Adrogué is a city in Greater Buenos Aires, located 23 km south of Buenos Aires. It is the administrative headquarters for Almirante Brown Partido. At more than 30,000 inhabitants, it is a prominent residential area, with numerous cobbled streets, lush trees and several squares. In addition, it has an important commercial center, with a variety of banks. In March 1873, Governor Mariano Acosta approved the projected sketch map for this town and named it Almirante Brown; the plan for the map was designed by Nicolás and José Canale, two renowned Italian architects, who included a number of diagonals and squares, which inspired the urban design for the city of La Plata. The Canales designed most of the public buildings in Adrogué and the church of the Inmaculada Concepción in the neighbourhood of Belgrano. Adrogué was the place of residence of some well-known families of British origin, including the high officials of the railroads. María Bevans de Pellegrini, died on February 28, 1886 in the village of Adrogué.
She was the daughter of natives of London. The typical architecture of the city of Adrogué towards the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th was of the English style; the Catholic parish San Gabriel Arcangel, began its construction in 1874. The Instituto Americano de Adrogué, a defunct institution of secondary education of the town, opened its doors in 1890. Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine writer, spent many childhood summers there and loved the city so much that he named a book of poems after it in dedication. In an excerpt, he writes: "Wherever in the world I might sense the smell of gum trees, I feel as if I had been taken back to Adrogué. And, what Adrogué was: a large and quiet maze of streets surrounded by lush trees and country houses, a maze of many peaceful nights that my parents liked to traverse. Country houses. In some way, I have always been there, I am always here. You take the places with yourself, the places are within yourself. I am still among the gum trees and labyrinths, that place where you can get lost.
I guess. Bizarre statues turn pretty, a ruin, not a ruin, a tennis court, and in the Las Delicias Hotel, a big room with mirrors. I have found myself in those infinite looking glasses. Many arguments, many scenes, many poems that I imagined were born in Adrogué or were fixed in Adrogué. Whenever I talk about gardens, whenever I talk about trees, I am in Adrogué. Hotel Las Delicias was inaugurated on 1 December 1872, it had been Esteban Adrogué's private residence, but he decided to convert it into a hotel in response to wealthy families looking for a place to settle down in the area with the intention of building country houses to turn this place into a summer resort. Thus, in 1873, Hotel Las Delicias was the preferred summer shelter of notable Argentines. To visit and stay there was at that time a respected distinction. Sarmiento, president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, was one of those; the name of the hotel was conferred by Mr. Ochoa, friend of Esteban Adrogué, who exclaimed before its splendor, "this is a delight".
Most on the corner where the Hotel Las Delicias building was situated, there is a state school called Colegio Nacional Almirante Brown. This is where the Coro del Colegio Nacional de Adrogué, composed of students of the school, rehearses. Both the school and the choir have national prominence and are supported by the community and authorities of Adrogué; the city is named after its founder, Esteban Adrogué, who founded Lomas de Zamora and donated lands for the installation of the train station, town hall, main square and other important buildings. He suggested that the train station be called Almirante Brown, but since that name had been used and it was customary to name a station after its land donor, it was called Adrogué station; as a matter of fact, for more than 100 years, the city was called Almirante Brown, a name used only for official purposes, until a law stated that the name Adrogué should be used for this locality in the late 1990s. Edificio Municipal, restored in 1991. Castelforte.
Historic building La Cucaracha, Swiss-style house built for Esteban Adrogué's two married daughters. The House of Culture, former theater and shopping mall. Adrogué Tennis Club. School EGB 16. School EGB 5. Hospital Lucio Meléndez, named after the physician who died in this house on December 7, 1901. Monument to Admiral Gillermo Brown in the square with the same name. Notable natives and inhabitants of the city include: Carlos Pellegrini, president of Argentina Jorge Luis Borges, considered one of the foremost literary figures of the 20th century, lived as a child in Adrogué José Luis Romero and historian Ricardo Piglia, writer Juan Gujis, publicist and TV announcer Ricardo López Murphy, former minister of Defense and presidential candidate Fernando Redondo, soccer player Dolores Fonzi, actress Sinforoso Canavery, notary Alfredo De Angelis, tango pianist and orquesta leader The two local theaters, Cine Adrogué
Quilmes is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, within the Gran Buenos Aires conurbation. It has an area of 125 square kilometres, a population of 580,829, making it the third-most populous partido in the Gran Buenos Aires. Named after the Quilmes Tribe, its capital is the city of Quilmes. Quilmes gives its name to one of Argentina's beers, Cerveza Quilmes, brewed in the area. Quilmes is home to two football clubs, Quilmes Atlético Club of the Primera Division and Club Atlético Argentino de Quilmes of the regionalised 5th Division; the city stands out in many other sports, including field hockey and rugby, among others. In 1666 was established the Cathedral of Quilmes. In 1976 a papal bull created the Diócesis de Quilmes; the first minister was Padre Obispo Jorge Novak, famous for his defense of Human Rights during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional. The first Rivers of Life Church was established in Quilmes in 1967, it is a group of over 80 evangelical churches around the world. Rivers of Life, Quilmes has the largest congregation of all the Rivers of Life churches around the world.
