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Top Choice Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio Barolo

One of Buenos Aires' most beautiful buildings is this 22-story office block, whose unique design was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy; its height (100m) is a reference to each canto (or song), the number of floors …
Top Choice Theater in Congreso & Tribunales

Teatro Colón

This impressive seven-story building is one of BA’s most prominent landmarks. It’s the city’s main performing-arts venue and a world-class forum for opera, ballet and classical music with astounding acoustics. Occup…
Top Choice Bar in Congreso & Tribunales

Los Galgos

This classic neighborhood bar – formerly frequented by the neighborhood's elderly señores – has been immaculately restored and transformed into a sophisticated bar and restaurant serving modern Argentine food. It's …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Congreso & Tribunales

Cadore

This, one of BA's classic heladerías (ice-cream parlors), was founded by the Italian Olivotti family in 1957 and gets busy with the post-theater crowds late into the night. Try the dulce de leche (milk caramel), mad…
Top Choice Pizza in Congreso & Tribunales

Pizzería Güerrín

This much-loved pizza joint on Av Corrientes has been feeding the masses since 1932. For a quick pit stop (and the cheapest prices), order a slice of thick, doughy muzzarella at the counter and eat standing up at th…
Museum in Congreso & Tribunales

Museo Botica del Ángel

For an overview of the world of Argentinian showbiz, join a tour of the wonderfully kitsch Botica del Ángel and view the former home of the late Eduardo Bergara Leumann, the flamboyant TV presenter and actor who was…
Pizza in Congreso & Tribunales

El Cuartito

In a hurry? Order your slice of pizza and eat it at the counter (el mostrador) standing up. Not only is it cheaper and quicker this way, but you get a good view of the old sports posters and soccer shirts on the wal…
Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio del Congreso

The green-domed Palacio del Congreso was modeled on the Capitol Building in Washington, DC and was completed in 1906. Worthwhile free tours of the Senate chamber, the Chamber of Deputies and the gorgeous, walnut-pan…
Notable Building in Congreso & Tribunales

Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes

Completed in 1894 when Buenos Aires was booming, this gorgeous, palace-like waterworks building has an elaborate exterior intended to convey the importance of the purified water it housed in huge tanks. On the 1st f…
Tango in Congreso & Tribunales

Café de los Angelitos

Originally called Bar Rivadavia, this cafe was once the haunt of poets, musicians and even criminals, which is why a police commissioner jokingly called it los angelitos (the angels) in the early 1900s. As well as b…