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“Cool But With Sad Videos” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo del Bicentenario

Museo del Bicentenario
Avenida Paseo Colon, 100, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Montserrat)
4344-3802
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Ranked #41 of 468 things to do in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Cool But With Sad Videos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I think the museum did an amazing job at combining modern architecture with the original foundations, they had some extremely high quality artifacts, and very informative videos. (except they were in Spanish) But the videos were talking about sad occurrences in the government, including the killing innocent citizens. I suggest not to watch the videos.

Visited August 2012
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“Cool building and lots of political videos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Nice short stop. All is an Spanish here but English speakers can still infer a lot from the videos about the political issues facing Argentina during the last century. Great photos and interactive displays showing where the river used to be and the fortifications of the capital. worth a visit as its free.

Visited August 2012
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“Mostly for Spanish speakers, but none the less worth it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This new museum is located right behind and below the Casa Rosada, admission is free.
It has been excavated out of the foundations of the old Aduana de Taylor (Taylor's Customs),
In colonial times, the river - Rio de la Plata - ran much more inland than its present course.
The Museum offers a number of videos and objects related to argentinian history. There is also a very well preserved vaulted chamber, originally conceived as a wine cellar in the villa of a wealthy landowner, which the mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros later used for his "Ejercicio Plastico" masterpiece, using a technique not quite figured out to-date covering the ceiling, walls and floor of the chamber.
All the videos are in spanish, however the building itself and Siqueiros masterpiece are worth
the visit.

Visited May 2012
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“Great museum behind the Casa Rosada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The museum, opened in May, 2011, celebrates 200 yrs of Argentine history (1810-2010) in the remains of a the former fort of Buenos Aires and the original Customs House, through a series of audio-visual presentations that take the viewer through various periods in Argentina’s history. All the video material and descriptions of objects are only available in Spanish, the videos displaying the physical changes in the city over this 200 year period, and video from the Dirty War (1976-83) are well worth a visit to history buffs in any language! The contrast between the museum space itself and the brick-and-mortar (and cannon guns) remaining from the old fort provide quite the contrast. A mural by the Mexican artist Siquieros, which had been boxed up for years, is on display.

Visited April 2012
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“Siqueiro Mural”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Basically head for the recently restored Siqueiro mural. Beautiful creation by this mexican artist

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