✯ Museo Arte Tigre

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The Tigre Club stands on the banks of the Luján River, in Paseo Victorica, Tigre, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Club, built next to the Tigre Hotel (demolished in 1940), was financed by Ernesto Tornquist, and was designed by the architects Pablo Pater, Luis Dubois and the engineer Emilio Mitre (son of the former President of Argentina, Bartolomé Mitre), and was opened on 13 January 1912. Like the Hotel nearby opened in 1890, the Tigre Club soon became an important meeting place for the rich and famous. The elegant and luxurious building has two floors with mezzanines with large windows on almost all sides. The main saloon on the first floor has frescoes by the Spanish artist Julio Vila y Prades (1875-1930), the staircases are of marble and there are Venetian mirrors and French chandeliers.A casino operated there until 1933, when it was transferred to Mar del Plata after a law was passed prohibiting the existence of a casino so close to Buenos Aires. The closing of the casino and the international crisis brought about a considerable loss of public. After the demolition of the Tigre Hotel in 1940, the Club continued to function as a restaurant with live shows but it never recovered its former glory.

In 1979 the Tigre Club was declared a National Historic Monument, and after extensive restoration it now houses the Tigre Municipal Museum of Fine Art, (Museo de Arte Tigre), opened in 2006.Confusion still sometimes arises between the Tigre Club and the demolished Tigre Hotel.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------En el año 1909 se formó una sociedad con el fin de fundar un club que convocara a los habitantes del lugar y fuera un espacio para la práctica de deportes y de esparcimiento, incluyendo al mismo tiempo de un casino a la manera europea. En 1910 se aprobaron los estatutos y comenzó la construcción de la obra bajo la dirección y proyecto de la firma Dubois y Pater. El casino sería habilitado en 1927.

Sus principales financistas fueron en el momento de la construcción Ernesto Tornquist, Luis García y Emilio Mitre (hermano del ex presidente Bartolomé Mitre).Tras la designación de Félix Armesto como presidente de la comisión, se decidió construir la sede del museo. El lugar que se eligió fue el predio ubicado en Paseo Victorica junto al entonces edificio del Tigre Hotel.El edificio actual está al lado del Tigre Hotel, espacio donde se encuentra actualmente el consejo deliberante. El edificio del Tigre Hotel se quemo en la década de 1930.

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Comments (55)

dana ciszewska on November 14, 2012

Beautiful building.L.Greetings.Dana

Maja Go on November 19, 2012

Magnificent architecture and perfect photo!

LIKE and FV Best greetings, Maya

Albrecht H. on December 5, 2012

Very nice place, fine shot. LIKE 44

Greetings - A.

du than chi on December 8, 2012

A wonderful shot .

Best regards,



dziwnowik on December 12, 2012


Martin Beitz on December 16, 2012

Great architecture and nice view. YSL. Greetings, Martin.

Reiner Vogeley on December 19, 2012

Fantastic architecture and beautiful shot. like 48

Best regards, Reiner

Ivan Logvinov on December 31, 2012

Great architecture!
Warm greetings from Russia!

Tina* on January 7, 2013

Linda captura, gostei

Saudações do Brasil, Tina

Joan Felip on January 9, 2013

Precioso edificio y una fantástica toma, bien compuesta. Me gusta!

Un cordial saludo, Joan

Nenad Obradovic on January 21, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

WINGEGUE on May 8, 2013

A beautiful building! L Greetings Günter.

eva balatoni on June 28, 2013

I like it very much! Greetings from Hungary

Merz_René on September 28, 2013

Excellent framed. YSL

Kind regards, René

Marco Rey on June 24, 2014

Ottimo scatto con bei dettagli. L56+F15. Buona giornata, Marco

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