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Museums in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is a big cultural city, and if you are interested in art there are a few museums that you may want to visit.

I am not a big art follower, and in my tours I do not often include visits to museums. You can do that on your own, save some money and I will gladly save some shame.

But of course, you will need to know where to go and which museums to visit. The list below includes addresses, opening hours, websites and a few more details of the places my wife would recommend to see. She is a doctor in History of Art, so you better listen to her. I do that every day of my life.

National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes)

Located in Recoleta, very close to the cemetery, it is probably the most important (or at least the biggest) museum in Argentina. It is separated in two different floors and you should probably skip the ground floor (international art) and visit the second floor, local and Latin American art.

Address: Del Libertador 1473
Opens Tuesday to Friday from 12.30 to 8.30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 to 8.30 pm.
Mondays closed
The ticket is free
Web: http://www.mnba.gob.ar

MALBA (Latin American Art Museum)

The Malba opened in 2001 and shows a very important art collection. But it is also a very active museums, offering important shows, comferences, movies and activities.

Address: Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Opens Thursday through Monday and Holidays from 12.00 to 8.00 pm. Wednesday till 9.00 pm.
Tuesdays closed.
Ticket is AR$ 90 per person, and AR$45 on Wednesdays.
Website: http://www.malba.org.ar

PROA

It is a modern art museum located in La Boca, only a few meters away from Caminito, the most touristy part of the neighborhood. It has been renovated and it is a very nice place to visit.

Address: Pedro de Mendoza 1929
Opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 7.00 pm. Mondays closed.
Website: www.proa.org
The ticket changes according to the show, but it is always cheap.

Museo de Arte Decorativo (Decorative Art Museum)

One of my favorites, located in a beautiful house built in the early XX century. It is worth the visit just to take a look to the house and have lunch or dinner in the great restaurant they have.

Address: Del Libertador 1902
Opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm (The restaurant opens from 10 to midnight). Mondays closed.
Ticket is AR$ 20.00 (close to one dollar) and Tuedays it is free of charge.
Website: http://www.mnad.org

Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco

It is small, close to the center of the city, located in an old and beautiful residence. The collection is not that big but quite interesting.

Address: Suipacha 1422
Opens Tuesday to Friday from 2 pm to 7 pm. Weekends opens 11 am.  Mondays closed.
Ticket is only one peso.
Does not have a website that I could find.