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Mafalda Statue

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Address: Corner Chile and Defensa Streets | Barrio de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Comic strip streets

These comic strip characters are unfamiliar to me, a North American. It was an adventure walking many streets to find them. Begin on Chile Street if you go.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Franklin, VA
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Franklin, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These comic strip characters are unfamiliar to me, a North American. It was an adventure walking many streets to find them. Begin on Chile Street if you go.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

but several friends along the way. I'm a fan of Mafalda, and they put several little statues nearby, so if you pay attention along the way you will see others.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located in a nice town, San Telmo, good for walking and several cafes and restaurantes... and much better if you go on Sunday, there is an open market called feria de San Telmo that is very very good.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the bench! Need to come see her and friends a classic place to visit and take the picture! Cannot miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on Sunday during the St Telmo market so the queue to take a picture was long but everybody was happy to wait. I was amazed on how many people, young and not so young were queuing. Mafalda is very funny and witty. Read some of her comics: you will love it!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular stop when visiting Buenos Aires. Google Mafalda, which became a world famous comic strip, and learn a little about Mafalda and her fame. People were lined up to sit on the bench with Mafalda and friends, and I was happy to take my turn.

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mafalda is a pop icon in Buenos Aires; perhaps due to its appeal to both children and adults and the international familiarity that is very tourist-friendly. You'll see her everywhere, specially on tourist gift shops. What amazes me is how this statue, along with two other characters place by her, is kept under good conditions and is a major tourist... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

There's nothing to it, and the streets leading there did not seem very safe at all... They could put the bench in a park or something like that, it would be much better.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are a fan of this comic strip, you cannot miss seeing "her", sit down, enjoy her companion, have a chat and take a photo with the most intelligent little girl in the world. Close to the sculpture, there is a souvenir shop with articles related to the personage at reasonoble prices , including the complete collection of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

As a kid I read the comic books so to see her there sitting felt like I was a kid again! Enjoy the walk aroudn the streets it is lovely!

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