San José de Balcarce (shortened to Balcarce) is a city in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) about 51 km (32 mi) west of Mar del Plata with a population of approx 44,064 (2010 census). It is the cabecera (head town) of the Balcarce Partido (District of Balcarce). The UN/LOCODE is ARBCA.
The city is famous as the birthplace of Formula One legend Juan Manuel Fangio and today houses the Museo Juan Manuel Fangio ("Juan Manuel Fangio" Museum) and the Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio, a motorsports circuit.
The town hall, cemetery portal and slaughterhouse were all designed by the architect, Francisco Salamone, and contain elements of Art Deco style. Built in the late 1930s, these buildings were some of the first examples of modern architecture in rural Argentina.


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