Top 5 landmarks of Buenos Aires

The Water Palace, Buenos Aires  blmurch/Flickr

The Water Palace, Buenos Aires ©blmurch/Flickr

Buenos Aires is one of the most buzzing cities of the Americas. It is an important cultural and business centre, a very popular tourist destination and one of the 20 largest cities of the world. The city is well-known for its European-style architecture and largest concentration of theatres in the world. Buenos Aires is an extremely attractive city for tourists, being the premier tourist destination of Argentina. It is home to numerous fascinating visitor attractions and landmarks, including architectural jewels, museums, theatres, churches, parks and open spaces, shopping spots, libraries and so on. Read my guide to find out more about the top 5 landmarks of Buenos Aires.

The Casa Rosada

Perhaps the best-known landmark of the city is the Casa Rosada. The “Pink House” functions like the office and the executive mansion of the President of Argentina. The Casa Rosada houses a museum, too, which includes objects and different items relating to former Argentine presidents. The building has been declared a National Historic Monument of the country.

Casa Rosada allisonmeier/Flickr

Casa Rosada ©allisonmeier/Flickr

The Water Company Palace

Another landmark of Buenos Aires is a water pumping station of the city. It is an important architectural jewel of the city. The Water Company Palace houses some water company offices and a small water works museum. The exterior of the palace is richly decorated, being one of the most beautiful buildings of Buenos Aires.

The Water Palace, Buenos Aires  blmurch/Flickr

The Water Palace, Buenos Aires ©blmurch/Flickr

The Obelisk

One of the most iconic landmarks of Buenos Aires, the Obelisk is also a venue for different cultural activities and events. It is a national historic monument of the city. It can be found on the Plaza de la República, at the intersection of avenues 9 de Julio and Corrientes. You will recognize it easily. The Obelisk is associated with the entertainment and night of Buenos Aires. Don’t miss to take a picture of it.

Teatro Colón

As one of the most important cultural venues of Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón is a major landmark of the city. It is the most important opera house of the city. Acoustically, the opera house is considered to be one of the five best concert venues in the world. The magnificent building houses an immense auditorium which can accommodate up to 2,487 people.

The Metropolitan Cathedral

The most important religious building of Buenos Aires, the Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the main landmarks of the city. It can be found in the city centre, overlooking the Plaza de Mayo. Its façade presents the characteristics of Neoclassical style, while other parts present Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque features.

Metropolitan Cathedral David Berkowitz/Flickr

Metropolitan Cathedral ©David Berkowitz/Flickr

 

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