This was the first ship designed for training purposes. It was built in an English shipyard by request of the Argentinean ... More
Fragata Escuela Presidente Sarmiento
This was the first ship designed for training purposes. It was built in an English shipyard by request of the Argentinean Navy. It measures 85 meters (230 feet) long and 13.5 meters (44 feet) wide with three masts, thirty-five sails and a beautiful figurehead representing the Argentine Republic on the bowsprit. The ship's name is a tribute to the founder of the Navy Academy. It set sail from Buenos Aires on January 12, 1899 and it ended its inaugural voyage on September 1900, after having navigated 90,750 kilometers (49,000 nautical miles). Now, along with the Corvette Uruguay, it functions as the Museum of Sea Navigation.
Completed in 1783, this church housed the Natural History Museum and astronomic observatory under President Rivadavia. In 1835, the dictator
Juan Manuel de Rosas repatriated the Dominican friars and in 1856 the second tower was built. An atrium houses ...
This monument was inaugurated on May 25th, 1811 to commemorate the May Revolution (1810). The master mason, Cañete, constructed a
15 meter (49 feet) tall obelisk of adobe bricks surrounded by railings. In 1856 the monument underwent some remodeling; ...
Sliding through the glass entrance into the cool, cavernous front gallery of Wussmann is a welcome escape from this noisy,
working class section of San Telmo. This beautifully restored building is distinctive of the local antique style, and the ...
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