Art Nouveau Buenos Aires, a tour of the most important jewels of the city.

Art Nouveau has emerged in the early twentieth century in Europe. A style that, experimenting with curves, sought to represent nature in the foreground, along with its sensuality.

In Buenos Aires, families with high purchasing power sought out architects of European origin to build buildings with the same characteristics of this new trend. They used iron, stained glass and various crystals.

The buildings created, today have more than 100 years standing, and are located in different states of conservation.

Next, we bring you the list of the most important and outstanding buildings of Art Nouveau Buenos Aires

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Güemes Gallery

art nouveau buenos airesIt is one of the best examples of this style, but it is also one of the most important viewpoints in the city.

Being the junction between Florida Street and San Martín, it is a gallery that opened its doors in 1915.

On sunny days, you can see the coast of our Uruguayan neighbors, if you dare to go up to the 14th floor.

Address: Florida 165 / San Martín 170
Schedules; Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and Holidays is closed.

Here we leave its website for any concerns.

 

Otto Wulff Building

art nouveau buenos airesBuilt by Morten F. Rönnow, an architect of Danish origin, who completed his work in 1914.

It was at the request of Otto Wulff, a renowned businessman.

The design of this beautiful building is the result of the search to honor the native fauna, with its 5-meter-high condor sculptures that you will see decorating the façade.

Address: Belgrano 601.

 

Barolo Palace

art nouveau buenos airesOne of the most emblematic and renowned Buenos Aires buildings. Who has not ever heard of this beautiful palace?

Built in 1923, design by Italian Mario Palanti, inspired by Dante Alighieri’s famous Divine Comedy.

When its construction was completed, it was the tallest building in South America!

Without a doubt, it is worth a visit, because it will dazzle you wherever you look.

Address: Av. De Mayo 1370

Here we leave you its website so that you can access the information of the guided visits that the place has.

 

House of the Lilies

house of lilliesIn this case, it is a residential building. It has three upper floors and a ground floor.

It was inspired by the work of Gaudí, whose main theme is botany.

Its entire structure is focused on the stems and lily flowers, hence its name.

Address: Rivadavia 2031

 

Calise House

casa caliseThe architect Virginio Colombo built this great building in 1911.

It was in very bad condition, until recently it was restored thanks to the movement of the neighbors, with the help of the city government.

Its most important feature is the solid oak carpentry. It features ornate iron gates and railings, marble staircases, and beautiful stained glass windows.

Another of the Art Nouveau jewels that you cannot miss!

Address: Av. Hipólito Yirigoyen 2568

Currently, given the situation of COVID-19, the tours of this beautiful house are suspended, but here we leave you a direct link to a video so you can visit it virtually!

 

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