The Palacio Barolo is a remarkable and luxurious building, designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti, by request of a ... More
The Palacio Barolo is a remarkable and luxurious building, designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti, by request of a powerful Argentinean textile tycoon. Finished in 1923, the Palacio Barolo was meant to be the final resting place of Dante Alighieri's ashes, a safe haven for the writer's remains far away from a war-torn Europe. That dream never came true, and today it is mainly used as an office building. Filled with countless exquisite references, to the Divine Comedy and wonderfully decorated, it was the tallest construction in South America for several years. The view of Buenos Aires city-center from the 24th floor is second to none. Guided tours are available.
Opened in 1896, the National Museum of Fine Arts has 32 exhibit halls with state of the art technology for
both traditional and multimedia shows. Its permanent collection—the oldest piece dating from the 12th Century—includes European masters such as ...
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 ...
Founded in 1937, the National Museum for Decorative Art is the former palatial mansion of the wealthy Argentine Errázuriz Alvear
family. The interiors of this lavish building retain the French inspired architectural floor plan and embellishments. The expansive underground ...