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Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco

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Address: Suipacha 1422, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Spanish colonial silver, wood carvings, furniture, paintings and over 100...

Spanish colonial silver, wood carvings, furniture, paintings and over 100 antique dolls are exhibited in this Peruvian, neocolonial-designed building.

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Favorite local learning museum

From the Jesuits through colonists, slavery and immigration, see the local history laid out in art and artifacts. Superb and comprehensive signage, just wish they had it in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 8, 2014
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Portola Valley, California
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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

From the Jesuits through colonists, slavery and immigration, see the local history laid out in art and artifacts. Superb and comprehensive signage, just wish they had it in English. Someone would do a big favor to translate it all for them and offer an guidebook.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

I am very glad that I went to visit this fantastic art museum. The Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco is situated in the centre of Buenos Aires in the Retiro district with its headquarters in the Palacio Noel which is conveniently located at 1422 Suipacha Street. The Museum was named after its benefactor, Isaac Fernández Blanco who donated... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

For a nominal fee you get to visit a great little original home and see some wonderful artifacts. Very well worth the visit. Take your Spanish dictionary if you are not fluent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I've been to this museum often and always enjoyed browsing the collection of colonial art (much of it religious, but hardly all). They also have chamber music here from time to time. Admission is very reasonable. Like most museums here, I don't think of it as essential, but if you're in the area or the mood, it's refreshingly lowkey.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Unfortunately didn't find out that they were closed for construction until I arrived on site. The staff out front were nice but couldn't give an estimated completion date so that I could post it with this review. And admission used to be one peso (less than $0.20 official exchange rate and less than $0.14 blue rate).

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

I got several recommendations for this museum, which was walking distance from my hotel in Recoleta. The building is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. The art is nearly entirely religious. If you are not interested in religious art then you should avoid this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

Beautiful setting...with private gardens, impressive religious and non-religious art, stunning (free) concertson weekends. And the antique silver collection is stunning. One peso to enter!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

Paintings from the 18th and 19th C, are mostly religious, but include secular scenes. Lots of ornate silver pieces for the altar and secular uses. Huge collection of dolls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

If you want to learn more about Argentinian culture you shall go to this place. The house itself is very interesting and beautiful and the exposition is very well organized and really I found it very interesting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2010

I was surprised and delighted by this out-of-the-way collection of colonial era art and decoration. It is located in a converted palace in Retiro. Much of the collection is from the 1700s and made in Peru or Bolivia, which is where Argentina imported its decoration and art in that era. The collection comprises paintings, furniture, decoration, and religious objects.

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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