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The museums of Buenos Aires and their inexhaustible proposals that will make you fall in love


Museum of Fine Arts

Is it most visited in Argentina and it is very beautiful. Since 1932 it has been housed in what used to be pumping stations and water reservoirs, at Avenida del Libertador 1473. There are more than 12,000 works, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, tapestries and other objects.

The permanent collection contains works by Argentinian artists such as Berni, Pettoruti and Quinquela Martín and international like Picasso, Goya, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rubens, Cézanne, El Greco and Rodin, He is currently presenting the exhibition “Nómada” by Korean artist Kimssoja, presented for the first time in Buenos Aires.

It opens Tuesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. upon prior registration on the web. Entrance is free and open.

National History Museum

It is located at Defensa 1600, San Telmo, where Pedro de Mendoza is said to have founded Buenos Aires. Through objects, works of art and historical documents, invites you to reflect and debate the history of the country. On display, among other historical gems, the twisted saber of San Martín and the flag which, in 1812, accompanied Manuel Belgrano in the battles of Upper Peru

It is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Entrance is free and open.

Water museum

You have surely been there majestic building in the block of Córdoba and Ayacucho streets called Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes.

Faced with the relentless advance of epidemics at the end of the 19th century, the authorities decided to build a state-of-the-art running water network. The warehouse building, sumptuous and declared a national historic monument in 1989, it is bordered by 300,000 English majolica. Inside there is an iron structure made in Belgium that held millions of liters of water.

In addition to the architecture of the place, which mutes even the most traveled, there is a collection of toilets, art exhibitions and many ghost stories.

It is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free upon prior registration at [email protected]

Xul Solar

Painter, astrologer, inventor, musician, linguist… What was Alejandro Schulz Solari not? Intimate of Jorge Luis Borges, a man with a broad vision of the world, his work invites us to think of other worlds and other languages. All these languages ​​merge in Laprida 1212, Recoleta, where the museum inaugurated in 1993 is located with the works selected by the artist himself, his wife and his son. walking. There is also the library which keeps more than 3000 volumes.

It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. General admission: $ 350. Teachers, students, retirees and minors with ID: $ 150


The fabulous Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires -opened in 2012- he has nothing to envy his peers in the world. It is located on Avenida San Juan 328, in San Telmo, in the so-called Arts District. The original building was built for the Nobleza Piccardo tobacco company. The samples are top notch; there are more than five at the moment. The cafeteria is beautiful.

It opens Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. General admission: $ 50 Wednesdays, free. It is recommended to make an appointment at the museum site before the visit.

Holocaust museum

One of the best museums in the Holocaust that I’ve known. It is an experiential space that integrates the history of the Holocaust and its repercussions in Argentina. It operates at Viamonte 919, in what was once one of the “palace” power plants of the former Italo Argentina company.

The tour, which explains the process of extermination of six million Jews in the hands of the Nazis, it’s absolutely interactive. By downloading an application on the phone, the self-guided tour is carried out. It has cutting edge technology that allows for realistic interaction with a Holocaust survivor. A visit as painful as necessary.

Admission is free upon prior registration on the museum site. They perform 360 degree virtual tours.

Centro Ana Frank Argentina

Located at Superí 2647, Coghlan, it is a space dedicated to human rights. It is the only institution in the region that has a museum and a theater seeking to preserve the memory of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who, along with her family, sought refuge from Nazi persecution in Holland and was eventually deported to concentration camps. The only survivor was Otto, Anna’s father, who found his daughter’s diary and decided to make it known to the world.

The house in which the center operates was donated for this mission and there are permanent and traveling exhibitions. The guides are volunteers aged 15 to 25.

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It is necessary to book in advance via the web or [email protected]

General admission: $ 190 Students, teachers and retirees: $ 160 Children under 10 free

Christmas Palace

The Hispano-American Art Museum Isaac Fernández Blanco stays at Palacio Noel, a magnificent mansion in Suipacha 1422, Retiro.

The house belonged to Noel, founders of the first candy factory in Argentina. Martín, one of the sons, studied architecture and was recognized for a new style (neoprehispanic) born from the combination of art deco and neo-colonial style with pre-Columbian elements.

The Museum combines pieces donated by Martín Noel and the Isaac Fernández Blanco Collection: silverware, imagery, paintings, ceramics, from the 16th to the 19th century. The place is magical and the patio falls under its spell.

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guided tours on weekends at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. General admission $ 50

Proa Foundation

It is a private art center dedicated to the dissemination of major artistic movements and the educational exchange supported by Techint. It is located on Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929 and Caminito, La Boca.

The building is magnificent and I suggest you end the visit with a coffee on the terrace which has a few breathtaking view of the Riachuelo. Until November, La Suite, a selection of works and artists belonging to the collections of the FRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de France, is on display until November.

It is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Prior reservation is required via the web. Free entry.

Boquense’s passion

A few blocks away, inside the Bombonera, is the Boquense Passion Museum, first football-themed space in Latin America.

I took a tour of the place, which displays the triumphs of the cup and recalls in an interactive tour the history of the club, culminating with the view of the stadium from the grandstand. Highly requested by foreignersIt’s a different walk for the whole family, even if you’re not from Boca.

| In 2019, I gave myself to travel as to the end of the world. As if he predicted what was going to happen. My little Spanish tour covered Madrid – I hadn’t visited it for nearly three decades -, Santiago de Compostela and part of the Spanish Basque country.

It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except on match days. General adult admission $ 500. Members and minors $ 300

Buenos Aires metro The complex of The Zanjon de Granados in San Telmo, it is a pearl of Buenos Aires. Under a large house from the beginning of the 19th century, later transformed into a building, lies the history of the city with its mysterious tunnels. The ancient Zanjón de Granados was a natural depression that drained rainwater from the upper parts of the city to the Río de la Plata. The purchase of a large house from 1830 rue Defensa by the businessman Jorge Eckstein ends up revealing by chance the past of the colonial drainage system

of the city of Buenos Aires. An impressive archaeological work reconstructs the heritage. The complex – which also includes the Maison Minimale – saves tanks, manholes and walls

19th century. The adventure of excavation, reconstruction and reclamation has lasted for more than two decades.

There are tours on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. General admission $ 900. Retirees $ 700. Children under 10: Free

Leppage checkout There is a hotel in Monserrat that combines art and history in an exquisite fusion. The archaeological finds of old Buenos Aires are presented, found under its land. The story goes back to the 19th century, when Buenos Aires began to be “designed”. The property belonged toFelicitas Guerrero’s husband


The Guerrero family built a shopping arcade -Pasaje Belgrano- with rental housing on the top floor. The building had an interior passage on which were arranged the stained glass windows of the premises, which connected Bolívar Street to Belgrano Avenue.

Guided tours of the museum and the passage are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost is $ 500. Under 18 accompanied by an elder, free entry.

Immigrant MuseumThe National Museum of Immigration is located in the former “Immigrant hotel

”, An institution founded by the State at the beginning of the 20th century to welcome and guide immigrants arriving in Argentina. The building houses the Immigration Museum, created in 1974, and the Contemporary Art Center, inaugurated in 2012. There arehistorical documentation

Guest columnist

| He had not visited the Perito Moreno since 2000. He also remembered its size, even if he needed to return there to refresh it. It was worth the joy.

It currently has seven rooms exposed to the public, including the BIENALSUR exhibitions. During the tour, you can check the passenger arrivals database to find out your own origins. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entrance is free and with limited places. Reservations are made via the Museum View MUNTREF mobile application or by email at [email protected] Valeria Schapira is a writer and creator of #ViajoSola.Instagram


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