The Pope is coming to visit us in our stomping grounds this weekend, but are you interested in familiarizing yourself with his childhood neighborhood?
Pope Francis was born in the Flores barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. To situate yourself geographically, check out the following maps.
Argentina (1996) via University of Texas Libraries
Buenos Aires (1985) via University of Texas Libraries
Flores via http://www.latidobuenosaires.com/mapasfloresbarriobuenosaires.html
Now zoom all the way to street level in the barrio of Flores!
If you’re brushed up on your Spanish, you can find a few images here and here. CNN also has an enjoyable, snappy piece on a journalist’s tour of the Pope’s hometown.
Resources selected by Merrill Stein, liaison librarian for geography and political science.
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