Floresta, Buenos Aires

Floresta is a neighbourhood located to the west of Buenos Aires.

Floresta
Railway station at Floresta
Location of Floresta within Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Autonomous CityBuenos Aires
ComunaC10
Important sitesEstadio Islas Malvinas
Area
  Total2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Population
  Total39,437
  Density16,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)

The district was named after a locomotive called La Floresta. The neighborhood developed following the arrival to the area of Argentina's first rail line, in 1857.

Avellaneda Park, the neighborhood's most important, was built in 1914 on grounds that once belonged to a monastery. An early Italian immigrant to Argentina, Felix Barabino, built his home in Floresta and boasted the neighborhood's most imposing residence at the time. Today, it is home to the Floresta Cultural and Historical Society, which maintains a valuable library there.

Sport

The district is home to All Boys football club who play at Estadio Islas Malvinas. It was also the original home of Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield, which is now based in the Liniers district of Buenos Aires.

Notable residents


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