National Palace of the Arts
Exhibition center, where the National Salon of Visual Arts takes place every year. Offers further an active program of exhibitions, concerts and films. Its collection is composed mainly by the Grand Prizes and Acquisition Prizes of the National Salon.
It was built by José R. Rey y Besadre, and inaugurated in 1911 as an ice skating rink and social club, inspired by the Palais des Glaces in Paris.
In 1931, artist architect Alejandro Bustillo redesigned it to host the National Commission of Fine Arts, transforming the circular halls in exhibition spaces. It was inaugurated in 1932 with the National Salon of Visual Arts, which continued to be held there regularly until 1954.
Between 1954 and 1960, the Palais functioned as annex studio of the TV-Cannel 7.
In 1960 the Palais de Glace returns to its function as exhibition center, organizing annually the National Salon of Visual Arts since then.
(© Text: Haupt & Binder)
From the Cemetery to Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Palais de Glace, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, National Library and other sights nearby.