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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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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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Just a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Great area too so that is half then fun. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Great area too so that is half then fun. Highly recommend.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is very easy to visit - the size of the collection is quite manageable. Location is very close to Recolletta Cemetery and there is no entrance fee. There are both European and Argentinian artists displayed and most likely a special exhibit of some kind.

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Indian Creek, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad museum, just not too much of a collection. It is on the way to a lot of places so it is worth a visit. No English maps, guides or tours on our visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth the visit. It is very near Recoleta and the Recoleta Cementery. This museum features great art from European artists such as Monet, Gaugin, Tolouse-Lautrec. It also showcased a modern Argentinian artist. The museum is free of charge.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Some European art, lots of medieval Art good special exhibit no really great work of art make this ok for a quick race thru! 22 galleries are easy to quickly survey.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Who would have though that so many European masters were to be found in these halls. Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Goya, Kandinsky, ... There are some wonderful works here. There's also some more modern art that I do not appreciate, but others may do so. There are some sculptures, and many bronzes. All worth a look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The gallery is 10 minutes walk from the cemetery so you can combine both visits. It has some extremely good European paintings but everything is in Spanish and there is no effort made to give any information at all about the collection which leaves visitors uninformed and underwhelmed. On a positive note - it's free!

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum with Argentinian, BA, and some international artists. Beautiful well maintained museum. English signage introduced their main collection rooms but I would have liked an audio tour or a little more info for each piece of art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I was a child I am used to visit important museums and I am very used to the quality of museums in Italy. Said that, it is always a bit hard for me to be astonished whilst visiting museums abroad. Nevertheless, I never lose the hope :). The museum "de Bellas Artes" encompasses an "excursus" across the centuries with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I entered with neutral expectations. It was free after all, and I had never heard anything about it. Photos were allowed, as long as no flash was used. It was 2 floors and not overwhelming in size. I expected to see art by artists I had never heard of..... Room one started with Goya and Titian. By the 3rd room,... More 

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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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