Buenos Aires is a very European city, why's that?
The Argentine Aristocracy from the late XVIII Century wanted Buenos Aires to be a Latin Paris. Their desire was so big, that there are entire buildings made out of French materials. Of course they all were wealthy people who owned big extensions of land, or big companies.
Now those amazing European palaces belong to different owners, embassies, the state, or private companies.
All this palaces and mentions are located in the north of the city, were the wealthy people lives. There is an amazing contrast between the south, where all the immigrants neighborhoods used to be.
These are some examples:
Anchorena Palace, now international relationships building
This is now the Decorative Art museum.
Decorative Art museum
Decorative art museum ball room
Even in the streets, you can see random construction with French aspects.
This is the English tower, or monumental tower. It was a gift from England to the City in commemoration of a revolution anniversary.
Even their graves were as big as their houses
This is the Paz Palace. It’s from late XIX and early XX, this palace has a very notable French influence and Versailles specially.
I hoped you enjoyed the little history class :D
Even today, Buenos Aires still conserves the elegance and magnificent of the old times.
All we have to do is pay attention