Barrio Ingles

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    The place that I think is the most typically British is the Cementario Britanico at Chacarita. If you are familiar with large, London cemeteries like Highgate you'll know what I mean. The way of death and burial - as typified by the main Cementario Chacarita - is completely foreign to us Brits and I'd always said that, if I'm in Argentina when I turn up my toes, I'd like end up in there. That was certainly how I felt until I received a better offer... ;)

  • bebopalula A better offer hey. Imagine that!


    Chacarita is where Carlos Gardel is resting up if I remember right. And actually whilst I am aware of the Cementario Britanico (I've seen some pictures and videos of memorials shot there), I had no idea it was at Chacarita.

    I am not sure because I only went to Chacarita Cemetery once, but the Cementerio Británico has a separate entrance, so I think it may be a separate cemetery entirely, adiacent to the Chacarita one. I saw it while driving past, but it seemed sort of private cemetery.


    From the imagery in the home page of its website, it definitely looks more like a private cemetery with combed grass and well kept.


    They share stories behind the graves on their FB and IG pages.

    Cecilia Grierson, who is going to be featured on the new 2000 pesos note, rests there.

  • Yes the Britsh connection is strong and still exists. Even outside of Buenos Aires it can be seen. I remember my grandmother telling me about her Uncle Harry who came to Argentina as an engineer. She always insisted he helped build the rilways here. Must admit I used to think she exaggerated until I read about it in a book and saw for myself. My wife took me to see our local railway station here out in the pampa when I first came here. She said it was very British looking and she was right. The building wouldn't look out of place in a small English railway station.

  • To tell the truth, there are many Barrios ingleses in BA, and many of them are called by the real estate companies whish knows that Calling a barrio as Ingles has an added prestige.

    This is an example: The debarrio ingles in caballito is a fine place, but the architecture is all classical and from italian clasiciasm. The name comes from an English (Railway empolyee who owned a hous there, but inly one.

    I can say that the British influence in architecture is scattered in many places., but especially in Belgrano R, Nunez,, Vicene Lopez, Olivos, La lucila, Acassuso and San Isidro

    The most complete barrio Ingles is Barrio Parque Aguirre, between Acassuso amd San Isidro, effectively foinded by high English employees of the Ferrocarril Cntral Argenntino, now called MItre.

    Of course, the railway station are the most significant remnants of this inlfuencie.

    I as an argentinean, am proud to have that interesting and style of living imposed by the good old days *1880.1930)