Museo Historico Nacional
Museo Historico Nacional
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield paintings by artist Candido Lopez and tells the story of Argentine history through paintings and artifacts.
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Neighbourhood: San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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Leslie
Birmingham, MI202 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The museum is myopically focused on a seemingly brief period of Argentina history for the most part, and the walk through is not even close to chronological, so it's tough to keep up. The descriptions are almost all exclusively in Spanish with no audio option for other languages, which is somewhat shocking in a big city like Buenos Aires. We did our best to read them with our Spanish skills, but it was overall a boring and exhausting experience, unfortunately.
Written 25 February 2024
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Try2TravelSustainably
Hamilton, Canada295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
English QR codes available for tour. We were lucky enough to see the changing of the guard. A lot of war artifacts. A good stop after going through the market.
Written 14 October 2023
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Fiona I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We didn’t read any reviews before going here because we just stumbled on it, so we didn’t realise there was no English information, and we could access the English downloads on the go since we hadn’t prepared in advance. So if you’re able to do that, then maybe you would get more out of this. My Spanish is OK so I was able to translate most stuff for my partner, but still not an ideal way to tour a museum. Also the museum is about two thirds football and only one third Argentine history! Obviously they are (justifiably) proud of their football, but it wasn’t what I expected. My partner was happy though :) I would have liked more of the country’s history, personally. Anyway, it’s a free museum in a beautiful building, so I’d say it’s worth a visit, but if your Spanish is anything less than fluent, then you’ll get more out of it if you prepare in advance and download the translations.
Written 12 April 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed my visit to this museum very much. Since I speak Spanish, I had no problem reading the exhibit labels. If you want English translations, you can either use a phone app or download the translations from their website. The one thing that annoyed me was that they change their hours. I looked up their hours in about four weeks prior to my visit and the website said the museum was open until 9 p.m. on Fridays. I was disappointed that the hours had changed by the time I visited in March and they closed at 7 p.m. Thus I was unable to see all of the exhibits.

I did enjoy a special exhibit on Futbol, which featured both Diego Maradona and Leonel Messi. The exhibit of Argentina's Greatest Hits is a must see. It featured many important items in Argentina's history. There is a lot to see and enjoy in this museum.
Written 9 April 2023
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Edmund P
Houston, TX643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had about an hour to kill in San Telmo so we went to the Museo Histórico Nacional. Our English speaking tour guide Flor was very pleasant and she had a deep understanding of the revolutionary history of South America and Argentina. We even saw the changing of the grenadier guards in front of San Martín’s sword. The museum is full of authentic pieces not replicas. Free museum and free tour. Gift shop was pretty small. Also, big soccer exhibit. Definitely worth a look!
Written 17 March 2023
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Anne S
Leeds, UK570 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Luckily entry to this museum is free. Given that none of the information was in English it was very hard to understand any of the exhibits. This mad viewing the exhibits very hard work.
Written 8 March 2022
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DougieQT
Queenstown, New Zealand406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Great value to enter. You scan a code to get the English text on your phone. Great exhibits and some beautiful art. I learnt a lot about Argentina and the Martin Sword is pretty cool.
Written 12 January 2020
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Danny
Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Museo Historico Nacional
What s great museum !!!
Museo Historico Nacional is located in Park Lezama .
Very very impressive what can be seen here .
So many history to be seen , all well protected by guards .
The sword of San Martin can also be seen here in a seperate room which is also guarded .
Museo Historico Nacional = GREAT !!
Written 30 December 2019
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ManuelLucero
Coquimbito, Argentina146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Covers from pre-columbian times to 1914. Interesting items, photos, documents, etc. It is difficult to figure out how to visit the rooms in a chronological way. Unfortunately many of the narrative descriptions are marred by a leftist indigenist, anti establishement tone.
Good for those that have some familiarity with Argentine history.
Has an interesting but somewhat hidden store that sells souvenirs and books, needs to be highlighted.
Written 6 December 2019
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Francus Villa
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I went with my partner two days ago. It was very good since we did the tour in English and we were the only ones to do it. So we had the tour guide just for us, where he told us all the Argentine restaurant.

Maria, she has a great knowledge, it's like an encyclopedia.
Written 30 May 2019
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