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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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It was a total surprise to discover world's famous pieces of art, get aqcuainted with the argentinean art. Well worth half of the day on your trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a total surprise to discover world's famous pieces of art, get aqcuainted with the argentinean art. Well worth half of the day on your trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. The collection of works by some of the world's most outstanding masters are on display. This museum has no entry fee and is a short walk from the Recoleta Cemetery. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I personally love to visit the "main" art museum in any city I visit and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It is relatively small so it doesn't take all day to refresh your eyes with some beautiful art. As others mention, there is a fair amount of second tier art by masters but still nice to see. When I went,... More 

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Maplewood, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

OK, this isn't the Met or the Louvre, but it is a pretty nice regional museum. Some of the Argentinian artists are quite interesting. The issue really is that Argentina didn't have a Frick or a JPMorgan to go to Europe and bring back first rate paintings. (Or I suppose a Bernard Berenson either.) So, the non-Argentinian artists are often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Their collection is just amazing! I was there for just two hours.... wish I had had more time, the place is worth at least an afternoon for a proper visit!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Mostly known for various types of paintings, the surprising drawings are related like "Khajuraho". The quality of paintings are superb and some of the paintings are really ancient and well preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum has a respectable collection on view comprised of a representative body of second class works by first class artists. It is interesting to wander about and see the development of these artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I haven't yet seen all of it, but the first floor had a wonderful collection of Goya and El Greco as well as other South American works. Lots of Rodin sculptures. You can walk in anytime and take non-flash photos.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We decided to go to this museum knowing full well it could not possibly measure up to the Louvre or the Prado. We did see a few Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and one Rembrandt worth notice but most if the workd of the grand masters that they have were clearly second rate. It was bgood to see some argentine painters of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Small and not reach exhibition and half of it closed for renovation for long term.Some important artist but not their central works.

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