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"Retiro" Retiro District Tip by Constanza

Retiro District, Buenos Aires: 25 reviews and 31 photos

  Plaza del Retiro
by Constanza

Large and impressive perspectives give place to many of the most advanced architectural examples which contrast with historic buildings.

Catalinas Norte, named after the "Convento de las Catalinas" constitutes an urban complex only comparable to some of the most modern cities in the world. There high elegant buildings like the Kavanagh stand out with unusual shapes or glassed walls.

Green spaces can also be enjoyed there: San Mart?n Park, where the "Granaderos" force were instructed by General San Mart?n being also named "Mars Field" afterwards.

Around 1871 an immigration of wealthy families from the southern part of the city settled down in Buenos Aires.

This led to the building of magnificent palaces in the area and today these characteristic buildings prevail in the commercial areas, different institutions and hotels.
The English Tower was built in 1916 and inaugurated by the English residents in Argentina.

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  • Written Apr 30, 2004
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