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This is the most Parisian street in all of Buenos Aires: it has the best cafes, and it is where the most renowned art galleries are located

Buenos Aires is characterised by its neighbourhoods of French architecture. Each one of them is completely different when it comes to going through them. For example, in the Retiro neighbourhood, there is Calle Arroyo, one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Over time, this art centre managed to become one of the places in the city that manages to attract the attention of all tourists who decide to visit Buenos Airesl. WHAT IS ARROYO STREET LIKE? Arroyo Street is one of the most picturesque in Buenos…

French Architecture in Buenos Aires

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French architecture in Buenos Aires was developed under the auspices of the government of the nation. In the first years after independence from Spain, the new country needed professionals and naturally would not bring them from the country from which it had recently gained independence. This is how, during the first half of the nineteenth century – a turbulent and dangerous time in Europe – many renowned architects and French engineers, who were very eager to be hired to work away from the…

The Estrugamou in Buenos Aires – The Pinnacle of French Classical Architecture

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On the corner of Juncal and Esmeralda streets, in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, sits a stately and imposing relic of an era of French architecture in Buenos Aires, a city often dubbed the “Paris of South America.” The residential Estrugamou Building, or Edificio Estrugamou, resembles an aristocratic French mansion, with its chimneys, mansard roof, cornices, and three-story classical columns. The first wave of French architects came to Argentina in the 1820s, shortly after independence from Spain…

The Palacio Estrugamou apartments are a reflection of Argentina’s Golden Age

“The classic and refined is sometimes associated with formality and excess. To me, it’s the opposite. In this case, the challenge was to transform that formality into something cheerful and luminous.” Said Maria Silvia Loitegui, decorator in charge of giving new life to this wonderful apartment located in a building full of splendor: the Estrugamou Palace. The gates and its ample corridors simulate the carriages ‘ entrances of the French palaces In 1924, when the construction was completed,…

Classic French Architecture in Buenos Aires

Classic French Architecture in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires’ luxury housing market can be found primarily in the more costly neighborhoods such as Barrio Parque, Belgrano, Palermo, Nuñez, Recoleta or Barrio Norte, where there is a concentration of older, stately buildings intermingled with modern, sophisticated high rises. Among the most exclusive are the Estrugamou, the Kavanagh, the Torre Le Parc Figueroa Alcorta, Chateau Libertador, Grand Bourg, and the Palacio Atucha, among others. Real estate prices at…
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