core, shopping becomes a local affair.

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Although nearby Palermo's stylish influences extend into Villa Crespo, most of the neighbourhood's shops and markets are places where a proprietor knows their customers' names.

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They even might be neighbours.

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Jewish Influence In Villa Crespo

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Villa Crespo became known as Buenos Aires' main Jewish quarter during the 1930s. Synagogues and Hebrew signage still hint at its Jewish heritage.

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Shalom.

The Industrial Side of Villa Crespo

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Villa Crespo's soft side balances the look and feel of its industrial garages, warehouses, and service shops.

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Their presence adds a definitively lived-in feel to the neighbourhood.

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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.