Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires

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As you stroll along the tree-lined Avenida de Mayo you might want to remind yourself that you're still in Buenos Aires, not Paris or Madrid. The famous avenue boasts a distinctly European atmosphere, often compared to La Gran Via or Le Champs-Elysees thanks to its high-end shopping and cafe culture. Check out the stores nestled in the avenue's Art Nouveau and Neoclassic buildings to browse through some top fashion or memorable souvenirs. Pop in for a drink at charming Cafe Tortoni, whose wood-lined walls have welcomed customers since 1858. Add Avenida de Mayo and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires travel route planner.
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  • This wide road links the two government buildings and is lined with wonderful cafes and buildings. Like many road it suffers from too much traffic, so visit at weekends when it is nearly empty. 
    This wide road links the two government buildings and is lined with wonderful cafes and buildings. Like many road it suffers from too much traffic, so visit at weekends when it is nearly empty.  more »
  • Although it's not as long as many other avenues in the city, you start at the plaza de mayo, with the government house and head towards the congress. Nice views on the left and on the right. Pretty... 
    Although it's not as long as many other avenues in the city, you start at the plaza de mayo, with the government house and head towards the congress. Nice views on the left and on the right. Pretty...  more »

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