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.
Desde ya,mi amiga,esperamos Ya te sientas "En Casa",aqui en nuestro grupo! Y pordemas que Agradecida por tu comentario,cuan elocuente,y veraz! En los pueblos,es fundamental recordar nuestros origenes y tambien nuestra historia,ademas de saberla guardar,actualmente,funciona como museo,y es parte de algunos Tours de la ciudad,Mil gracias por tu calido comentario!
Inmigrants Arriving to B.A.
Inmigrants At Hotel,1889.
A Look At B.A
Painting "My Buenos Aires" By Antonio Pedone 1900-1973
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Promoting inmigration to Argentina,Italy 1877. Inmigrants Arriving to B.A.
An original picture inside the hotel.
Year 1910,Arrival at B.A. Port.
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
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.