Date & Conference Venue

  • Date: From 20 to 24 July 2014
  • Location: “Colegio Manuel Belgrano” -  Cuba 1754. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

The WAPCEPC XI th  World Conference, will be held at the Marist Brothers’ Manuel Belgrano School, a traditional institution at Belgrano neighbourhood.

The Manuel Belgrano School is located in 1754, Cuba St between Jose Hernandez St. and La Pampa St. and at one block away from Cabildo Av.
 
Belgrano is one of the most traditional and residential neighbourhoods in the city of Buenos Aires. It is one of the most important commercial centers. It has many ancient and important mansions, most of them are typical of the late nineteenth century. As a counterpoint, modern, sophisticated and comfortable buildings have been built in this neighbourhood. It also has an important transportation network : subway line D. Mitre railroad (Retiro Station ) and several busses connecting  with different  districts of the city.
 
Originally, this area was part of the “Pago de los Montes Grandes”, a very favourable land for grazing and livestock rearing which stretched from Retiro to San Isidro.
 
Its historical chronology reveals that first, it was a village (1857), and its name is in honour of Manuel Belgrano , creator of our flag . Belgrano was the  provisional Capital City of Argentina, and after the uprising of Carlos Tejedor (1880) it became abruptly the seat of national government . Finally  It became a neighbourhood of the city of Buenos Aires ( 1887 ) , when the Buenos Aires State gave the town to the City of Buenos Aires .
 
Walking  through its shady streets , with its old houses of different architectural styles, which are mixed with modern architecture buildings , is part of the charm that evokes the waltz "Caserón de Tejas " ´- Tiles Big House -( Lyric: Catullus Castle Music: Sebastian Piana . -1941 )
( " Caserón de Tejas " - Mary Grania - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPhuJPxWHuE )
 
Belgrano is full of culture , tradition and history . Walking inside, we can see: monuments , museums , libraries and magnificent squares . It was designed by Carlos Thays,  a French landscape architect hired by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento , responsible for many of the most beautiful parks in the country.
 
On the Cabildo Av. There are all kinds of shops, restaurants, bars, museums and several cinemas. The nightlife lasts until late morning. That is why Belgrano has become, along with Palermo and Recoleta, one of the most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires.
 
Do not miss the opportunity to stroll through this multifaceted Buenos Aires neighbourhood that combines modernity, antiquity, culture, history and fun .
 
Main attractions:
 
History Museum Domingo Faustino Sarmiento: their rooms reflect the multifaceted personality of Sarmiento : teacher, writer and soldier. In the gardens, there is a restaurant and a tea room. It is  opened all year ( Juramento Av. 2180 ) .
 
Barrancas de Belgrano: they belong to the banks of the Rio de la Plata. Barrancas (Ravine) is a traditional, beautiful old neighbourhood ride. Wooded and green grass, the Barrancas Square has 67 species of plants. Among the sculptures is a replica of the Statue of Liberty and a statue of the national hero José de San Martín. During weekends, you can hear bands playing outdoors. In its beautiful Glorieta (gazebo) tango is also danced.
 
Solar de la Abadía: nice shopping mall located in Las Cañitas in Av Luis Maria Campos between Maure St. and Gorostiaga St..
 
Galería del Angel: a small shopping center built on an area with a lot of history. There was Dr.Carlos Delcasse’s country house; He was a lawyer, a politician, a passionate for fencing practice. A distinguished man in the history of Belgrano neighborhood. In this house was filmed (1956) "The House of the Angel" directed by famous director Leopoldo Torres Nilsson, based on a Beatriz Guido’s book (Argentine well known writer) . The house was sold and demolished. A city ordinance protected the farm. And years after the Galería del Angel (Angel Gallery)  was built to honour this piece of history. .
 
Immaculate Conception Church  (Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción): popularly known as "La Redonda " by its cylindrical shape , it has a porch and a large dome . Inside you can see pictures of Santa Rita, San Genaro and the Mary Immaculate Conception. On the side there is a grove, restaurants, and cafes. Nearby the church , on Saturdays and Sundays, you can find a craft fair where you can buy various products and crafts ( Vuelta de Obligado St. and Juramento St. ) .
 
House of Alfonsina Storni: Alfonsina Storni (Argentine well known poetess)  lived here. She was the only representative of the first group of postmodernists poets, on the west bank of the Rio de la Plata. She also participated in the feminist movement, with clear awareness of the social problem which means the conquest of the independence of the woman. She had to fight to survive and maintain the decorum required by an intellectual personality, like hers.  ( Cuba St. 3015 )
 
Museum of Spanish Art Enrique Larreta: the pieces on display date from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. On summer time plays are represented in the Garden of Andalucía ( Juramento St. 2291 ) .
 
Chinatown: It is inhabited mostly by immigrants from Asia and is famous for its cuisine and culture. (Juramento AV. and Arribeños St. , a few feet from Barrancas )
 
River Neighbourhood: where is located the River Plate Stadium clubhouse and River Plate and Argentina football team. (Udaondo  Av. and Figueroa Alcorta St. )