Almagro is a neighborhood that has always had a special aspect, being one of the few areas where tango, poetry, "conventillos", "quintas", political figures, circuses, slaughter houses, factories, good schools, the most gorgeous church in Buenos Aires, clubs, and more, have all managed to coexist peacefully. There are discussions about the origin of the name of the neighborhood. Some say the area was named after Don Juan Maria Almagro y de la Torre, who was the original land owner. Other says "Almagro" comes from the name of Julian Almagro, the son of Don Juan M. Almagro, and who inherited his lands.
Almagro originated as a separation from the San Jose de Flores neighbourhood purchased in large by the Almagro family in the year of 1839. The family had a "quinta" on the corners of the streets Rivadavia and Medrano, where you can today find "Las Violetas," one of the most distinguished coffee houses in the City of Buenos Aires. The "quintas" were well known residences of wealthy families who either lived there, or only spent the holiday seasons, enjoying the trees, orchards, animals, and the open, green areas.
The first people to live in Almagro were the Basoues, who were later followed by the Italians. The "conventillos" of the area where famous, there was, for example, "La Cueva Negra", where the colored people lived; the "Maria la Luna" in Castro Barros 433, where fights among neighbors would occur, and many more. In 1857, by the side of the west railroad, currently Medrano, the Almagro train station was founded (unfortunatley it can no longer be found there today), and later surrounded by hotels and warehouses, which became characteristic of the zone. Life was blown into the neighborhood in 1887, with the extension of the first line of the west railroad, that connected Plaza Lavalle with La Floresta.
Soon after the railroad came the Lacroze streetcar, the old station located in what is today the intersection between Corrientes and Medrano, from where it took off headed for La Chacarita.
On the 28 of September falls the yearly "Día del Barrio de Almagro "or " Almagro neighborhood's Day".
- Rentals and Sales of Houses, Apartments, Offices, Town House, and other Properties in Almagro.
- Real Estate Almagro.
- Sales, rentals, short term, commercial, student accommodation, holiday lets and apartment share.
- Owner reltals, Owner Sale,
- Almagro limits with the following areas: Abasto, Boedo, Caballito, Villa Crespo, Palermo Viejo, Recoleta, Barrio Norte and San Cristobal.