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Florida 1065, Retiro | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This used to be the tallest building in South America and is still highly regarded for its elegant modern architecture. Legend says that Corina Kavanagh built it here to stop the Anchorena family from having a view from their home - talk about the ultimate...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

I have been to Buenos Aires numerous times. I finally decided to visit the historic Kavanagh building. The Kavanagh Building was designed in 1934 and built in 1936, and at 394 feet (120 meters) it was for a time the tallest building in Latin America....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 30 May 2019

Find out the history of why this building was put up where it was - a true case of payback even after it didn't matter Beautiful church / mausoleum hidden from view. A must see in BA

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

Building hides the beautiful church behind. Read other reviews for the reason why. The building is really out of character with it surroundings. More North America than European.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank traceyg855
Reviewed 5 November 2018

It’s construction took only 14 months and was commissioned in 1934 by Corina Kavanagh, a millionaire of Irish descent who sold two ranches at the age of 39 to erect her own skyscraper. Corina Kavanagh lived for many years on the 14th floor in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Kavanagh Building: The exquisite, imposing Kavanagh Building was at the time of its construction (1936) the tallest skyscraper in Latin America and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. But the building also tells a story of forbidden love and subsequent revenge of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Certainly an interesting building. Has some cool history to it. It is not the most beautiful of buildings that BA has to offer, but still a special one in it's own right. Worth checking out, but I am not sure if I would 100% go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were lucky enough to stay in one of the apartments, which is pretty much the only way to get inside, so were therefore able to see inside. This is a very cool building and very well built. The apartments are amazing, and huge, with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank brentling
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This is an old building which was the tallest building long time back .This is a building not a tourist attraction now.You will see it on your tours of the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

While this was probably part of one of the more interesting stops on the free walking tour it's a pretty forgettable story and building. Only my wife's maiden name made this at all interesting for us. Thanks for reading. If you found this helpful I'll...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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