THE UP-AND-COMING NEIGHBOURHOOD
Synagogues and Hebrew signs emanate the cultural essence of this neighbourhood, dating back to 1880, where the Jewish and Syrian-Lebanese communities coalesce. It’s a western corner of Buenos Aires where time and creativity are stretched to make the world a friendly, honest and welcoming place. Here there’s no hurry; only surprises. Tables on carefree terraces offer up games, wisdom, time and delicious coffee. And it’s precisely this contemporary culture that’s bringing new character to the neighbourhood. To see for yourself, check out the geometric designs of Jessica Trosman and her brand ‘Not to be understood’ (@ jtbyjt on Instagram) at Humboldt, 291. Part shop, part workshop and part textile laboratory, it’s an alluring explosion of talent. Dive into some of the area’s best art galleries, like Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte (Juan Ramírez de Velasco, 1287), a local landmark founded in 1965. Don’t miss the strong and always interesting Galería Nora Fisch (Av. Córdoba, 5222) and HACHE (Loyola, 32), centred on Argentinian and Latin-American artists with a special focus on ‘the anthropological, sociological, economic and political transformations surrounding rural and
urban life, and the displacement of human beings toward large cities’.