Introduction to Belgrano
One of the most upscale neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Belgrano is both a residential area and a shopping district. Strolling through the streets one finds many well-maintained houses and businesses lining the leafy streets. There are also plenty of smart restaurants and cafes where you can rest your weary feet after a day of shopping.
Due to its distance from the microcenter, Belgrano is better suited for travlers who plan on staying longer in Buenos Aires than the average traveler. And those who do generally love it.
Where to stay in Belgrano
Hotels in Belgrano
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Hostels in Belgrano
Budget accommodation is a bit thin in Belgrano, but not totally nonexistent. La Pampa hostel is a good option: Hostel in Belgrano
How to get to Belgrano
Althgough Belgrano is further away from the center than Palermo, Recoleta or San Telmo, it is well served by public transportation and taxis. Two commuter-rail train lines also have stops in Belgrano.The D line of the Subte runs under Avenue Cabildo and most things of interest would be a short walk from one of its stations. Many bus lines also run up and down Cabildo or nearby parallel streets. Locations further away from Cabildo might be tougher to get to.
There are too many buses passing through Belgrano for us to detail all the routes here, but here are a couple of the most popular ones:
- 152: Runs between La Boca and Olivios, outside the Capital Federal. This line is good for
- 59: Another company that runs between Belgrano and the Microcenter.
- 118: Passes by Barrancas de Belgrano, Recoleta and eventually Once.
Trains leaving from Retiro’s Mitre train station pass through Belgrano. The two Belgrano stops are apty named Belgrano C (Commercial) and Belgrano R (Residential), but they are on different lines. The former is the second stop on the train to Tigre while the latter can be reached by any train to Bartolomé Mitre, José León Suárez, Zarate or Capilla del Señor.
And as always, we suggest you consult the city’s interactive map webpage or download the CómoLlego app to you phone.
Shopping in Belgrano
Shoe stores, clothing boutiques and sporting good stores can be found on either side of Avenue Cabildo. Despite being in a upper class neighborhood, prices in these stores remain competitive and they generally have a good selection.
Restaurants in Belgrano
The restaurants that line Avenue Cabildo cater to the wealthy and are generally not a good value. The lunch specials they sometimes advertize in the windows might only be a hotdog on a plate with a few chips and a glass of Coke. If you are craving a hotdog, you can get one from a street vendor at about a quarter the price.
Nightlife in Belgrano
Salsa dancers can show off their skills at Azúcar on Cabildo 2040. Lessons daily at 9PM, Saturday at 11PM. Dress sharply, those wearing tennis shoes have been turned away at the door.
Things to do in Belgrano
Just off of Cabildo on Juramento is the round church Redonda de Belgrano. Despite its modern look the building dates back to 1870. Inside is just as impressive as the exterior, with many paintings and even a replica of the Last Supper by Da Vinci.
A bit further down Juramento, one comes to another park designed by French architect Carlos Thays, the Barrancas deBelgrano. It’s a nice place to sit in the sun or shade for a bit and look at statues and sculptures. On one side of the park there is a mini replica of all things, the Statue of Liberty.
Crossing the railroad tracks brings you to Buenos Aires´ Chinatown, or Barrio Chino as it is called in Spanish. It’s not huge, only a few square blocks, but definitely worth a visit. Most shops there are closed on Mondays.
The Monumental, or better known as the River Plate stadium is located in nearby Nuñez. It´s a short pleasant walk and close to parks and the Costanera Norte. if after visiting the stadium you wish to explore further you could potentially walk all the way to Palermo and almost Retiro passing only through parks.