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“Villa Ocampo-Get to know the Exquisite Years of BA” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Ocampo
Elortondo 1811 | Beccar, San Isidro, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in San Isidro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Villa Ocampo-Get to know the Exquisite Years of BA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Lovely Place to Visit in Buenos Aires.

Visit their Facebook Site, to check the latest programms.

This house is an Unesco Monument and Museum.

Victoria Ocampo, was an Argentine woman, writter, and had a very interesting life. Born in 1890 - 1979

She lived in Villa Ocampo, during part of her life, where she invited all the best artist from that period of time. From Tagore, Indira Gandhi, Bioy Casares, Graham Greene,Albert Camus, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Albert Camus, and many more.

You can visit all the house rooms, and the exquisit garden. In those days when Victoria lived in the house, the garden finished in the River (Rio de la Plata). It had a tennis court , and there is a famous picture with Victoria and Igor Stravinsky, I asked and the tree of the picture is no more in the garden.

I highly recomend this place, and also dont forget to call and book your place to the cooffe bar. They have delicious cakes and sandwiches, and also champagne!

You will feel to be in the Buenos Aires of 1930, with those lovely houses and gardens.

Thanks to Victoria that she donated her house to Unesco, and also is considered an Historic Museum of Buenos Aires.

Get in Love with this Great Place, that was visited by Great People from all the world.

As Victoria said, the house should be opened to all the World!

Visited December 2012
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“Times of yore, in literary Argentina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Beautiful mansion. Take the guided tours, they are one-hour long and give you an excellent overview of Victoria Ocampo's times and life. Go to the shop and buy a "Sur" magazine, where all the brightest minds of that time collaborated and published.

My experience with the cafeteria was really bad. Old dishware, waiters had their uniform dirty and untidy. Service wasn't very welcoming. So, if you get hungry, wait, and go outside.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Terrific guided tour of an one-time artistic mecca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

You can easily take the train to Villa Ocampo and then walk about seven blocks until you get to what was once a center for both national and international artists of all sorts. Our tour guide was informative and engaging and the grounds are lovely. The gift shop sells books by the Ocampo sisters, some Sur magazines and such. There's a restaurant too, though I didn't eat there. A nice change of pace from the bustle of the city.

Visited April 2013
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“Old times in the intelectual Argentina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

the house, gardens, the coffee bar in the house, everythings gets you to those old times when Victoria held her meetings. Go an enjoy a lovely afternoon

Visited September 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Incredible place owned by an incredible woman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Victoria Ocampo was an amazing woman, writer, intellectual, described by Borges as "the quintessential Argentine woman". So her house has her energy and you can really feel it!
and the surrounding areas are beautiful!! you can arrange a ride to tigre or to delta.

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