Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bicentennial Museum

DSC08826We visited the Bicentennial Museum that is located on the site of the fortress of Buenos Aires and later the Customs House. It is a very interesting renovation. Two hundred years of Argentine history is shown in timeline format under the arches. They had some cool video graphics that showed the development of the area, in addition to other historic videos.

We also enjoyed seeing the ancient wooden gears that moved the items in the Customs House.


A trip to the subway on Plaza de Mayo yielded the information that it is no longer running, but may be renovated for tourists to ride on Sundays at some point in the future.


The kids loved exploring on the tall ship named after President Sarmiento.


Jonah and Izzy went for a run on the Puente de la Mujer while the others relaxed for minute.


Doug was supposed to take the blues, aka Jonah and Courtney, to touch the dog’s nose in the Recoleta Cemetery while we walked through the weekend fair. However, on finding it closed they headed for the ice cream store. It was supposed to be a secret, but the evidence was all over Jonah’s face.


We bought some pastries for after church tomorrow and ate dinner at a Mexican food restaurant called Xalapa in Palermo Viejo.

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