We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Xul Solar

Address: Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: (54 11) 4824-3302
Website
Improve this listing
94%
Ranked #93 of 438 things to do in Buenos Aires
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar
Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar

Hotels near Museo Xul Solar

Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    29
    1
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
483 reviews 483 reviews
315 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This little museum in the Palermo area is devoted to the life, work, and memory of an artist whose real name was NOT Xul Solar (translated, it represents Light of the Sun, as the 1st name is Lux backwards). That gives you an idea of his personality and his art: mysterious and pretentious in a delightful way, his life and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bogota, Colombia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum is in what was Xul Solar's house - it was internally remodeled according to plans made by the artist a long time ago. A profusion of corners, amazing watercolors, text documents, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Urubamba, Peru
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

The art isn't to my own personal taste but the building is interesting and looks rather like an Escher painting! As of Dec 2013 it costs 20 pesos per person.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We went to the Museo Xul Solar just late last year and it was a nice small museum with really nice art. I have heard of him, but I was not familiar with his art. I am now :-) Its a pretty small museum, so you can get through it pretty quickly. A lot of the art that was there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you like Xul Solar's light-hearted, semi-mystical watercolors, you're in luck, because this is a whole museum of them. Worth spending a little time checking first, though, because if his art doesn't speak to you, you may not find much else here to grab onto. They do have temporary exhibits, some of them very good, but really, Xul is the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Indianapolis, IN
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

For those who are not familiar with Xul Solar and his works, this is a great find. His style is unique, and utterly fascinating. The watercolors are nothing short of exquisite. But take note that the museum is dedicated only to this collection of artworks, and if you look carefully at how his style developed over time, you will fall... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Unfamiliar with the art of Xul Solar, we were hoping for a bit of a Salvador Dali experience where you find out more about the artist and see a bit more about his crazy world. The paintings were nice and the rooms very interesting, but it's a shame you are not allowed in more areas of the building. There are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This museum is solely dedicated Xul Solar; an artist I had not heard of before coming to Buenos Aires. I found him a very interesting artist and the museum well worth a visit. It's quite small and mainly focuses on his paintings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
macclesfield, UK
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We visited this museum having seen photographs of Xul Solar's house in the 2008 Taschen book Living in Argentina. He's not an artist we had ever heard of before but he looked fascinating based on his house and interests. We started by looking at the display of XS's pictures. Depending on the timeing during his long painting chronology there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Museo Xul Solar is a fantastic museum and far more interesting than the average museum. I truly loved the fascinating work of Xul Solar, it was just so creative. They even had a modified piano made by Xul! It was just extraordinary how how original the art was, I just loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museo Xul Solar also viewed

 
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 

Been to Museo Xul Solar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museo Xul Solar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?