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The no 1 App for Architectual Lovers when visiting Buenos Aires

Some people like to get to know cities through their museums. Others prefer to get lost in the streets and just see where that takes them. This app falls in the middle of the two, offering a comprehensive guide of Buenos Aires through one of its most appealing qualities: architecture. Arqi is, essentially, an interactive map of 100…

My favourite videos of Buenos Aires recently upgraded suburb “The Retiro”

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The name Retiro means ‘the Retreat’, the name of a country house owned by a Spanish governor in the late 17th century. Today, Retiro is, for most people, synonymous with two newly renovated train stations and the principal bus station in Buenos Aires. Mitre is a British-built station (look out for plaques of the British material…

The Buenos Aires suburb of Retiro prepares for change

While the city awaits the pending tendering of eight parcels of prime land, the ongoing progress of the Bajo Underpass and the recent restoration of the Historic Retiro train station marks the beginning of a change in the characteristics of this historic neighborhood with its increasing gentrification. The neighborhood of Retiro has and is changing its…

French Architecture in Buenos Aires

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French architecture in Buenos Aires was developed under the auspices of the government of the nation. In the first years after independence from Spain, the new country needed professionals and naturally would not bring them from the country from which it had recently gained independence. This is how, during the first half of the nineteenth century – a…