Congreso, Buenos Aires



Congreso has one of the richest heritages in culture and history. It is a neighborhood impregnated with tango and a true witness of the old Buenos Aires.

It has an excellent location for businessmen as well as people traveling for vacations, since it is very close to the Obelisco, Av. 9 de Julio, Av. Corrientes and the most distinguished nightclubs and recreation areas, such as the Centro Cultural San Martín (San Martín Arts Center). Since it is a downtown area, Congreso is crossed by several means of transportation.

Learn Argentine history while taking a tour around Congreso, a place where the past becomes present everyday.

Main attractions:

BAROLO PALACE: It was built by Italian architect Mario Palanti for Luis Barolo, an important textile businessman. The building, inaugurated in 1923, has a lighthouse of 300,000 spark plugs on its dome. The general division of the Palace and the Divine Comedy has 3 parts: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The lighthouse represents the 9 angelical choruses (1370 Avenida de Mayo).

CONGRESS: Seat of the two Houses of the Argentine Legislative Power. It is a monumental building designed by Italian architect Victtorio Meano. It stands out because of its dome, lit up during the night, and the sculpted figures it has on it, which reveal equality among men (Callao, Rivadavia, Combate de los Pozos and Hipólito Irigoyen).

MONUMENTO A LOS DOS CONGRESOS (MONUMENT TO THE TWO CONGRESSES): It commemorates the General Constituent Assembly of 1813. Also, in front of the palace, you can find the Plaza de los Dos Congresos (Two Congresses Square), where milestone marking Kilometer 0 of the country and from where all distances are measured was set up next to El Pensador Statue.

PASAJE DE LA PIEDAD (MERCY PATH): It covers 3 blocks that open up forming a U in front of the homonym square. It was built during the latest years of the 19th century (1525 Bartolomé Mitre).

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