Interior Farmacia La Estrella . Buenos Aires
Fachada Farmacia La Estrella Buenos Aires
Opposite the historic Basilica of San Francisco, and on one of the most beautiful corners of Monserrat (201 Defensa Street), lies ancient La Estrella pharmacy, famous for being the first pharmacy in Buenos Aires.
The history of La Estrella star is truly endearing. It seems incredible that in 1830, twenty years after the May Revolution, Buenos Aires still did not have a pharmacy. The project for its creation arose in the government, who, worried about the health of the inhabitants of the city, hired a well-known biochemist to materialize it.
So four years later La Estrella was inaugurated. It still stands as if time had not passed, with its and dark wood counters and shelves, its twentieth century porcelain jars and artifacts and its breathtaking paintings on the ceiling and walls.