Villa Urquiza neighborhood is one of the largest in the province of Buenos Aires: its history dates back to late nineteenth century, when Francisco Seeber, who fought in the war with Paraguay and Mayor of Buenos Aires between 1889 and 1890, as well as merchant and president of the Western Railroad, founded the neighborhood.Barrio Villa Urquiza
Villa Urquiza neighborhood is one of the largest in the province of Buenos Aires: its history dates back to late nineteenth century, when Francisco Seeber, who fought in the war with Paraguay and Mayor of Buenos Aires between 1889 and 1890, as well as merchant and president of the Western Railroad, founded the neighborhood. In the beginning was composed of three small villages called Model Villa Villa Villa Mazzini and Catalinas. Seeber was also president of the company Muelle de las Catalinas, located in a very low heart of downtown, so it was a lack of landfill, which is why the decision to acquire the lands of this district in high land, which in those days were elevated nearly 40 feet above sea level, with the purpose of bringing the land to Avenida Leandro Alem and Paraguay, where his company was located .
The name of the Villa Urquiza neighborhood is linked to the vast majority of workers who worked on the task of transferring the land to the employer Seeber were from the province of Entre Rios, he did get the order the merchant to call the new neighborhood as his hero, Justo J. de Urquiza. Later, around mid-century, the district incorporates part of the fields of three landowners of the time: Roberto Sebastian, Micaela Benegas and Juan Santillan.
Villa Urquiza neighborhood characterized as an eclectic place: there are old houses of two floors, as well as modern apartment buildings with lush trees, quiet streets and avenues of intensive and fluid. In this area you will also find a lot of squares and plazas that invite residents and tourists to take a few minutes to enjoy the fresh air and away from the bustle of the city. There is no lack of modern roads with countless stores and shops of the most varied categories, where undoubtedly find what you are looking for.
Villa Urquiza neighborhood is in the vicinity of Villa Pueyrredon Ortúzar, Saavedra, Belgrano, Agronomíay Coghlan and bounded by the streets and avenues Crisólogo Larralde, Roosevelt, Constituent Tronador Galvan n Núñez, Calle Rómulo S. Naón Avenue and La Pampa. A major green spaces in the area is the Plaza Echeverria, chosen as a meeting place for neighbors and authorities for all types of events, particularly the patriotic addition to shows and fairs.