Flowers in Almagro

Almagro, an area which borders no less than eight other neighborhoods, is often overlooked by tourists. It therefore remains an unspoiled, authentic and appealing slice of middle-class porteño life. It is safer thanSan Telmo, less pretentious than Palermo, and centrally located.

Almagro is a high-density sector where everyone knows their neighbors. It’s chock-a-block with everyday specialist shops, grocers, butchers, hardware stores, toyshops and launderettes as well as a multitude of cafes and ice-cream parlors. While drab in spots, a huge flower market on Acuña de Figeroa street gives the neighborhood a splash of color.

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Published May 2012.