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Domes
These “sky guardians” are scattered at different points of the city. But there is a point where they all meet; we call it “the magic place”. It is at the junction of Córdoba and Corrientes streets, where the domes of the building La Agrícola tower high in an octagonal construction influenced by the Italian Renaissance, and the dome of another building called La Inmobiliaria -a shrine build entirely on the last floor in the chamfer. Complimenting them, the magnificent building of the stock market Bolsa de Comercio rises in a French academic style with its big dome ornamented with allegorical agriculture and stockbreeding figures. From there, other major buildings can also be seen, such as Palacio Minetti exhibiting two sculptures of big women on its top known as “the twins” as well as a bronze door with beautiful female figures. On Córdoba street, heading the city monument to the flag known as Monumento a la Bandera, it is found the great post-academic dome of the classical store La Favorita, called Falabella nowadays. The name can be read on its base and below it there are two figures representing an angel and a coquette woman gazing at it. A few steps from there, it is found the stately Jockey Club building, in a French academic style and symmetric construction. Its dome rises up high for its dimensions and the reversed modillions that characterize it. Deep in the heart of the city, there appears the great crowning of the first six floor building of the city: the Bola de Nieve. Its dome is a big brick sphere-shaped supported by a column shrine which stands out and contrasts the modern buildings surrounding it. Opposite the historical square of the city, Plaza 25 de Mayo, there stands a building that captives the eye of those who pass by: the extraordinary cathedral Iglesia Catedral built in an Italian academic style with two towers, crossing and a twelve meter main dome, which can be seen from the city as well as from the Paraná river. And close to the emblematic Monumento a la Bandera it is found a beautiful dome ornamented with flower garlands crowing the Concejo Municipal, the city council, also known as Palacio Vasallo in honor to the physician who gave that mansion to the city. Nearby, two hotels show their domes; the first one is the classical Hotel Savoy, that enjoyed great prestige in the past, and the other one is Hotel Majestic. Its dome competes in size and beauty with the major domes of the city, and crowns the highest point down the slope where it is situated.

Palaces
Two palaces are worth mentioning in view of their original architecture and unique domes: Palacio Fuentes and Palacio Cabanella. The first one is an eclectic building, characterized by the variety of resources, the quality of the material used and the profuse ornamentation which makes it unique. Of Italian Renaissance style and having several floors and a basement, this great palace honors its founder Juan Fuentes. Among many distinctive features, its dome and spire are the most remarkable ones. At the base of its crown, there is a clock of significant size which makes the exact same sound as the Big Ben in London. On top of it, there is a steep tower with columns and a beacon. Finishing this tower, it is the highest spire in the city –up to sixty-five meters above the sidewalk level. The Palacio Cabanellas boasts a modern Spanish style showing Gaudi’s influence on the balconies, the ironworks and the great dome crowing it. Cooper and wrought iron were used for the making of the original view dome, which is covered with pieces of colored glass giving it great luminosity. There are still many more buildings with notable domes, towers and crownings to be mentioned, such as the impressive Club Español, the theatre Teatro El Círculo, the former Federación Agraria – nowadays called Sala Lavarden – Transatlantica’s building, the bus station Estación de Omnibus Mariano Moreno, La Torre del Ferrocarril and some more such as Palacio Fracassi, Villa Hortensia, etc.

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