Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes

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Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes information

Buenos Aires , Argentina
cnr Av Córdoba & Riobamba
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Swedish engineer Karl Nyströmer and Norwegian architect Olaf Boye helped create this gorgeous and eclectic waterworks building. On the 2nd floor is the small and quirky Museo del Patrimonio . The collection of pretty tiles, faucets, handles, ceramic pipe joints and plenty of old toilets and bidets is well lit and displayed. Guided visits offer a backstage glimpse of the building’s inner workings and huge water tanks. Bring photo ID and enter via Riobamba.

Also known as Obras Sanitarias, Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes dates from 1894 and occupies an entire city block. Topped by French-style mansard roofs, the building’s facade consists of 170,000 glazed tiles and 130,000 enameled bricks, all shipped from England and assembled here.