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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 21 November 2016
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Franklin, VA
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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know about Mafalda before coming to Buenos Aires, but had to get a photo with this cute character. Just be prepared to line up during the day to get your photo.

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Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view you get when you take the picture is really good! Also the people around are willing to take you a picture and the statue is clean and ready for someone to take a seat and take the picture. You must go!

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Mobile, AL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue itself is a bit dingy, and could use a good cleaning. The story behind Mafalda however was new to us and reading the backstory on this most favorite cartoon character was very interesting. It actually set us off on a search for English language versions of the comic strip.

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Franklin, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 20 November 2016 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 17 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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 7 November 2016

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 November 2016

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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