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Museo Penitenciario Argentino Antonio Ballve

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Address: Humberto Io 378, entre Defensa y Balcarce, Buenos Aires C1103ACH, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 011 4361-0917
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Interesting and free

I'm pleased this museum was free, because although they had English brochures and some signs were in English (much appreciated), it was still a little difficult to follow... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2012
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a hard museum to find, but eventually we found it, banners outside proclaiming we were at the right building. However the doors were all shut. Undaunted we tried them all until one opened, feeling pleased we were then greated by a guard who told us this was no longer a museum. You may want to try again as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I'm pleased this museum was free, because although they had English brochures and some signs were in English (much appreciated), it was still a little difficult to follow everything. Beware of the crowds too, clearly I'm not the only one who was happy it was free!

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Staying in Montserrat

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighborhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.