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Fundacion Proa

Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929. La Boca, Buenos Aires C1169AAD, Argentina (Boca)
Phone Number: 114 104 1000
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Ranked #31 of 438 things to do in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Bellevue, Washington
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Using gunpowder as an artistic medium? You bet! That's what was on display at the Proa Foundation when we stopped by in mid-February. Some turned out very light and some were very dark. The most interesting part was the short documentary showing how it was done. It also provided a nice segue into the videos of avant-garde fireworks on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fundacion Proa is a real gem. The architecture of the museum is very contemporary and very friendly for hanging art. The exhibition we saw, by Cai Guo-Qiang was spectacular. His technique for creating landscapes using gunpowder and employing local art students to help with the execution is amazing. The work was beautifully displayed and the video describing his process was... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One of the best cultural places in Buenos Aires, always bringing great artists around the world to expose. Also has a great coffee house at the balcony. Recommend!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you go to la boca, there's not only colourful painted houses, tango dancers wanting to take photos with you or gift stores in every second building... There is Fundacion Proa which is an oasis next to this busy touristy streets. A modern building with great artists and exhibitions and a huge art book store. Entry: 25 Peso.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Built in the "BOCA" neighborhood with the aim to uplift its value from popular to intellectual, this is an excellent modern art museum with a first-class artistic activity.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were there in December 2014 to check out Cai Guo-Qiang’s exhibit on Argentina, which was fantastic. Besides, fundación Proa, with its quite, air-conditioned rooms and nice café was certainly an oasis in this picturesque but sometimes overwhelming and shabby neighborhood (La Boca), especially in a hot summer day.

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

nice terrace over Riachuelo, very good guide, interessant location, delicious sweet things at the cafe, very nice library

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The building is beautiful, the exhibition's space is really nice, and actually the exhibition we saw (cai guo-qiang) was quite impressive. The library's collection on the upper floor was very interesting and we had lunch at the top floor with a nice view on La Boca. We were nicely surprised by the food (I had seafood with rice). Overall, great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You'll usually find very interesting exhibitions that take place along the different parts of the building, including the restaurant, the library, etc- It has a beautifull terrace with an amazing view of the Riachuelo and Located in and old 19th century house, in the neighborhood of La Boca.Its new three-storey building, which features four exhibition rooms, a multimedia auditorium, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is an excellent exhibition center wisely designed and modern. The restaurant upstairs has a colourful view from its balcony: the old bridge of La Boca, and its surroundings can be seen, and it is the very La Boca that makes it, at the same time, diffulct to get at fr.the security point of view. Do not carry your purse... More 

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