Stretching along the area where the city's first settlers established themselves, Monserrat is the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and one of the most interesting in terms of tourism.

The neighborhood adopted its name in 1769 after the construction of the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Monserrat (Parish of Our Lady of Monserrat).

The most important street in Monserrat and in the whole city is Avenida de Mayo.

What to see in Monserrat

The neighborhood of Monserrat is home to numerous public buildings and offices, but it is especially famous for its historical monuments and buildings.

Among the most important places in Monserrat are Plaza de Mayo, with the Cabildo, Casa Rosada and the Cathedral, Plaza del Congreso, the Illuminated Block, Palacio Barolo and the churches of Monserrat, San Ignacio, San Francisco and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Monserrat is an ideal neighborhood for strolling around, enjoying a pleasant, quiet but lively atmosphere, and visiting some of the best shopping areas in Buenos Aires.


Metro: Plaza de Mayo, Perú, Sáenz Peña, Lima, line A; Avenida de Mayo, line C.

Nearby places

Avenida de Mayo (192 m) Illuminated Block (384 m) Avenida 9 de Julio (546 m) Museum of the City (585 m) Microcentro (631 m)