It is, perhaps, an over-used comparison, but Buenos Aires really can be called the Paris of South America. No better example can be found than the Paz Palace, built for Jose C. Paz, founder and owner of the famous La Prensa newspaper. Designed by a French architect, and finished in 1914, it is a truly magnificent (also an over-used term, but well-deserved in this instance) mansion in the grand tradition of that time that deserves the appellation "palace." Now the home of the Argentinian Military Officers Association, this wonderful building is open to tours in Spanish and English. While there, be sure to visit the Museo de Armas de la Nación (Museum of Arms of the Nation), a wonderful military museum that has displays that range from chainmail and crossbows to modern rifles.
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