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Arenales 761, Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Centro (Downtown)
+54 11 4819-7000
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

One of the best preserved old colonial style buildings in Buenos Aires. Impressive exterior and very photogenic. It would have been nice to see inside, but this did not prove possible when we visited. Not worth going out of your way for, but nice to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Really felt like I was standing there in France just by looking at the Euro styled architecture of this building. Certainly beautiful. Check it out if in the area, there are a lot of other points of interest in this part of BA.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a old Parisian style architectural design building. The building is beautiful. You can see on your city walk or tour.This is a government building.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

You should definitively visit. Shows grandness on Argentina! Was only shortly posessed by original owner

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

If you are in the neighborhood, stop and admire the architecture, the building is used for government purposes now but it is a lovely example of the style of the times..

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ScarlettO1
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We recognised the Parisian flair of Buenos Aires in the San Martin Palace which was inspired in the French architecture of the 18th century. San Martin Palace is today the Ceremonial venue of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

From the outside the palace looks great if not that grand compared to others around the world. The front area you can see the stairs but little else Understand it is rarely open which is dissapointing

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Warby P
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We went there twice in a week in Buenos Aires and were told it would be open on Thursday at 3 pm for a guided tour in English. But when we get there they tell us to come back tomorrow. Open hours in Argentina are...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

There are free tours through this building (a rare thing for a foreign tourist in this city, who always pays more than the locals for any museum ticket ). We went for the 3PM tour. It leads through the three buildings that comprise this residence....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a typical place of a family from this city at the end of XIX century and begging of the XXth . Many of this homes have been demolished due to no conservation laws. If you watch the architecture of this city you will...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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