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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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12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm

There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of...

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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Free traditional style art gallery

Set in a lovely building, the art collection was a pleasant mix of old masters, European and Argentinian, some statues, tapestries and ornate objets d'art and furniture. Free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kath F
Perth, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a very comprehensive and sometimes interesting collection here. The curation is irritating - the more contemporary exhibits are upstairs in bright and spacious galleries - the ground floor is for the older pieces. On the ground floor the curation is strictly by date and also works are displayed in the style of their period and this is infuriating.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set in a lovely building, the art collection was a pleasant mix of old masters, European and Argentinian, some statues, tapestries and ornate objets d'art and furniture. Free entry. Allowed to take photos without flash and a backpack, as long as it was on my chest, not my back.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I learned much from the few hours spent in the halls of the museum. Curators wove historical events and artistic achievement into an understanding of the role of art as both reflection and advocacy. However, if you never read the first line of the bilingual notes, you would find remarkable company in artists from four centuries to be seen and... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my favorite museum much better than the Louvre in Paris and free! There were so many artefacts that it was overwhelming. Nice collections from Europe (Monet, Picasso, Rodin, Shagall, Toulouse-Lautrec etc) and nice&huge collection from South-America. Frankly, I wanted to cry from pleasure when I saw their collections, unbelievable! I love this place, I walked so long inside... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This art gallery is a must see in Buenos Aires. It is also located a short walk from the Recoleta Cemetery and a collection of good cafes as well as the Recoleta neighbourhood, so you can make a day out of it. On Sunday's there is also usually an outdoor craft market located across the street. Free admission. Try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to spend a rainy day! Great selection of all types of art. Nice selection of Latin art. You could spend half a day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour may try too much to bring context about the local painters and the historical events they depicted. Too much information for tourists, the tour should touch on the whole museum and just provide some additional focus on the local artists. Those interested can ask for more/ spend more time in the respective museum sections/ visit MALBA. But the... More 

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Clyde, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful building holds the largest public collection of Latin America with over 12,000 pieces of art. Walk along 25 exhibition halls, offers a guided english tour and admission is free!

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's definitely worth the price of admission -- IT'S FREE. The collection covers western art but is light on major works. The Impressionists have interesting unfinished works displayed.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

in front of the beautiful art-fair of Recoletta- you find this gem. the museum offers a chance to see beautiful piecse, classic and modern and Sundays is free

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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.
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