If you are traveling abroad to Argentina, whether to live or study Spanish in Buenos Aires, there are a myriad of fantastic, interesting, and very Argentine neighbourhoods to check out. However, there are a few that seem to stand out from the rest, and this week we are featuring Las Cañitas.
Located in between Palermo and Belgrano and between the major roads of Luis Maria Campos and Libertador, the very small and chic neighbourhood of Las Canitas is a mix of cobblestone streets, stylish apartments, boutique and shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, and a cool vibe of Argentines and foreigners. Smaller than its neighbours to both the left and right, Las Cañitas is laid-out like a grid map, about 12 blocks by 8 blocks, and can be easily enjoyed by strolling through its peaceful streets. If you are not familiar with the area, you can take either the D line to Ministro Carranzaor any bus that passes through Luis Maria Campos.
Las Cañitas is home to some of the best restaurants, cafes, and shopping in Buenos Aires, perhaps one of the main reasons that temporary tourists in the city visit it so often. If you are looking for high class shopping and brand names, this is the place, as the majority of the shops cater to high fashion clients. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are plenty, lining the streets, and offering up everything from Argentine fare, sushi, Chinese, pizza, ice cream, and more. If you really want to experience the Las Cañitas lifestyles, head to one of the restaurants/pubs during the night time, find a seat at one of the outside tables, and talk, drink, and eat the night away with friends.
Studying Spanish in Buenos Aires? What is your favourite neighbourhood?