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Abasto, Buenos Aires
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Abasto, Buenos Aires

 

Photo by Robert Wright, courtesy of Recoleta Cemetery Blog

A trip to the barrio of Abasto is a must for tango fans as well as families traveling with young kids. Not only did Carlos Gardel, the King of Tango, grow up here, he wrote the first tango song in Abasto and played in many barrio bars. Tour Museo Casa Carlos Gardel, the home Gardel shared with his mother. Stroll Calle Carlos Gardel, a cobblestone street commemorating Gardel's life. Take in a tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, one of the icon's favorite hangouts. And should the kids tire of tango engage in a different kind of activity. Visit Museo de los Niños Abasto an interactive children's museum geared to kids aged 10 and under. Shop in the Abasto, the art deco building on Avenida Corrientes that once housed the central market for fruits and vegetables. Ogle at the Obelisk, the symbol of Buenos Aires.
Getting There
 
The barrio of Abasto is located in central BA. The Abasto is located at Av. Corrientes 3247. The Obelisk is located at the intersection of Av. Corrientes and 9 de Julio. Esquina Carlos Gardel is located on the corner of Gardel and Anchorena. Gardel's house is located at Calle Jean Jaurés 735. Colectivos 24, 41, 64, 71, 115, 132, and 168 all stop in Abasto. The B line Subte makes several stops on Av. Corrientes; the D line stops on Av. Santa Fe.
Getting Around
 
The City of Buenos Aires has assembled two self-guided walking tours of Abasto. The former highlights the happenings on Avenida Corrientes; the later follows the steps of Carlos Gardel.
 
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