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Feria de Mataderos

The fair has a truly jovial atmosphere, although it takes place in one of the poorest sectors of the capital. Mataderos, and its neighboring barrio of Liniers, were where cattle were traditionally brought in from around the country, slaughtered, and then shipped out as meat to other parts of the capital (the name Mataderos literally means slaughterhouses – and the area is also often called Nueva Chicago, because of the cattle-killing heritage it shares with the ‘Windy City’). For this reason there is an interesting mix of cultures: gauchos, porteños, and migrant workers from Bolivia & Paraguay. The fair represents this colorful combination of traditions, dancing and artwork. Click here to read more from

IMG_8325sing.jpg IMG_8216horse.jpg Cowboy at  Feria de Mataderos IMG_8217art.jpg
 Feria de Mataderos Mixed Grill IMG_8185woman.jpg IMG_8342sale.jpg
IMG_8183dancers.jpg IMG_8344bake.jpg IMG_8219Art.jpg Suprema La Taba
IMG_8203dancers.jpg IMG_8278floral.jpg IMG_8173des.jpg IMG_8346oiloliv.jpg
IMG_8212dance.jpg IMG_8350bsale.jpg IMG_8280birdart.jpg IMG_8359sweets.jpg
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DSC07789jessejames.jpg Mataderas IMG_8360crowd.jpg IMG_8381oviedo.jpg
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