|San Martín Square|
Around it rise sumptuos stylish buildings, which today serve as official branches and classy hotels. Where Florida street is born, international design stores blend with shops dealing in exclusive objects of local manufacture. Beyond, on streets Reconquista and San Martín, a populated bar district, specialising in different beer brands, appears as the best option at sundown, when happy hour blends to perfection with the chance of meeting people. Another of the areas attractions stands on Arroyo street, on which a large variety of art galleries show pieces by renown contemporary artists. In this area, last Friday every month the Gallery Night event is held. On that evening, over 30 galleries stay open well into the night, blending art exhibitions with live music and champagne.
Keys to moving round Retiro:
Location: Around Plaza San Martín.
Main arteries: Santa Fe Ave., Florida, M.T. de Alvear, Arroyo and Juncal.
How to get there: Buses 61, 93, 115, 130 and C subway line.
Best time to visit: Evening, to make the most of happy hour.
Neighbourhood corner: Marcelo T. de Alvear and Florida.
Accommodation:Buenos Aires Apartments , Hostel Buenos Aires ,
Residencia Universitaria Buenos Aires