Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Arab Palace in Mar del Plata

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The is the Palacio Árabe, a major cultural attraction in Mar del Plata, Argentina’s seventh largest city, and a major beach resort.

It was designed in the style of Neo-Mudéjar architecture.

Mudéjar architecture was a blend of Christian and Islamic styles which originated in Spain. In the 19th century the style was revived in Spain as Neo-Mudéjar architecture. It then carried over to Latin-America.

It was built in 1948, thus showing that even at that early date, Arab culture was strong in Argentina.

The Arab society put up a plaque at the entrance which memorializes Mahmoud Khalil-Julian Hassein, the project developer, who died in 1967.

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The Lebanese Social Center and the Arab People of Mar del Plata
In memory of:  Jalil Mahmoud Hassein
Creater, and builder of this legacy
which is the expression of Arab Architecture in its Maximn Splendor

To see some Google pictures from the area, (Click Here)