"SAN ISIDRO - GETAWAY HAUNT FOR PORTENO ELITES" San Isidro by mtncorg

San Isidro Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 9 photos

San Isidro has a long history dating back to the 17th century. During the 19th century, the town became a favorite getaway town for the elite of BsAs. Mansions and leafy streets abound. The town is one of the main centers for the old landed oligarchy – families like the Anchorenas, one of the better known and richest names that pop up time and again throughout Argentina’s history. Atop a hill on the original site of the town now sits a grand cathedral, built at the end of the 19th century in a neo-gothic style. Many tourists will arrive via the Tren de la Costa running from Olivos to Tigre. A visit to San Isidro will give you a glimpse into an Argentine past – and present – unique from elsewhere.

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  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 4:24 PM

    I'm sure some enterprising young Argentinian has by now gathered up all those term papers, scanned them and is selling them on the web...

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 11:20 PM

    Looks like a nice spot, too :-) Next time, I also will go there and follow your instructions :-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 10:15 PM

    this was the place of the Junta in the 70's you had to have a good reason to travel to San Isidro, I didn't. excellent infos topped with great pix, tks Mark

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