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Favorite thing: Located at the end of Avenida de Mayo its a lush green square full of trees and gardens where people use to have a bite there or feed pigeons.... Walking by Av Mayo you find the Congreso sq at the end of it... a huge and rectangular square where the main building is at the end as waiting for u .. more or less like Bucharest Parliament ...but nicer !!! lol
After crossing Callao Avenue you are in front of it ...a real huge and spectacular building built in 1906 inspired in Washington DC capitol..
After visit the square as the most sold guides talk about the best option is take the subte and come back to the center ....WRONG idea !!!!
As i try to do always ....looking in hidden nooks or unknown places i kept on walking ahead by Rivadavia Boulevard where there is the Congreso subte stop.... i walked for 4 blocks and turn left to see the Plaza 1? de Mayo ...a little bit disapointed but i could notice other kinda neighbourhood... like a workers one who go to the city to work and come back at evening...the architecture was quite different to other neighbourhoods and most revelaled some blocks further .... !! it wasnt spectacular but different !! ...worth to visit if u have time ....called Balvanera and san Cristobal neigbourhoods
Congreso de la Nacion
Favorite thing: El palacio del Congreso de la Nacion Argentina -sede de la Camara de Senadores y Diputados- fue inaugurado en 1906, pero recien en 1946 quedo definitivamente terminado. Se alza en el extremo opuesto a la Casa Rosada y culminando el eje civico de la Avenida de Mayo.
Dise?ado al estilo del Alto Academicismo Italiano de fines del siglo XIX, el edificio esta integramente revestido en piedra caliza gris, con basamento de granito.
La arquitectura del edificio del Congreso de la Nacion tuvo su origen en los proyectos que se llevaron a cabo en 1895. Concurrieron a este concurso 28 arquitectos, tanto argentinos como extranjeros, algunos de los cuales residian permanentemente en nuestro pais. Meano fue el ganador.
The palace of the Congress of the Argentinian Nation - head office of the Chamber of Senators and Deputies - was inaugurated in 1906, but only in 1946 it was definitively completed. It raises in the end opposite to the Pink House and reaching the civic axis of the Avenue of May.
Designed in the style of the High Italian Academicism of ends of the XIXth century, the building is totally regarment in lime gray stone, with basement of granite.
Fondest memory: Se realizan visitas guiadas para el publico en general y turistas los dias lunes, martes, miercoles y viernes a las 11 y a las 17 hs. Para solicitar visitas programadas deberan hacerse al telefono: 4370-7532 o acercarse hasta Av. Rivadavia 1864, Piso 3 Oficina 309.
Guided visits for public in general and tourists on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m. hs. To request programmed visits call at 4370-7532 or approach up to Av. Rivadavia 1864, 3rd Flat Office 309.
Address: Av. Entre Rios & Rivadavia
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The National Congress
Favorite thing: This palace was built by the Italian architect Victor Meano in 1906, and it covers 9,000 mt2.
It is the seat of the country´s Legislative Power, consisting of one Chamber of Senators and another of Deputies. Its most remarkable element is the great dome emerging from the center of the building, which is illuminated at night. Inside the building the most outstanding features are the semi-circular room housing the Deputies Chamber, the library and the “Room of the lost steps”, with its sumptuous decoration.-
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