Caballito

Intellectual pursuits sit at cafe tables and park benches in Caballito, a peaceful college community.

Students, philosophers, professors, and poets fill the cafes in Caballito, an amiable neighborhood alive with college-level pursuits. Whether wandering among shaded reverie at Parque Rividavia or diving into a heated debate over Cortázar and Borges, Caballito's charm leaves no room for arguement. The neighborhood offers easy accessibility into BA's center, it just takes a little patience on the Subte. Most Caballito residents don't mind the wait—it provides ample time to ponder.

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On the Map

Caballito is bordered by Villa General Mitre, La Paternal, Boedo, Villa Crespo, Parque Chacabuco, Almagro, and Flores

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 40 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 30 minutes by cab or 55 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 20 minutes by cab or 35 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 25 minutes by cab or 50 minutes by public transit

Poets and Philosophers Near the End of the Subte Line

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Students, professors, and creatives thrive in Caballito, a Buenos Aires neighborhood off the beaten path and on the radar for personal expression.

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Ascend the stairs from the Puan stop near the end of the Subte's A line and you'll be greeted with visions of wide avenues and academic loungers.

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Mainly inhabited by University of Buenos Aires students and teachers, Caballito feels less frenzied than college towns often do.

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Its distance from the city's center lends it a certain kind of serenity.

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Cafes and shops rarely feel crowded.

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They feel cozy instead.

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Located close to Palermo, Caballito neighborhood is a traditional non tourist area where you can approach the real porteño lifestyle. The area itself is very quiet and more importantly, very safe."

Cafe Culture In Caballito

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Caballito's neighborhood cafes attract thinkers, dreamers, and patio table aficionados to its corner locales.

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Grassy Expanses, Sidewalk Life, and Sunday Markets

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Caballito's Parque Rivadavia attracts students and families to its green expanse.

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Statues of famed Latin American hero, Simon Bolivar, set the backdrop to the park's afternoon activity.

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Sidewalk stalls and off-the-blanket vendors line Caballito's amiable streets.

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A well-crafted yarn complements hand-crafted specialties.

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Choose your own at Caballito's Sunday market.

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We recommend the sweet potato marmalade pastelito.

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Indoors In Caballito

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Cobblestone streets tumble in-between Caballito's high-density high-rises and white stucco residences.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

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.

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