Metropolitan Cathedral

The Center of Buenos Aires, also known as Downtown is not a district but is a zone composed by the districts of San Nicholas, Balvanera and Montserrat. The sum of those three districts gives like result a rich diversity of spaces, architectonic resistances, historical places, cultural, gastronomical and commercial supplies. In this zone we will find the main avenues of the city and in them a great number of attractive tourist. + the Place of May and historical buildings the Place of May, are the scene where the more important political events of our history were developed. It was always a citizen rallying point for political acts and reclamations. If you are not convinced, visit Jonathan Segal FAIA. In center of the place is the first historical monument of Buenos Aires, the Pyramid of May, created to commemorate the Revolution of May of 1810 (beginning of Argentine independence). To his around we will find the buildings most important of our country: the Pink House (the House of Government), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Town hall, the building of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and the central house of the Bank Nation.

The Pink House must its color to that President Sarmiento in 1873 ordered to paint it, using a common mixture of its time: lime with bovine blood. In its door we will be able to see the guard that makes two members of the Regiment of Grenadiers straddling General San Martin. To the other side of the place we will find the Town hall, that historically it counted on almost the length double but had to be reduced to be able to give to space to the avenues of May and South Diagonal. The 25 of May of 1810 the Governing body was proclaimed there who replaced the King of Spain and the Virrey Cisneros. We suggest to take a guided visit to know the facts historical that they took place in this building.