On the city's northern riverside, on a pier extending 500m into the Río de la Plata, the stunning Club de Pescadores in Palermo resembles a Belgian castle surrounded by sky and water. The headquarters of a traditional fishing club (with 2,000 members at last count) but it boasts a number of attractions that make it worth a visit.
The fishermen's club itself was founded in 1903, and the current building was built in 1930. It's since become one of the city's most iconic landmarks and was declared a national historic monument in 2001. The clubs runs a fishing school that is open to the public, a library and museum, a large living room with a piano and an aquarium with diverse species of fresh water fish. It also hosts concerts, which are open to non-members.
A stroll along the pier can be enjoyed all year round, complete with a postcard image of people fishing in the river beside the club both during the day and at night. The club is also a good vantage point from which to observe planes taking off and landing at the nearby Jorge Newbery Airport. You can even spy the coast of Uruguay on a clear day. And look out for the flag flying from a fishing rod on the roof! For foodies, the club's restaurant offers a menu that naturally focuses on fish and seafood, served in an atmosphere that can be particularly romantic at night with the moon shining over the water of the river.
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