Paseo de la Resistencia
Avenida de Mayo 649 (@ Chacabuco)
Buenos Aires is famous for it’s ferias, all of which offer a great cultural experience alongside gorgeous and affordable artisan goods. For those who need a quick homemade gift or souvenir, or those on a whirlwind spin through the city, the Paseo de la Resistencia offers all the charm of a feria in the busy Microcentro district. If you don’t have time to take the bus out to Mataderos, this is a great alternative.
The Paseo de la Resistencia was born through a conflict between artisans selling their wares on nearby Calle Florida and local police officers. When tensions came to a head, the Paseo was born. It lives in a commercial space spanning from Avenida de Mayo to Rivadavia. Inside you will find the result of a cooperation between the Buenos Aires government, and thwarted artists.
Visitors will find the usual array of maté gourds, knives, photography, and silverwares alongside a few outstanding originals. The work of an artist who makes sculpture, boxes, and animal likenesses totally from recycled Subte tickets is particularly impressive. The participating artists are kind and welcoming and the Paseo is definitely worth visiting on the way to nearby Café Tortoni or the Casa Rosada. Anyone stopping by can check out a great selection of local goods that you would think could only be found miles away.
—Paseo de la Resistencia review by Clare Nisbet