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We have visited the National Immigration Museum with our Spanish students.

We use to say that, unlike other Latin American people, Argentine people descend from the ships. In fact, in the last decades of the nineteenth century, the population in Argentina, and especially in Buenos Aires, increased exponentially because of immigration, mostly from Spain and Italy.

In most of the cases, the Immigrants Hotel was the first house of the immigrants who arrived in Argentina.
Its building began in 1906, and it was turned into a museum in 1985.

Unfortunately, today the Museum is closed to the public. But, thanks to the enthusiasm of Martin, one of the museologist of the institution, we could pay a visit to this historical complex built for the landing, placement, management, medical care, services, accommodation and transfer of immigrants.

Our Spanish students were surprised to discover the great influence of Italian people in Argentine language and culture.

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