Photo: Celeste Najt

Photo: Celeste Najt

Opposite the Casa Rosada (The Pink House), the Argentinean President’s official residence in the city of Buenos Aires, stands the Cabildoそのバラ色の外壁から“バラ色の家”と呼ばれる大統領府であるカサ・ロサーダの向かいに建つのが、1610年に設立された歴史的建築物「カビルド」である。



住所:65 Bolivar Street, Downtown, Buenos Aires

Text: Celeste Najt
Translation: Yuki Mine
, a historical building opened in 1610. ‘Cabildo’ derives from capitulum, which means ‘at the head’. It represented a typical Spanish institution; its political body had administrative, legislative, judicial, police and military functions. The members of this body were elected annually by the town neighbours. Several events that implied innovative changes in the course of the history of the city of Buenos Aires have taken place here, such as the ‘Cabildo abierto’ (open meeting of the council) that declared the Independence of the City of Buenos Aires from Spanish rule (1810).

Nowadays, inside the Cabildo there is the National Museum of the Cabildo and the May Revolution, where paintings, portraits, pieces and jewels dating from the 18th century are exhibited. In the courtyard, there is a well dating from 1835 that belonged to Manuel Belgrano’s home. Belgrano was a politician, a military man, and the creator of the Argentine Flag. Although the Cabildo has undergone several alterations in its initial.

Address: 65 Bolivar Street, Downtown, Buenos Aires
Open: Wednesday to Sunday

Text: Celeste Najt
地址:65 Bolivar Street, Downtown, Buenos Aires

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