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Address: Florida 1065, Retiro | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This building resembles a hand gesture that insults someone. This building was built to cover the church behind it.

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Torrance, California
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this was probably part of one of the more interesting stops on the free walking tour it's a pretty forgettable story and building. Only my wife's maiden name made this at all interesting for us. Thanks for reading. If you found this helpful I'll appreciate a thumbs up below.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This building resembles a hand gesture that insults someone. This building was built to cover the church behind it.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

According to urban legend, Corina Kavanagh represented "new money" and fell in love with a wealthy, aristocratic son from the Anchorena family. The Anchorena family had built a private church that they could view from their palace, but had planned on building a newer mansion closer to the church. Ultimately, the mother Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, who strongly opposed the... More 

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Hayward, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Long time back I was lucky to know inside my friend apartment ,the view is great,elevator fast ,and much confort.for many years it was the more high building in South America.

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Alexandria, VA
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1,261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Very beautiful building that is now an apartment building. We saw it while walking toward the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes on Liberator Avenue. I was told it was not open for tours. You see it on the left as you are walking from The Sheraton Hotel and past the Patio Bullrich luxury shopping center. The Kavanagh is located on... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Situated on the bank of gorgeous San Martin square (the city's downtown), this building marked a feat of architecture and engineering. Guided visits are also available to admire this skyscraper from the interior.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

In its heyday this was a Buenos Aires skyscraper, and the interesting shape of this building is still worth a look today.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

A symbol of past architecture, the Kavanagh its a big part of the Buenos Aires Heritage. Easy to spot from San Martin Park, its a must place to see if you do one of the many walking circuits within the downtown. In the past, there used to be a couple of tours accessing the tower but now a days you... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Worth taking a look at if in the area at the design of this building. It's very close to the main downtown area and the Retiro area which houses several transport terminals. Good to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

It´s right in front of Plaza San Martín and Retiro. It used to be the first highest building in Argentina. It has quiet an interesting construction history that you can ask for at the information center at the corner of the building. Very nice to see it curing a sunny day and also to grab some sandwich in the park.

Thank Sofia C

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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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