Domes of Buenos Aires

Domes of Buenos Aires, a journey through the history of these beautiful structures of the most beautiful buildings in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires has a European charm and style that stands out as a city that combines various architectural fashions depending on the area.

But there are certain buildings that have an added beauty, which are huge and picturesque Domes, providing a not so subtle detail.

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Chalet 9 of July

Chalet 9 of July, the story of a little house built on top of a building, older than the Obelisk of Buenos Aires!

As you may have noticed, the city has many varied stories, here we bring you the story of a little house that, without a doubt, will catch your attention when you see it.

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Palaces of Buenos Aires

Palaces of Buenos Aires, a tour of the most outstanding buildings in the city of Buenos Aires.

At the beginning of the SXX, Buenos Aires was one of the richest places in the world. At that time the city was undergoing great urban changes influenced by French fashion in urban planning and architecture. Many of the families of the Buenos Aires aristocracy decided to renew themselves, moving to the north of the city, in the Retiro, Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods where they built their new houses. The result was a great collection of majestic palaces, whose architectural legacy continues to embellish the streets of Buenos Aires.

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Immigration Museum Buenos Aires

Immigration Museum Buenos Aires, a site with many stories and history to tell.

Argentina is a country to which immigrants from all over the world have arrived since ancient times, to settle and find better conditions than those of their countries of origin.

The stories that each immigrant brought with them from Africa, Asia, Europe and even South America, during the 19th century and today, can be found in the renowned Hotel of Inmigrants, where you will find the Museum of Immigration and the Center for Contemporary Art.

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Frigate Sarmiento Buenos Aires

Frigate Sarmiento Buenos Aires, everything you need to know about this huge vessel located in Puerto Madero.

It is a ship too advanced for the time of its creation in 1868, as a training ship for the navy.

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Colonial Buildings Buenos Aires

Colonial Buildings Buenos Aires, a tour of the most picturesque buildings in the city.

Old Buenos Aires from colonial times was very different from what we know today. In contrast to other places in South America, it did not have great mineral wealth and its architecture was very austere and simple. The first buildings since the founding in 1580 were by Adobe and did not survive. It was only in the 18th century that brick buildings were built that we can see today. The Buenos Aires aristocracy did not like much of the colonial legacy due to its simplicity and at the end of the 19th century the old Buenos Aires ceased to exist to give rise to a grandiose and opulent metropolis with neoclassical buildings.

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Ecopark in Buenos Aires

Ecopark in Buenos Aires, formerly known as the Palermo Zoo, which was closed and modified in 2016.

You may wonder what happened to all the species of animals that lived in that place… those that were in conditions of disease and / or rehabilitation are those that continued on this site (some are still waiting to be released to this day), and the rest were relocated to more suitable places for their animal life.

ecoparque buenos airesIt is a park open to the public in the heart of Palermo. Located at Av. Sarmiento and Av. Las Heras, it is in charge of the Ministry of the Environment and Public Space of the City. Several Special Projects have been created for animal care.

It is an open-air space with 16.7 hectares, suitable for the whole family, dedicated to environmental education through recreational and immersive experiences.

Here, you can learn about caring for animals and natural environments, through educational and recreational experiences, as well as technology through virtual reality.

Currently, only 50% of the park is open to the public, since the rest continue in works of heritage recovery, readjustment of spaces and other works that add to animal welfare.

ecoparque buenos airesThe entrance to the park is through Av. Sarmiento 2601 and its hours are from Wednesday to Sunday (and holidays), from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed due to rain!

Given the situation of COVID’19, it has a maximum capacity of 500 people and, upon entering, the staff will take their temperature. Likewise, the use of a mask is mandatory to access.

Entrance is for free!

So, if you want to know a little more about the environment, the species and enjoy a day outdoors, this Ecopark is a wonderful option!

Also, we bring you this note to see other parks to which you can walk from here!

 

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Art Nouveau Buenos Aires

Art Nouveau Buenos Aires, a tour of the buildings of this style in the city 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.

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See Uruguay from Buenos Aires

See Uruguay from Buenos Aires, is it possible to see our neighbors? Find out in this note!

Unfortunately, there is no easy-access place from where to have a view of Uruguay’s skyline. Maybe, from an apartment on skyscraper in Puerto Madero it is possible to see it, but that wouldn’t be open to the public.

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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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