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Buenos Aires Museums - Buenos Aires is a city of bittersweet beauty that has experienced a long and sometimes painful past. There is a certain compelling sadness underlying the grand architecture and energetic and exciting neighborhoods. Buenos Aires is at the very heart of Argentina in more ways than just being the capital city of this country. It is the heart and soul of a country that has seen some of the wealthiest times and some of the most difficult times – but the passion and allure of this city comes from a character of perseverance through adversity, a passion for national independence, and a contagious faith against all odds.

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This is the story the museums of Buenos Aires will share with visitors. You will experience the long and sometimes troubled history of a proud and passionate city. These museums cover not only the political passion, but the cultural passion that is exemplified in the form of the Tango.

The upcoming Bicentennial celebrations of 2010 are sure to offer visitors even more opportunities to experience the history and culture that tugs at the heartstrings of everyone who visits this city.

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Casa Rosada and the Presidential Museum
Yrigoyen 219
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Casa Rosada, where the President conducts business, and the famed location where Eva Peron addressed an adoring crowd of Argentine workers, is a central presence on Plaza de Mayo. It is a deep pink building which represents the truce between two warring parties, one represented by white, and the other by red. A visit to the Presidential Museum offers information about the history of the building. Parts of the museum extend into underground basements of no-longer-existing buildings.

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El Museo Histórico Nacional
Calle Defensa 1600
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This building dates back pre 19th century and is the former Lezama family home. This beautiful Italian mansion holds intriguing and fascinating items saved from Jesuit missions including old paintings, relics from the War of Independence against Spain, and of course artist Candido Lopez’s wonderfully done scenes of the 1870’s war against Paraguay.

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MALBA-Colección Costantini
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The beautiful Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is home to the private art collection of Eduardo Costantini. The collection must be seen to be appreciated. One of the largest collections of Latin American art in the world, it includes exhibits of artists such as Pedro Figari, Candido Portinari, Antonio Berni and Frida Kahlo. Much of the art is culturally and socially significant and reflect the many issues that Argentina has faced and continues to confront today.

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Museo Evita
Calle Lafinur 2988
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fifty years after controversial Evita’s death, the Museo Evita opened in 2002. It is housed in a beautiful mansion where the Eva Peron Foundation once housed single mothers with children. The museum displays lovingly portray Evita in each exhibit. The museum is run in part by members of Evita’s family. Some of the staff represent Argentina’s preeminent experts on Evita history. The personal and emotion touches to each display set this museum apart, and make it a wonderful place to explore.

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Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
Av. del Libertador 1902
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This museum is housed in one of the grandest mansions in Buenos Aires, designed by French architect Rene Sergent. This 18th-centry French mansion houses stunning sculptures, breathtaking paintings and many fascinating furnishings. Themed shows are also offered seasonally at this museum. This museum includes the Museum of Eastern Art on the first floor of this building. A visit to this museum will leave visitors with a new appreciation for the wonderful art that is intrinsic to this region of the world.

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Av. del Libertador 1473
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This building, originally built to provide the city’s water supply, was renovated in the 1930’s into one of Buenos Aires’ most significant art museums. It offers visitors one of the largest collections of both pre-Renaissance European art, and local Argentine sculptures and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. At this important museum, you will find original Renoir, Monet, van Gough, and even a large collection of Picasso.

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Museo Participativo de Ciencias
Adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetery
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This museum was created for children in every design and exhibit. This unique museum offers two complete floors of science displays where kids can experience the magic and wonder of electricity, gravity and many other aspects of the natural world around us. The exhibits are educational and also very fun. Interactive exhibits are impressive, including mechanical rooms, wave and sound rooms, and communication rooms that provide kids with interactive stands.

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Buenos Aires Interesting Facts

  • One of the largest cities of Latin America.
  • In 1810, armed citizens established a provisional representative government against Spanish rule.
  • Features both the world’s widest boulevard and the widest river.
  • The largest city in South America.
  • Buenos Aires is famous for the dance, the Tango.
  • Buenos Aires is one of the ten largest metropolises in the world.
  • Buenos Aires is the largest city and port in Argentina
  • Greater Buenos Aires metro area has more than 12 million inhabitants
  • Home for writers Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Sabato, and Julio Cortazar
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