In Barracas, personal living rooms become public dining rooms and industrial warehouses become artistic endeavors. A few miles south of Buenos Aires' center, Barracas feels removed from the city's crowds while supporting a steadfast community knitted together through years of hard work. Unless there's an evening art exhibition along Pasaje Lanín, Barracas' streets remain untouristed. In their absence, workers with scuffs on their boots share the neighborhood's streets with incoming artists and sidewalk conversationalists.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
An Expressive Neighborhood In Buenos Aires' Southeast
Whether you like this neighborhood or not depends on the type of traveler you are. Guests tell me they like that we are only one block outside of San Telmo, close enough to pop over there any time day or night, but that we are not directly in the center. They enjoy feeling like they are living here in Buenos Aires, not just visiting. It's a safe, residential area with tons of local fruit and vegetable vendors, small and large supermarkets, great cafes and restaurants..."
Pasaje Lanín: An Open Air Urban Museum
No Frills In the Barrio of Barracas
Barracas' Industrial Landscape
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Javier Pierini studied in Argentina in the creative workshops of Gabriel Valansi and Juan Travnik. He also studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, and at the Santa Fe Workshops in the U.S. His work has been published in various media print worldwide including: The NYTimes Style Magazine, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Fortune, and Condé Nast Traveller. His artwork has been exhibited in Argentina, USA, Italy, and Poland.