Belgrano


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During the middle of the 19th century, this was the summer home of many local families. Today, it contains much of the city's social and cultural activity. Attractions include the Museo Histórico Sarmiento, the Casa de Yrurtia, and the Museo Enrique Larreta. And for those who prefer outdoor activities, there is the Barrancas de Belgrano, four hectares of undulating ground where one can sunbathe, jog or enjoy the dog show provided by the dog walkers. Belgrano is one of the busiest, most dynamic areas of the city, with people coming and going by train, bus and subway, and with bars, cafes and kiosks everywhere. If you want to shop, Belgrano is a paradise for the modern consumer. Cabildo gives the impression of an authentic open-air market street. "Chinatown" is one of the area's newest attractions. In addition to the typical Chinese restaurants, there is a Buddhist monastery, and every February there's a celebration of the Chinese New Year.