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“One of the areas of Buenos Aires that are just too chaotic” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Congreso

Congreso
Av Rivadivia & Av Entre Rios - Plaza Congreso, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
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Ranked #67 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Cultural
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Owner description: Dominating the plaza in which it sits, the stately capitol building is modeled after the White House in Washington DC.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“One of the areas of Buenos Aires that are just too chaotic”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Not much for tourist attractions, just a busy work environment and overall car chaos.

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Seattle, Washington
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“The hall for congress”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

In this day and age of security you can't get too close to the building. It is a nice view from the outside and tours can be arranged. The plaza is typical and generally traffic chocked except for the occasional start or end to a protest. Note the old bakery building that is crumbling away across the street.

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Maryland
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Impressive Congress Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

One of the largest parliamentary buildings in the world, worth driving by. It shows that there is a commitment to democracy in Argentina (even if dictators or juntas once bypassed the Congress). Fine columns, nice stone architecture.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Imposing Building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

It's an imposing building, though a bit neglected and the seat of government along with the Pink House. A lamdmark often blocked by picketeers and demonstrators.

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Perth, Australia
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“Visit if you have lots of time.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011 via mobile

There were only 2 of us for the free guided tour. The english speaking guide did not turn up, so had a tour in spanish with a guide who moaned the whole time about taking 2 people only on the tour( min 5 people req). Not very interesting, would not bother unless you like old buildings and want to learn about the local politics. Would have been better done in the language i speak.

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