Cobbled-stone streets and old european architecture, in a town that is otherwise so decidedly hipster- Um, yes, please. Here are a few of my favorite black-and-white shots in the second-largest city of Argentina.
Catholic churches were definitely a recurring theme of the city. This article explains things way better than I can.
There were shops, schools, churches, crafts vendors, restaurants on this pedestrian street in the center of town.
Later we took a bus to Alta Gracia. (Did your brain ALSO just read “Garcia”? No? Just me? Ok.) The bus tickets were sold at the bus terminal, in this little basement row of bus operator booths beneath the market. I think they were 100 pesos round trip, and the ride is about an hour each way. We did have to take a cab once we got into town.
This was the house Che Guevara grew up in. It’s now a museum about his life and his role in the revolutions. While it is certainly pro-Che, it is still informative. It also got me to read up more on why he’s controversial and on history in general.
We then walked to the Jesuit block. It was mostly residential areas on the way.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this was built in the 17th century by the Jesuit missionaries.