After months of forced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are itching to go on a getaway to somewhere new. With its culture and opportunities for adventure, Argentina is a great travel destination for anyone looking to go somewhere new and exciting. If you visit Argentina, there are 5 museums in Buenos Aires that you absolutely cannot miss.
Museums in Buenos Aires: the must-see stops
Argentina’s network of museums is one of the best in South America thanks to the great quantity and variety of its collections. Buenos Aires, needless to say, is the main museum city of the Albiceleste.
We picked five museums that you are must sees if you make your way to Buenos Aires.
National Museum of Fine Arts
The National Museum of Fine Arts is located in the area of Plaza Francia near another pole of interest, the Malba and the Recoleta Cemetery. It houses collections of impressionists, including masterpieces by Monet, Degas, and Renoir. It has one of the most important collections in all of South America, also containing works by Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, and Rembrandt. The average visit to this museum can take about three hours. One of the best things about this museum is that there is no entrance fee.
Located near the National Museum of Fine Arts is Malba. This museum is a private cultural association that deals with collecting, preserving, and exhibiting South American art from the early twentieth century to the current day.
Among the collections, the Costantini Collection, based on modern art, is especially worth mentioning. The focus of the museum is to host permanent and temporary exhibitions in order to show visitors the latest frontiers of Argentine and South American art. There are many artists housed at Malba, including: Emilio Pettoruti, Roberto Matta, Jorge de la Vega, Andy Warhol, Mario Testino, and Yayoi Kusama. The museum also houses a cinema and a cafeteria. A must stop among the museums of Buenos Aires.
National Museum of Decorative Art
The National Museum of Decorative Art is entirely dedicated to decorative art and the so-called minor arts. It is located in the splendid Errázuriz Palace, a French-style palace from the early 20th century. Inside you can admire sculptures, miniatures, goldsmiths, and works of infinite artistic value by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Édouard Manet, among others. Last feature to impress you? This is also one of the museums in Buenos Aires with free admission.
The complex is located inside the art deco building called Abasto. Inside, there are numerous activities dedicated to children visiting the beautiful Argentine capital. The museum represents a miniature city where children can play roles in modern society. The building is covered with descriptions to help children improve their nutrition and civic sense.
The Evita Perón Museum is entirely dedicated to one of Argentina’s most controversial and famous figures, Evita Perón, wife of Juan Domingo Perón, president from 1946 to 1955. A multimedia and visual exhibit is dedicated to the most famous woman in the country, with a display of her clothes and objects from their life together.
With this last one we end our tour through the museums of Buenos Aires, see you next time!