Argentina Architecture

 

Argentinean Architecture is a combination of the year-long history and modern influence of emigrants who came to the country from Europe. Altogether the architecture is very much European. Buenos-Aires has all styles of the 20th century and its stylistic can be seen in all districts of the country. Luxurious district Recoletta has a great variety of the 19th century mansions, San-Telmo has a great influence of the Spanish culture hence it has lots of Colonial style buildings and Puerto-Madero is an analogue of London Docklands that is built-up with glass and concrete buildings.

Argentine architecture developed with the rest of the world. After the Colonial style Argentina was stunned with Baroque that can be seen in the El-Pilar church and Santa-Catalina that are situated in the beautiful Cordova. The neoclassical tensions were pretty strong but they didn’t last long due to the climate of the country. But architects still try to implant new ideas into the historical architecture and that is how Buenos-Aires get its San-Martin palace, Teatro Colon and presidential palace Casa-Rosada.

Casa-Rosada was built on the ruins of several buildings that were constructed at the same spot. Today it is a presidential residence and is situated on the main square Plaza de Mayo. Specific pink color was added by the Argentinean President Domingo Santiago who tried to conciliate federals whose color was red and Unitarian whose color was white. Another idea is that pink color comes from the tradition of adding bull’s blood to the constructions of important building. The beautiful design and unusual color attracts attention of million visitors every year. The best spot is the museum that has a huge collection of historical items that belonged to famous Argentineans.

Building of the National Congress is one more interesting place that shows the influence of the emigrants from the Northern America. The building is prototype or some even say a better version of USA congress building. It was constructed in the XX century by a famous architect V. Maeno. The size and the total territory are simply huge. The building is magnificent with its numerous columns and green roof that look like domes give it an extraordinary look that is difficult to forget.

The last but not the least place to be visited is Plaza de Mayo. This square is the heart of Argentina and Buenos Aires. Here are the most important buildings like Casa Rosada, Metropolitan cathedral, Municipalidad San Nicolas and Cabildo, this building used to be a governmental center during the Colonial times. Plaza de Mayo has many beautiful parks such as Park February 3. This park is one of the biggest city parks in the Southern America. Moreover Plaza de Mayo has the most visited places: Andalusia yard, Danish rosary and Japanese pavilion.

This is a very brief story from the architectural book of Argentina. It has so many places that they cannot be counted at once. Argentina architecture is interesting and beautiful and whenever you go you will be always amazed by its luxury or absolute unpredictability.

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