Flores was known as San José de Flores before it was incorporated into the City of Buenos Aires in the year of 1888. The old name was composed of two parts; the first, San José, is after the priest who was in charge of the first chapel in the area, and the second, Flores, was the surname of Juan Diego Flores, a man that invested a great part of his fortune in the lands that are now the neighborhood. Now the name has been simplified and honors the original owner of its lands.
Anyone that has been lucky enough to grow up in Flores, has a special feeling for its corners and traditional houses, so common around Buenos Aires. Flores is considered one of the most classic areas in the city. Through time the people living on its streets and caring for clubs and local newspapers have created a real little town in the center of this great city.
It is one of Buenos Aires's odd neighborhoods. On the same block you can find houses with fronts of various styles including, art deco, art nouveau, academism and some typical neo-colonial, which reminds us of the glorious and rich past of Flores. These houses are mixed in with apartment buildings and other constructions of all kinds in this sunny neighborhood full of life and movement.
The neighborhood's commercial center is located close to the historical building of the Basílica de San José de Flores, a romanticist style construction dating back to 1831. Flores has a Historical Studies organization that has reconstruced the history of the area and the persons that lived there, among them the writers Roberto Arlt and Baldomero Fernández Moreno. To this day the house of Juan Manuel de Rosas, governor of Buenos Aires in the mid 19th century, can still be visited.
In 2004 there was a archaeological dig in the Plaza Pueyrredón (also know as Plaza Flores) where they found numerous objects from the 19th century life in the town of San José de Flores. Some of the found objects can now be seen in an exposition on the 5º floor of the CGP Nº7 in the street Culpina and Rivadavia Avenue.
The 31st of May is the day of Flores.
- Rentals and Sales of Houses, Apartments, Offices, Town House, and other Properties in Flores.
- Real Estate Flores.
- Sales, rentals, short term, commercial, student accommodation, holiday lets and apartment share.
- Owner reltals, Owner Sale,
- Flores limits with the following areas: Villa Soldati, Parque Avellaneda, Floresta, Villa Santa Rita, Villa General Mitre, Caballilto, Parque Chacabuco and Nueva Pompeya.