Buenos Aires: Palacio Álzaga Unzué: The most luxurious wedding gift in Argentina’s history

On May 8th, 1916, a large party was in Buenos Aires. Two offspring of the aristocracy, Félix Saturnino de Álzaga Unzué, 31, and Elena Peña Unzué, 24, were married with all pomp and ceremony in the Church of St. Augustine. The couple received innumerable gifts corresponding to a wedding of that rank. But nothing was like the gift of the groom that he gave to his new wife: a superb palace a few meters from the exclusive Avenue Alvear in the neighbourhood of Retiro, which still surprises many with its noble…

MercadoLibre now sells properties that can be paid with crypto

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The Mercado Libre e-commerce will allow real estate agencies to publish properties such as apartments, houses, land, lots and premises in Bitcoin. How the buying and selling of real estate in cryptocurrencies works. Today, Mercado Libre announced that it will accept property ads in cryptocurrencies . From now on, it will be possible to access properties with Bitcoin through the platform, and there will be an exclusive section of properties listed in cryptocurrencies. “We are always attentive to the changes…

What can happen if you buy a new apartment off the plans and the area is less than what you paid for

Many apartments in Argentina and elsewhere are sold off the plans (en Pozo), and usually, this goes smoothly. However, occasionally, there is a discrepancy between the m2 paid for and the number delivered. Sometimes, there are more and sometimes less. However, this Buenos Aires buyer did not take this lying down. He sued and won for the missing metres. Paola U. bought a department in the neighbourhood of Belgrano in mid-2011. When it was delivered, the property had fewer square meters than the construction…

Buenos Aires Administration actions off a range of residential, deceased estates which have no heirs

First auction of the year of homes without heirs in CABA with the offer prices with which they go on sale Most properties are apartments with a base value starting at $35,000. How to participate in the virtual auction Several Buenos Aires properties without heirs are auctioned online at bargain prices on May 8. Banco Ciudad offers savings investors an opportunity to invest in properties through an online auction. The Buenos Aires credit institution has set its first virtual auction of the year, featuring six…

Argentine and Brazil agribusiness have an “ecological surplus”

Economist Nicolás Torre, from the IERAL Institute of the Mediterranean Foundation, published an extensive thread on the social network Twitter, highlighting that both Argentina and Brazil have a positive “ecological footprint”. That is, they have more natural resources available than those they consume annually to survive. Torre’s report came in response to accusations against South America in recent weeks. First by The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, when he said that Brazil does not…

LATAM Airlines Re-Starts Direct Flights from Sydney to Santiago

LATAM Airlines is delighted to announce the reintroduction of direct flights from Sydney to Santiago four times weekly, commencing on 28 October 2024. This milestone significantly enhances connectivity, offering travellers daily direct routes between Australia and Latin America. LATAM’s commitment to reconnecting continents is evident in its expansion of services. In September 2023, LATAM Airlines restarted Melbourne – Santiago direct flights thrice weekly. With the addition of the four weekly direct…

Argentines and foreign investors are gaining more confidence that a strong recovery is possible soon

President Javier Milei expressed that the Government has various reasons for optimism. He highlighted positive survey data despite the severe economic recession and asserted that Argentina will experience a robust economic recovery once the stocks are opened. In addition, the President stated that although 70% of Argentines acknowledge their current struggles, there is an essential factor to consider. He mentioned that at the beginning of their mandate in December, only 20% of Argentines believed that their…

The story behind the Argentine lifestyle neighbourhood that many Americans choose to live

In Salta, there is an area that Americans fell in love with; A closed neighbourhood was built there where many foreigners choose to live, even permanently. Cafayate is a place that conquers any Argentine who visits it and also captivates citizens of the United States . Surrounded by multicoloured mountains, it is located in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valleys, 192 kilometres from Salta. In 2005, a real estate project began to take shape near this town. La Estancia de Cafayate is a gated community located…

Classical French Architecture in Buenos Aires

From 1880, admirers of France as a model republic for cultural and aesthetic tastes, known as the ‘Generation of ‘80’, began to expand globally. The classical French style began to heavily influence even Non-French European Architects. At the beginning of the 19th century, European tendencies and influences penetrated Argentina after the wars of independence. As the new republic constructed a nation, the Argentine government aimed to move away from its colonial roots. At the time, Argentina prospered…

Argentina has the most Golf Courses in Latin America

As any well-bred Scotsman will tell you, the mark of a civilised country is its number of golf courses. Well, in Latin America, there is no competition. Argentina has 75% of the continent’s golf courses. In the past 10 years, 50 new major courses have been constructed for the 120,000 plus players in Argentina and the 1,000s of golf tourists who now come to play from the exterior. This is comparable to only 12,000 players in Brazil, many of whom also play in Argentina. Costs vary from public courses; for…

La Candelaria Castle in Lobos, Buenos Aires

In 1840 Don Orestes Piñeiro (pharmacist) bought his first farms in Lobos, around 100km from Buenos Aires city. The castle itself was designed by the French architect Alberto Favre hired by Manuel Fraga, who was impressed by a similar one he saw in France on the banks of the Loire river. He hired the best workman, bringing all the necessary materials from Europe. Construction started in 1894 (it took approximately 5 years) and has a size of 1200 m2.  The family then had it landscaped by Charles Thays, a French…

The facade of the De Ridder mansion on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires during its expansion, around 1927

In Buenos Aires’ golden age, Alvear Avenue was Frenchified. It was based on the aesthetics of large residences preserved along with its short six blocks that, with few exceptions, recreated in the Beaux-Arts style of the Ancien Régime. The culmination of its axis is the great dome of the old residence Ortiz Basualdo, the current French Embassy, to which the Plaza Carlos Pellegrini with its monument by Jules-Félix Coutan serves as a setting, that can be considered as the apotheosis of a paradigm that…

“Discover the Secret World of Ultra-Luxury Homes in Buenos Aires – What Makes Them So Desirable Among the Elite!”

Are you ready to invest in a luxury property? The good news is that after five years of decline, the market has finally stabilized! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of paradise in select locations, which are now available to both local and foreign buyers. Act fast before it’s too late! Looking for your dream apartment in the luxurious Núñez area? Look no further! The real estate market in Buenos Aires is experiencing a surge of activity in premium properties characterized by exceptional…

On Arroyo Street: there is a new luxury hotel in Buenos Aires in a historic building

The Mihanovich Building, where the once elegant Sofitel hotel once operated, will reopen its doors in January as a new luxury hotel: Casa Lucía. For 15 years, the iconic Sofitel hotel stood as a benchmark of elegance and luxury in the Retiro neighbourhood. On the imposing Arroyo Street, full of art galleries, design shops, restaurants, award-winning bars and embassies, this iconic establishment marked its presence in one of the most impressive historical buildings in the city. After the Cabezas family failed…

Argentina seen through different eyes

Historians will normally agree that history is best written by those who are not nationals of the country they are writing about. So it is not surprising that when The New York Times sent a journalist to cover the Southern Cone, once said that Argentina was like a five-star hotel in which all the guests were complaining about the room service. His metaphor had a message: that those fractious hotel guests had no reason to complain about the room service. They merely had to stop bickering and recognise what they…
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