A report on Buenos Aires and Avenida Corrientes

Corrientes Avenue viewed from "el bajo"
Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
Location of Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
City lights along Corrientes Avenue shortly before its widening in the 1930s.
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
Intersection with Avenida 9 de Julio
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
Gandhi Bookstore (now defunct). The avenue continues to be a book browser's mecca.
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
The Villa Crespo section of the avenue
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
Corrientes Avenue at night
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
The Broadway Theatre. Corrientes Avenue has long been Buenos Aires' Broadway.
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
Abasto shopping center. The city's wholesale market until 1984, investor George Soros had it converted in 1998.
Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries, and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
Intersection with upscale Callao Avenue
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's tourist bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
Homage to Buenos Aires, a mural located at the Carlos Gardel station of the Buenos Aires Underground. It represents a typical scene from the city and several of its icons, such as singer Carlos Gardel, the Obelisco, the port, tango dancing and the Abasto market.
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
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The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical center. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts and modernist architecture.
Teatro Colón.
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America.
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
July 9 Avenue
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
EcoBici.
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
Buenos Aires Underground map
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
Luna Park

Avenida Corrientes (Corrientes Avenue) is one of the principal thoroughfares of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

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The city also has a thriving market for secondhand books, ranking third in terms of secondhand bookshops per inhabitant, most of them congregated along Avenida Corrientes.

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Argentina

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Country in the southern half of South America.

Country in the southern half of South America.

The surrender of Beresford to Santiago de Liniers during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
Portrait of General José de San Martin, Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
People gathered in front of the Buenos Aires Cabildo during the May Revolution
Julio Argentino Roca was a major figure of the Generation of '80 and is known for directing the "Conquest of the Desert". During his two terms as President many changes occurred, particularly major infrastructure projects of railroads; large-scale immigration from Europe and laicizing legislation strengthening state power.
Official presidential portrait of Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1948
Admiral Emilio Massera, Lieutenant General Jorge Videla and Brigadier General Orlando Agosti (from left to right) – observing the Independence Day military parade on Avenida del Libertador, 9 July 1978.
Two members of the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers guarding the Constitution of the Argentine Nation inside the Palace of the Congress.
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
The national animal of Argentina is the Rufous hornero, a small songbird native to South America
Argentina features geographical locations such as this glacier, known as the Perito Moreno Glacier
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina.
G 20 leaders gathered in Argentina for the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit.
Diplomatic missions of Argentina.
Argentine destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D-10)
A proportional representation of Argentina exports, 2019
The Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies.
Atucha Nuclear Power Plant was the first nuclear power plant in Latin America. The electricity comes from 3 operational nuclear reactors: The Embalse Nuclear Power Station, the Atucha I and II.
Buenos Aires Underground is the oldest underground railway in Latin America, the Southern Hemisphere and the Spanish speaking world.
"Estudio País 24, the Program of the Argentines" in Channel 7, the first television station in the country
SAC-D is an Argentine earth science satellite built by INVAP and launched in 2011.
President Macri in the INVAP with the SAOCOM A and B, two planned Earth observation satellite constellation of Argentine Space Agency CONAE. the scheduled launch dates for 1A and 1B were further pushed back to 2018 and 2020.
The cacique Qom Félix Díaz meets with then president Mauricio Macri.
Over 25 million Argentines have at least one Italian immigrant ancestor.
Dialectal variants of the Spanish language in Argentina
Francis, the first pope from the Americas, was born and raised in Argentina.
Argentina has historically been placed high in the global rankings of literacy, with rates similar to those of developed countries.
The University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, alma mater to many of the country's 3,000 medical graduates, annually
El Ateneo Grand Splendid was named the second most beautiful bookshop in the world by The Guardian.
Sun of May on the first Argentine coin, 1813
Four of the most influential Argentine writers. Top-left to bottom-right: Julio Cortázar, Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares
Martha Argerich, widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century
Andy Muschietti, director of It, the highest-grossing horror film of all-time.
Las Nereidas Font by Lola Mora
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical centre. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, and modernist architecture.
Diego Maradona, one of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century
Lionel Messi, seven times Ballon d'Or winner, is the current captain of the Argentina national football team.
Argentine beef as asado, a traditional dish
The Cave of the Hands in Santa Cruz province, with artwork dating from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago.
Carlos Gardel, the most prominent figure in the history of tango
Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1947
Argentine Polo Open Championship.
Civilian casualties after the air attack and massacre on Plaza de Mayo, June 1955
Juan Perón and his wife Isabel Perón, 1973
Argentinians soldiers during the Falklands War
Néstor Kirchner and his wife and political successor, Cristina Kirchner
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
Argentina map of Köppen climate classification
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina
Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk operated by the Argentine Air Force
Fiat factory in Córdoba, Argentina
Rosario-Córdoba Highway
Passenger train near Mar del Plata
Argentine provinces by population (2010)
Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires
Argentine beef as asado

Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is one of the great theatre capitals of the world, with a scene of international caliber centered on Corrientes Avenue, "the street that never sleeps", sometimes referred to as an intellectual Broadway in Buenos Aires.

