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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

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Address: Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina
Phone Number: 54-11-4808-6500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors...
This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors in 2001 with the mission to promote contemporary Latin American artists.
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Its has three floors full of every kind of art. It includes a movie theatre, a library, and rooms made specially for one piece. You can find Frida Kahlo and botero art, besides a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its has three floors full of every kind of art. It includes a movie theatre, a library, and rooms made specially for one piece. You can find Frida Kahlo and botero art, besides a lots of other artists. I paid really low as a student, defenitly a place you have to go in Buenos aires.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Malba is a must for those looking for the essential of latin american modern painting. Well worth the visit. On Wednesdays students, teachers and retirees do not pay admission but must show document. Free wifi once inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, nice location, excellent stable collections and incredible temporary exhibitions from other Latin-American countries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

See outstanding art and special exhibitions in a modern setting. Worth periodic visits to see new works of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum. It is very entertaining. They has wonderful art and photographs. The galleries are highly diverse and each will take you to a different place. I particularly loved the modern "participation" pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

What a fabulous museum. This is the largest collection of Latin American art I've seen, and it's amazing and well-curated. The museum itself is also a beauty. The restaurant inside is very good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very worthwhile visiting while in Buenos Aires. The building is beautiful. We explored the top floor where there was a special exhibit of Prosello Joven--the younger years of a principal Argentine artist. It was great and varied. Not very formal. The dark room to experience total darkness was great although a bit scary. I have gone to this Art museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

MALBA has an excellent collection of modern art - a really diverse selection and representation of styles, mediums, artists and regions. You're allowed to take photos, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

There are a number of large corporate sponsors to the museum, like Samsung. So if you show your Samsung phone you get a 2 for one entrance. If you're a teacher, likewise entrance discounts. So the MALBA has a cool interior, open air and the rooms flow nicely from one to the next. There are display cards in Spanish and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Smaller than expected, but quality. Many museums close by as well, so it was easy to walk between them and make a day of it.

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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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