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Palacio Pizzurno, Buenos Aires
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The Pizzurno Palace, as the "Sarmiento Palace" is commonly known, is an architectural landmark in the Recoleta section of Buenos Aires and the location of the Argentine Ministry of Education.OverviewA will left by a local heiress, Petronila Rodríguez de Rojas, stipulated that her roughly 6ha lot in uptown Buenos Aires be used for an educational and charitable compound to include a church, an old-age asylum and a girls' school for no less than 700 pupils. Her 1882 death accordingly left the property to the city, which commissioned German Argentine architects Carlos Adolfo Altgelt and his cousin Hans Altgelt to design the requisite school.Work began in 1886 on the building which, per Mrs. Rojas' wishes, would include extensive museum and library facilities, as well. The building's design was eclectic, inspired by both and French and German Renaissance Revival architecture. It was completed in 1888, and the Petronila Rodríguez de Rojas School was inaugurated in 1893. The majestic landmark was soon earmarked for use as government offices, however, and the National Education Council was installed there in 1903; the National Education Council (since dissolved) administered Argentina's system of national secondary schools. The building was rebaptized as the Sarmiento Palace in honor of former Education Minister and President Domingo Sarmiento, who made "the education of a sovereign people" a policy centerpiece during his prosperous 1868-74 tenure.The building's location facing leafy Rodríguez Peña Plaza created an urban oasis in the otherwise bustling Barrio Norte section of the upscale Recoleta ward. A lot immediately to the south of the building was converted into Petronila Rodríguez de Rojas Plaza (a playground) as a belated homage to the civic-minded lady during the 1950s (as was a primary school in the Parque Chas neighborhood, in 1934).Using our custom trip planner, Buenos Aires attractions like Palacio Pizzurno can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Bruna Mirella M
Bonita a arquitetura do local... vale parar para perder alguns minuto por lá. Não tem muito o que se fazer, mas é bacana ir conhecerBeautiful local architecture is worth stopping to lose a few minute there. There's not much to do, but it's nice to meetshow original
El Palacio Pizzurno es realmente bello. Las terminaciones y tamaño del edificio lo.hacen más los detalles logran que sea impactante. La zona me parece inseguraThe Pizzurno Palace is really beautiful. Terminations and size of the building lo.hacen more details can be shocking. The area seems to me to be unsafeshow original
Edificio que alberga al ministerio de educación de la nación, es sencillamente hermoso. Uno de los tantos destacados en la ciudad.Building that houses the Ministry of education of the nation, is simply beautiful. One of the many highlights in the city.show original
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