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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
Fee: Yes
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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MALBA is a nice space, the exhibitions are well organized. The art is not plentiful, though. A few interesting pieces but the name of the museum invokes expectations that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

MALBA is a nice space, the exhibitions are well organized. The art is not plentiful, though. A few interesting pieces but the name of the museum invokes expectations that, unfortunately, are not met.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are not art fans, full stop. But we went to MALBA and definitely had some new content to talk about afterwards! The first couple floors were pretty standard – works from artists across Latin America covered the walls. The top floor, however, is what stuck with us – a series of “active” art installations (their current... More 

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Santiago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum with a permanent exhibit including several famous artworks such as Frida Kahlo, as well as a changing exhibit that we most enjoyed. It was interactive and a lot of fun. Just be sure to plan properly, as they don´t open until noon.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been 3 times at the Malba, since 2003. It has a beautiful arquitecture and nice restaurant and gift shop. You should see it at least once, for its architecture, even if you are not interested in modern art.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Sophisticated selection of salads, fusion cuisine, etc. with decent wines in a nice setting. Wasn't the cheapest place in this burg but the art makes a visit to this museum a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My favourite art gallery in BsAs - beautiful modern building with a varied and representative permanent collection.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Malba is a really nice museum- one of the best in Latin America, but I wouldn't say it should land on your 'must see' list, especially if you are on a short trip to B.A. If you have more time, or are particularly interested then it is certainly worth a visit. One of the best parts is that you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I grew up near Washington, DC, so I am pretty spoiled in having visited a lot of great museums. MALBA did not disappoint! The permanent collection provided a good introduction to Latin American artists that I was not too familiar with. It was especially impressed with the kinetic art section. On the top floor where they have temporary exhibits, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The museum is very modern, and really light and airy inside. There's a great permanent collection, that gives you a nice overview of some of Latin America's best artists. Loved the Frieda Kahlo original. The top floor is the exhibition space, which changes. Don't go on the weekend - it is super popular with locals and tourists and the lines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Portinari, Tarsila do Amaral, Xu Solar, Diego Rivera, Antonio Berni, Frida Kahlo and many others. You won't regret the visit. Keep in mind the opening time of the museum, we had to wait outside for some minutes.

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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.