Tramway - Did you know...?


Aug 14, 2006
Did you know you can still find a tramway in BA?
Unfortunatelly we have lost this beauty as mean of transportation but you can still enjoy of a touristic ride on one of this wonderful antiques, around Caballito neighbourhood.
It starts at Emilio Mitre 500, and goes every 15minutes. The ride is free.
Sat. and Holidays: 5pm to 8pm. Sun. 10am to 1pm and 5 to 8 pm.
Do yu know why the name Caballito?
In 1804 at the corner of Rivadavia and Emilio Mitre, Nicolás Ávila, one of the neighbours, opened a Pulpería with a a weathercock horse shaped on the roof. Caballito = Little Horse. That´s the reason of Caballito.
Although nowadays it is a heavy traffic area, back then Rivadavia Avenue was a quiet and green area full of weekend houses...or so colled "quintas".
Hope you have enjoyed it.
You can also find a tramway that operates from about 8 am to 10 pm every day of the week there in Buenos Aires it's called the premetro and has been run by metrovias since 1987, it won't take you on any touristic ride but it will take you through an interesting part of town. The ride will cost you 75-80 cents but if it hurts to let go of that sort of cash then I guess that will have to be your own problem.