Avenida del Libertador, Buenos Aires

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Avenida del Libertador is one of the principal thoroughfares in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in points north, extending 25 km (16 mi) from the Retiro District of Buenos Aires to the northern suburb of San Fernando.HistoryInspired by Parisian urbanist Baron Haussmann's renowned modernization of the City of Lights, Mayor Torcuato de Alvear took office with a similar mandate in 1880. Inheriting a rapidly growing city hamstrung by a typically colonial grid of narrow streets, his most ambitious project would be a boulevard connecting the Retiro section (north of downtown) to the growing neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo to the northeast (at the time merely suburbs). Bella Vista Street was widened and lengthened, reaching 7 km (4.5 mi) northwest into Palermo and, upon its inaugural in 1885, was renamed in honor the Mayor's father, Carlos María de Alvear (one of Argentina's early leaders).Soon becoming among the most coveted addresses in Buenos Aires, Avenida Alvear was graced by numerous mansions (a few of which survive), though it quickly also became among the most transited in the fast-growing Buenos Aires of the late 19th century. Planned with a future railway terminal in Retiro in mind, Mayor Adolfo Bullrich had a multilane boulevard developed between Retiro and Palermo, roughly parallel to the Mitre rail line and east of Alvear Avenue, giving Palermo commuters easy access to the station and freeing Alvear of its heavy traffic.
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  • Is a giant Avenue, well put, and passes through several points of interest, such as law school, Museum of Arts, Floralis Genérica flower Park, Japanese garden, Rosedal, we walk for her, which is a delight, because then you will enjoying every second.
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  • Avenida Del Libertador is the main avenue that connects between San Telmo and Palermo. It has some interesting monument and beautiful parts running alongside it.  more »
  • It is one of the emblematic avenues of Buenos Aires that extends outlying areas in the province. The area proposed for a walk is for the Palermo, which are in a succession of squares, parks and monuments of both cultural and architectural interest. At any given time, the Avenue had 13 lanes for transit at the crossing with the calle Jerónimo Salguero. Currently, with the adaptation for bicycle lanes, have been reduced. In addition to seats, there are cafeterias classic such as Tabac or Dandy, interesting buildings as the Embassy of Italy in the corner with Billinghurst, Automóvil Club Argentino, the National Museum of decorative art or the National Museum of Oriental art. Residential buildings are the most beautiful in the city and have landscaped their entry. Some of them are worth seeing for its exquisite design. Perfect for couple trip. There is to plan well the distances.
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