Círculo Militar - former Palacio Paz

Luxurious home commissioned by press baron José Camilo Paz.

Dr. José Camilo Paz, Argentine politician, journalist and founder of the newspaper La Prensa, commissioned the French architect Louis-Marie Henri Sortais to design this imposing mansion as a family home in around 1890. He died in 1912, two years before the building was finished, but his wife and children would live here until 1938, when the building was bought to serve as the headquarters of the Círculo Militar (an army club) and the Weaponry Museum.

The building is considered to be one of the best examples of French academic architecture in the city.

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