Floresta, a working / middle class barrio in the west of Buenos Aires, was a neighborhood developed in 1857 after the construction of Argentina’s first rail line. Floresta was named after a kiosco / bar “La Floresta” located near the train station, a hub for travelers. As you can imagine, the kiosco bar was named after all the flowers and foliage in the area. I was lucky to have my own personal Floresta-expert tour guide to show me the barrio. We started at the madness of calle Avellaneda and then made our way to the main plaza Velez Sarsfield.