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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

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Address: Avenida Pte Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina
Phone Number: 54-11-4808-6500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors...

This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors in 2001 with the mission to promote contemporary Latin American artists.

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Simple and beautiful

This museum is found in the neighborhood of Palermo, which is easily reached by the bus system, or colectivo. As a student, I was able to get in free with my student ID on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is found in the neighborhood of Palermo, which is easily reached by the bus system, or colectivo. As a student, I was able to get in free with my student ID on Wednesdays, but in order to avoid the long lines, I recommend that you "buy" your tickets on line (there is no charge for student Wednesday, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the MALBA twice on different occasions, and its AMAZING, must visit if you are in the city. He visitado el MALBA en dos ocasiones y siempre es una experiencia increible. Visita obligada si estas en Buenos Aires. MUY Recomendado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires expecting the best and I was not disappointed. It is a must see museum. Lovely architecture, excellent presentations, good service and a wonderful restaurant to boot. I enjoyed visiting the different rooms full of excellent representations of Latin American Art. The store has a lot of the typical museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy art, this is a must. I was able to go without my 5 year old and very thankful. He would not have enjoyed this at all. But I did! There is something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an excellent introduction to latin american artists, this museum shows several works of major importance to our history back home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Latinamerican art for everyone in a beautiful and modern museum. Do not forget to go to the shop: is has a lot of creative things to take back home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though a little overpriced, MALBA is a must-see for any modern Latin American art aficionado. I moved here not long ago, and found it a bit smaller and less-filled than I had envisioned. It's 3rd floor is in construction, but the Rivera and Botero pieces are incredible to see up close. There are sculptures and 3D pieces that offer a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. This is all art we don't see much of in North America. Really fantastic way to access the visual culture of Latin America. Fabulous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a rainy day in BA and while the building was beautiful the temporary exhibit (on Yoko Ono) was just not that great. Since it is a small place this was half the experience. Be sure to check out the new exhibits before you go as it is one of the more expensive visits in the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum shows local artists as well as changing expositions. It's relatively small and undergoes renovations. Interesting to spend a quick hour but not more than that as there are not so many rooms of exhibition. They have a nice museum store.

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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