The Palace of the Argentine National Congress (Spanish: Palacio del Congreso Nacional Argentino, often referred locally as Palacio del Congreso) is a monumental building, seat of the Argentine National Congress, located in Buenos Aires at the western end of Avenida de Mayo (at the other end of which is the Casa Rosada). Constructed between 1898 and 1906, the palace is a National Historic Landmark.
The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at the Congressional Plaza, next to the building.
I took this photo at Mayo Avenue. This avenue connects the Plaza de Mayo with Congressional Plaza, and extends 1.5 km (0.93 mi) in a west-east direction before merging into Avenida Rivadavia. The avenue was built on an initiative by Mayor Torcuato de Alvear, work began in 1885 and was completed in 1894. The avenue is often compared with La Gran Vía in Madrid, although the Spanish avenue was built later (1910).
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- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13255)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Winter in Argentina
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-06 6:02