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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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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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 handful of Grand Masters for free

If you like your art then stop in for a visit to Rodin's 'The Kiss', Degas's ballet dancers, Goya, El Greco, a couple of Dutch Masters, and a few more besides as a tribute to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

If you like your art then stop in for a visit to Rodin's 'The Kiss', Degas's ballet dancers, Goya, El Greco, a couple of Dutch Masters, and a few more besides as a tribute to the heydays of Argentina (i.e. when they had foreign currency). Take a moment to acknowledge a country that provides art for free to everyone -you'll... More 

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Tigre, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Well situated nearby the famous Recoleta cementery, European art from 16th, 17th, 18th and 19h century..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This great museum has a very good collection of European painting, with works from the XV to the XX century masters, including a good exhibition of Impressionism and Modern painting, plus many rooms of Argentinean painting. It has a nice bar at the end of the building from where the Avenida Figueroa Alcorta and the School of Law can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This is a good little museum,but it's not great by international standards. It's a fine way to spend an hour or an hour a half in a quiet place. I did enjoy the collection of paintings.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

you can't miss a visit to MNBA in BsAs, if you happen to be in Recoleta. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Manet, local and international painters and sculptors, permanent collections and great temporary exhibitions make this worth a visit. Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 20:30 hs Saturday, Sunday from 9:30 to 20:30 hs Last Admission: 30 minutes before closing Closed on... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

One of my more favorite museums that I have been to. Quiet and relaxing you really can take your time with the art without fighting the crowds. In the upper levels there are great temporary exhibits as well. Very near the famous La Recoletta Cemetery, its worth visiting at the same time. Great restaurants in the area can make for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small collection in comparison with other capital city fine art museums. It almost tells the story of Argentine fortunes, with a very strong collection of late 19th C and early 20th C art, presumably acquired when BA was one of the world's richest cities. The display is a bit stuffy and contrasts strongly with the light-filled MALBA. There are some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I really wasnt expecting much, but the museum is worth visiting for sure! Its for free, you can take pictures inside and the artwork is superb, european art from 16th, 17th century. It even has some paintings from such masters as Degah and Manet. Very RECOMMENDED. And it wont take you much time because its not that big, one hour... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

this has some very nice art work displayed, great flow and easy to navigate without going back on yourself. my only suggestion is display the fans properly there is no point them collecting dust in a case if the are not open to admire.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Why go to an art museum to see classical and modern art? Because while they have a small but nice collection of European art, they also have a wing dedicated to the Argentinean interpretation of Classicism and Modern movements. Nice opportunity to see how Argentinean culture adopted and adapted greek, roman, and erupoean classicism and made it their own. It... More 

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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.