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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires C1425AAA, Argentina
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 19:30
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There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of the...

There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of the European masters from pre-Renaissance days to the present and a vast collection of 19th- and 20th-century Argentine sculptures and paintings.

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It is wonderful that South American art museums hold important collections and admit the public without charge. Buenos Aires boasts a lovely building along Libertad Avenue that... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is wonderful that South American art museums hold important collections and admit the public without charge. Buenos Aires boasts a lovely building along Libertad Avenue that houses paintings representative of Latin American painters, a few French Impressionists, a Picasso, a couple of Modiglianis, a Louise Nevilson, some wonderful paintings by an Uruguayan painter and some American Contemporary paintings. The... More 

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Good collection of mostly European art...one large Picasso, several Manet, Monet, Pissarro and yes Sisleys in the impressionist galleries. Note too large to overwhelm and the special exhibition of Xul Solar was actively visited by many locals...bookshop at rear, general shop at entrance. No cafe, no bag store (out of order) wear back pack on your front...helpful information desk with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 of my favorites in Buenos Aires : this museum and tango. Collection include European Classics, Impressionists, Latino artists, Roden sculpture and modern art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum offers for free a mix of paintings and statues from various periods: European art from classical periods (not masterpieces though) up to modern argentinian artists

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This free museum is 2 floors and a great way to spend up to 2 hours of your time in Buenos Aires. After visiting the museum we started looking for books featuring Argentine artists at all the various bookstores in town. The museum is within a 3-4 min. walking distance from the Recoleta Cemetary, the giant silver flower sculpture, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like art this place is mandatory to visit. I did not pay nothing and it is easy to access. DON'T MISS THE CHANCE!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I spent an hour at this small, but comprehensive museum of classical art. It boasts an impressive array of Spanish and Latin American artists from the 18th to the 20th century. The early 20th century additions were quite nice, including Dega, early Picasso, and Manet. Certainly the world offers more comprehensive collections, but here you will find... More 

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This is a pretty large museum, with a lot of art to see. We concentrated on the impressionist art, and really enjoyed seeing it. We were feeling a little tired so didn't get to see some of the other floors but I wish we had had the energy to do it. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This art gallery was nearby to our hotel so we thought we'd visit. Surprisingly it was free and had a very good collection of art,I suppose I should not have been so surprised as Buenos Aires was a very rich city in the early 1900's. Not a large gallery but well worth a visit.

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Not a hugely large gallery as other big name national gallery, nevertheless an excellent collection. I was completely over powered by their Goya collection, small yet powerful. What a nice surprise!

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Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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