Inaugurated in 1914 and designed by the Swiss architect Jacques Dunant, this building is an incredible combination of Italian rococo elements and rustication, all executed in a high Beaux Arts style. The building is made of cast stone and is extremely well maintained. The ornate bronze doors feature shields, arrows, and other symbols of war, overseen by a nude bronze sea god in a Spanish galleon announcing triumph through a conch shell. Other bronze boats line the balustrades on the upper floors. The building is not open to the public, but at times people are allowed in the small lobby. There are also various events and functions held here, including weddings, so if you hear of any, find a way to get yourself invited.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010
- Calle Florida 801
- At Córdoba, across from the Galerías Pacífico
- Buenos Aires
- Not usually open to the public
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