San Telmo, Buenos Aires

This neighbourhood has a reputation as Buenos Aires’ bohemian quarter, and likes to think of itself as the haunt of artists, radicals, independence, heroes, painters and poets; and it is true. Mansión Vitraux has an exquisite convenient location, surrounded by visual richness and picturesque beauty, with a blend of tradition, colonial legacy and cultural concentration. Street markets, colonial churches and buildings, museums, established art dealers, chic restaurants, antique shops, street artists, give the neighbourhood a living splash of eclecticism; part of the rich and vibrant atmosphere of San Telmo, which is sensitively translated into The Mansión Vitraux Hotel's interior. Its narrow cobblestone streets, many of which still keep their colonial touch, played host to several national heroes of the Independence as well as to urban heroes such as Esteban de Luca, poet and patriot, whose house, situated next to the site where Mansión Vitraux is located today, was one of the bases of local people “criollos” resistance against the British Invasions of the Rio de la Plata back in 1806 and 1807. Few steps down to the river side you can find Puerto Madero with its Casino, restaurants, bars and promenades. Close to Mansión Vitraux you can also find the financial district, the Obelisco, the Teatro Colon, the Teatro Avenida, Plaza de Mayo, the “Cabildo”, the Casa de Gobierno and the Catedral of Buenos Aires, all of them must-see in your visit to the Capital City of Argentina. The famous “La Boca” is also closed to Mansión Vitraux. Brightly painted multicoloured houses, inhabited by many different families, called "conventillos", its colourful port setting and the corrugated roof style of its houses, give La Boca its main characteristic. The neighbourhood was home of the famous painter Quinquela Martín and other immortal artists.