Buenos Aires Neighborhoods > Floresta

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The Floresta neighborhood is an important part of the history of the port city because there, for example, was born the first line of buses. At that time means of transport that was traveling from Avenida Rivadavia to the neighborhood of Caballito. Since then, the groups have been transformed into the most used means of transport in the city and have become a symbol of it. But the neighborhood Floresta has not only participated in this part of history, but was also one of the first sites that housed a train station. This is where, according to experts, the name of this area originates. In 1855 a railway terminals installed, and to baptize the name of a bar near the station, called Floresta The kiosk was used. Thus, alluding to this typical restaurant named the area and the district begins to flourish and populated.
They also say that it was called that way because it was an area with lots of vegetation, especially with a variety of flowers.
El Barrio Floresta is also considered as one of the historic landmarks of the City of Buenos Aires for being the area where the radio was born in the city. In this neighborhood we have hosted many important radio stations of Buenos Aires, and is a place where prominent witness half since 1925.
There are also many artists who have lived there for years, and have made his career in the neighborhood Floresta. Most of them were traditional musicians such as Joseph Colangelo, or Ferruccio Catelani Gabino Ezeiza, among many others.
Since its foundation the Floresta neighborhood was home to artists, and witnessed major events related to the City of Buenos Aires, as we have been telling. This characteristic makes the area is one of the historic centers of the capital Buenos Aires, and is valued for its cultural contribution. For this reason, numerous artists have paid tribute to tango Barrio Floresta in the lyrics of their songs.