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Guemes Gallery

The building is in the city’s heart, near the Catedral metro station.

This is a very ancient European-style historic building. It was conceived as a space for meetings and social life and, at one time, performed functions similar to modern shopping centres. The construction of the building began in 1913 and was quite difficult since future owners declared themselves bankrupt several times. But despite this, the grand opening of the Guemes Gallery took place two years later, in 1915.

The peculiarity of the building was primarily its height – 87 meters. The building material was also unusual; Guemes Gallery was the first building made of reinforced concrete in those days. The project was created by Italian architect Francisco Gianotti.

Immediately after its opening, Guemes Gallery impressed the residents of the city with its versatility: there was a huge concert hall, many shops, a restaurant, a confectionery, apartments that could be rented for living, and offices.

Today, this building is mainly given over to offices and boutiques, but it still attracts tourists through an observation deck that offers a breathtaking view of Buenos Aires. But the truth is that you can visit it only at certain hours on weekdays, while on weekends the viewpoint is closed. Therefore, find out about the opening hours of the site in advance.