Buenos Aires Architecture Tour | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Buenos Aires holds a valuable, striking and suggestive architectural heritage. Inspired by international patterns and combined with the local tendency of free reinterpretation, Buenos Aires architectural scenery results in a wide and eclectic building legacy. This tour highlights the most outstanding features focusing on the descriptions and how they are related to the city’s history. The sites to be visited are: The financial city (from colonial times, passing by monumental bank architecture from the belle époque, to the Banco Hipotecario, impressive brutalist jewel from the 1960s). The second area to be visited is Avenida de Mayo (seeing, among other buildings, the former headquarters of La Prensa newspaper, café Tortoni, Barolo palace, Chile hotel, former headquarters of Crítica newspaper, National Congress). We end the tour at the postmodern and controversial area of Puerto Madero, seeing the buildings by some of the most important international architectural celebrities, such as Calatrava, Pelli, Foster and Viñoly.
Important note: although the tour focuses on façades, we always enter some of the buildings to see distinctive features (La Prensa building, Barolo palace, Faena hotel; and, depending on the time, a few of the banks, too).
The transport leaves us at Microcentro, where we walk for about half an hour. Then we drive along Avenida de Mayo, stopping for a one-block walk. Then we take Belgrano Avenue, with one small stop to see the Otto Wulf building, into Puerto Madero. Once in the area, we stop at the Faena hotel, then driving along Juana Manso Avenue, stopping again at the Fortabat Museum and walking two blocks along the river coast with excellent views of Catalinas towers, the Yatch Club and the brick old storehouses. Length of the tour: 03 hours daily Tour Class: Private. Check my FULL Buenos Aires Photo Album on Flickr.CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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