Other notable evangelical churches include the Iglesia del Puente. Municipalidad de Quilmes – official site
Vicente López Partido
Vicente López is a partido located in the north of Greater Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The capital is Olivos. According to the 2001 national census, the partido has 269,420 residents. Vicente López is located 20 km from the city of 80 km from La Plata, its 33 km² makes Vicente López the smallest partido of Buenos Aires Province. The partido's name honors Vicente López y Planes, an Argentine writer and politician, the writer of the lyrics of the Argentine National Anthem, governor of Buenos Aires province and President of Argentina succeeding Bernardino Rivadavia. López y Planes composed El Triunfo Argentino, an ode to the resistance during the English invasion of Buenos Aires. At the beginning it was thought to call it "Olivos", the name of the most important district of Vicente López; the partido is bordered by the city of Buenos Aires to the South, General San Martín Partido to the West, San Isidro Partido at the North and Río de la Plata to the East. Carapachay Florida Este Florida Oeste La Lucila Munro Olivos Vicente López Villa Adelina Villa MartelliIn 1998, the municipality of Vicente López was named by the United Nations as the best in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Vicente López is the 8th most populated Partido of Greater Buenos Aires. Most of the inhabitants are descendants of Spanish immigrants. There are descendants of German, Ukrainian and Croatian amongst other nationalities; the partido has 280,929 inhabitants according to the 2010 Census. Municipalidad de Vicente López Portal de Vicente López InfoBAN Vicente López Municipalidad de Vicente López at Google Cultural Institute
General San Martín Partido
General San Martín Partido is a partido in the Gran Buenos Aires urban area to the north-west of the Capital federal in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The provincial subdivision has a population of 422,830 inhabitants in an area of 56 km2, its capital city is named San Martín; the partido and its capital are named in honor of General José de San Martín, who led Argentina against the Spanish Empire in the Argentine War of Independence. The partido is home to Primera División football team Chacarita Juniors, to fifth Division football team Club Social y Deportivo Central Ballester. In rugby union San Martín partido is home to CEC Liceo Militar. Barrio Parque General San Martín Billinghurst Ciudad del Libertador General José de San Martín Ciudad Jardín El Libertador Loma Hermosa José León Suárez San Andrés Villa Ballester Villa Libertad Villa Lynch Villa Maipú These neighbourhoods have been absorbed into the municipality and are no longer used. Villa Ayacucho Villa Bernardo Monteagudo Villa Chacabuco Villa Coronel José M. Zapiola Villa General Antonio J. de Sucre Villa General Eugenio Necochea Villa General José Tomás Guido Villa General Juan G. Las Heras Villa Godoy Cruz Villa Granaderos de San Martín Villa Gregoria Matorras Villa Juan Martín de Pueyrredón Villa María Irene de los Remedios de Escalada Villa Marqués Alejandro María de Aguado Villa Parque Presidente Figueroa Alcorta Villa Parque San Lorenzo Villa Yapeyú José Hernández and poet Óscar Alfredo Gálvez, racing driver Pedro Opeka, Catholic missionary Zully Moreno, actress Fernando Siro, film director and screenwriter Roberto DeVicenzo, golfer InfoBAN San Martín Media related to General San Martín Partido at Wikimedia Commons San Martín news
Avellaneda is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires and the seat of the Avellaneda Partido, whose population was 342,677 as per the 2010 census. Avellaneda is located within the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, is connected to neighboring Buenos Aires by several bridges over the Riachuelo River. Located on land granted to Adelantado Juan Torres de Vera y Aragón by Captain Juan de Garay in 1620, a port settlement known as Puerto del Riachuelo first emerged here in 1731. Established as Barracas al Sur on April 7, 1852, by Quilmes Justice of the Peace Martín José de la Serna, the town grew to become a major rail center during the late 19th century, it was renamed on January 1904, after former President Nicolás Avellaneda. It was declared a city on October 23, 1895, its population has been stable since around 1960. Avellaneda is one of the foremost industrial centers of Argentina; the city's largest employers are textile mills, meat-packing and grain-processing plants, oil refineries, metallurgical works, extensive docking facilities, markets for farm and ranch products.
