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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires C1425AAA, Argentina
Phone Number:
+54 52889900
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11:30 - 19:30
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of the...

There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of the European masters from pre-Renaissance days to the present and a vast collection of 19th- and 20th-century Argentine sculptures and paintings.

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Pleasant surprise with many important art pieces and it is free.

Great selection of Spanish artists and raw modern floor was refreshing. The museum is free but you have to wear your backpack on your chest. It is close to parks and outdoor... read more

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portland,oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of Spanish artists and raw modern floor was refreshing. The museum is free but you have to wear your backpack on your chest. It is close to parks and outdoor markets on the weekend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience to go for free to this museum that has a bit of every paint period and artist , European art and from Argentina and near by places contemporary art too Not too big not to small they hace a very rich collection and very interesting !!! Velazquez, Picasso, Monet, El Greco, Ribera, Van Gogh, Eduardo Giménez .........

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For being free it has many great paintings, even Impressionism from famous French artists. Highly recommended!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restaured museum, interesting private collections, some beautiful paintings. Not too many art objects exposed but definitively worth a visit. Count on 2 hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodin, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Rousseau, Rothko and that's just the "R" s that are displayed at the National Art Museum in BA. Wonderful collections of famous artists and art and tapestries from 1600's and earlier. And its free to the public!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The impressionist collection alone is with the visit. The museum was free admission on the Sunday we were there. Be careful if walking in this neighborhood. Appears safe but is a target area for tourists.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of art works, especially liked the impressionist collection and the temporary exhibit of Lux Solar's work.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent presentation of a wide range of works from the European canon and artists whose careers centered on Argentina and other south American areas.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited about going to the National Art Museum, but when I got there I looked forward to checking my backpack so I could walk around unencumbered. There was a cloakroom but they refused to take anything and told me to wear it around on my front. This was almost impossible and so I, and many others were struggling... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Greatly enjoyed this large museum with a fantastic collection so many artists works. Very impressive variety of both European and Argentine artists

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Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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