Abasto de Buenos Aires is built on the framework of one of the most representative buildings in the city; Mercado del Abasto ... More
Abasto de Buenos Aires
Abasto de Buenos Aires is built on the framework of one of the most representative buildings in the city; Mercado del Abasto used to be, by the end of the 19th Century, the main supplier of fruits and vegetables in Buenos Aires. Such is the magnitude and originality of this building, that Albert Einstein himself - when visiting Buenos Aires - was overwhelmed by its design and civil engineering characteristics. The outer structure and art deco style of the former Mercado remained intact; a new lighting system was set in order to highlight the awesome arches in the external facades. Recycled, and re-established in 1998 as shopping mall, it is the biggest of its kind in Capital Abasto Shopping Mall triggered the re-birth of El Abasto, one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Buenos Aires: the birthplace of tango, having Gardel among its dwellers. Also, the area witnessed the economic development of the city.
These picturesque city blocks run along the edge of the winding river inlet Riachuelo, in the famous port neighborhood of
La Boca. Genoese immigrants, settling here in the early 1900s, built their housing on elevated sidewalks as a precaution ...
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; ...
Founded in 2001 and started with just the permanent collection owned by its director, Eduardo Constantini, MALBA aims at promoting
Latin American art in all its disciplines. Constantini donated to this post modern gallery works of art that take ...