Liniers

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Liniers
Barrio
Rivadavia Avenue
Rivadavia Avenue
Official seal of Liniers
Seal
Location of Liniers within Buenos Aires
Location of Liniers within Buenos Aires
Country  Argentina
Autonomous City Buenos Aires
Comuna C9
Important sites Estadio José Amalfitani, San Cayetano Church
Area
 • Total 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 44,234
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)

Liniers is a barrio (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires on the edge of the city, centered on Rivadavia Avenue. It is also an important train station and bus hub, connecting western Gran Buenos Aires with the Buenos Aires Metro.

The neighborhood developed around the Liniers railway station following its inaugural in 1872.[1]

The neighborhood is home to football club Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield, whose stadium, the Estadio José Amalfitani, has been established there in 1951. Liners is also the site of the Church of San Cayetano, consecrated in 1900 and elevated to a parish in 1913.[2] The Church of San Cayetano hosts thousands of faithful who gather each feast day (August 7) to pray for employment or to give thanks for their livelihood.[3]

José Amalfitani Stadium
View of General Paz Freeway and Liniers (left).

The ward is named after Santiago de Liniers, a colonial administrator who resisted the British Invasions of the Río de la Plata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LINIERS BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA:" (in Spanish). Latidobuenosaires.com. 
  2. ^ "La Parroquia San Cayetano de Liniers cumple 100 años". Diario Popular. January 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Miles de fieles llevan sus ofrendas para agradecer a San Cayetano". Télam. August 7, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°38′37″S 58°30′59″W / 34.6436°S 58.5164°W / -34.6436; -58.5164