La Paternal or Paternal (English: The Paternal) is a neighborhood or district in the centre of Buenos Aires city, Argentina. It was founded in 1904 by a city decree (decreto) and was named 'La Paternal' after the train station in the neighbourhood, a former industrial zone.
|Autonomous City||Buenos Aires|
|• Total||2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (ART)|
La Paternal neighbours the following barrios: Agronomía, Chacarita, Villa Crespo, Villa General Mitre, Villa Santa Rita and Caballito.
Primarily a residential quarter, it has mostly condos and single-family homes, and a shopping district on its main venue, Avenida San Martín.
The barrio is traditionally associated with Argentinos Juniors football team, whose social headquarters is at the northern part of the neighbourhood.
- (in Spanish) Barriada.com.ar
- (in Spanish) El Paternalense
- (in Spanish) Nuestro Barrio Web