Edificio La Prensa, Buenos Aires

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A landmark of the capital city's Montserrat neighborhood, Edificio La Prensa invites spectators with its ornate exterior and architectural style. Inaugurated in 1898, the building housed the headquarters of La Prensa, an Argentine newspaper, for many years before becoming the seat of the Ministry of Culture. View the facade of the building, designed in a Beaux Arts style inspired by French architect Charles Garnier. Take a tour of the interior to learn about the history of the structure and to view its halls decorated with imported materials and artworks. Our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker makes visiting Edificio La Prensa and other Buenos Aires attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Interesting building already is home to a large newspaper, beautiful architecture of the early 1900s, daughter of European cities of the time.
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  • This building is one of the historic or important buildings that are located along Avenida de Mayo. If you can see there is a sculpture at the top of the building. Pretty interesting. 
  • It was the headquarters of one of the daily most important of the Argentina, since founded around 1860, it was the spokesman of the Argentina aristocracy par excellence, but despite this, it was famous for its cultural sections and its remembered rotogravure. the building was conceived as a service area, worked there a library and up to departments to accommodate famous guests like G. Puccini, among others. Its architectural design was made in France. As an emblem of the journal the goddess Athena, who carries the light of wisdom, represented by the Lantern, lighting together with the siren before important events alerting the population. A well kept secret on their roofs is the Chamber of initiation Masonic which can not be accessed. Today it is seat of the House of the culture of the Government of the city and shows an exquisite restoration that is worth knowing.
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