|Autonomous City||Buenos Aires|
|• Total||6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
Villa Devoto is a neighborhood or district located in the northern area of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, its administrive limits are defined by Lope de Vega, General Paz, San Martín, and Francisco Beiró avenues, and Joaquín V. González, Baigorria and Campana streets.
Villa Devoto, a primarily middle to upscale neighbourhood, is characterised by quiet tree-lined streets and is often considered as The garden of Buenos Aires. A lower-density residential subsection called Devoto R, populated by wealthy residents, also dots the area.
The district was named after Count Antonio Devoto, who was the owner of most of the present day district. The Count Devoto was a member of the elite of Buenos Aires. In respect of his help to Italy during the World War I, in 1916 Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, granted Devoto the title of count, only a few months before his death.
Don Devoto owned in the early 1910s, one of the largest mansions of Buenos Aires, known as Devoto Palace — Prince Umberto Savoia stayed there during a visit to Buenos Aires. The mansion was built by Italian arquitect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo and occupied around 10,000 square metres. The mansion was decorated in bronze, silver and gold with ironwork forged in Italy, and Florentine mosaics.
Don Devoto died in 1916 before Buschiazzo work was complete. He did not leave any descendants and his remains lay at the Basílica of San Antonio de Padua located in Villa Devoto.
- Jorge Bergoglio, the 266th and current Pope Francis of the Catholic Church studied in 1958 at the Jesuit seminary of Villa Devoto.
The following have all been residents of Villa Devoto:
- Josemaría Listorti, TV comedian
- Diego Maradona, footballer
- Mario Pergolini, TV producer
- Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player
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- Devoto Info (Spanish)
- Devoto News (Spanish)
- Devoto Barrio (Spanish)
- Devoto Hoy Portal (Spanish)
- Info on Devoto (Spanish)
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