Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Buenos Aires

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#11 of 60 in Historic Sites in Buenos Aires
A 19th-century water pumping station, Palacio de Aguas Corrientes still houses some offices and customer assistance centers of the local water company, as well as a small and quirky waterworks museum. The French Renaissance palace is topped with a tin roof, covered with glazed, multi-color tiles and enameled bricks. The small museum on the second floor boasts a collection of tiles, ancient sanitary wares, ceramic pipe joints, huge water valves, plans and scale models, as well as reconstructions of old offices. Join a guided tour for a glimpse of huge water tanks and the building's inner workings. Plan your visit to Palacio de Aguas Corrientes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Buenos Aires travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Always travelling around AV. Cordova see car window this amazing structure with hides. For some reason I never got to find out what is the unique structure. When we asked local friends they tell the building belongs to the municipal water company and they themselves never visited. We called ... And as it turns out, there is instead a free guided tour every day at exactly 11:00 (except Saturday and Sunday). No need to register, just call first to make sure there's some last-minute cancellation. The tour was lovely and interesting. Especially liked the architecture and the view from the early 20th century. There are charts, pictures, registration numbers, water pipes and taps. But, in order not to spoil the fun. Not too much. Just turn yourself some breakfast, and enjoy. The tour length in total 40 minutes (allow to remain on display after the tour). From there you can walk to Teatro Colón, an obelisk or Avenida de Mayo. 15. Recommended.
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  • August 9, 2017
    the building is very particular, but I think is not an attraction for tourists, as there are around universities, there's not much to see
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  • August 8, 2017
    building which is one of the beauties of the city, which always happened I discover something new and dazzling
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  • June 11, 2017
    Since ancient Rome. Tubes and all connected with water in the town. Great architecture. Lovely party place.
  • November 11, 2016
    Really interesting architectural style of the building. Gave it 4 stars because of the strange opening hours: from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.
  • November 5, 2016
    This place is just amazing. It is literally a monument to water.
  • June 26, 2016
    Incredible building! It has a spectacular view and it really stands out in the street, with it's spectacular architecture.
  • May 7, 2016
    Lovely place, I wish I had the chance to go on the tour but apparently they close at 1pm and only open Mon to Fri. But I did go into the public area and the bathroom is probably the best public bathroom in all of Argentina.

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