Constitución

This central neighborhood is best suited for street savvy travelers seeking unexplored neighborhood niches.

Renovation and rubbish collide in Constitución, a central neighborhood known for its relentlessly local feel and palpable rough edges. It's altogether uncommon to find tourists in Constitución. Instead, this weathering neighborhood's community members seem to know one another by name as they peruse its congested avenues, casual parrillas, and convenient electronics stalls. Exceptionally close to Monserrat and San Telmo, Constitución's Subte C stop will get you to the core of the city in minutes.

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On the Map

Constitución is bordered by San Telmo, San Cristóbal, Monserrat, Parque Patricios, Balvanera, and Barracas

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Retiro Station: 20 minutes by cab or 28 minutes by public transit
Plaza Italia: 20 minutes by cab or 40 minutes by public transit
Plaza de Mayo: 15 minutes by cab or 18 minutes by public transit

Challenging and Colorful In Central Buenos Aires

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Constitución's persevering character challenges visitors just south of Buenos Aires' center.

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When criss-crossing freeways transected Constitución during the 1970s, many of the neighborhood's residents sought refuge away from the ever-present wheels.

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Since then, the neighborhood has explored what it means to reinvent itself.

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Its patrons contribute expressive arts, whether culinary, painterly, or scholarly.

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Street life is prevalent in Constitución, day and night.

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By day, consumers seek vintage finds. By night, consumers seek the company of strangers from the street.

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For the most part, Constitución remains untraveled by tourists.

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It feels excitingly undiscovered to newcomers.

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As the barrio's eastern streets blend with San Telmo, it's easy to spot renovations in progress.

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Close to the most important touristic places in Buenos Aires: Plaza Dorrego, La Boca, Caminito, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero... Museo de Arte Moderno... Attention: This apartment is in the red zone of Buenos Aires, Constitución  and there's some drag queens..."

At La Saladita Market

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Electronics, snack foods, services, and refurbished items tumble from busy shops and wholesalers at La Saladita Market along Salta street.

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University of Buenos Aires: Constitución

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The University of Buenos Aires Social Science's department makes its collegiate home in Constitución.

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During class times, UBA's student body presence is palpable.

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After dismissal, students often venture out of Constitución and return home to different neighborhoods.

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Very close to San Telmo, which is perfect if you want to go out."

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Relics of Times Passed

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An unceasing cacophony of train whistles and roaring engines, Constitución Train Station stands as a testament to the neighborhood's more bustling times passed.

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The Subte C line carries travelers and commuters throughout Buenos Aires.

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Commuter trains embarking for southwestern destinations depart from Constitución.

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All aboard.

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...You may be the only tourist here! The presence of several nearby schools enhances the family feel of the barrio."

Retratando un Lugar

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Lugar: Constitución.

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Retrato: La humanidad.

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buenosaires constitucion janowski

Gracias a usted.

Photography

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

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nicolas lived and studied Photography in Paris, France and has a BA in Anthropology from UAB (Barcelona, Spain). He currently lives in Buenos Aires and travels frequently on assignments in South America. His photographs have been exhibited in Argentina, USA, Peru, Chile, Spain, France, Germany and India. He currently works as a freelance photographer. At the same time he works on photographic projects independently.

Nicolas Janowski

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