Buenos Aires, 6 January. Wearing their warmest clothes despite the summer heat in Buenos Aires, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar waved through the streets of the Argentine capital this Friday and took photos with children and adults, a trip that included the delivery of toys to hospitals ended with ,
On a non-celebration day in the country, with the usual throng of people living in the center of the capital on a weekday—despite the lack of summer activity—the three wise men begin their parade at the intersection of Florida and Peron Streets, Opposite the building by French architect François Fleury Troncoy where the Gaith & Chaves store was located.
It’s not just any place: for decades, until 1974, it was one of the most traditional department stores (today it houses a branch of the clothing chain) of Buenos Aires’ upper class, a symbol of the country’s golden age and where you At Christmas one can buy everything with a special pomp.
“(I) am very happy to do this caravan again, to see again the joy of boys (children). And the truth is that it is very comfortable, as I always say: the most comfortable for boys The nice gift is a hug and I love you,” the man representing King Melkor told Efe.
An exemplary World Cup can also be seen in his hands, as he walks past curious passers-by, and basks in the joy that Argentina is experiencing after winning their third World Cup last month.
The magicians of the East continue their march to the doors of the London City Bar, on the symbolic Avenida de Mayo, a historic haven for intellectuals and politicians and at the table at which Julio Cortázar is believed to have written his first published novel, “Los Premios”. Was. “(1960).
Next, they boarded a carriage next to a portal in Bethlehem to travel on wheels to Las Violetas Confectionery, another charming bar in the Almagro neighborhood, a place frequented by illustrious people like poet Alfonsina Storni. Used to go and was elected. 2017 as Best Notable Coffee in a Citizens poll.
The royal visit continues at Café Margot, located in the Boedo neighborhood since 1904 and famous for its pickled turkey sandwiches, and at Miramar Rotisserie in San Cristóbal, which has been around for more than 70 years before being a classic store and bodegon . Years ago, it is said that it was a hat factory with customers like Carlos Gardel himself.
a solidarity path
The Chamber of Cafes and Bars of the Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Sweet Shops and Cafes organizes this caravan – which reaches its fifth edition of the Three Kings Day in Buenos Aires, a party that has matched the years and the times . The biggest jump over the holidays, he was losing weight among porteños.
“It was a holiday on January 6, and it’s a celebration that was far more important than Santa Claus. The boys actually received gifts that were important to the Kings,” explains Felipe “Toto” Evangelista, chairman of the chamber’s Notable Bars subcommittee. Huh. Cafe and Bar.
As the final point of the caravan of Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar, the king went to two children’s hospitals to give the little patients the toys they had received in solidarity in recent days