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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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A surprising gem of a museum

With so many other attractions in Buenos Aires to see, we enjoyed our visit. It was raining, so the trip was a relief from the wet. What a surprise to see so many beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

With so many other attractions in Buenos Aires to see, we enjoyed our visit. It was raining, so the trip was a relief from the wet. What a surprise to see so many beautiful paintings of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. I am a French Impressionist fan, so I enjoyed the collection with included Manet, Corbet, Van Gogh, and... More 

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Margate, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went back twice just to make sure we didn't miss anything. We liked the English translated information boards for each painting. And it was a free entrance!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lots of interesting art from the heyday of Argentina. There were quite a few pieces of artwork that gave some notion of what Argentina was like historically.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The best thing about this museum is the chance to see lesser known works by some major stars from the art history constellation: Monet, Sisley, El Greco. Zuberan, de Rivera, Degas, Gaugin, to name a few.

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great collection of works, particulary French impressionist. Free entry. Well worth a visit. Some nice works of Rodin, Pissaro, VanGogh, Courbet, Sissley, Gaugin, Latour. I spent about an hour and a half here at a brisk pace. Would have liked to have a guide though, I didn't see any around, perhaps because it was a Sunday.

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Maringa, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Right in the beautifil Recoleta neighborhood, the museum houses a passable collection of European Art but a really excellent collection of pre colombian art and other of Argentine masters. The temporary exhibitions are also usually worth the visit. It is a pity it apparently doesn't have money for a good makeover on the building, which would greatly enhance the visitor's... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

intimate, bare bones, surprisingly great examples of European artists. Not many but excellent examples from Rodin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First, I admit I've been fortunate to visit some extraordinary art museums in the U.S. And Europe, so my perspective may be skewed. There are many nice paintings by unfamiliar Renaissance and 19th century painters. There are some excellent sculptures by Rodin as well. However, the museums organization can be confusing as one gallery does not necessarily flow logically into... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great museum in a beautiful location to see after the visit. It has an important collection of pictures and sculptures by international artists such as Rodin, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee and the best locals, such as Petorutti, Alonso, Kemble, Sivori, Soldi. Of course, they usually have temporary exhibitions. Take your time, do not miss it. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Although it's been remodeled and several rooms are close to visitation, it's a must-go in Buenos Aires. Spare a couple of hours to pay this nice museum a visit.

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Additional Information about Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Address: Address: Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 52889900
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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.