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Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires

Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires

The Palais de Glace is a National Historic Monument in Buenos Aires where art exhibitions are held. When it was built, the intention was to use it as a skating rink.

J.L.Ruiz Basadre designed the Palais de Glace and construction was completed in 1911. The style of the building was French style Belle Epoque. It had a large ice skating rink and also housed a social club at the time. The popular of ice skating declined in the twenties and that of the Tango increased. The rink was converted into a dance floor and many well known tango dancers performed at the venue. In the 30s, the building housed the National Office of Fine Arts and later the offices of the television station, Canal Siete. Since 1960, the Palais de Glace has become a popular exhibition space that has hosted an array of art exhibitions and musical performances.

The initial design consisted of a circular ice rink that was located in the center of the structure. Theater style boxes and rooms for social gatherings surrounded the rink. The refrigeration plant was in the basement. The first floor had a balcony, an organ and a café. In 1931, the interiors were remodeled to make way for exhibition space by architect Alejandro Bustillo and three large murals covered the interior walls. The building has a single large skylight on a domed roof to allow natural light directly on the former ice rink. Free guided tours take visitors around the Palais de Glace today.

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Sight Name: Palais de Glace
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

Creating your own self-guided walk in Buenos Aires is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Palermo Area Walking Tour

Palermo Area Walking Tour

Palermo is one of the most famous areas of Buenos Aires - it's well known to locals and among tourists as well. It's also the largest neighborhood of the city, and is divided into smaller sub-districts, namely: Palermo Chico, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Las Cañitas and Alto Palermo. Check out our walking tour of the most popular places and buildings in these areas.

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Tango Clubs Self-Guided Tour

Tango Clubs Self-Guided Tour

Buenos Aires is Argentina's most popular tourist destination. And it is the world capital when it comes to passion expressed in the rhythm of tango. This form of dance originated in the country and many of its styles were first developed here. So if you decide to spend your night moving in tango rhythms, here's our list of top tango spots in Buenos Aires.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Gay Nightlife Walking Tour

Gay Nightlife Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour

Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour

Recoleta is one of most beautiful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires - it's the city's heart of art and elegance, grace and modernism, culture and leisure. Here you will find lots of things to do like: visiting museums, galleries and cultural centers; relaxing in one of the beautiful parks and plazas; or sampling the delicious local food. And if you travel to Recoleta with kids you will be...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Self-Guided Tour: Children's Attractions

Self-Guided Tour: Children's Attractions

Children have great imaginations and are always full of ideas when it comes to entertaining themselves. Luckily, Buenos Aires offers some great children's entertainment spots so your kids will enjoy visiting the city as much as you will. This self-guided tour presents some of the most popular attractions for kids in Buenos Aires.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.6 Km or 4.7 Miles
Famous Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Famous Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Old buildings are like mirrors of the past that reveal a little part of the history of a given place. There's much to admire in a historical building, whether its the architectural elements, the style or the décor that grabs you. Here in Buenos Aires, if you walk within its historical buildings, you can enter the history of the city and the spirit of the Argentine people.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 Km or 4.5 Miles

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