Boedo is a working class barrio (neighbourhood) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The neighborhood and one of its principal streets were named after Mariano Boedo, a leading figure in the Argentine independence movement.
Cafés on Boedo Avenue
Coat of arms
Location of Boedo within Buenos Aires
|Autonomous City||Buenos Aires|
|Important sites||Esquina Homero Manzi|
|• Total||2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (ART)|
Esquina Homero Manzi
The corner of San Juan and Boedo is mentioned in the opening verse of the tango Sur, one of the best-loved songs about Buenos Aires. The corner is now known as Esquina Homero Manzi after the author of the lyrics, and is the venue for several tango festivals.
Boedo Literary Group
The Boedo group were a group of left-leaning Argentine and Uruguayan writers in the 1920s. Notable members of the Boedo group included Enrique Amorim, Leónidas Barletta, Elías Castelnuovo, Roberto Mariani, Nicolás Olivari, Lorenzo Stanchina, César Tiempo and Álvaro Yunque.
Magazines associated with the Boedo group included Dínamo, Extrema Izquierda and Los Pensadores, and Antonio Zamora's publishing house Claridad.
The main streets of the neighborhood are: Boedo to the South, San Juan/Directorio to the east, and Independencia/Alberdi to the West.
The suburb is immortalised in the tango 'Boedo', written in 1928 by Julio De Caro and with lyrics by Francisco Bautista Rímoli. The lyrics personify it as a working-class suburb, a home of tango and a refuge for the poor who created it; the lyrics include a reference to the poets of the 'corner'.