Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Estación Constitución - Southern Gateway to Buenos Aires

Constitution Square Station with Colectivos in the Constitución neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Plaza Constitución is the central travel hub for trains, buses and cabs in the south of Buenos Aires. This makes it one of the busiest areas if suburban traffic is concerned. Everywhere you see Argentineans catching one of the various commuter buses to get into the city's center or to their homes in the suburbs. The pink building is the train and underground station Constitución. It was built in the late 19th century to cope with the increasing suburban traffic due to rising immigration. From here you can travel further south by train to destinations like Mar del Plata and Bahia Blanca, for instance. At day the area is insanely crowded, loud, and at least to some extent chaotic. At night this place is best avoided.

6 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Buses are a practical way to travel. I confess that I haven't been on one for a little over a year, but they are a great way to travel if you don't want to or can't drive. They're especially great way for a group to travel.

Per Stromsjo said...

I would like to dive into the public transport system of BA. The first thing I do, wherever I lay my hat, is to start exploring subways and trams. Traveling like the locals, with the locals is a good way to get the feel of a place.

Sorry to learn that the nighttime might not be the right time, right here.

Jacob said...

Your photo has captured the essence of this area very well. Very well done. We have nothing similar in Ocala - heck, we have almost no little public transportation except for a few buses.

The Constitucion is a gorgeous structure!

Sounds a bit fearsome at night!

B SQUARED said...

I assume it is a dangerous place at night.

Andreea said...

I like areas which are chaotic, loud and crowded but I didn't get to see this one in BA. When I was there I used the subway, walked (a lot) or took cabs but didn't try to catch a bus. Maybe I'll try it next time.

Mike said...

I use to take buses all the time when I lived in New York City.