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Really felt like I was standing there in France just by looking at the Euro styled architecture of this building. Certainly beautiful. Check it out if in the area, there are a lot of other points of interest in this part of BA.
We recognised the Parisian flair of Buenos Aires in the San Martin Palace which was inspired in the French architecture of the 18th century. San Martin Palace is today the Ceremonial venue of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship.
We went there twice in a week in Buenos Aires and were told it would be open on Thursday at 3 pm for a guided tour in English. But when we get there they tell us to come back tomorrow. Open hours in Argentina are...More
There are free tours through this building (a rare thing for a foreign tourist in this city, who always pays more than the locals for any museum ticket ). We went for the 3PM tour. It leads through the three buildings that comprise this residence....More
This is a typical place of a family from this city at the end of XIX century and begging of the XXth . Many of this homes have been demolished due to no conservation laws. If you watch the architecture of this city you will...More
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with
ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.