Obelisco de Buenos Aires

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Under construction
Aerial view of the Obelisco in 2018
Obelisco de Buenos Aires and 9 de Julio Avenue
Because of its height, el Obelisco is visible from many parts of the city.
Covered by a condom on December 1, 2005 for World AIDS Day
Celebrating 150 years of bilateral relations between Argentina and Germany on September 21, 2007
Celebrating the Argentina Bicentennial on May 23, 2010
On Christmas night, 2010
"Without peak", after the intervention of artist Leandro Erlich, September 25, 2015
Presentation of the Olympic Rings at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics

The Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires) is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires.

Located in the Plaza de la República in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was erected in 1936 to commemorate the quadricentennial of the first foundation of the city.

Aerial view of the avenue facing north, featuring the Ministry of Public Works Building in the left and the Obelisk far in the back.

Avenida 9 de Julio

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Aerial view of the avenue facing north, featuring the Ministry of Public Works Building in the left and the Obelisk far in the back.
The avenue and obelisk on their 1937 inaugural.
The avenue in 2007.
9 de Julio in Buenos Aires.
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Panoramic view in the 30s
Fountain at the intersection with Cordoba Avenue. Behind it, the former headquarters of FIAT Argentina
Avenida 9 de Julio at night
Avenida 9 de Julio and the obelisk

July 9 Avenue (Spanish: Avenida 9 de Julio) is a major thoroughfare in the city centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

If the central part corresponded well with the north–south axis, the project would complement the streets running from east to west and having two round-abouts: one located at the intersection of May Avenue (Avenida de Mayo) and the other at the intersection of Corrientes (Corrientes Avenue).

The Gran Rex

Teatro Gran Rex

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The Gran Rex
The stage in 1937.

The Teatro Gran Rex is an Art Deco style theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina which opened on July 8, 1937, as the largest cinema in Argentina.

Located near the centre of the city at 857 Corrientes Avenue, it was designed by the architect Alberto Prebisch, who was also in charge of the construction of the Obelisk, one of the main icons of the city.

Balvanera

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Eclectic architecture along Callao Avenue.
The Argentine Congress and Auguste Rodin's Thinker, one of the few surviving originals the sculptor made.
French Academy architecture lost among its modern surroundings, Corrientes and Pueyrredón Avenues.
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Córdoba Avenue.
First of May Plaza.
Bohemian Santos Discépolo Way.
Café de los Angelitos, long a meeting point for musical and literary talent.
Entre Ríos Avenue, the neighborhood's eastern limit.
Entrance to the Buenos Aires Underground Line H at Plaza Miserere.

Balvanera is a barrio or neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The main streets of Balvanera are arguably Rivadavia, which crosses the entire city from East to West (North-South streets change their name when crossing Rivadavia), and Corrientes, which is the main thoroughfare of commerce and entertainment in Buenos Aires.

Abasto de Buenos Aires

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The Mercado de Abasto in 1929.
View of the rear courtyard.
Night view of the facade.
View of the Art Deco interior in the evening.
Kosher McDonald's restaurant.

The Abasto Shopping is one of the biggest shopping mall centers in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The town hall accepted the proposal on November 29 of that year, and passed it on to the Deliberating Council, who sanctioned it on January 8, 1889, in an ordinance approving the construction of the Mercado Central de Abasto ("Central Supply Market") on the 25,000 m² plot of land between Corrientes Avenue, Lavalle, Anchorena and Laprida streets.

Argentine literary figures: Julio Cortázar, Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares

Culture of Argentina

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As varied as the country's geography and is composed of a mix of ethnic groups.

As varied as the country's geography and is composed of a mix of ethnic groups.

Argentine literary figures: Julio Cortázar, Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares
The haystacks (1911) by Martín Malharro. He is considered the introducer of Impressionism in Argentina.
Marta Minujín's Tower of Babel (2011)
The frescoed dome of Galerías Pacífico was painted by muralists Berni, Castagnino, Colmeiro, Spilimbergo and Urruchúa.
Curutchet House, World Heritage Site in La Plata
Iconic Argentine actresses in the 1961 Berlin International Film Festival: Isabel Sarli, Olga Zubarry, Tita Merello and Mirtha Legrand
Known as the "voice of the voiceless ones", Mercedes Sosa was one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción.
Payada in a bar. Painting by Carlos Morel.
The asado (1888), by Ignacio Manzoni. Asado is considered a national dish, and is typical of Argentine families to gather on Sundays around one.

Buenos Aires, its cultural capital, is largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of European styles in architecture.

With its theater scene of national and international caliber, Corrientes Avenue is synonymous with the art.

Osvaldo Pugliese playing the piano

Osvaldo Pugliese

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Osvaldo Pugliese playing the piano
Memorial to Osvaldo Pugliese, Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires.

Osvaldo Pedro Pugliese (Buenos Aires, December 2, 1905 – July 25, 1995, Buenos Aires) was an Argentine tango musician.

His funeral received great attention with an impressive caravan that marched in reverse along Corrientes Avenue.

Buenos Aires Central Business District

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Near the corner of Florida street and the Diagonal Norte thoroughfare, featuring several styles of architecture.
A representative image of pedestrians at the Microcentro
The Avenida Leandro N. Alem in Retiro, featuring the Catalinas Norte business complex.
Aerial view of the city's historical centre, in the borough of Monserrat.
High-rise buildings in Puerto Madero.

The Buenos Aires Central Business District is the main commercial centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina, though not an official city ward.

The construction of Corrientes and Nueve de Julio Avenues in the 1930s further modernized San Nicolás, which had hitherto been limited in its development by its colonial grid of narrow streets.