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Address: Av Rivadivia & Av Entre Rios - Plaza Congreso, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 4127-7100

Dominating the plaza in which it sits, the stately capitol building is...

Dominating the plaza in which it sits, the stately capitol building is modeled after the White House in Washington DC.

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Impressive building

This building is architecturally interesting and huge. The details is very impressive. It looks very European.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is architecturally interesting and huge. The details is very impressive. It looks very European.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive architecture and story behind the congress building, the statues and the square. Must see while in Buenos Aires! Make sure you take the free walking tour which starts at this location. There are many cafes nearby if you want to grab a drink or use the restroom. The building has the world's largest dome which is quite impressive... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The architecture of this building is wonderful. I like the top part most. When I was there it was closed so I could not get in.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very beautiful congress building with a nice square/fountans in front of it. It was light up in green at night, not sure if they change the colors I only saw green!!! tons of souvenirs are offered to tourists in the area in front of the Congreso.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The exterior architecture of the building is fine, but the real appeal of a visit are the free guided tours. Guided tours are available Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri at 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. in English and Spanish. If meetings are in session, certain parts of the tour will be inaccessible, but visitors are usually given a chance to sit in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Walked past the congress building towards the end of a long walking day. It wasn't open so we didn't go inside. I like the park in front of the building but guarded my belongs more than usual since there are a lot of homeless people living in the park. I didn't feel threatened, but was just more cautious. On the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Vicky (Victoria) gave an amazing tour that started at Rivadavia Avenue and Rodriguez Peña. Meet at 11 AM to learn about culture, customs, architecture and tasty treats. The Congress Building is similar to the Congressional building in DC in form and function. "The Thinker" is located in the beautiful plaza sculpture garden. 'The Thinker" is only the third of eight... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a beautiful building with gardens opposite. Please beware in these gardens as thieves operate quite a disgusting trick. As you walk under the trees you may feel as if a bird has done something on you and then some helpful locals will appear to assist you, by helping you to clean the 'bird poo' off your clothes. while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Congreso in Buenos Aires is probably the most beautiful parliament building in the world, compared perhaps only with the one in Budapest.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

An architectural gem on the lovely Congreso Plaza, seemingly modeled after the Washington DC 'equivalents'. The behind the scenes tour is worth the time; you meet an English speaking guide at a side door at an appointed hour on certain days and get a very interesting tour and local history lesson.

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