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Retiro, is a barrio, an area so you have nice part ( Embassies ) and the area near by the station is not so good, like any stations in the world. there is a nice park where you... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Retiro, is a barrio, an area so you have nice part ( Embassies ) and the area near by the station is not so good, like any stations in the world. there is a nice park where you can have a rest dedicated to San Martino

Thank Mica72
Peyia, Cyprus
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628 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This area is very safe and has many nice small restaurants. Like many other parts of Buenos Aires there are many very nice buildings. During the week it is very busy but on weekends quiet as all the offices are closed. Shops are open 7 days a week and the money changers in the malls are also open every day... More 

Thank sigzag
Pleasanton, California
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805 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Retiro is the place where the bus terminal is located, so this is the first area many people (including myself) see when they arrive to Buenos Aires). It seems to be located right where the border between the rich and pretty part of the town and the poor one. One of my strongest memories of BA was seeing people living... More 

1 Thank heckfy
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

When we visit BA we've been in the neigbourhood and comparing to the other ones, it was a real pleasure. Somewhere between the high class and the average one, it's very sympatic and cozy one. There are so much things to be seen here. Highly recommend it.

Thank Dess S
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360 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

October 25th - 2015 - The retiro area (and train or bus station) marks a clear border between the new, rich and modern areas of Puerto Madero and Recoleta on one side, the microcentro on another side and the beginning of the lousier and older harbour area on the other end. Apart from this, there is little to say about... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Retiro is a place where you will find upscale stores and residential area. Because of the station which is one of the largest transportation hub in Argentina, tens of thousands of people, many of them illegal immigrants, also live in s shantytown called Villa 31, built along the port of Buenos Aires in the 1930s. That means that you have... More 

1 Thank sipivu
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

There is so much to see in Retiro. Ok - it might be excausting. There is the bus terminal - an important place in the city and a real adventure (even for local people). There is the main station. Also very interesting. And you have a nice park, high buildings, restaurants, rich areas. Very mixed - all in all. Do... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

I loved walking through Retiro, mainly for the architecture. This must have been the City's prime residential neighborhood at one time. What it really needs, like the rest of Argentina, is a new economy.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Only saw part of it as we walked to a very fashionable and funky restaurant but was most impressed by the style and quality of many of the apartment buildings - didn't get to see the bad parts as others did.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

For many, the first thing they see of Buenos Aires is Retiro, as the airport bus drops peoplehere and of course there is the big and filthy railway station. The whole area needs a facelift, the station needs a clean and the Subte too. There is far too much traffic here, a lot of rubbish left lying around and of... More 

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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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