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Confiteria del Molino, Buenos Aires
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
The Confitería El Molino is an Art Nouveau style coffeehouse located on the corner of Callao and Rivadavia Avenues, in front of the Argentine National Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Cayetano Brenna, a famous confectioner, commissioned Italian architect Francisco Gianotti in 1915 to design the building that would house a café on its ground floor. The café itself opened on July 9, 1916, and when completed in 1917 the building became one of the tallest in the city with a corner turret rising 65m. Illuminated from the inside with electric lighting, the turret featured stained glass windows and decorative windmill sails. El Molino and Galería Güemes were two of Gianotti's greatest works and represent important examples of Art Nouveau style architecture in Buenos Aires.Over the years El Molino became a favourite meeting place for local cultural, business, and political figures. The café was closed on February 23, 1997, however, and today is only rarely opened to the public for events designed to advertise the urgent need to restore the building, prior further disintegration.El Molino was declared a National Historic Monument in 1997. Congress approved its purchase by the Argentine Government in a bill passed unanimously on November 12, 2014. Plans include the restoration of the building and reopening of the namesake café, as well as the creation of a museum of early 20th century life in Buenos Aires. Officially, the building will be an annex of the Argentine Congress serving numerous functions, though the coffee shop itself is to be operated by the private sector.Add Confiteria del Molino to your Buenos Aires travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Buenos Aires tour planner.
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La confitería del molino es histórica y se encuentra frente al congreso de la nación. Hoy se encuentra cerrada.The confectionery of the mill is historical and is located facing the Congress of the nation. It is now closed.show original
Кондитерская Мельница является драгоценным камнем в короне достопримечательностей Буэнос Айреса. В пору былой славы это заведение радовало горожан роскошным внешним видом и интерьером, вкусной выпечко... read more »Confectionary Mill is a jewel in the Crown of the attractions of Buenos Aires. In the time of glory this institution pleased townspeople luxurious appearance and Interior, delicious pastries, sweets and excellent coffee. However, for unknown reasons until the end, Patisserie was closed and to this day, this luxurious example of architecture from the beginning of the last century is worth zakoločennym and slowly collapses. Look at this building, it is simply impossible without tears.show original
Ubicada en las esquinas de Rivadavia y Callao, supo ser el lugar preferidos de los políticos , donde se dirimian cuestiones importante en el congreso . Lugar tradicional si podemos llamarlo así, me ac... read more »Located on the corner of Callao and Rivadavia, knew to be the favorite place of politicians, where is dirimian important issues in Congress. Traditional place if we can call it that, I remember when there was talk of UCD's Alsogaray saying that all the party leaders gathered in a single table. Today is closed because the costs operating were too high. Tables, chairs, their marble floors worn by time. Also was long closed not today you can go to visitshow original
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