Architecture

Buenos Aires Cathedral Renovations

Well, if you're going to cover the front of the cathedral in scaffolding, you might as well do it with style!

Giant Scale Model of Buenos Aires

My free daily walking tour visits the Abasto Shopping Centre, housed in the old central market, a beautiful Art Deco building constructed in the 1930s. Coming in a side door, we cross a large, enclosed area before making our way ...

The Transporter Bridge of La Boca

One of the most important and historic pieces of urban architecture in Buenos Aires is perhaps also one of the most overlooked, the Puente Transbordador del Riachuelo in La Boca. First proposed in 1908 to provide a much needed link between ...

Ciudad Evita – When a Name is Not Enough

If you have spent any time in Argentina, then you will have not failed to notice that they are very fond of naming things after notable characters in the country's past. Streets, railway lines, squares and towns can all bear ...

El Obelisco

Constructed in 1936, and reaching over 60 metres in height, the Obelisco in Buenos Aires is one of the more recognisable monuments in the city. Situated on the site of the San Nicolás de Bari church, its position commemorates the ...

El Ateneo Bookshop

A memorable bookshop is usually one that has a large, impressive and interesting selection of books. A place where you can allow yourself to get lost in a world of print for several hours. In Buenos Aires however, there is ...

El Congreso Nacional

Situated at one end of the architectural centrepiece of Buenos Aires, the Congreso Nacional is a spectacular building that never fails to impress the first time you see it. Home to the 2 chambers of the Argentine parliament, it was ...

Inception Park

Saw this doing the rounds today - a nicely done short film showing trackless rollercoasters zooming around Buenos Aires. It's all special effects of course, but it shows the wonderful architecture of this beautiful city off very nicely. Buenos Aires - ...

Recoleta Cemetery App – A Review

One of my favourite Buenos Aires websites is Robert Wright's AfterLife, an almost impossibly well-researched directory of Recoleta Cemetery and its defunct inhabitants. With nearly 450 posts detailing the highs and lows of Argentina's finest I've spent many an evening ...

Coats of Arms in Buenos Aires

Almost as common as the ubiquitous Argentinian flag, the National Coat of Arms can be seen all over Buenos Aires, especially on government and official buildings. The Coat of Arms (or Escudo de la Rep├║blica Argentina to give its correct title) ...