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Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1902, Buenos Aires C1425AAS, Argentina
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This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating...

This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating collection of period furnishings, silver, sculptures, paintings and Zubov miniatures from Russia.

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Great space with lots to see. A wide range of art on display here, very wide interpretation and some quite modern work as well

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great space with lots to see. A wide range of art on display here, very wide interpretation and some quite modern work as well

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most incredible house with spectacular and varied art works. A must see place that really takes you by surprise once you enter the doors.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entrance, some interesting pieces of furniture, paintings and a magnificent El Greco inside. You can enjoy a break in the little cafe in the garden.

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La Plata, Argentina
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A real impressive stately house. It was built at the beggining of the XX century for the Errazuriz Alvear couple, scions of two of the most aristocratic and rich families of Argentina and Chile. It is an impressive building very well preserved with a nice collection of furniture and paintings. In addition there always are temporary expositions of argentinian or... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had a lovely lunch before touring the Decorative Arts Museum. Sat in the outside courtyard. Great sandwich.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I spent a few hours here. It is a remarkable building, an urban palace built for one of the richest families just over a century ago and now filled with their art and other collections. And it has a lovely cafeteria in the garden area.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Although this Museum contains some awesome sculptures in particular I felt it was more chance to see how the owners lived here. I would have liked to see more rooms and the second floor even if it was the servants quarters! If you are I the area it's probably worthwhile. I went on the free day. Nice cafe in gate... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The museum is a beautiful french style palace as it was lived. They have it in best condition and its location is also easy to get close to recoleta.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Decided to visit and realized the museum is free on Tuesdays. We believe the normal admission is 20p. Each room entrance has an English as well as a Spanish explanation as to its purpose. But once in a room, only Spanish wording. Interesting, that the French architect designed this building, as well as 4 other structures in Argentina, without ever... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This museum is an architectural treasure by itself! The permanent collection is beautiful as well the mansion that used to be a house of a wealthy family of Buenos Aires in times French architects were hired to design in the image and likeness of Paris. In addition to the permanent collection there are generally interesting temporary exhibitions. At this time,... More 

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