A brief visit charged with excitement renovates our bond with recent Argentinian history.
The Room of Declaration of Independence opens up onto the second backyard, with its vaulted ceiling and replicas of the furniture used on July 9, 1816. These pieces had been provided by the prelates of Saint Francis’ Church to hold the Congress of Tucumán in that location.
Finally, the third backyard contains two large bas-reliefs made by plastic artist Lola Mora
, native from Tucumán and famous all round the world. Featuring great dimensions in a very spacious and clear background, two fundamental scenes of Argentinian history are represented: the balconies onto Mayo Square on May 25, 1810 and the room where the Congress of Tucumán was held on July 9, 1816. These masterpieces, which symbolize a tribute to two historical acts- manifest the roots of the country: a bunch of men responsible for its freedom. Recounting History
We watched a play that is presented everyday at sunset in the same venue. A few actors impersonated the main characters of the Congress of Tucumán and helped us understand the wish for freedom experienced by those men and their will to carry out basic actions to stop belonging to the Spanish crown. The performance lasted less than one hour and it was a very good portrayal of the patriotic spirit with a humorous touch.
Simultaneously, a light and sound electronic show also moves visitors as it revives the words pronounced by these historical characters in 1816. Both performances have been produced with the assistance of specialists in the subject.
Declared Historical Monument in 1941, when its refurbishing works were finished, we bade farewell to the House of Tucumán with the feeling of having revived a very important part of Argentinian history, at least for a while.
Opening hours: From Mondays thru Sundays from 10am to 6pm
Tour type: Contemplative
How to get here: 141, Congreso Street
Bear in mind: There are different rates for adults, senior citizens and students.