The population of the city comes from the result of the symbiosis between “maloqueros”, gauchos and foreigners. Each one has left a trait and a legacy of what now constitutes our idiosyncrasy. What we would like to highlight the most is what we manifest in our central square where four flagpoles serve as a reminder of how, under Argentinian law, in Carlos Casares many communities have the possibility of developing freely such as the Spaniard, the Italian and the Russian-Jewish communities.
It was built in 1929 a period which various important buildings were also erected. It has an important façade that depicts a neocolonial style which distinguishes it from the rest of the buildings. Inside the municipal palace many surprises can be found since its walls are covered with murals that serve the purpose of recreating our history. They were made by the visual artists Marcelo Carpita and Gerardo Cianciolo in 1993.
Church “Nuestra Señora del Carmen”
It is located around the main square and its elegant façade together with its moldings and with a lightly ochre colour, that emphasizes the classical colonial style, creates a perfect combination with the municipal palace. It was built in 1941 under the directions of the architect Carlos Massa, a well known professional specialized in the building of churches as well as chapels. This is the reason why San Isidro Labrador, Santa Adela and the Cardenal Copello School from San Fernando are among others, part of his works.
“San Martín” square
Its original name was “25 de Mayo” and until 1910 it functioned as a space similar to a pasture that was surrounded by a wire fence with entrance gates. It continues being the heart of Carlos Casares till today and it amazes people with its vast collections of trees and bushes. During December, passing through its lovely paths may result in a unique experience and a very rewarding one since one can enjoy the scent of the Tilias that grow all over its perimeter. During the day it is quite noisy because several groups of adolescents gather there whereas at night it is overwhelmed by the calmness that more often than not invites reflection.
Theatre Bristol / Israelite Society
It was built in 1906 by the Israelite Society of Socorros Mutuos as a space for social and cultural activities that were held in the community. Nowadyas is the head office of the Israelite Society together with the one and only synagogue of the district that until these days continues working. Its façade shows its neo renaissance style that is very eclectic and that stands out because of the windows which contain curved arches and also because of its corinthians columns that decorate so well the entrance door.
Cultural Center “José Ingenieros”
The interior of the Cultural Center houses the most important popular library of the region since it holds not only 40.000 volumes but also a reading room, an auditorium and the historical file “Antonio Maya” that is considered one of the most important ones of the country when it comes to the Jewish immigration to Argentina and it also contains the history of Carlos Casares.
Cultural Center Carlos Casares
It is located in the old sanitary facilities that date back to 1930 and they represent the only exponent of the English Tradition in our city. Among its constructions the one that stands out from the rest is a magnificent tower where a panoramic view of the entire city and its surroundings can be appreciated.
popular parties and tradition.
Foundation and Autonomy of Carlos Casares
August, 25th 1888 was the day in which the foundation of “Pueblo Maya” was made official and January, 8th 1907 was the day in which the city became autonomous from the neighboring district 9 de Julio giving birth to a new one named Carlos Casares.
Every year celebrations are held in the city and they have become a tradition all over the years. These celebrations end up with outdoor shows where the theatre, the arts and crafts, the dance, the paintings and the music combine together to offer attending people magnificent cultural expressions which are enjoyed at all popular levels.
The National Sunflower Party
When in 1962 Carlos Casares was elected as the headquarters of the national sunflower party many people believed that this would be in the future the most distinctive celebration in the district and they were not mistaken about it because in fact it is one of the most important celebrations in the region.
Each year in which it is celebrated thousands of people attend to share dances, great artist performances with live shows, parades and countless exhibitions. Nevertheless, as it has a national nature this party keeps the warmth, the candor, the freshness and spontaneity that so well depict the people who live in the inland of Argentina.
Huella de fortines: A journey through history
There existed a part of the third pillbox named west frontier of Buenos Aires and it was located in the district of Carlos Casares.
“Huella de Fortines” was born in 1994 as a way of commemorating the “forgotten ones” those that the official history had left behind such as the Indio, the natives and the Gaucho. They were obliged to become soldiers and in fact fought and died for their own rights and ideals about this land.
“Huella de Fortines” is a journey by horse across the sites where the different pillboxes and flat roofs were set in Carlos Casares. In them you can find a milestone and a remembering plaque. This event has been declared as a tourist provincial interest by the deputy secretary of tourism of Buenos Aires Province.