Castles, Palaces & Historic Buildings in Buenos Aires

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  • Newbery Airport
  • Plaza de Mayo
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  • Teatro Colon
  • Considering that the nation was founded in 1810, Argentina has very little architecture that dates back beyond then. That said, the country quickly became organized and began to profit from its quite bankable natural resources, and as the economy grew, the nation turned its focus towards the grandiose. The top architects were brought in from France and England to turn Buenos Aires from a provincial settlement to a glamorous example of the possibilities that the new world held. Today we can still marvel over the buildings constructed during that time, such as the stunning Congreso de la Nación, presiding majestically over the Plaza Congreso, and the Teatro Colón, which just recently underwent a massive, four-year renovation and is in prime condition to be visited both inside and out. Admirers of fabulous palaces will be impressed by the Palacio San Martín in Plaza San Martín, the former residence of the wealthy Anchorena family, and the imposing, sharply contrasting rationalist tower across the park, the Edificio Kavanagh. After catching a glimpse of the two impossible-to-miss buildings, peer down the gentle slope of the park for the best view in the city of the beautiful, English-designed Estación Retiro.

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    Palacio Barolo

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    Av. de Mayo 1370
    At San José, Administrative office 9th floor, desks 249-252

    Architectonical marvel... read more


    Bolívar 65
    At Rivadavia

    Congreso de la Nación

    Avenida Rivadavia 1864
    Avenida Hipólito Yrigoyen 1849

    Headquarters of the town representatives... read more

    Confitería del Molino

    Callao 10
    At Rivadavia, next to Congreso

    Palacio de Aguas Argentinas

    Avenida Córdoba 1750

    Water palace... read more

    Teatro Colón

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    Cerrito 618

    Bestowed with Admirable Acoustics... read more

    Edificio Kavanagh

    Florida 1065

    Rationalist tower with a dramatic history... read more

    Casa de Cultura & Palacio de Gobierno

    Av. de Mayo 575
    At San Martín, near Plaza de Mayo

    Palacio San Martín

    Arenales 700

    Headquarters of the Foreign Ministry... read more
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