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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Neighborhood: Recoleta
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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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El Greco

We travel the world searching for El Greco. The three paintings were beautifully hung: Jesus in the Garden of Olives, The Tears of St Peter, Christ Carrying the Cross.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We travel the world searching for El Greco. The three paintings were beautifully hung: Jesus in the Garden of Olives, The Tears of St Peter, Christ Carrying the Cross.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely to see old masters and local historical art in same building and not so big a building to be indigestable. Special exhibit on history of nudism very well curated.And lovely Rodins

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Has some old masters and impressionists, but strongest on Argentine painters. Definitely worth a visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Excelente art museum,important collection most tradicional paintings and sculptures. Concerts on Saturdays, summer and yearly art curses, lectores etc,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you like old paintings then this is for you. It wasn't necessarily my thing, but I could appreciate that the art was worth seeing. My favourite part was a temporary photography exhibition on the second floor.

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

When we were there, floor zero was fully open, and the first floor was being renovated. The second floor contained a temporary photography exhibit. Things are presented in chronological order. The museum is well laid out and presented. Lighting is beautiful. There is no/limited air conditioning, so the interior can be very warm. The day we were there it was... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum was the reason for going to Buenos Aires and it didn't disappoint. A beautiful building like a mini Versaille. The rooms are gorgeous and you can't take your time looking at all the exhibits. A great place to spend the afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An interesting collection but it is heavy on the Europeans - go to other art galleries, such as the MALBA, for contemporary Argentine painters. Also it is very hot on a warm day. Still worth seeing and it is free entry.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Popped in and spent a while wandering around and it was a nice relief to get out of the heat. Signage on exhibits in Spanish only. Bit too modern for my liking but good use of space and light and some very different exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a very well laid out fine art museum. Although there are no brochures or signage posted in any language other than Spanish, the art still manages to make itself understood. The floorplan incorporates packaging artists by era or style. There are some good works by many famous artists as well as many of their sketches made while preparing... More 

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