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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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Address: Address: Humberto Io 378, entre Defensa y Balcarce, Buenos Aires C1103ACH, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 011 4361-0917
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.