The Belle epoque: The Aristocratic Palaces

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The Belle epoque: The Aristocratic Palaces

On this tour you will discover the architecture of the “Belle Epoque”, reflected in the palaces that were inhabited by the most aristocratic families of Buenos Aires. Alvear Avenue, the most aristocratic of the city, has in its route an infinity of palaces and mansions that were inhabited by the most powerful class in the country. These constructions, today mostly transformed into hotels and embassies, show the predominant style of the Belle Epoque, the Academicism of the school of Beaux-Arts, furor at that time in France and copied by that Buenos Aires that wanted to become the Paris from SouthAmerica. Our tour continues through the neighborhood of Retiro passing through the beautiful Arroyo Street, recently recycled culminating at San Martin Square.

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