Art Nouveau Jewels of Buenos Aires

Art Nouveau started at the beginning of the 20th century in Europe. This style uses curves with the aim of representing nature and its sensuality. Rich Argentinean families hired European architects who created in the city buildings that followed this new trend, using iron and stained glass. Here you will find how to discover art nouveau in buenos aires.

These buildings today are more than 100 years old and some are better preserved than others, but here we leave a list of the most important Art Nouveau buildings of Buenos Aires.

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Café Tortoni

Café Tortoni–A Glimpse into the Past

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The Avenida de Mayo offers a beautiful promenade between the Congress Building with the Pink House. Along its streets, the most sophisticated buildings of the beginnings of the 20th century flaunt their art nouveau, neoclassic and eclectic styles. A true reminder of the Argentinian Belle Époque, Café Tortoni stands among themas one of the most iconic cafés of our city and a proud keeper of our past. If you want to learn about this part of the city you can take a Free Walking Tour.

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Malvinas Museum

April 2nd is a very important national holiday in Argentina because it commemorates the Veterans Day and the ones who died in Malvinas War (Falklands War). On April 2nd of 1982 the Armed Forces of Argentina landed on the islands with one goal, recover Malvinas. 

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Graffiti in Palermo

Man has always had the need to express himself artistically and visually. Going back 12,000 years, paintings inside caves depicted animals. Mammoths, deer-like creature in Europe, Guanacos in Argentina that hunter-gatherers stalked for food. Along with these images Cro-Magnon men and women used to take pigments of various colors and put them in their mouth. Then, place their hand against the wall and spit the pigment over the top leaving the silhouette (negative image) of the human hand painted on the wall. This is the world’s earliest stencil.

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The Casa Rosada (The Pink House)

The Casa Rosada, in English the Pink House, is the Argentine’s Government house and the place where many of the major historic events of this country took place. Located at the main plaza, Plaza de Mayo, the building is a must-see landmark of the city.

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El Ateneo Bookstore

Originally named “El Ateneo Grand Splendid”, El Ateneo bookstore is a very famous bookshop located in the neighborhood of Recoleta and it is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

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Best Museums in Buenos Aires

Top 6 Museums in Buenos Aires

For cultured travellers museums are always an essential part of the visit to any city. If you are this type of guy, this list is for you.

If you are feeling a bit lazy to red through the whole article, the only thing you should know is that Malba and Museo de Bellas Artes are a must because of their invaluable collections. The other ones are really worth visiting not only because of the pieces they hold, but also because they are located in impressive heritage buildings that embody the aristocratic personality of the city.

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Dog Walkers in Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires many things can surprise, enormous mansions, luxury cemeteries, huge parks with lakes and dogs everywhere. Argentines love dogs and that is demonstrated in every street in the city of Buenos Aires.

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