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Plaza Bartolome Mitre, San Isidro, Argentina, 2012[open in full screen]  

 
 

San Isidro is a small city approximately 20 km north west of Buenos Aires. Historically it was a place to escape big city for wealthy Argentinians. Situated on a bank, high above the Rio de la Plata. even today, 300 years after it was founded, it keeps that old world charm.

Hearth of the city is this plaza. it is named after Bartolome Mitre, of greek origin, very important Argentinian figure and later president.

  It was built around magnificent San Isidro cathedral form 1898 and consists of two parts. One around church itself and the other just across a narrow street.

This other part is very popular park, among tourists and mate drinkers, stretching all the way to the edge of the mighty [and muddy] Rio de la Plata.

 

  Park with beautiful views ends some 200m down the slope with another historic structure, railway station built in 1891 in a British style.

Whole area is surrounded by huge mansions some over 200 years old. That makes this historic centre that also hosts numerous antique and craft markets [and some excellent restaurants] exceptionally enjoyable.

 
           
     
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