Buenos Aires celebrates the anniversaries of La Boca and San Nicolás

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Buenos Aires celebrates the anniversaries of La Boca and San Nicolás
Source: Entur
August 23, 2022

They are two of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the City and the most attractive at a tourist level


Today is the anniversary of the Buenos Aires neighborhoods of La Boca and San Nicolás, two of the neighborhoods that report the highest influx of tourists in the City of Buenos Aires. 

According to information collected by the Entur Data Observatory corresponding to the winter holidays, it was recorded that during the weekends of July, 55% of the tourists who visited the City were concentrated in La Boca. 

“La Bombonera”, one of the most famous attractions in this neighborhood, was the place most visited by national tourists, who came mainly from Santa Fe and Entre Ríos.

In turn, the neighborhood of San Nicolás was visited by 56% of international tourists, mainly in gastronomic and tourist areas. The highest concentration was recorded in the area near Defense Street. 

From the Tourism Entity of the City, tourist circuits were developed that the visitor can do in a self-guided way or with an authorized official tourist guide.

Attractions to visit in La Boca
La Boca celebrates its 152nd anniversary. The origin of the celebration was Law 944 passed by the Legislature of Buenos Aires in 2002, which established August 23 of each year as the "Day of the neighborhood of La Boca" in commemoration of the creation of the Justice of the Peace of La Boca del Riachuelo. , on August 23, 1870. Located in Commune 4, the neighborhood is on the southeastern edge of Buenos Aires and its name comes from the fact that it is located at the mouth of the Riachuelo in the Río de la Plata.

This neighborhood stands out for its architecture, its colors and its attractions. Caminito, the conventillos, the museums and the soccer passion that characterizes the neighborhood, are reasons why the residents of the City and tourists visit it.

Caminito, is one of the most emblematic and photographed walks in the City. With its conventillos and its colors, it is an open-air museum almost 150 meters long.
On this promenade, there is the "Fair of Plastic Artists of Caminito" where contemporary artists with an outstanding career exhibit and sell their works inspired by the color of their environment and tango.

This year the City restored Caminito and for the first time since its opening in 1959, its buildings display a chromatic distribution that faithfully responds to its original version, the one devised by the Argentine artist Benito Quinquela Martín.

Usina del Arte, works in the building of the old power plant that generated electricity since 1916.
The building is a historical heritage of the City and is a great infrastructure work that was recovered and valued by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires Aires in 2012.

It is currently a multidisciplinary cultural center and has spaces for dance performances, plastic arts exhibitions, shows and exhibitions.

Quinquela Martín Museum, a museum that the Boca artist donated to the neighborhood with the intention of creating a center for cultural, educational and health development.

Today, it has the largest collection of oil paintings by the Argentine painter Benito Quinquela Martín. You can also visit the works of the figurative currents of Argentine art since the end of the 19th century and artists from Boca.

The City of Buenos Aires offers a large number of stadiums and in the neighborhood of La Boca, there is one of the most famous in the world, La Bombonera, where its playing field and its museum invite the visitor to experience the passion of Boca.

For soccer lovers, it is one of the busiest attractions in the City. In addition, its museum offers guided tours to explore its tunnels and changing rooms.

Colón Fábrica, this museum invites its visitors to discover the creations that the Colón Theater uses in its productions. The museum offers guided tours through the sets, costumes and effects that are part of the theater production.

The sets that can be visited are productions carried out in recent years. Among them are the operas Turandot, La Bohème, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Tales of Hoffmann, Don Pascuale, Rigoletto and Aida as well as the ballet El Corsario.

Attractions to visit in San Nicolás
On its 210th anniversary, the Buenos Aires neighborhood of San Nicolás owes its name to the chapel founded in 1773 by Domingo de Acasusso, on the corner of current Carlos Pellegrini and Corrientes streets, where the Obelisk is today and where, on August 23 In 1812, the Argentine flag was hoisted for the first time in Buenos Aires. 

San Nicolás, is a neighborhood known for housing the Buenos Aires downtown and the greatest emblem of the City, the Obelisk. 

In the neighborhood of San Nicolás, Calle Corrientes stands out, pedestrianized at night and witness to the golden age of tango. Due to its nightlife, it is known as "the street that never sleeps" and this is because, Mainly between Esmeralda Street and Callao Av., there is a large concentration of bookstores, theaters, pizzerias and bars, some considered "Notable"

After the pandemic and in order to reactivate Corrientes Street, the City Government promoted Cultural Currents a reactivation cycle where different proposals were offered to the public to enjoy music, theater, humor and dance in front of theaters, bars, restaurants, pizzerias and record stores. 

Teatro Colón, is considered one of the most important lyrical theaters in the world. In 2008, the City Government began an in-depth restoration, with the aim of recovering its splendor and equipping it with the most important technological advances.

Currently, the building also houses different workshops where the productions of its shows are carried out, as well as the Higher Institute of Art, recognized throughout the world and where future dancers and lyrical singers are trained.

Güemes Gallery, is a vintage treasure to discover while walking through the center of the City of Buenos Aires. A pedestrian passage of more than 100 meters long, which joins Florida and San Martín streets with a great cultural and historical value, in which its mythical viewpoint stands out, which reopened to the public in 2013.

The most famous personalities passed through its facilities . recognized in Buenos Aires, among them, Carlos Gardel, who appeared in 1917. Today, there are a wide variety of shops: chocolate shops, leather goods, bookstores, wine shops and fashion houses that make this walk an ideal place to buy gifts.

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