A French-Style Belle Époque building in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, the Palais de Glace was designed by J.L. Ruiz Basadre.
It was inaugurated in 1911 as an ice skating rink and social club.
From an ice skating rink, it was then converted into a very elegant dance hall as tango gained popularity. Several well-known tango orchestras and dancers appeared here over the years.
Towards the end of 1920s it went into decline and the building was then converted into a National Office of Fine Arts since the Ministry of Education and Justice took over in 1931.
Alejandro Bustillo, an architect and artist remodelled the building in 1931 and added exhibition rooms for paintings and murals.
"Palais de Glace has hosted SalËn Nacional since 1960 from art exhibitions to musical events and was declared as a national Historic Monument in 2004.
Palais de Glace - Posadas 1725 (1112) Buenos Aires, Argentina