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Palacio Haedo - National Parks Administration

This 19th century mansion was one of the first built on Plaza San Martín.

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This petit hotel was designed by the architect Fortunato Passeroni and Brizuela in the 1860s as a family home for Mariano Francisco Haedo, who had made a fortune in the banking and the railways. Originally defined by a neo-baroque style, it was fitted with Renaissance trimmings.

It was renovated following acquisition by the Villar family in 1871 and took on an eclectic style with both neo-gothic and French classical elements. It was acquired by Banco Popular in 1937 and sold to Argentina's National Parks Administration in 1942.

It is currently undergoing renovation to become a public centre of interpretation on Argentina's national parks, which will serve to showcase the country's national heritage.

See other highlights of the Retiro neighbourhood.