Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Balvanera
How to get there
  • Facultad de Medicina • 4 min walk
  • Callao • 6 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,658 reviews
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Malaymithi
Denver, CO121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This place is generally not mentioned as top 10 things to see in BsAs. This is a not to be missed attraction, IMO. The building occupies a full block with great exterior architecture, which covers the huge metal pipes and systems for water supply. The tours are only in Spanish though bit ypu can read up before hand and visit the museum for free.
Written 20 January 2024
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Lorraine B
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The building itself is fabulous. It wasn't convenient to get to (not near any other places of interest or activities we did) but IMO, worth the trouble. However, my 14 year old & I were a bit disappointed once we ventured inside. Business is conducted on the ground floor so we had to tell security we wanted to visit the museum and they directed us to the stairs/elevator. The museum was honestly of no interest to us but I'm sure others might find it of value. It explained the history of bringing the water utility to the city of Buenos Aires - lots of pipes, dials, & toilets to look at. It seemed well organized and best of all, it was FREE!
Written 4 July 2023
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tommy b.
Aurora, CO26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
To understand the history behind the making and design of this building is one thing but to see it in all of its grandeur is something else. So many great pieces of architecture throughout the city and this one is not to be missed.
Written 27 April 2023
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seethworld
California175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Palacio de Aguas is gorgeous. The museum is closed on Saturday and Sunday. We were there on Saturday, so we didn't get to go inside.
Written 5 February 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
The architecture houses so much intricate and noble detail. The building is an awesome work of art. This might very well be the nicest building in Buenos Aires.
Written 27 October 2022
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Patti P
Toronto, Canada57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The outside of this building is amazing and well worth the visit.

However, if you do NOT speak Spanish, do not go on the tour. It is over an hour long and you do not see much of interest inside the building to make it worthwhile.

I've heard that there was more objects to see before but not now.
Written 24 May 2022
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savas.kazan
Buenos Aires, Argentina318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Unparalleled beauty in this iconic building which stands in an area alone. A real gem of architecture.
Written 8 May 2021
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Flavia L
Buenos Aires, Argentina33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It is a unique work of its kind, true testimony of the importance given to public hygiene and drinking water by the rulers of the time.
Written 5 March 2020
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IN_Travelers47906
West Lafayette, IN4,724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You have spent a lot of time and money getting to Buenos Aires. Do you really want to spend more visiting the waterworks? In this case, yes! It is just a 5-minute walk from El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore (an absolute must-see) and 15-minutes from the Opera House (Teatro Colon), also a must see. The three together make for an excellent morning or afternoon self-guided walking tour.

The beautiful Water Company Palace (Museo del Agua) occupies an entire city block. Walk completely around the exterior and, if time allows, enter the main doorway on the Riobamba Street side to take the ancient elevator up to the History of Sanitation Museum, which is worthy of a few minutes of your time.

The museum is a handy-man’s paradise displaying histories of the toilet and sanitation piping, plus other interesting displays about the evolution of the Buenos Aires sanitation system. You also have an opportunity to see some of the mega-plumbing inside the system.

Beautiful on the outside and interesting on the inside. 1-hour well-spent.

TIP: We created our own walking tour and it turned out to provide us a wonderful day seeing much of Buenos Aires. Most hotels can provide you a city map.

1. Take a taxi (probably less than $10 USD from any location) to Floralis Generica. 2) Walk 15 minutes to the Recoleta Cemetery, stopping by the Claustros Históricos Basílica del Pilar along the way. 3) Walk 20 minutes to El Ateneo Grand Splendid which has to be the world’s most ornate and interesting bookstore. 4) Walk 5 minutes to the beautiful Water Company Palace (Museo del Agua) which occupies an entire city block. 5) Walk 15 minutes to the Opera House (Teatro Colon) where there is a nice park across the street for resting. The outside of the Opera House is nice, but not magnificent, so make sure you go inside. It is worth going on line ahead of time to reserve tickets for the tour either on this stop or at a later time. Don’t miss this tour! 6) Walk 5 minutes to the Obelisk and before you get there go to the top of the steps provided for viewing. The base of the Obelisk is a perfect location for a Christmas Card photo. You will probably see a line there, where those waiting will gladly take pictures of those whose turn is next. Cross the magnificent 18-lane Avenue 9 Julio (9th of July) and you will be surrounded by cheap places offering almost any meal you want. We ate at the Tostado Café and took our food to the second floor for a window view of the crowds below. Very pleasant with great food at reasonable prices. 7) Walk 15 minutes to the Cathedral of Buenos Aires(Pope Francis’ cathedral) and take a look inside. This will put you at the famous Plaza de Mayo where you can sit, people watch and stroll around what is probably the most historic site in Buenos Aires. 8) Finish with a short 10-minute walk to the wonderful Puerto Madero. The place to be late afternoon/early evening with street performers and endless choices for a meal.
Written 3 March 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One of the most outstanding buildings in Buenos Aires built for humble purposes. The symbol of golden era.
Written 3 March 2020
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