Colegiales

A cultivated oasis amid busy Buenos Aires barrios, Colegiales feels like an urban refuge.

More than its streets, Colegiales cobbles together pieces of Porteño tradition with modern amusements. This strikingly tranquil residential neighborhood embraces BA's long-withstanding cafe culture but sets it against the backdrop of contemporary interior decor. Flea markets and multi-story murals attract vintage urbanists while manicured gardens and wrought iron balconies offer peaceful respites from the more hurried paces of neighboring Belgrano and Palermo.

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On the Map

Colegiales is bordered by Villa Ortúzar, Chacarita, Belgrano, and Palermo

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 55 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 25 minutes by cab or 42 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 10 minutes by cab or 20 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 25 minutes by cab or 50 minutes by public transit

Residential Dreamscapes Northwest of Buenos Aires' Core

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Verdant foliage, textured buildings, artisanal eateries, and an invitingly walkable layout coalesce in Colegiales, a neighborhood known for its enchanting tranquility.

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People gather northwest of the city's center to spend time talking at its cafes or walking its shaded boulevards.

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Despite Colegiales' picture-perfect aptitude, the neighborhood doesn't shy away from boisterous expression.

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Loud colors cover many of its walls and public structures.

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Colegiales [is] a neighborhood which has many beautiful coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries. If you want to avoid the busy downtown, just stay in Colegiales, a traditional, yet modern neighborhood..."

Colegiales' Mercantile Charms

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Colegiales' bakers, butchers, fabric makers, and artisans take time to craft their goods with care.

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If you want to shop for vintage and antique stuff, the Dorrego Flea Market is a great place to see!"

Hidden Treasures In Colegiales

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Colegiales' flea market promises hours of exploration for avid treasure hunters and curiosity connoisseurs.

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Places of Peace

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Parque Mafalda, one of Colegiales' six green oases, pays tribute to a classic Argentine cartoon character with a political conscience.

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Malfada means to Porteños what The Peanuts mean to Americans.

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She blends nostalgia with thoughtfulness and morality.

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The neighborhood is mostly residential...some [blocks] featuring the original cobblestones from a century ago. Many artists have chosen it for their headquarters, but it is still far from the trendiness of Palermo--it's much more quiet here. However, it's very close to Palermo SoHo and Hollywood, and there's a couple of bars and restaurants on Elcano Ave."

Cozy In Colegiales

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Cobblestone streets weave underneath canopies of green in Colegiales.

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They're easily enchanting.

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Enchanté.

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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