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Culture of Buenos Aires. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Buenos Aires Argentina 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.
Faena Hotel is the result of hard work of fashion designer Alan Faena and designer Philippe Starck. Located in quite a gloomy looking building with red brick walls (a former granary), inside … Open
Theatre Colon, which was opened in 1908, is a world-famous attraction, so don’t forget to make a visit to it. In addition to its own troupe, orchestra and ballet, the theater has its own museum and a beautiful old library. Open Air Fine Arts Museum Caminito is the place where you can see beautiful paintings of contemporary and medieval painters. On weekends the museum complex hosts music concerts on its territory, and local traders offer nice souvenirs and crafts.
Cultural Center La Prensa is simply impossible to leave without attention. The ground floor of the building has been turned into Golden Hall, which is an exact replica of Versailles palace hall. The roof is decorated with a huge bronze statue of a man with a book and a torch in his hand – this statue has become a symbol of a free press. Republic Square is the location of a famous obelisk - the highest monument of its kind in South America. The height of the obelisk estimates 67 meters. The opening of such an interesting memorial complex took place in 1936, when Buenos Aires celebrated its 400th birthday. Monument was erected in just 4 weeks. This is also the so-called record. Copyright
Pompous and posh Alvear Palace Hotel is present in the list of the most luxurious hotels in Latin America. Its interiors feature French imperial style with lots of marble, shiny crystal, … Open
A walk to the French Quarter will leave only great pleasure. Here you will find first-class theaters, fashionable restaurants and art galleries. Among the architectural monuments that are worth visiting we should mention famous church Iglesia del Pilar. Near the cathedral is also located an old cemetery, which has become a kind of an architectural landmark.
Buenos Aires Argentina By the way, Cementerio de la Recoleta is considered the most beautiful cemetery in the whole world. This cemetery was built in 1822, and the idea was to create something unusual, and the founders have definitely managed to bring into life that plan. The cemetery can be compared with Versailles – this is a kind of architectural ensemble with original grandiose monuments. The beautiful Centro Naval brings to mind “golden times of Argentina”, especially the first half of the 20th century. The suburb of Vicente Lopez stores another secret of Argentina – it was here that Josef Mengele, nicknamed the Angel of Death, hid himself after the Second World War.
The history of the mansion, which is currently known as Mansion Dandi Royal, started yet in 1903. Originally, the building was an amazing example of Spanish style. In 2006, the mansion was … Open
A building considered completely unusual for the Latin American capital can be found on Avenue Brasil. We are referring to Iglesia Apostolica Ortodoxa Rusa, the stronghold of Orthodoxy in the Catholic city. The temple is very beautiful and majestic, matching the capital of Argentina. Among other cathedrals, it is worth noting the Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento, which is awarded various epithets, among which are “majestic” and “divine”. Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Merced also stands out against the background of the others. Inside are hidden beautiful works of art (altar, frescoes, and stained-glass windows). In addition, the church was at different times an important historical center.
Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral - Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires One of the most colorful places in the capital of Argentina is the flamboyant Galeria Bond Street. This is one of the most fashionable places in the city. While passing here, you can stumble on rock shops, tattoo parlors, and be sure to make a selfie there. Another interesting place in the city is Avenida del Libertador. Rightfully considered the most beautiful avenue in the city, on the way here you can meet majestic trees, interesting sculptural structures, fashionable houses, and restaurants. The whole area is built in one style – art deco. Edificio Kavanagh, once the tallest building in the world (in 1934, at the time of its construction), today continues to please the eyes of all tourists and locals.
Since 1932 Alvear Palace has been amazing its visitors with everlasting luxury and elegance. This is one of the most famous hotels in Argentina. The hotel’s desire to be the best in … Open
The majestic Congress building, towering over Buenos Aires, looks like its defender. Not far away, you can find Palacio Biol, another magnificent architectural monument, the beautiful Plaza del Congreso de Buenos Aires, in whose territory is located Monolith Kilometer Zero Argentina, as well as the Museo Parlamentario del Senado de la Nación, where you can get to know the history of the state. Another impressive place is Palacio San Martin. Incidentally, sometimes there are free excursions organized here.
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Metropolitan Cathedral, Buenos Aires

» The Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires is the main Catholic church in Argentina built in Classicist style.
» 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

» Palacio Barolo is the high-rise office building located on Avenida de Mayo in the area of Montserrat in Argentina.
» 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

» Torre Monumental is the clock tower built by the Argentine of British origin as a gift to Buenos Aires to mark the centenary of the May Revolution in 1810.
» 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.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires

» Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes would certainly attract art lovers. The museum exposition occupies 24 exhibition halls on three floors; the collection of the museum is considered one of the best in Latin America.
» 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.

Abasto Shopping Center, Buenos Aires

Location on the map:   Facts: » Abasto Shopping Center is one of the biggest shopping centers in Buenos Aires.
» From 1893 to 1894 the building has been the center of the wholesale trade in fruits and vegetables in the city.
» Since 1999, the building was transformed into the largest shopping center.
» Currently, the mall consists of 174 stores.
» Such brands as Lacoste, Adidas, Nike, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, New Man, and many others are represented in the mall.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Buenos Aires and around
♥   Art museum 'Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA)' Buenos Aires, 8.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ernesto de la Cárcova Museum of Reproductions and Comparative Sculpture' Buenos Aires, 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum of Decorative Arts' Buenos Aires, 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes' Buenos Aires, 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco' Buenos Aires, 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Buenos Aires
♥   Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de San Carlos Borromeo y María Auxiliadora, Buenos Aires, 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de Santa Rosa de Lima, Buenos Aires, 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Avellaneda, 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Piedad, Buenos Aires, 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica del Espíritu Santo, Buenos Aires, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Armenia de Nuestra Señora de Narek, Buenos Aires, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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