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Banco de la Nacion Argentina

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Address: Av Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Monumental building

Constructed in the 1940’s, this huge edifice was once the Central Bank. The huge 164’ diameter dome is the third largest in the world and provides a grand open space with marble... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
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Puyallup, Washington
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London, United Kingdom
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1,023 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We came here when walking from Plaza de Mayo to Puerto Madero. The outside of the building has very impressive architecture, and the inside is just as good. I can't say I've ever seen a bank like this! Unfortunately, photos are not allowed inside

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Torrance, California
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604 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a building of Argentina's National bank. Very impressive architecture. It is located near Casa Rosada.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

125th anniversary of Banco De La Nacion. Nice wooden doors. Its just right to Casa Rosanda and Left to Cathedral.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Designed by architect Alejandro Bustillo, this beautiful bank houses the nation's largest bank. We stopped in to try to open a bank account for our daughter. Given the current economic crisis, this was not possible. Worth a quick peek inside to view the ironic contrast in opulence verses a weak economy. Victoria, the banker that we spoke to, was delightful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

impressive looking facade. it's right next door to the pink palace so grab a photo while you're there. how i imagined Gringotts bank to look like in Harry Potter.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Due to the change in Govt in the past 5 months I'm really finding it difficult to change cash. As advised on Lovely Planet USA$ talks however this is not the case. Banks will not exchange US cash if you dont have an account with them. Money exchange booths are nil at the time of writing, I found one in... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Constructed in the 1940’s, this huge edifice was once the Central Bank. The huge 164’ diameter dome is the third largest in the world and provides a grand open space with marble floors and ornate wood work. Today, the building is the headquarters to the country’s largest bank. This is not your typical branch bank building.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 783 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Situated on the Plaza de Mayo, opposite the Casa Rosada you simply cannot miss this massive building. Very nice in classical style. The impressive Bank of Argentina edifice was previously the theater Colon, before they built the new one on Av.9 July.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Definitely a big building with a beautiful face. But I like the posts regarding the ironing this building.

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Londrina, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

The building is really beautifull! Its near the Casa Rosada, at a really nice square! Safe place! Go there, take your pics and go on!

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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