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“Unique architecture”

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes
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Colon Theater Skip-the-Line plus Palaces of Buenos Aires Tour
Ranked #25 of 774 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Santiago, Chile
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Unique architecture”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very large building with interesting exterior. Entrance is on Viamonte. After entering, follow the signs upstairs to the museum and library, which are both free. The museum has an extensive collection of toilets and other items related to engineering. Staff are friendly and eager to explain the history of the building and its current usage.

Visited July 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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78 reviews
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“Gorgeous Water Palace!!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Located at the corner of Cordoba and Callao, this Water Palace is amazing to behold, in the light of day. No longer in use, for the city's water, this architectural marvel is worth the trip, for fans of fabulous buildings!!

Visited March 2013
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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Placio de Aguas Corrientes”
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This building houses the municipal water works administration and an old reservoir which holds 72 million liters of water. Although there is a small interesting free museum centered on plumbing, plumbing fixtures and city plumbing, the outside of the building is the real hit. There are over 300,000 glazed tiles on the outside imported from London. The effect is to give it a fairytale palace.

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Ottawa, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Outside of building is highlight.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is a beautiful building located in a largely residential area . It was built to conserve and distribute potable water to Buenos Aires and is therefore essentially a huge water tank. To make it more acceptable and to be recognized on the international stage it was elaborately decorated with beautiful tile work (royal doulton) and interesting archecture. The museum is of intetest, especially for the engineering minded or for those intetested in toilet design. The tour includes a look at the deep interior of the building which is of marginal interest.

I would recommend a look at the exterior but take the tour and/or visit the museum only if you gave a keen interest in water management.

A free tour is offered at 11:00 in the museum area of this building. It is offered in Spanish only so keep this in mind.

Visited April 2013
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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“Beautiful tile work”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

It was closed for Semana Santa, but my wife and daughter couldn't get enough of the exterior. Not sure how many pictures we took, but it is a lovely building.

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