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Palace of Peace

What we know today as Peace Palace or Círculo Militar was the largest residence and one of the most elegant in Buenos Aires. The Palace building was the residence of the family of José Camilo Paz.

José C. Paz was the founder of the newspaper La Prensa (Av. De Mayo 757) and Argentine ambassador in France, hence it is understood that we feel in France when we are in front of the palace.

As the construction of the building was delayed and took 12 years, Paz died before being able to inhabit this residence. Its facade, it is supposed, is inspired by the Chantilly Palace, of the homonymous French city, and in one of the fronts of the Louvre Palace, precisely the one that looks at the Seine river.

The palace has 140 rooms, 40 bathrooms, which are distributed in 12,000 square meters. Within its environments we can distinguish the great ballroom, the great hall of honor, the great dining room of honor, the music room, the living room and a second dining room, among others.

The residence was inhabited by the widow of José C. Paz, her two children and grandchildren. The palace has hidden doors and passageways that were used by the 70 people who kept the residence in operation so that the family and the guests do not see them.

All the pieces of the palace were brought from Europe.

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The great ballroom is inspired by the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles.

Ricky Martin's Cold video was filmed in this palace.

The family of José C. Paz was the first to hire a tango orchestra because although in Buenos Aires it was not well seen by high society in France, it was fashionable.

Pratical Information


Guided visits:
 In Spanish: Wednesday to Friday 11 am, Tuesday to Friday 3 pm.
 In English:
thursday tour 03:30 pm.

 The visits are tariff. Members of the Military Circle without charge.
 Groups: Book in the RR.PP office or call 4311-1071 int. 6
 The visits will be made with a minimum of 4 people. Only the Palace is accessed with a guided tour.


Av. Santa Fe 750