The list of reasons to visit this fascinating museum is endless. Come and discover them for yourself!
The city's symbol.
The Palace of Running Water is one of the most symbolic monuments in Buenos Aires, and houses a very unique collection. This is where you will find the Large Distribution Deposits, responsible for supplying the city with water, thanks to its 72 million litres of water. Like other large cities, Buenos Aires had to plan the distribution of drinkable water supplies, in order to prevent illness and provide a proper sanitation system, as it had caused lethal epidemics in the past. Among the interesting displays in the museum’s gallery, you will find drainpipes and other old pieces from the 20th century, as well as models, maps, and graphic material from that time. The building was designed by architect Olaf Boyre, who worked alongside Swedish engineer Carlos Nystönner, and was declared a National Historic Monument in 1989. Admission to the museum is free, but bear in mind that opening hours are between 9am and 1pm from Monday to Friday.