Excursion tour in Buenos Aires. Top architecture - monuments, castles, temples and palaces
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Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires
» The building acts as a museum, which houses exhibits related to the former presidents of Argentina.
» The palace is declared a National Historic Landmark in Argentina.
» One of the most famous attractions of the palace is the Rivadavia Hall. That’s the office of the President, named after the first president of the country.
» There is a hall of busts in the palace, which houses many marble busts of the Presidents of Argentina made by different artists at different times. However, the list of presidents in this room isn’t complete, as there are busts only of those heads of state who have been elected legitimately.
Palacio Barolo, Buenos Aires
» At the time of construction in 1923, this building has been the tallest in Buenos Aires and throughout South America.
» Since 1997, the Palacio Barolo has been a national historical monument.
» Currently, the building houses several travel agencies, Spanish language school for foreigners, a store that sells clothes for tango, offices of accountants, lawyers, etc. In total, about 520 organizations work in Palacio Barolo.
» The height of the building is 100 meters. Palacio Barolo has 22 floors.
» Architect Mario Palant constructing the skyscraper was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Floors of the building are divided into three sections: the basement symbolizes hell, floors 1st to the 14th are an allegory of purgatory, and floors 15 to 22 minutes symbolize paradise. Lighthouse, located on the top of the tower, features the sculpture called Nine Ranks of Angels.
Torre Monumental, Buenos Aires
» The tower was built in the Palladian style. The building is decorated with symbols of the British Empire, including thistle, rose of Tudor, the Red Dragon of Wales and shamrock of Ireland.
» The tower reaches a height of 75.5 meters and has eight floors.
» Turret clock is mounted at height of 35 m.
» The bell tower mimics the one of Westminster Abbey.
Palacio de Justicia, Buenos Aires
» In 1942, Palacio de Justicia housed the national court in Argentina.
» The statue of the goddess Themis, which symbolizes justice and fairness, can be seen in the main hall of the Palacio de Justicia.
» Typically, the courthouse is open to the public, but numerous demonstrations and protests forced local authorities to place patrols and security all around Palacio de Justicia, so tourists temporarily can’t get inside this magnificent and very beautiful palace.
Madero Harbour, Buenos Aires
Facts: » The Madero Harbor is one of the objects of Puerto Madero project, the essence of which is to re-use and develop the territory of the old port of Buenos Aires.
» Madero Harbor is the high-rise building occupied by offices, schools, residences, hotels, spa center, swimming pools, a helipad, green spaces, garages and a shopping center featuring a supermarket, a fitness center and cinemas.
» Madero Harbor is one of the major business projects in Latin America.
Museum of Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires
Facts: » The Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest museum in the country, built in 1823 on the initiative of the first president of Argentina Bernardino Rivadavia.
» The museum occupies a magnificent mansion in the Italian style.
» Exhibits in the museum are distributed over 15 exhibition halls and grouped by species or habitats.
» The museum has the Hall of Dinosaurs, where skeletons of ancient dinosaurs, collected mainly from the bones found by museum staff in the course of excavations in Patagonia, are represented.
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