What to do in Villa Crespo, all the information for you to enjoy a whole day in one of the neighborhoods less crowded by tourists.
With streets of low houses and full of trees, it maintains its identity as a quiet neighborhood intact. Cradle of the Atlanta Club, you will see many of its streets in the colors blue and yellow, as well as being the base for social gatherings for friends and families from the neighborhood.
Now, beyond not being part of the central and tourist neighborhoods of the city, Villa Crespo holds endless activities and stories for you to enjoy your time here. Without hesitation, we recommend you not to miss this neighborhood and its magic.
Located to the southwest of the Palermo neighborhood, it managed to become a popular spot for the trendy and young people of the city who love gastronomy. It has become a notable space thanks to the great variety of restaurants and bars that have been opening their doors in recent times, and you will notice that they are much more accessible than those of Palermo.
This was one of the triggers for Villa Crespo to become an excellent option to enjoy the nights in the City, away from the hustle and bustle of Palermo, but being quite close to that well-known and central neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
The history of this area of Buenos Aires dates back to 1800, due to the opening of a shoe factory, where workers and immigrants turned the place into a mixture of races. Chosen by locals and tourists as the ideal place to stay and live, full of brand new apartments and old townhouses, renovated or not. In turn, it is a neighborhood close to one of the most important avenues in the city, Avenida Corrientes.
It has a Café declared a Site of Cultural Interest and a Notable Bar, a daily meeting place, which grew up next to the neighborhood. It is the Café San Bernardo, a witness to the Buenos Aires tradition, where thousands of people come to enjoy its pool, ping pong and foosball tables, in addition to its drinks and traditional meals. Here you can enjoy an excellent breakfast, snacks at noon or huge snacks with beer. By 7pm, you will notice that all the gaming tables are occupied, staying that way until midnight inclusive. Open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Here we leave you their Instagram profile, since they do not have a website.
Many means of transport reach this area, but the most comfortable way will be to travel by bus or subway. Similarly, if you come from Palermo, it will be ideal if you can walk to enjoy the charm of its quiet streets and not as crowded as its neighboring neighborhood. In addition, you can marvel at the variety of facades that are transformed into an open-air museum for their graffiti and murals by various street artists. Also, on the intersection of Corrientes Avenue and Drago Street, you can marvel at some sculptures in honor of Osvaldo Pugliese, a renowned Argentine tango player!
In addition to the range of gastronomic flavors that you will find here, you will also run into a variety of cultural centers, along with different underground theaters that will offer you shows of the off-world culture and art.
But this does not end, since it has one of the best-known parks in the city, which borders the Almagro neighborhood: Centennial Park (Parque Centenario). Here we tell you much more about this huge green space!
If the idea is to take advantage of the tour to do some shopping, you will be delighted to know that it is an area full of outlets, which are businesses with much lower prices! You will find them on Aguirre and Gurruchaga streets.
If we had to define Villa Crespo, we could say that it is a neighborhood that keeps the Buenos Aires tradition alive with its murals, its filleting, its notable bars and milongas, as well as being nice and cheap.
Be sure to visit this area, which you will undoubtedly love and enjoy the diversity it has!