Popular streets and avenues in Buenos Aires

Avenida Corrientes dandeluca/Flickr

Avenida Corrientes ©dandeluca/Flickr

When you are visiting a foreign city, especially a huge capital city, it is good to know which are the most popular neighborhoods and avenues in the respective city. If you are visiting Buenos Aires on your next holiday, you can choose to buy a good map or read the following guide. I will present you the most popular streets and avenues in Buenos Aires. These are the following: Avenida de Mayo, Avenida Alvear, Avenida Corrientes, Avenida del Libertador and Caminito. The previously mentioned avenues and streets are very popular among both local people and visitors, some of them presenting either important landmarks or fantastic shopping spots. Read on to find out more about them.

Avenida de Mayo

One of the most important avenues of Buenos Aires is Avenida de Mayo. It can be compared with some of the most beautiful avenues of Paris, Barcelona or Madrid. The fascinating avenue is famous for its amazing Neoclassic, eclectic and Art Nouveau buildings. The name of the avenue means the “May Avenue”. It is very popular among visitors. The avenue connects the Congressional Plaza with the Plaza de Mayo. The most spectacular architectural jewels of the avenue are the following: the building of the National Congress, the Palacio Barolo, the London City Café and so on.

Plaza de Mayo, Avenida de Mayo seretide/Flickr

Plaza de Mayo, Avenida de Mayo ©seretide/Flickr

Avenida Alvear

The other famous avenue of Buenos Aires passes through the famous neighborhood, Recoleta. It has been considered one of the five most distinguished avenues of the world. The avenue is also considered an upscale avenue of the capital city. Avenida Alvear is famous for its several beautiful demi-palaces and many examples of the French academy architecture. The avenue is also well-known for the Recoleta Cemetery which can be found on its northern end.

Avenida Corrientes

The Avenida Corrientes is one of the most important avenues of Buenos Aires. It was named after one of the city’s neighborhoods. There are numerous points of interest on the avenue, including the Luna Park, the Teatro Opera, the Teatro Gran Rex, the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, the Abasto shopping centre and so on. It is extremely popular among both local people and visitors.

Avenida Corrientes dandeluca/Flickr

Avenida Corrientes ©dandeluca/Flickr

Avenida del Libertador

Including many of Buenos Aires’ best-known cultural attractions, museums and gardens, the Avenida del Libertador is one of the principal avenues of the city. The highlights of the avenue are the following: the Tres de Febrero Park, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens and the Palermo Hippodrome.


Situated in La Boca district, the Caminito is actually a street museum. It is colorful and outstanding, being characterized by the presence of a large number of brightly painted buildings. The atmosphere is very pleasant, as local artists are selling their works at stalls. Walking along this street is with no doubt a unique experience.

Building at Caminito street MANovillo/Flickr

Building at Caminito street ©MANovillo/Flickr

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