DOWNTOWN - BUENOS AIRES -
Buenos Aires Downtown clusters around the Obelisk and contains the
business and financial centers of the country plus hundreds of shops,
restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, plus
government buildings, parks and plazas, monuments and two of the
largest streets in the world: 9 de Julio Ave., the widest, and
Rivadavia, the longest one.
Plaza de Mayo is the historic heart of Buenos Aires and it witnessed
most of the most important historical events in Argentina. During the
colonial period it had a double function as a public market and as a
Renaissance square. Its civic relevance was conferred by the important
public buildings, such as the Cabildo and the Cathedral.
Avenida de Mayo is the right place for meetings of intellectuals,
artists, politicians and journalists and it has mantained its Spanish
style through the years. Its visual perspective unites Plaza de Mayo
with Congress square, the two points around which national
Florida pedestrian street is the ideal place to go shopping. Its ten
blocks are full of shops, commercial arcades, bookstores, bars ans
fast-food outlets. It is very crowded during the day, but don´t miss
out on walking it to shop and mix with typical porteño office workers.