Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

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Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Queen J
California2,093 contributions
It's definitely worth stopping by just to take pictures of this massive ornate building, if not to tour the inside. This building is a must-see. It's ginormous and ornate. It's really spectacular. It is very difficult to capture the entire front or side of the building from the street, though, because it is so long.

If you have time to go inside, there's a small, free museum about the water system in Buenos Aires. It's ok. There are so many fantastic museums in BA, I wouldn't say this one is a "must see", but it WAS interesting. The museum is an interesting mix of floor plans, pipe and equipment pieces, photographs, drawings, displays in Spanish and English, and the pipes overhead still being used in the building itself.

There is only 1 guided tour daily at 11am. It is free. We did not take it since we had another tour elsewhere at that time, but the self tour of the small museum was sufficient.

*Note: Residents line up here to pay their water bill, so bypass the line and ask the security guard about the tour or where to access the stairwell to the free public museum on the 1st floor above.

Hope that helps! Enjoy Buenos Aires!

*Note: All government buildings and museums close for the holidays and for New Year's week, it was closed Dec 31, Jan 1, and Jan 2.
Written February 5, 2020
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
The architecture of this building is a true masterpiece and features many structures to feast your eyes upon. Inside there is toilet museum also.
Written November 27, 2019
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PatPandBobY
Adelaide, Australia237 contributions
Couples
As well as the incredibly decorative exterior, the building's design and history speaks volumes about Buenos Aires in the late 19th Century and the aspirations of the developing nation. Its free museum on the first floor is very interesting. However, the guided tour, which we were lucky enough to have with the director of the museum was absolutely fascinating. Take the tour (11am), you won't regret it. Entry on Riobamba.
Written May 27, 2015
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Patti P
Welland, Canada30 contributions
The outside of this building is amazing and well worth the visit.

However, if you do NOT speak Spanish, do not go on the tour. It is over an hour long and you do not see much of interest inside the building to make it worthwhile.

I've heard that there was more objects to see before but not now.
Written May 24, 2022
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IN_Travelers47906
West Lafayette, IN4,716 contributions
You have spent a lot of time and money getting to Buenos Aires. Do you really want to spend more visiting the waterworks? In this case, yes! It is just a 5-minute walk from El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore (an absolute must-see) and 15-minutes from the Opera House (Teatro Colon), also a must see. The three together make for an excellent morning or afternoon self-guided walking tour.

The beautiful Water Company Palace (Museo del Agua) occupies an entire city block. Walk completely around the exterior and, if time allows, enter the main doorway on the Riobamba Street side to take the ancient elevator up to the History of Sanitation Museum, which is worthy of a few minutes of your time.

The museum is a handy-man’s paradise displaying histories of the toilet and sanitation piping, plus other interesting displays about the evolution of the Buenos Aires sanitation system. You also have an opportunity to see some of the mega-plumbing inside the system.

Beautiful on the outside and interesting on the inside. 1-hour well-spent.

TIP: We created our own walking tour and it turned out to provide us a wonderful day seeing much of Buenos Aires. Most hotels can provide you a city map.

1. Take a taxi (probably less than $10 USD from any location) to Floralis Generica. 2) Walk 15 minutes to the Recoleta Cemetery, stopping by the Claustros Históricos Basílica del Pilar along the way. 3) Walk 20 minutes to El Ateneo Grand Splendid which has to be the world’s most ornate and interesting bookstore. 4) Walk 5 minutes to the beautiful Water Company Palace (Museo del Agua) which occupies an entire city block. 5) Walk 15 minutes to the Opera House (Teatro Colon) where there is a nice park across the street for resting. The outside of the Opera House is nice, but not magnificent, so make sure you go inside. It is worth going on line ahead of time to reserve tickets for the tour either on this stop or at a later time. Don’t miss this tour! 6) Walk 5 minutes to the Obelisk and before you get there go to the top of the steps provided for viewing. The base of the Obelisk is a perfect location for a Christmas Card photo. You will probably see a line there, where those waiting will gladly take pictures of those whose turn is next. Cross the magnificent 18-lane Avenue 9 Julio (9th of July) and you will be surrounded by cheap places offering almost any meal you want. We ate at the Tostado Café and took our food to the second floor for a window view of the crowds below. Very pleasant with great food at reasonable prices. 7) Walk 15 minutes to the Cathedral of Buenos Aires(Pope Francis’ cathedral) and take a look inside. This will put you at the famous Plaza de Mayo where you can sit, people watch and stroll around what is probably the most historic site in Buenos Aires. 8) Finish with a short 10-minute walk to the wonderful Puerto Madero. The place to be late afternoon/early evening with street performers and endless choices for a meal.
Written March 3, 2020
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ShifraToronto
toronto4,492 contributions
We stopped at this building as part of a tour of the city and we were given the opportunity to take pictures.
The architectural details are quite amazing.
There are so many interesting things to observe.
This building was commissioned in 1894 to hold 12 huge metal tanks (72,000 tons of clean water).
The beauty of this ornately decorated water tower enclosure highlighted the importance of clean water at a time of pestilence; yellow fever, cholera, and typhoid.
I am sorry we did not have the time to go inside, but I did enjoy photographing some of the intricate details.
You can get a better view of all of the levels from across the street.
Written January 31, 2020
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gdraque
Buenos Aires, Argentina23 contributions
Solo
This building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Buenos Aires. It is only a couple blocks away from my university... and after having seen it a zillon times, I still love it :-) The first time I saw it I was a little kid and my father would tell me that there were "water tanks" inside, and that the building itself was just a facade to hide such hideous tanks and pipes... I thought it was just one more of my father's tales which were 90% fiction. I love this building, and I tell the same story to my kids... I wonder what they think about my stories and when they will ave the curiosity to walk into the museum and realize it was part of my 10%.
Written October 3, 2018
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savas.kazan
Buenos Aires, Argentina248 contributions
Unparalleled beauty in this iconic building which stands in an area alone. A real gem of architecture.
Written May 8, 2021
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Flavia L
Buenos Aires, Argentina33 contributions
It is a unique work of its kind, true testimony of the importance given to public hygiene and drinking water by the rulers of the time.
Written March 5, 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,670 contributions
One of the most outstanding buildings in Buenos Aires built for humble purposes. The symbol of golden era.
Written March 3, 2020
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