Larger-than-life murals and pocket-sized cafes collide in Balvanera, a neighborhood with an insatiable appetite for good food and great dance partners. Minutes away from Buenos Aires' historical heart, Balvanera is renowned for its unapologetic contrasts. Belle epoque architecture shades public protests and large scale malls look over family-run food stalls. Balvanera always seems to be twisting, spinning, coming, and going, yet the neighborhood manages to feel unfrenzied—its ability to be so many things at once is the beauty of Balvanera.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Busy and Diverse Near the Heart of Buenos Aires
Balvanera's Cafes: Culture In a Cortado
Among the architectural features in Balvanera are the neo-classical Congress building and the statue group in neighboring Plaza Congreso.... The café Los Angelitos in the corner of Rivadavia and Rincón was a meeting point for poets and musicians. It features a relief of angels in its façade, which is one of the landmarks of the barrio."
Balvanera's Luxury Mall: Abasto
Plaza Once de Setiembre
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Erika Rojas studied Documentary Photography in Venezuela. She lived in New York City for 12 years where she focused and developed her career in Lifestyle, Still Life and Food Photography. She is currently living and working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.