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5 hidden gems of Buenos Aires

The City of Buenos Aires has its classic places and others that are not so much. Each neighborhood keeps its
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
24 January, 2020

The City of Buenos Aires has its classic places and others that are not so much. Each neighborhood keeps its treasures: today we tell you about some.

The chalet of the 9 de Julio

If you are going to walk around the Obelisk, look up: there is a chaletbuilt on the roof of a building very close to the emblem porteño par excellence. Turns out Rafael Diaz dreamed of having a little vest in heaven. Owner of a 9-story furniture store in downtown Buenos Aires, decided to build this house on the roof of the building to have lunch and nap before resuming work.

– Where ?

– Where? Av. 9 de Julio and Av. Sarmiento.

The Otto Wulff building

In the neighborhood of Monserrat, the Otto Wulff building certainly deserves a visit. It was built in 1914 and is Jugendstil style (modernist). On the ground floor you have a coffee which follows the style of the building, ideal to get to know it.

– Where ?

– Where? Av. Belgrano and Peru.

The Casal of Catalonia

In 1886 a part of the collectivity who lived in Buenos Aires created the Catalan center. During a time worked there the Spanish Consulate and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Argentina, but today it houses a library, the Gaudí exhibition hall and a theater with 600 seats. In 2014 it was declared a historical monument National. On the ground floor there is a restaurant where you can enjoy Spanish and Catalan food.

– Where ?

– Where? Chacabuco 863.

The Russian Orthodox Church

Hidden in the neighborhood of San Telmo is this jewel. It has 5 celestial domes that crown the first Orthodox Church in Latin America. It can be visited.

– Where ?

– Where? Brazil 315.

The Colorada of Palermo

If you are visiting the Botanical Garden, take the opportunity to deviate a little and get to know this building. It was built in 1911 by Regis Pigeon, architect and engineer, in an English neoclassical style very strange to our City. Its characteristic bricks were imported from England.

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