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Museo de la Ciudad

Defensa 219, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4343-2123
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Worth a visit if in the neighborhood

Passed it by the first three visits to Buenos Aires and spent about 20 minutes this time... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Chinapjs
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Tiny, not good

It's free but we were in and out of this one room in under 3 minutes. Spent 30 min to get there... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
justinehresman
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Berlin, Germany
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5 Mar 2017
“Worth a visit if in the neighborhood”
28 Apr 2016
“Tiny, not good”
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Defensa 219, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Montserrat
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+54 11 4343-2123
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Passed it by the first three visits to Buenos Aires and spent about 20 minutes this time. Strangely eccentric collection of all things Porteno with lots of toys, handicrafts, nicnacs and the like. Building beautifully restored and there is a beautiful functioning 19th century pharmacy...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

It's free but we were in and out of this one room in under 3 minutes. Spent 30 min to get there. Exhibitions change but still. Skip it totally. Low light.

Thank justinehresman
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Although it is free, It is not worth effort. Only one room open when we were there- Women accessories of 20th century.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Hard to find, up some stairs and essentially closed to visitors due to renovation. Besides an entrance hall with some pictures of C. Gardel you can "visit" 2 rooms of an old an admittedly nice apartment, including a library/reading room and some paintings. A smiling...More

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Make sure you have the address as it's a normal looking door and then up some steep stairs. There didn't seem to be anyone around apart from a security guard who stopped us going most ways! Found a room with some art nouveau stuff in...More

Thank RhapsodyAngel
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Quite difficult to find, when we visited the street doors were closed and we are directed around the corner to an unmarked door...!and up stairs We were shown round by a charming gentleman who spoke English and highlighted some of the random housewares to us...More

1  Thank Peanutswede
Reviewed 28 March 2013

This museum is small, but with free entrance. It has lots of fashion items from the past on display, which I found quite fascinating, then a room dedicated to toys, and then a couple of other rooms reflecting what the building used to look like...More

1  Thank Kate578
Reviewed 21 June 2012

"Museum of the City" is totally not a valid description. No comprises to language or modern attitudes are offered! From the perspective of a non-Spanish speaker, it is a little difficult to classify this attraction as all labels are in Spanish. Entry is via a...More

Thank Rodhake
Reviewed 21 May 2012

This museum is (generally) free. They do ask for donations - 1 peso. The upstairs area is worth a look around. You get a good look into a restored residence in the center of the city. The toy collection is nostalgic and interesting. The street...More

1  Thank comfortoverspeed
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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires,
Montserrat is defined by the historical events that
took place there and the landmarks that have stood the
test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of
this connection to history: countless public
demonstrations have passed through this square, going
back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the
streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos
...More
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