A beautiful building: Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Keeping to the topic of the week, here are some snaps of a gorgeous building in Buenos Aires called the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (the Palace of Running Waters). It was designed in 1877 as a water pumping station and today houses 12 metal tanks which can store a more than 60 million litres of potable water. Impressive! I like things that can be elegant and practical at the same time. 

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4 thoughts on “A beautiful building: Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

  1. Ronald says:

    Very nice looking building! There are many buildings in BsAs that are notable: the details of the construction, the solidity of design, the adornments that are totally unnecessary for the function of the building but make them beautiful and unique. I wish this kind of approach was used more often in modern cities.

  2. Liria says:

    I was transfixed at the beauty of this building. Has it been refurbished lately? I don’t recall having seen it before in the many times I’ve been to Buenos Aires in the past. Just like Ronald said, it would be so nice to see more of this kind of architecture throughout modern cities! I bet Europe has plenty of this!

  3. Solange says:

    I don´t believe it was refurbished too recently but I can´t find much info. It really is gorgeous!

  4. Judy says:

    It is a reminder of how young NZ is! Also of interest is the Opera House, cemetery, antique market…they also practice the tango there and La Boca…enjoy!

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