Discovering the Argentine National Congress was one of my first favourite memories of Buenos Aires. In November 2011 the gay pride march commenced at the Plaza de Mayo and concluded at the Congress doors. I remember the energy that pulsated through the smokey air that evening and how the magnificent architecture warmed the participants. Argentina may be a lot of negative things, but it’s a sanctuary for human rights, after a murky and war prone past.
Construction on the Congress was completed in 1906 but the aesthetic details were not finished until 1946. It’s a towering presence in the barrio of Congreso, and a tourist attraction in a busy geographical location. Beware snapping pictures, because thieves scour the area for unsuspecting prey.
I know from experience!