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Due to property prices spiking in the city’s property over recent years, Buenos Aires creatives who once made the Palermo barrio cool are packing up and heading south to re-establish their community in Villa Crespo, a neighbourhood formed by warehouses and chorizo-shaped houses (see architecture box), where chic bistros and boutiques are just taking root.

Built around clothing factories run by Jewish, Syrian and Lebanese immigrants, Villa Crespo maintains an intimate atmosphere. It first became popular in 1888 when the Fábrica Nacional de Calzado…



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