Every genre converge in the city of Buenos Aires. It is possible to find shows of every style every day of the week. In older posts we talked about Tango, Argentine Folk Music and Jazz Jams. In this post we are going to discover the most important cultural center that can be found in the city nowadays. It was inaugurated just a few years ago and it is located in the center of the city. All the activities that are offer in this cultural center are free.
Kirchner Cultural Center
Kirchner Cultural Center is named after one of the last presidents of the Nation and it is located a few blocks from the Pink House, the Government house. It is the largest cultural center in Latin America and one of the largest of the world.
A brief history of the building
The Cultural Center was inaugurated in May 2015 in the building where the Post Office used to operate until 2005. It was designed in Neo Classic Beaux-Arts by the french architect Norbert Maillart and the construction began in 1899. The Post Office was inaugurated in 1928 and in 1997 the building was declared National Heritage due to the architectural style, its historical relevance and the art works.
The Kirchner Cultural Center, a.k.a. CCK, it is a 9 floor building that has a large concert hall, 5 auditoriums, 18 rooms destinated to poetry and stage art, 40 rooms for the exhibition of art works and history galleries, 16 rehearsal rooms and 2 terraces.
Activities in CCK
All activities in CCK are FREE. Some shows require online bookings and you can do it in this website.
At CCK you can enjoy music, visual arts, classes, audiovisual productions and guided tours.
It is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Holidays from 13 to 20.
Major personalities of art have passed through the CCK such as: Ravi Coltrane, Egberto Gismonti, Martha Argerich, Barry Harris, Moreno Veloso and Natalia Lafourcade.