Palacio del Congreso, Buenos Aires

The Palacio del Congreso (the Congressional Palace), the seat of the legislative branch of Argentina’s national government is located at one end of Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires.  At the other end of Avenida de Mayo stands Casa Rosada, the seat of Argentina’s executive branch.  The Palacio del Congreso was modeled after the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, was built between 1898 and 1906.  Argentina’s legislative branch consists of the Senate with 72 members (3 from each province) and the Chamber of Deputies with 256 members (distributed in proportion to the population of each province).

Palacio del Congreso - 1

Palacio del Congreso – 1

SOURCE:  Palacio del Congreso – 1 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

Palacio del Congreso - 2

Palacio del Congreso – 2

SOURCE:  Palacio del Congreso – 2 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

Palacio del Congreso - 3

Palacio del Congreso – 3

SOURCE:  Palacio del Congreso – 3 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

Palacio del Congreso - 4

Palacio del Congreso – 4

SOURCE:  Palacio del Congreso – 4 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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