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Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

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One of the gems of Buenos Aires

Beautifully restored old mansion with a very interesting collection of art. I'm a big fan of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Amazing building

While it contains a large amount of objects, the real treasure is the old Avear house. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating collection of period furnishings, silver, sculptures, paintings and Zubov miniatures from Russia.
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Avenida Del Libertador 1902, Buenos Aires C1425AAS, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully restored old mansion with a very interesting collection of art. I'm a big fan of smaller museums in this sort of setting. Well curated and respectful of the story of the history of the golden era of Argentina. The building itself is a museum;...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While it contains a large amount of objects, the real treasure is the old Avear house. The architecture is impressive and is well maintained. With free admission, it certainly worth a stop to see how the monied elite lived.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

I visited this museum last year and I loved it! It is a beautiful place, its furniture, decoration, decorative art objects, the dazzling architecture and its wonderful garden are full of history and they are also very attractive. The building was built between 1911 and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

The saving grace of this museum is that it is free. When I was there, the first floor was dedicated to a modern exhibit of questionable artistic value. The second floor consists of several former bedrooms and bathrooms containing a variety of decorative arts. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

Interesting to see a modern building done in the classic style, but not much of an collection art compared to a museum, but nonetheless a good visit if you’d like to see how the affluent society lived years ago. The entry is free as well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

We explored this small museum after learning the main museum Belle Artes was closed for renovations. It is a lovely palace with gardens and is an enjoyable thing to do in BA.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

It was a hot day in February so we stopped first for a cold drink in the cafe on the grounds; quite relaxing and pleasant. Inside, the exhibits were interesting and all had a Spanish and English explanation. Downstairs, there were interesting glass and statuette...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tom M
Reviewed February 24, 2019

We found this in route to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and thought it would be a nice aside. ( I am an Art History student at our local university.) It was FAR better than an aside... IT IS A DESTINATION! Wonderful art that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time... We walked in and met Cecilia, who welcomed us in English and mentioned a tour was about to start. So the four of us went around through this historic mansion filled with European treasures. Rodin?...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

While not all the furnishings are original to the house, many are. They tell the story of a lifestyle enjoyed by few. Each room is decorated in a separate style, and all include some fascinating pieces, e.g. an El Greco, small ancient Greek sculptures; medieval...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters,
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mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment
buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American
Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst
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