Mafalda Statue, Buenos Aires

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At first glance, you might not think there's much history behind Mafalda Statue, a model of an Argentinian cartoon character sitting on a park bench. However, the six-year-old girl--whose newspaper comic enjoyed massive popularity in Argentina between 1964 and 1973--represents the struggles of the country's middle class, explored through the eyes of a child. Her character, although troublesome in many ways, cared deeply about social issues, and wanted to make the world a better place. Today, you can take your picture with the charming statue, though you might have to wait more than half an hour in line. Make Mafalda Statue part of your personalized Buenos Aires itinerary using our Buenos Aires online journey builder .
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  • I loved it I used some 3 times, there are queues to take pictures of everybody loves Mafalda and I also of course. Every time I go to give a quick stop in St. Elmo's Fire District Mafalda.
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  • On a bench in the shade of some trees, is the monument to Mafalda. For who is a fan, it's worth waiting in line to take a picture sitting next to her.
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  • Mafalda is featured in Buenos Aires, and can find various crafts, shirts in stores. The monument is located in the traditional district of San Telmo.
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