SAN NICOLÁS AND BALBANERA NEIGHBORHOODS
Monserrat was the Buenos Aires´ first neighborhood. It was given the name Monserrat in 1769 when teh Nuestra Señora del Moserrat church was finished. the church can be visited everyday from 7.30 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The temples, buildings and monuments of this area reflect part of the country´s history.
Lavalle Square: This land belonged to Cabildo Magistrate Enrique Zamudio. They were then bought by the Government and turned into a public place. From 1890 an during the 1900´s it has been ornamented with scuoptures, monuments and trees of different varieties.
The Obelisk and 9 de Julio Avenua: The Obelisk is certainly the most traditional monument in the city. It is 67.50 meters high and it is right at the 9 de Julio Avenua and Corrientes Avenue junction. It is 206 steps to the top. It was built in 1936 by architect Albert Prebisch. It was built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first foundation but it also marks the place where the National Flag was first raised. The avenue runs from north to south and takes its name from the date of the Argentine Independence day. It id the widest avenue in the world.
Palacio de Justicia (Justice Palace): Talcahuano Street and Lavalle Street. The Judicial Power has its headquarters there. It was finished in 1920 by the French architect Norberto Maillart. It is neoclassic style with a touch of Greek and Roman. At the top you can see the Tables of the Lau guarded by female figures. On the fourth floor you can watch Rogelio Yrurtia´s sculpture "La Justicia" (The Justice) and the Hall de Honor (The Honor Hall) decorated in marble.
Colon Theatre: 621 Libertad Street. Colón Theatre is well known worldwide for its excellent accoustics and for being the most famous lyric theatre in Latin America . The building with Italian Renaissance characteristics was built b the architects Francisco Tamburini, Victor Meano and Julio Dorman. It was inaugurated on May 25th, 1908 with "Aida", the opera by Giuseppe Verdi. It can seat 2500 people. Inside the theatre you can watch the cupola which was painted by Raul Soldi in 1966, the theatre Museum and the Salón Dorado (Golden Room) with details in gold.
Cervantes National Theatre: 815 Libertad Street. It was built by Fernando Días de Mendoza and his wife María Guerrero both Spanish comedians, in gratitude to Argentina. It has Spanish renaissance characteristics and its fromt is a replica of the Alcala Henares University. It was inaugurated in 1921, with "La Dama Boba" b the famous Lope de Vega. TheNational Museum is inside the Theatre.
General San Martín Municipal Theatre: 1530 Corrientes Avenue. It is 30.000 m2 cultural center. It houses three theatres, one cinema and several exposition auditoriums.
DAY 2 - Traditional City Tour, visiting the best of Buenos Aires: La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk, Colon Theatre, The Congress, The Governor House called "Casa Rosada", Puerto Madero, La Recoleta...
DAY 3 - Excursion to a traditional "Estancia" or farm in the Pampas. Meals and Activities included. This excursion is usually called "Fiesta Gaucha"
- Transfer to airport
RIPIO TURISMO - Incoming
Tour Operator Argentina & Chile- Leg. 10.687 Secretaría de
Turismo de la Nación Argentina.