The National University of Avellaneda was established here in 2009. The Central Produce Market operated in Avellaneda. Located on the banks of the Riachuelo, it was developed by Irish Argentine businessman Eduardo Casey and inaugurated in 1889; the decentralization of warehousing and wholesaling during the 20th century, as well as its nationalization in 1946 as part of the IAPI state export agency, resulted in its decline and the Central Produce Market closed in 1963. It was demolished in 1966 to make way for the New Pueyrredón Bridge that connects Avellaneda to the Frondizi Expressway in Buenos Aires proper; the Diocese of Avellaneda and Lanús was formally established in 1961. Its cathedral, Iglesia Catedral de la Asunción, had been consecrated a century earlier; the construction of numerous high rises around Alsina Square during the 1950s and'60s led to irreparable structural damage to the cathedral, in 1967 it was closed to the public. Demolished in 1971, the Renaissance Revival cathedral was replaced in 1984 by a modern structure.
Three of the most important Argentine football clubs, Club Sportivo Dock Sud and Racing, are located in Avellaneda. The city became the third in the world to be home to two world championship teams when Independiente won the 1973 Intercontinental Cup. See Category:People from Avellaneda Santa Ana, Santa Fe Municipality of Avellaneda - Official website. Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute, Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. Avellaneda Website
Banfield, Buenos Aires
Banfield is a city in the district of Lomas de Zamora in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, 14 km south of the centre of Buenos Aires. It forms part of the Greater Buenos Aires metro area. In 1873 Banfield railway station, named after the Englishman Edward Banfield, the first general manager of the British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway, was opened. On August 19, 1873, the first plots of land in the area were advertised for sale and extensive development took place from the 1880s onwards; the city is home to Club Atlético Banfield football club founded in 1896, to the Lomas Athletic Sports Club. It is the base of the Julián Aguirre Conservatory of Music, founded by classical composer and conductor Alberto Ginastera in 1951; the writer Julio Cortázar, though born in Belgium, spent much of his childhood in Banfield. Banfield was home of the renowned tango composer Alfredo De Angelis and the popular singer Sandro. Home of the Pio Collivadino Museum, Medrano 165, Lomas de Zamora: Collivadino, one of Argentina's most famous artists, was the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and an organizer of the Prilidiano Pueyrreddon School of Fine Arts until he was forced to retire by the military dictator, General Pedro Pablo Ramirez, in 1944.
Collivadino died in Buenos Aires in 1945 at the age of 76. Lomas Athletic Club - Official site Banfield's Commercial Guide Aguirre Conservatory of Music
Beccar is a town located 17 km north of the Buenos Aires metropolitan area in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is part of the partido of San Isidro in Gran Buenos Aires, it is situated close to the historic town of San Isidro and it is characterized by tree lined streets and plazas, red tiled roofed style chalets, high-rise apartment buildings that line the Avenida Centenario zone and by being close to the coast of Rio de la Plata river and yacht clubs. Nearby there is a large shanty town. Beccar is served by a 10-minute walk to scenic Tren de la Costa light rail line at Punta Chica station and the commuter railway at Beccar station with easy access to Buenos Aires city centre and the weekend retreat of the Village of Tigre. In the town of Beccar, in the mid-1930s, a young German immigrant entrepreneur, Dr. Erich Zeyen, who together with an associate friend, Dr. Germán Wernicke, created a building firm, F. I. N. C. A. Sociedad Anónima Argentina de Ahorro. Soon the small company began to acquire importance and built their first planned community, F.
I. N. C. A. Béccar within the town. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, architect and 1980 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Victoria Ocampo and writer, former owner of the Villa Ocampo residence Josef Mengele Adolf Eichmann Martina Stoessel Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar History of de Béccar Information about Béccar ~ San Isidro News site for San Isidro Partido