Caballito, Buenos Aires
The name of the neighborhood derives from the horse-shaped weathervane Nicolás Vila put up at the door of the store he opened in 1804 on Rivadavia and Emilio Mitre corner (caballito is the Spanish term for little horse). Caballito is located in an old area of luxurious country houses where Porteños used to spend their weekends.
As every west neighborhood, Caballito evolved considerably after the railroad arrived in 1857. First the streetcar and then the subway have contributed a lot to its development. Nowadays, Caballito is one the most residential neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and the geographical center of the city.
At Primera Junta Square, there is a replica of the horse-shaped weathervane that takes you back to those times in which Caballito was a must-stop-place before entering Buenos Aires.
Enjoy your tour around Caballito, a Porteño neighborhood that offers different alternatives for all ages and tastes.
CID CAMPEADOR MONUMENT: Homage to the Spanish soldier, one of the greatest myths of the Spanish culture. The Cid, also known as Campeador, contributed to solve the dispute with Navarra by defeating Jimeno Garcés on a duel (Gaona and Honorio Pueyrredón).
CABALLITO SHOPPING MALL: Prestigious shopping mall where you will be able to shop and taste some delicious dishes (Acoyte and Rivadavia).
BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA SCIENCE MUSEUM: The museum conserves and exhibits Argentine flora, fauna, geology, mineralogy and paleontology. It features a valuable collection of gigantic dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and several fossils (49 Angel Gallardo).
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