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Immigration to Argentina
7 years ago

The history of Argentine immigration is very interesting. Although Spanish is the official language, Italians make up a large portion of the population.

While visiting the immigration office in Bahia Blanca to extend my visa I read a poster that told about the countries most of the immigrants were coming from during a specific time period The numbers indicated that a majority were from italy.

 

 

8 years ago

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8 years ago
Hola amigos argentinos:  Soy española y he sido invitada a este grupo. Lo primero que me ha llamado la atendión es encontrarme con la fotografía de El Hotel de emigrantes.  Debo confesar que no conocía la existencia de este edificio hasta, precisamente,  hace un par de semanas cuando en un reportaje sobre emigración , pusieron en T.V. española, entrevistas de españoles que en su día emigraron a vuestro país y donde fueron acogidos a su llegada en ese Hotel. Todos coincidían en afirmar que recibieron un trato espectacular y todos tenían un grato recuerdo de como fueron recibidos.  Yo me sentí, a pesar de no conocer a esas personas, sumamente agradecida e incluso emocionada, pués se lo duro que es encontrarse en una pais extranjero, sin conocer a nadie y con un futuro incierto. Por eso me ha sorprendido gratamente ver la foto del Hotel de emigrantes (¿que función tiene actualmente?) y os doy las gracias por ello.  Recibir todos, amigos argentinos, un abrazo fuerte.                 Marigloria
8 years ago

 Inmigrant hotel,1905-

      

Inmigrants Arriving to B.A.

 Inmigrants At Hotel,1889.

Plaza del Congreso. Vista a vuelo de pájaro. 1911. (Colección Lorenza Trionfi Honorati) A Look At B.A

Painting "My Buenos Aires" By  Antonio Pedone  1900-1973



This post was modified from its original form on 09 Mar, 23:11
8 years ago

Promoting inmigration to Argentina,Italy  1877.    Inmigrants Arriving to B.A.

An original picture inside the hotel.

 Year 1910,Arrival at B.A. Port.

8 years ago
You're very welcome,my friend! This is a great part of our history...every family would spend their first days when arriving to Argentina, We owe so many tributes to those who "made" this great country...But yet we must grow and "mature in so many ways!
THis unique building
8 years ago

I have read about this hotel in the Immigration office in Bahia Blanca.

The next time I am in BA I will visit it.

Thanks Monica for all your great posts

History of Immigration to Argentina
8 years ago
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Argentina, like the USA, is a country made of immigrants. If the Casa Rosada is Argentina’s White House, here is its version of Ellis Island. The complex is on the north side of the Darsena Norte and it is where millions of immigrants first came ashore in Argentina. The majority came from Italy and Spain, but many other countries are represented, as well. The Immigrant Hotel is where the people cleared customs and immigration, received food, shelter and medical care. Built in 1905-1911 to replace a smaller building – not at the same site – there is a museum within the main dining hall of the hotel. Guided tours are available.

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