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Address: Av Rivadivia & Av Entre Rios - Plaza Congreso, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4127-7100
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Dominating the plaza in which it sits, the stately capitol building is...

Dominating the plaza in which it sits, the stately capitol building is modeled after the White House in Washington DC.

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Meet Victoria from Buenos Aires Free Tours at Congreso to Get a Porteña's View of Buenos Aires

Vicky (Victoria) gave an amazing tour that started at Rivadavia Avenue and Rodriguez Peña. Meet at 11 AM to learn about culture, customs, architecture and tasty treats. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exterior architecture of the building is fine, but the real appeal of a visit are the free guided tours. Guided tours are available Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri at 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. in English and Spanish. If meetings are in session, certain parts of the tour will be inaccessible, but visitors are usually given a chance to sit in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Walked past the congress building towards the end of a long walking day. It wasn't open so we didn't go inside. I like the park in front of the building but guarded my belongs more than usual since there are a lot of homeless people living in the park. I didn't feel threatened, but was just more cautious. On the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Vicky (Victoria) gave an amazing tour that started at Rivadavia Avenue and Rodriguez Peña. Meet at 11 AM to learn about culture, customs, architecture and tasty treats. The Congress Building is similar to the Congressional building in DC in form and function. "The Thinker" is located in the beautiful plaza sculpture garden. 'The Thinker" is only the third of eight... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a beautiful building with gardens opposite. Please beware in these gardens as thieves operate quite a disgusting trick. As you walk under the trees you may feel as if a bird has done something on you and then some helpful locals will appear to assist you, by helping you to clean the 'bird poo' off your clothes. while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Congreso in Buenos Aires is probably the most beautiful parliament building in the world, compared perhaps only with the one in Budapest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

An architectural gem on the lovely Congreso Plaza, seemingly modeled after the Washington DC 'equivalents'. The behind the scenes tour is worth the time; you meet an English speaking guide at a side door at an appointed hour on certain days and get a very interesting tour and local history lesson.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't go in as we had a bored 7 year old. She was tired from all the sightseeing but got excited with the playground area on the beautiful square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

A stunning view! It is the first thing you see when arriving at the congress plaza - great structure, with a very beautiful water fountain in front of it. It impressed me much more than the casa rosada!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Argentina's Congress meets every Wednesday and some days when they feel like having a session. So the published schedule really is irrelevant. The Congressional building is worth the time if you're into law and politics, especially learning about the law-making process in Argentina.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

When I was in Buenos Aires about two years + ago, I tried several times to get this tour, but sadly the Congresso was closed and I almost gave up. However, I knew that I was going to eventually come back, but was just Not sure of when. Luckily on this very short trip, I had just enough time to... More 

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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