Armenians in Argentina
Walking around Palermo Viejo you will soon be aware of the tremendous amount of Armenian bakeries, restaurants and businesses. There is also a famous street in Palermo Viejo called simply Armenia Street where some of the community resides. There are about 13o,ooo Armenians in Argentina making them the biggest Armenian community in Latin America and one of the largest outside Armenia.
Their contribution to Argentine society is immense and includes several famous people. One of the most famous ones is David Nabaldian, one of the worlds best tennis players. They have permeated the culture in a positive way: their churches are beautiful, their restaurants are some of the cities best , their cake shops and bakeries personify the old world charm of a Europe gone by.