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"Cabildo de Buenos Aires" Top 5 Page for this destination Cabildo - Old Town Hall Tip by Sonador3

Cabildo - Old Town Hall, Buenos Aires: 19 reviews and 25 photos

by Sonador3

Located at the foot of the Plaza de Maya, the Cabildo de Buenos Aires is a colonial style building that took its current look from it's last reconstruction in 1949. The original Cabildo dates back to 1610, though I've seen references dating its conception to 1580.

Over the years its gone through many different architectural modifications, thought has stood the test of time to remain one of the most important historical buildings in the city. The first assembly after Independence gathered here in 1810 with the president, Brigadier Cornelio Saavedra presiding over the first Assembly.

Inside are many different rooms and exhibits, including a printing house where the newspaper, The Buenos Aires Gazette, was published and a mint where the first coins making reference to the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata and the Independence from Spain were produced.

Hours are Tuesday thru Friday 12:30pm to 6:30pm and Sundays from 3pm to 7pm. Guided tours are available at 4pm daily and there is a handicraft market each Thursday and Friday from11am to 6pm

Address: 65 Bolivar St
Directions: Near Plaza de Mayo
Phone: 4334-1782

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 26, 2004
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