Culture of Buenos Aires. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces
You can start your acquaintance with remarkable points of the city from a walk on July 9 Avenue. This lovely street was designed in the end of the 19th century. Here you will find beautiful old buildings, luxury restaurants and shops. We should definitely mention Cabildo among architectural monuments of the city. Originally it was built in the beginning of the 17th century, but that building didn’t stand even a hundred of years. The re-building was started in 1725. Today this historic building hosts the exhibitions of Museum of May Revolution and National Museum.
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Plan your own excursion through Buenos Aires: churches, museums and castles
Metropolitan Cathedral, Buenos Aires
» Since the 16th century, the cathedral has been rebuilt many times. The precious statue of the 18th century, the altars, as well as a large amount of jewelry in the style of Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque have survived at the cathedral.
» The Metropolitan Cathedral contains the tomb of the national hero of the Argentina, General Jose de San Martin.
» The tomb of Archbishop Leon Federico Aneyros is in the left wing of the building.
» The cathedral features 14 paintings by the Italian Francesco Domenigini depicting religious procession.
» The floor of the temple is decorated with Venetian mosaic, designed by Italian Carlo Morro in 1907.
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.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
» Exhibition halls of the museum house works by El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Rembrandt, Picasso, Rubens and many others, as well as widely known Argentine artists.
» In total, the museum's collection includes over 12,000 works, but at the same time demonstrates no more than 700, so the exposition of the museum is constantly updated.
» You can also visit a specialized library at the museum, where more than 150,000 volumes of books on art are represented.
Museum of Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires
» 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.
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.
Museum of Decorative Arts, Buenos Aires
» The museum houses twelve exhibition halls and nine permanent collections with more than 4,000 exhibits.
» The museum can boast famous paintings, sculptures, numerous Chinese vases, tapestries, porcelain, and furniture of the 18th century.
» The collection is also complemented by temporary exhibitions.
» The museum holds regular choral concerts.
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