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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Recoleta)
+54 52889900
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Ranked #10 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

this art museum was actually really good. I have been to quite a few in South America and the collection here is interesting, different, and well organized. Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

After seeing MALBA, this museum was just so-so. The layout is odd - all the rooms are different bold colors, which affects the art hanging on the walls. Also, most of the museum is warm and humid, which seems odd since they'd want to preserve the works. Lastly, the art that is there simply isn't that interesting. Sure there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Some really amazing pieces in the collection. The Degas works are a standout, especially the ballerina in pastel. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Two or three rooms of Impressionist and post Impressionist paintings provided real pleasure. Some of the Argentine paintings (all completely unknown to this European) were also most interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

to be there on a day when they have a free 45 minutes tour of the highlight of the museum. We were surprised by some of the famous painters represented in the museum. They refuse to loan them on tour, afraid that they will be confiscated by countries which Argentina owes money. I would recommend taking the tour (Tue &... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A lovely small collection, that had a Goya show up during our visit, a interesting overview of Argentine artists, some wonderful Impressionists, etc. A mix of displaying styles - some better than others. And I believe it is free!

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Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

One of the most beautiful Van Gogh paintings I've ever seen; a fine and amusing miniature collection; the private collection of a gentleman displayed as it had been in his home; Argentinian painters telling the history of the country. Could only wish for more choices in the bookstore/gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Surprisingly good, if not extensive, collection of old masters including Rodin, Gauguin, Goya, Sisley, Manet, El Greco and Degas in an imposing building. There is also an impressive Argentine and Latin American art section. And it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Just went to MALBA, nearly missed this, glad I went though as it's very close and free. Was disappointed that there is so much European art here, a lot of which didn't really interest me. Loved the rooms with the impressionist paintings. Some of the other galleries seem very crowded, with so many paintings on the walls it feels a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great paintings and special exhibits. Free. But nothing in English except a very nice student-led English 1-hour tour.

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