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Banco de la Nacion Argentina

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Address: Av Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4347-6277
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Monumental building

Constructed in the 1940’s, this huge edifice was once the Central Bank. The huge 164’ diameter dome is the third largest in the world and provides a grand open space with marble... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
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Puyallup, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Designed by architect Alejandro Bustillo, this beautiful bank houses the nation's largest bank. We stopped in to try to open a bank account for our daughter. Given the current economic crisis, this was not possible. Worth a quick peek inside to view the ironic contrast in opulence verses a weak economy. Victoria, the banker that we spoke to, was delightful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

impressive looking facade. it's right next door to the pink palace so grab a photo while you're there. how i imagined Gringotts bank to look like in Harry Potter.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Due to the change in Govt in the past 5 months I'm really finding it difficult to change cash. As advised on Lovely Planet USA$ talks however this is not the case. Banks will not exchange US cash if you dont have an account with them. Money exchange booths are nil at the time of writing, I found one in... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Constructed in the 1940’s, this huge edifice was once the Central Bank. The huge 164’ diameter dome is the third largest in the world and provides a grand open space with marble floors and ornate wood work. Today, the building is the headquarters to the country’s largest bank. This is not your typical branch bank building.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Situated on the Plaza de Mayo, opposite the Casa Rosada you simply cannot miss this massive building. Very nice in classical style. The impressive Bank of Argentina edifice was previously the theater Colon, before they built the new one on Av.9 July.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Definitely a big building with a beautiful face. But I like the posts regarding the ironing this building.

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Londrina, PR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

The building is really beautifull! Its near the Casa Rosada, at a really nice square! Safe place! Go there, take your pics and go on!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Given the state of the Argentine peso and economy for much of the past sixty years or so, the fact that this building is so big and solid and permanent must strike some Argentines as false advertising on the part of the government. I did not go in.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

We didn't enter the building but given a brief history lesson on the tourist bus!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

It is a huge edifice, representing the strong bank system (as everywhere in the world). It is absolutely advisable to go inside to see the impresive interior. Bank hours in Argnentina are from 10AM to 3PM, Monday to Friday.

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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