Buenos Aires/Once

Once is the informal name of a neighborhood in Buenos Aires city. It is located in Balvanera neighborhood, which also includes Congreso and Abasto.


This district with fuzzy limits has one of the main three train stations of the city, being an important transport hub with lots of buses and subway station around Plaza Miserere. Most dwellers live in apartment buildings erected on small lots. Population density is very high, and the amount of green space is deemed insufficient. The meager green space of Plaza Miserere is usually taken up by illegal peddlers, people queuing for their bus, and preachers of all stripes. Jewish legacy is very important in Once, you will find Jewish schools, cultural centers and temples. For most of the 20th century, Once had a lively Yiddish theater scene; the IFT theater still stands on Boulogne Sur-Mer street, where mural paintings celebrate its rich history.

Get in

By subway, bus or train

By subway

Once is served by Subte lines H and A:

By train

The suburban train Sarmiento heads west from the Once Railway station and passes by barrios such as Caballito, Flores, Floresta all the way to Moreno in the Buenos Aires Province.



Many streets in Once are cheap shopping streets



Stay safe

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