This Summer 2013, the City of Buenos Aires offers many guided visits for you to enjoy. One of the newest ones is the visit to the Art Power Plant (Usina del Arte) in La Boca neighborhood. This old building used to be a power plant for the south of our city but now it has been redecorated and adapted to become an art center for music, dance and other artistic expressions.
You can join the guided visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 5PM. The gathering point is the corner of Caffarena Street and Pedro de Mendoza Avenue. The visit takes 45 minutes and you will see the philharmonic concert room, the main hall, the patios and the multiples exhibition spaces. The guide will also tell you about the history of the building and the changes that have been made on it.
The “Usina” was built in 1916 by Italian architect Chiogna in a neo Renaissance style. It worked almost 50 years for the Italian-Argentinian Energy Company. After that, the place was abandoned for 30 years, until its 2011 reopening. The most famous picture of the building is the clock tower on Pedro de Mendoza Avenue. Don’t miss the chance to discover a fantastic portion of our architectural patrimony.