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Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

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Address: Av. del Libertador 1902, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: 4802-6606
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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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Awesome Palace to visit

This fantastic Palace -once a family property of Errázuriz - Alvear shows its permament Oriental collection and other exhibits all year long. You can also have a coffee or even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This fantastic Palace -once a family property of Errázuriz - Alvear shows its permament Oriental collection and other exhibits all year long. You can also have a coffee or even dinner at a beautiful restaurant in the Museum

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful furnishings, a great collection of miniature paintings and a nice cafe to sit and enjoy a tea after a long day of walking around Recoletta. This Muz takes little time to visit and is very close to Belle Artes Muz

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were hoping to see furnishings with and Argentine history. The items are from Agentine but all French in design.

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Boulder, Colorado
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65 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped at the museo yesterday, Tuesday March 17th...... Tuesday admission just happens to be free. I can't count the times over the years that we've enjoyed this "palace" and everything in it. The permanent exhibits have NOT changed. And I will not add to the raves and repeat what everyone has said. There are always changing exhibits on the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is wonderful house turned into a museum of decorative arts. The family collection forms the base, and donors have continued to build. Rather eclectic yet charming. Have a coffee on the grounds.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The grand hall is one of those rooms you dream about with a minstrels gallery on three sides and an enormous fireplace on the fourth. There was a pair of Chi'en Lung vases that I particularly liked.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Pleased we took the time to visit this museum. Gives a good idea how life was in a "palacio" in this era. Some interesting styles, art and sculptures.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you enjoy visiting homes of the wealthy, this is a nice one. Built I think in the early 19th century it's in the grand style of a baronial home. Some interesting art and a drop dead gorgeous sculpture at the entrance. Croque Madame, the cafe on the grounds is a fine place for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a terrific free museum for the people of BA. Please note that very little English is written throughout the museum. They do have tours in English, so plan accordingly. Unfortunately, we were not able to connect with the tour but we still enjoyed the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There aren't too many tourists here because it's not so hyped up by the guidebooks. That's too bad- it's actually one of the most beautiful of Buenos Aires's "palacios." And the onsite outdoor café was a pleasant place to kill an hour... or three.

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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.