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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. With our custom trip planner, Buenos Aires attractions like Mafalda Statue can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Is on Calle Defensa. If you enjoy the ride to the fair of San Telmo and makes a visit. For those who like the character, is a must.
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  • My granddaughter had won a doll of Mafalda and would like to meet. It's not a big deal, but the kids like it. Opportunity to take pictures and the San Telmo neighborhood is worth knowing.
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  • Everyone who goes to Buenos Aires always visit the Mafalda, is small and hardly can see your existence on Sundays, the day of San Telmo, but it is worth registering your photo next to it.
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