Edificio Kavanagh, Buenos Aires

4.1
You can't miss Edificio Kavanagh, a 120 m (394 ft) art deco skyscraper soaring high above Plaza San Martín. Upon completion in 1935, the skyscraper held the record as the tallest building in Latin America. Try to capture a complete photo of the distinctive tiered building; according to local legend, Corina Kavanagh commissioned it to spite her ex-lover's family, blocking the sunshine from entering their basilica. While you could take a tour of the building in the past, nowadays you can only go inside if you stay in one of its holiday rental apartments. If that's not the case, admire the exterior's striking geometric design. Before you head to Buenos Aires, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Buenos Aires trip maker website , to make sure you see all that Buenos Aires has to offer, including Edificio Kavanagh.
Create an itinerary including Edificio Kavanagh
map
Edificio Kavanagh Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
241 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • September 25, 2017
    The building is modern while it was built in 1936. The history of this building is truly amazing and makes the tour more than interesting!
    View original
  • July 10, 2017
    Despite the years the Kavanagh building does not lose its charm. With rationalist architectural style, it has 120 meters in height and thirty floors. It was opened in 1936, being the first skyscraper in Buenos Aires and, in its time, the highest in Latin America. Still, it is interesting to stop and admire its slender lines. You must visit.
    View original
  • June 17, 2017
    A building of great category which at the time of its construction was the highest in Buenos Aires. An architectural jewel.
    View original
Google
  • October 10, 2016
    Quite an amazing building. Beautiful!!! It's a pity that they let all the ACs hanging on to the building.
  • November 14, 2015
    When it was built, it was the highest building in Latin America. Built with the funds of a mrs. Kavanagh, a very wealthy widow. Local legend has it the building was constructed out of spite because a local old money family would not let their daughter marry mrs. Kavanagh's son. This family owned a mansion on one end of the square and their own family chapel (church sized) on the other end of the square. As you will see that church is now blocked from view because of the Kavanagh building square in front of it. Not sure if it is true, but you have got to admit it makes for a good story ;-)
  • November 28, 2015
    An architectural icon in the city, but that desperately cries for a revamping
  • July 11, 2016
    Impressive
  • May 6, 2013
    Marriott here is Plaza Hotel, good hospitality

Plan your trip to Buenos Aires

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires offers an impressive selection of budget-friendly and mid-range lodgings, as well as pricier, more luxurious options for visitors who don't mind splashing out. Good rooms are scattered across town, but your best bet for economical hostels remains San Telmo, a neighborhood on the edge of downtown. For boutique establishments and international five-star hotels, head to Palermo, Recoleta, or Puerto Madero, upscale neighborhoods drawing the majority of foreign visitors.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Buenos Aires by other users

17 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM ICELAND November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM MONTENEGRO November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in South America BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in South America BY A USER FROM ETHIOPIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in South America BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South America BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans