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“A very interesting historical & cultural sight”
Review of Museo Casa Rosada

Museo Casa Rosada
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Buenos Aires City Tour
Ranked #44 of 818 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We were very pleased to accidentally find this place as we thought everything was closed on Easter Monday. A definite must for visitors because of the televised history on all aspects of BA eg political history, transformation of city from 1800's to present day. In addition the building itself is great, converted from the old customs house. The artwork is also worth seeing Cafe inside, free entry.

Thank Vivien53606
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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This is museum is constructed over the ruins of the original fort and customs house which makes it interesting from this perspective alone!!! I was absolutely blown away by the way the exhibits are laid out amidst the ruins of these two buildings.

It has a number of exhibits, each describing a different epoch in the 200 year history of the country. Those are in Spanish only, but are also presented with many pictures and videos which make them understandable to non-spanish speakers. The lay-out of the museum is very airy and easy to wander through. By the end of the exhibit portion one has a true appreciation of the historical events which have shaped the Argentina of today.

The exhibits are followed by a number of paintings which coincide with the various historical periods. This includes one portrait of Eva and Juan Peron.

To add to the experience there is an art installation known as Ejercicio Plástico. This is an absolute must-see if one has time to wait for entry. The significance is explained by a guide as one dons shoe protectors(provided by museum) and then the group is led into a room which is painted on all surfaces with extraordinary paintings by David Alfaro Siqueiros.

I loved this museum...there is a café which I did not try do can't comment and a gift shop....admission is free.

Thank wprincess4
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

This place has really cool media. The entire history is put in a great way, when it comes to visualization. I think it is great that they made this ruins accessible - before, you could only see them from the sidewalk.

But sadly, the displayed information sounds to me like political propaganda. The current governing fraction is shown as the only ones who did a good job, pointing out all the "good things" the've done. All the other governments are displayed by their mistakes.

One clear example of their propaganda strategy in this museum, are the cars displayed. They show the so called "Justicialista" car as the only argentinean car - this car was built during the Peron era and the the name of his political party. Although this was the first car produced in Argentina, it was far from being a success. Instead, they left out the better known and much loved by the Argentineans "IKA Torino". Although the Torino was based on the US-made Rambler Rouge (with clear design and technical modifications and improvements), it reflected the "Argentinean car spirit" better than the Justicialitsta car displayed (this way, btw, copied from a German DKW, the body design was done in Argentina - by some untalented people, if I may add). The Torino also had a historical racing achievement in Germany (the Justicialista wasn't even used for racing at all). The car isn't displayed, because it was built during a government not in line with the current politic. I do believe that the Justicialista earns a place in Argentina's Industrial History, but so does the Torino, being a successful car, with a brand name (not the name of a political party). This is a clear example of how selective this museum was done.

The whole museum (excluding the information from the independence time) is very much aligned with the Kirchner goverment and the Peron era. Facts are poor. And at a museum, I expect facts.

3  Thank Ignacio P
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

A truly multimedia experience! Built on the original grounds of the old customs building from the early 1800s, it really helps the visitor understand the evolution of that side of town.
The national historical timeline is very entertaining and interesting to watch.
Also thumbs up to the museum's restaurant!
Last but not least: no admission fee!

Thank gracemarini
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

A modern day museum, built on reclaimed land with much of the original brickwork left for interest value. Conveniently located next to Casa Rosario, free entry - albeit odd opening hours. Not so impressed with the exhibits in between all that brickwork on the right - works of art with Spanish only explanation. On the left however are small zoned areas each depicting a specific portion of Argentinian history from 1810 though to 2010. The museum designer has chosen the breakdown of the dates very well and depicted the facts through documentary film and artifacts/pictures on display. Of particular interest to us were the Peronista period 1945 - 1955 and the Military period 1976 - 1983. Just the right amount of information to give you the feel of the era. Overall thought the museum was very well done until we came to an exhibit by David Alfara Sigueiros. Located in an enclosed box with subdued lighting this was a mural over all 6 walls. We had to apply white throwaway coveralls to our shoes. This to allow us to walk over something that with all honesty we had absolutely no understanding of. That said - the rest was definitely worth a visit

Thank elsiek
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