Subte in Buenos Aires

The six lines of the Buenos Aires subway each have a unique vibe, much like the 38 neighborhoods of the city.

From the A to the H — every line has a particular history, distinctive appearance, and is frequented by those of a particular social stratum.

Sitting on the historic línea A, with its well-made Belgian carriages, flickering lights, saloon-like booths and hand-operated doors, the splendor of Buenos Aires’ golden age no longer feels like a distant myth.

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Published June 2012.