350 years of La Manzana de las Luces

6:50 PM Sandra Gutrejde 0 Comments

Manzana de las Luces is the name of the historic block of buildings comprised by the streets Alsina, Moreno, Bolivar and Peru, in the neighborhood of San Telmo. It has historically been, and still is, home to major historical, cultural, educational and religious institutions. 
One of its most outstanding features is the presence of a mysterious and enigmatic network of tunnels built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They formed a network linking through the underground, five meters deep, churches, public buildings and the Fort.
All the Manzana de las Luces has been protected as a National Historic Monument for the number of foundational events that occurred there, for the relevance of its architectural heritage, and for hosting numerous institutions that were born within its walls through nearly four centuries of history. 
To celebrate the 350th anniversary of this important landmark, a number of activities have been programmed for Saturday, November 19th, 2011 (main entrance on Peru 272). 


a) Patio de la ProcuradurĂ­a
6:00 pm: Regimiento de Patricios marching band 
6:30 pm: Lyrical concert - “Lirica Lado B” 
7:00 pm Suiteof Gluck’s Opera Alceste, Chamber Orchestra of San Telmo 
7: 40 pm: “Achaiva da Ponte”, Celtic Music 
8.30 pm: Live music and cinema 
9:00 pm: Toba Rock 
10.30 pm: Latin salsa “Ojala” 
11.30 pm: Melodic rock “Chinelas Persas” 
In the intervals, theatrical representations of facts in the Argentine history 

b) House of Representatives 
7.00 pm and 
8:30 pm: “A JOURNEY IN TIME”, theatrical staging of our history 
10:30 pm: “Ars Continua” 
11:30 pm: Theatrical play 

In other spaces: Exhibition of works from the “Manzana de las Luces contest”, tango lessons, permanent art collection, theater.

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