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Sarah Humberd
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Username: Sarahandalex

Post Number: 9
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ok, I think I may have found where I want to stay during my honeymoon. The street address is Juan Maria Gutierrez 2600 and it is an apartment in Recoleta. However, I want to make sure I am within walking distance to parks, retaurants, clubs, shopping, museums, etc. Would anyone be familiar with this street and area? Please let me know! All advice is appreciated!
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Geoff Pearson
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Username: Gpearson

Post Number: 25
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Sarah,

I know that street, we stayed nearby in Aaroz earlier this year. It's actually in Palermo & not Recoleta. It runs between Plaza Sobral & the Zoological Gardens. It's a pretty good area & there are plenty of small shops, cafes, restaurants etc. nearby. The bigger shops are on Santa Fe or take the Subte to Catedral & walk down Av. Florida for the full-on shopping experience.

The small, shady, Plaza Sobral is much used by the locals, I think maybe because it has a nice children's area. There are several mid-range restaurants bordering the Plaza & a couple of small supermarkets close by. I recall also that Avenida Cervino a couple of blocks away had some nice restaurants.

J.M. Gutierrez is not however, an easy walk to the Cementerio area of Recoleta which has the highest concentration of restaurants & clubs. It costs about 6 pesos in a taxi of which there are plenty. On the flip side, it is only about a 10-minute walk to the Subte on Sante Fe which means that you can get to just about anywhere in the city easily & cheaply. It is just around the corner from the Eva Peron museum & you can walk to one of the major galleries on the other side of Libertador (I forget which one).

For what it's worth, my wife & I are returning this summer & going back to that general area. It's not as touristy, or expensive, as Recoleta but rather a good residential neighbourhood that caters mainly for the locals. Shops & restaurants are reasonably priced & it's 100% safe to promenade with the locals even in the early hours. There's a Heladerio on the corner of Plaza Sobral that was always packed even at 1.00am. Portenos love ice cream & they keep late hours!

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.

HTH

Geoff Pearson
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W Piccione
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Username: Mrspicci

Post Number: 7
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Sarah! I think you want to stay around the British Embassy. Check out craig's list and perhaps google "apartments in buneos aires." Ok.
Good luck,
Mrs P
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Sarah Humberd
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Username: Sarahandalex

Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks so much for everyone's advice! Hopefully I will get this figured out soon!

:-)
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Adam Walker
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Username: Adam_walker

Post Number: 30
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just checked the map Sarah, J Gutierrez looks just a few blocks awayfrom the Plaza's, Francia and Mitre - I went to Francia this Saturday, sat in the sun with live bands playing, drinking maté with the crowds, it was excellent - lots of restaurants and bars, and I imagine you are only a 10 minute walk.

However, by staying anywhere in Recoleta, you are miles from the nearest subte (subway), and I wouldnt want to come to Buenos Aires and just see Recoleta! For me, Recoleta is nice but I prefer Palermo/Palermo Viejo and San Telmo. The nice thing is that you are in the middle, so if you dont mind spending 7-10pesos (US$3) u can get to Palermo, El Centro, San Telmo, Palermo Veijo (my FAVOURITE place for restauarants and shops) etc. easily.

Personally, I would stay in J Gurtierrez so you are close to Plaza Francia when you want to walk closeby for food and drink, and be happy taking a couple of taxis each day to see the rest of the city, it is your honeymoon afterall!

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