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Martínez

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Martínez is a suburb of Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires Province.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Its first settlers were the Guaraní Indians, whose main activity was agriculture along with hunting and fishing. The history of San Isidro begins in 1580 when Juan de Garay distributes the land located north of Santísima Trinidad, today known as the city of Buenos Aires. What was called “Pago of the Coast or Monte Grande” is today known as the San Isidro district. In his memoirs, Garay recalls that he crossed paths with a Spanish Captain, Domingo de Acassuso, who was quite a dim fellow and that promised to build a chapel in honor of San Isidro, and as a result becoming the main origin of the district. Today nothing remains of the first chapel constructed in 1707, but its location was respected and in its place stands the Cathedral of San Isidro. By the end of the XVIII century San Isidro was already important, its territory included the present districts of Vicente Lopez, San Fernando, part of 3 de Febrero and also Belgrano. In all these years, the land destined for farming happened to be the place of rest and leisure of the families of the Buenosairean aristocracy. Additionally, important residences surrounded by immense gardens were constructed that gave San Isidro that particular aspect that with time got to distinguish it.

Get in[edit]

  • Tren de la Costa (Coastal Train) -

The route runs along the Plate River. First serviced by British built trains, the line was cancelled in the 1980s when cost exceeded revenues. In the early 2000s operational rights were bought out by another corporation and a tourist/sightseer train line was brought into service connecting Olivos and Tigre with 11 stops/stations in between. The old English style stations were refurbished and some constructed anew. The vintage stations have a certain charm with their small shops selling refreshments and gifts, making them attractions in themselves.

Get around[edit]

The “Tren de la Costa” (turistic-passenger train) travels across Martínez in the way from Olivos to Tigre. Mitre train, in Tigre’s branch, has it own station in Martínez and is the quickest way to go to downtown Buenos Aires and the “Delta”. The main avenues, Santa Fe and Del Libertador, are the axis in Northern Suburbs the way to get to Downtown if you travel by car or bus (connection with subway).

Tourist Information: Ituzaingo 608 (Esq. Av. of the Liberador) Phone.: 4512-3209/3262

See[edit]

  • Cathedral of San Isidro

Av. of Liberador 16,200 Phone: 4743-0291/4990. Schedule: Every day from 8:00 to 19:00 hs.

  • Town Council Hall:
  1. Deliberative Council: 25 de Mayo 459 Phone.: 4512-3336 Schedule: from 8 to 14 hs.
  2. Theater of the Old Council: 9 de Julio 512 Phone.: 4512-3215
  • Municipal Historical Museum

Rivera Indarte 48 Phone: 4512-3131 Schedule: Summer: Saturdays and 19 Sundays from 15 has. Rest of the year: Tuesday and 18 Thursdays from 8 hs. Saturdays and Sundays from 14 to 18. Guided visits: Saturdays and Sundays to 16. Free entry.

  • Town Library, Archives and Library Museum

Av. Del Libertador 16362 Phone.: 4512-3282/3283 Schedule: Museum: Tuesday and 18 Thursdays from 8 to 12 and 14 to has. Saturdays and 18 Sundays from 14 to hs. Library and Historical Archive: Monday through Friday from 10 to 18 hs. Free entry.

Do[edit]

San Isidro is home to a historically prominent Jockey Club, that runs San Isidro's world-class [1]

Buy[edit]

  • Unicenter

The shopping center is Martínez's biggest and count among Argenitina's most important retail center. Shoppers can hunt for clothes, electronics, home decorations and furnishings. Unicenter also hosts the large supermarket, aptly named Jumbo, a food court and a fourteen-screen cinema complex. Paraná 3745, Martínez. Information: 4733-1111.

Eat[edit]

  • Carmela

Dardo Rocha 1810 Phone: 4717-2207/0989/0351 Price by person: from $20 to $30 International Food Hour: Monday to Sunday of 12AM to 3PM, 8PM to midnight The establishment is named after the Italian immigrant with a passion for her delicious cooking. The restaurant was inherited by her children who carry on the mission. The menu is varied with internationally inspired dishes, pastas, grilled meats, poultry, more typical Argentinian side-dishes.

  • Kansas Grill

Av. Del Libertador 15089, Acassuso Phone: 4747-1030

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Apart Hotel - "Posadas San Isidro" Maipú 66 Information and Reservations: 4732-1221/3611. posadasanisidro@sinectis.com.ar

  • 1 Lo de Costa B&B, Gaspar Campos 1550 - Vicente Lopez, +5411 47951993, . Located in the renowned neighborhood of Vicente Lopez , this family house offers ample rooms and a quality service in a quiet street just 20 minutes away from Buenos Aires.

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