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Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

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Address: Av. del Libertador 1902, Buenos Aires C1425AAS, Argentina
Phone Number: 541148028248
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Description: This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating...
This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating collection of period furnishings, silver, sculptures, paintings and Zubov miniatures from Russia.
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It could be Argentina's Downton Abbey ...

And it really could be! The ecletic French "hôtel particulier" was projected by René Sergent in 1911, as the residence of Josefina de Alvear and Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar, one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

And it really could be! The ecletic French "hôtel particulier" was projected by René Sergent in 1911, as the residence of Josefina de Alvear and Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar, one of the most revered families of the Argentinean-Chilean society of that time. It was the so called "Belle Époque" and Buenos Aires was considered the Paris of South América! In 1932,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a terrific place to visit in Buenos Aires. It is a beautifully preserved example of the how the wealthy lived. There are varying exhibits and free concerts on Saturdays as well as a cozy cafe to have lunch or a coffee.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Is a grand house made into museum. They usually had entrance fees but is free on Tuesdays. Noted that when I was there, they open at 2pm.

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The most interesting thing about this museum is that it was once a home. There are some cool things to see, like a painting by El Greco and a fireplace sculpted by Rodin, but as decorative arts museums go, this one is just okay.

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brisbane australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stumbled on this place purely by accident as we were staying just around the corner. The entry fee was pretty cheap and the place is really worth seeing almost as much for the architecture as the collections it houses. I particularly liked the collection of miniature portraits and the oriental pieces, but it was all pretty impressive. A real... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo affords a fascinating glimpse into the lifestyle of the Errázuriz Alvear family at the height of Argentna's reign as the richest society on the planet. The palatial public rooms of the first level were intended to shock and awe visitors, still resplendent in all their petit Versailles elegance. Walking thru the ballroom one can... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you stop by this museum while in Buenos Aires, make sure to check out the cafe beside the museum. It's a detached cottage that sits on the front corner of the lot and is a great place to stop if you're looking for a cute place to have lunch or a cup of coffee. It also has outdoor seating,... More 

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Maringa, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautifully housed in a former mansion of a powerful family, the museum has a lovely collection which includes a Rodin project for fireplace! The Cafeteria outside the palace is very good.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The entrance fee to this museum/historic house is very reasonable and it was fascinating to walk around and see how the very wealthy lived in the early 20thC. World War I resulted in the mansion not being entirely completed to plan; however, the collections from France, East Asia and other parts of the world are beautifully maintained and there are... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Some may say it's too old fashioned, but I did enjoy the sculptures, the rococo rooms and the statues that decorate the pompous mansion which houses the museum.

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Address: Av. del Libertador 1902, Buenos Aires C1425AAS, Argentina
Phone Number: 541148028248
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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