Mercado de Abasto
The historic Mercado de Abasto (1895) has been recycled by US-Hungarian financier George Soros into one of the most beautiful shopping...
Museo de los Niños
The Mercado de Abasto boasts a full-blown Museo de los Niños where kids enter a miniature city complete with post office, hospital and...
Carlos Gardel Statue
cnr Avs Corrientes & Anchorena · interesting places nearby
El Abasto information
The bustling barrios of Abasto and Once, while a little dodgy at night, are part of the ‘real’ Buenos Aires that’s largely unaffected by the tourist trade. Walk west from Congreso along Av Corrientes, or take a quick taxi or Subte ride, to reach this cultural melting pot and commercial district crammed with colorful fabric shops and family-run Jewish and Peruvian eateries. The neighborhood’s centerpiece is the historic Mercado de Abasto, previously a massive fresh produce market and now a beautifully restored structure that houses the shopping mall called simply El Abasto . Nearby, on a gentrified street off Av Anchorena is the former home of tango legend Carlos Gardel – now the small but fascinating Museo Casa Carlos Gardel . The small tasting cellar at 0800-Vino is just a stone’s throw from the tango legend’s homestead, and one of the city’s premiere alternative theater spaces and cultural centers, the bohemian Ciudad Cultural Konex , is housed in a renovated factory a few blocks away.