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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Address: Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 52889900
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Description: 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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Awesome collection, free admission!

Definitely not the Louvre or the MET, but you can easily spend a whole day here admiring their diverse exhibitions, particularly their Argentinian and 19th century European art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely not the Louvre or the MET, but you can easily spend a whole day here admiring their diverse exhibitions, particularly their Argentinian and 19th century European art collections. Beautiful pieces by Rodin, Goya, Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas and many more. During my visit they had an outstanding temporary exhibition from a local surrealist painter: Eugenio Cuttica.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

World class art, including many sculptures by Rodin, paintings by the likes of Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh and more. I went back twice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum features the usual variety of art you would find in a classic old large city museum - modern, impressionism, Renaissance, etc, plus a good representation of Argentine and Latin American art.. The building is a grand old place, with very high ceilings and large rooms lined with paintings, many with benches to sit on. Entry is free. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I really liked this museum. It's in a great pink building (you can't miss it!). It has a surprisingly large collection of European artists - I wasn't expecting that. But there is also a good selection of local artists. There is also a nice temporary exhibition space. Plus, it's free!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

that I don't get art. This museum didn't help me either. For all the other people, it seemed very nice, and I never heard of troubles happening here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were lucky to see an exhibition of the works of Eugenio Cuttica. Brilliant exhibition! The main collection is fairly big and has some nice works of art. Definitely worth a visit. Entrance is free, which is yet another nice addition, especially considering the fact that this is probably the best art museum in Buenos Aires, whereas MALBA and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

OK collection of traditional paintings and sculpture. When I was there they had an excellent photo show on the top floor. This is a must see in B.A. if you like art. Hardly avant-garde but a good review of B.A. art through the centuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

exceptional , cezzane, Manet, Monet, and many many more, some superb paintings by lesser known South americans. Spend some time and enjoy, and it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is in Recoleta and easy to find - it has some interesting antiques and a small collection, it's free entry which is a bonus considering the fees in Europe/N.America. There is a core exhibition along with exhibits from Argentinian artists. There is a fine gift shop with some unusual cards/souvenirs and at reasonable prices!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I liked this gallery a lot. Interesting collection of European artists, particularly French, Italian and Spanish. Possibly more interesting to me was the representation of Argentinan and Sotuh American artists particularly from the last two centuries - some I was aware of and some new and discoveries. Never a shortage of statutes in Buenos Aires and BellArt had some as... More 

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Staying in Recoleta

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood 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 centered 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.