Among the many things that struck me in this house / palace / museum, there are two that I want to highlight. One thing I never thought I would say is about the kind of fans installed in the kitchen walls that were used to dry the freshly made noodles. The other detail that caught my attention, much more important than the previous, is the original stain of blood that, when mortally wounded, Urquiza left perserved on the wall. You can his handprints framed and protected behind glass. Some are in my photos.
The Palace of the Argentine National Congress was started in 1897 and completed in 1906. The dome and the sculpture are well worth stopping to admire. The building was built in the Greco-Roman style by the Italian architect Victor Meano. The dome, which measured 80 meters high, is a spectacular work of engineering, designed to support the 30,000 tons of the central dome. The cap of the dome is a steel lattice structure and the four pillars on the drum are made up of 300 square meters of granite. The dome has a copper cover, so weather and humidity have given it a greenish color. Above the front gable of the building is an ornate 15 meter high sculpture of a chariot by the sculptor Victor de Pol that is 8 feet tall and weighs 8 tons. The chariot is drawn by four horses that symbolize the triumphant Republic, and it is driven by the Winged Victory.
Another monumental work of Salamone, this time in the town of Adolfo Gonzales Chaves. It is, like almost all architectural works, in the province of Buenos Aires.
The imprint of this great architect returns to be seen in his designs, and in the short video that you'll find projected here you can see a strange swirl of leaves, as if the restless spirit of Salamone would continue drawing with the dead leaves.
Initially occupied an old farmhouse on the same block but due to the relentless increase in population, the then Mayor, Don Daniel Videla Dorna ordered the old building to be demolished, and in 1935 he began to build a larger one with modern architecture, it was inaugurated in 1936 and is the current building. Immaculately painted white it has extensive facilities and municipal departments such as the Municipal Health Secretariat and others located there.
The building which was the Palace of the former Customs Port of Rosario, was opened in the year 1938 and constructed in an architectural style by French Engineers strongly Ochoa and Thomas. The building has a strength and institutional strength according to the importance that they wanted to convey and that the institution meant it to be. The protruding elements of its outside are highlighted by Ionic pillars. Its outside is surrounded by bodies on the capital columns matching the uneven ground to the Paraná River. On top of the 1st floor windows there are arcs, and on the 2nd the arches are actually semicircular. A mansard roof tops it and inside the central hall, which is is topped by a skylight. It has inputs of both Av Belgrano as Urquiza and is within the National Flag Park. Hours of operation are: 7:00 to 15:30 The Customs Palace is occupied by many departments of the Municipality of Rosario. It is a World Heritage city and can be seen at the opening hours above. I incorporated the web page and made sure that the phone numbers were correct. Not far from there, just around the corner in Maipú and Urquiza is the Resto Bar Passport, half a block away, Sergeant Cabral and Rio Source of Utopias and beside the Palace Customs, on Avenida Belgrano.