Chinatown

Belgrano
The Chinatown , located in the Belgrano neighborhood, has become one of the tourist poles of the city due to its varied offer of shops and restaurants of oriental origin. From its access arch, located in Juramento and Arribeños, shops and supermarkets with Asian food products, decorative objects and manga and anime (Japanese comics and cartoons) multiply on both sides of the street.

In the neighborhood, which emerged during the 1980s with the establishment of eastern immigrant families (mainly from Taiwan), you can eat in Asian cuisine restaurants or also in street venues. All these shops, open throughout the week, are filled with visitors on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as during the traditional Chinese New Year celebration (between the end of January and the beginning of February), in which the Dragon dance is performed for the streets of the neighborhood, with numerous musical shows.

On Montañeses Street is one of the first Buddhist temples in the City (the Chong Kuan Temple).

At the end of 2015 the neighborhood environment was renovated and today it shines again!

Curiosities

The entrance arch to Chinatown, made of cement and stone, was brought disassembled from China to be assembled at the Arribeños street access. It is 11 meters high, has three levels of tiles and the ends of the ceilings adorned with dragons; each column ends with a carved stone lion at the base.