Argentinean roots: The Immigrant Hotel of Buenos Aires

by , under All categories, Enrique


If you want to know where one of the places Argentineans are from, visit the Immigrant Hotel Museum. Here’s a picture of some of the baggages and belongings immigrants brought from Europe to Argentinean shores. In the 1914 census, 2.391 million people, or 30.3% of the total population of 7.885 million, were foreigners. In Buenos Aires the native-to-foreign-born ratio stood at 49.4%.


The faces of hope and anticipation.The Immigrant Hotel housed many new immigrants. Some 3.7 million were registered inside these halls during 1882-1927. Most of the foreigners from Europe that lived in Argentina in 1914 were from Italy (942,000), Spain (841,000), Germany (95,000), France (81,000) and Austria (39,000). I have investigated for the past thirty years Finnish immigration to Argentina.