Top 5 Facebook check-ins in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico City [Infographics]
Argentina, Brazil and Mexico made it to the top 25 social landmarks across the world.
By CONZ PRETI and ANA MARIA BENEDETTI
Earlier this week, Facebook released information on the most ‘social’ landmarks across the world, and no surprise, Latin America was represented.
Amongst the top 25 landmarks, Sao Paulo’s Parque Ibirapuera, Mexico City’s main plaza and a shopping mall in Buenos Aires made it on the list. The data was collected through Facebook’s own “check-in” system and also using third party apps information such as Foursquare.
According to the social network’s analysis, “shopping is popular internationally: malls and outdoor markets appear within the top 10 landmarks for 19 of 25 cities, including Sao Paolo’s Mercado Municipal, Seoul’s Dongdaeum and Melbourne’s Queen Victoria market. Amusement parks like Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City, Moscow’s Gorky Park, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens and Seoul’s Lotte World were among the top 10 places to check-in. Restaurants like the Hard Rock Cafes in Buenos Aires, Delhi and Barcelona, TGI Fridays in Norway, and Bella Paulista Casa de Paes in Sao Paulo were favorites too.”
On their visual presentation of the social landmarks, Facebook did not include Mexico City and Buenos Aires, so with the information provided by them we went ahead and created what they missed.
The top social landmarks in Buenos Aires are:
- Unicenter Shopping
- Alto Palermo
- Dot Baires Shopping
- Abasto Shopping
- Hard Rock Cafe Buenos Aires
Top landmarks in Mexico City:
- Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México
- Auditorio Nacional
- Centro Comercial Santa Fe
- Plaza Satélite
- El Ángel de la Independencia
And in Sao Paulo:
- Parque Ibirapuera
- Shopping Morumbi
- Mercado Municipal
- Estadio Pacaembu
- CrediCard Hall
As a porteña, I was surprised with the top 5 from Buenos Aires. I expected more traditional places showing up in the list, like the mythical Colon Theatre, or sport venues like Boca Junior’s “La Bombonera.”
Which is your favorite landmark from your country?
(Facebook Infographics: courtesy of Facebook; Univision infographics: by Ana Maria Benedetti)