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Museo Historico Nacional

Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
+54 11 4307-1182
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Ok wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again

Really nice surrounding gardens and the area has nice cafes too. The museum is interesting enough... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
travellingjacko
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York, United Kingdom
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Interesting weapons on display

Visiting this museum can be a little tricky if you don't speak Spanish, as all of the signage is in... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Brittany_11_10
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Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield paintings by artist Candido Lopez and tells the story of Argentine history through paintings and artifacts.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
San Telmo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice surrounding gardens and the area has nice cafes too. The museum is interesting enough but it’s very similar to other history museums and we didn’t learn anything new. Staff were nice enough and you could get an English guide - couldn’t face the...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visiting this museum can be a little tricky if you don't speak Spanish, as all of the signage is in Spanish. The staff may give you a book that translates the signage to English, but even then, the translations are often quite a bit off....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were lucky enough to strike a time when an English speaking guide was available. He was fantastic & he had a great knowledge of the history & was able to explain the relavence of the fascinating exhibits and beautiful paintings. If you wish to...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Although quite small and mainly covering the wars of independence, this was a very good museum with some interesting displays. A good place to spend an hour, perhaps before going to the flea market at Sant Elmo.

Thank Pete S
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

From La Boca we were walked up Patricios to Defensa and at Lezama Park went to the Museo Histórico Nacional. Most of the museum is dedicated to the Argentine Independence with a great deal on Belgrano and most importantly memorabilia of San Martin the competent...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

... but too bad the signs weren't translated in English, because it's about "universal" history that would interest every foreign traveler to Buenos Aires. The museum is located in a an old colonial Spanish building, in a park where the first of them established the...More

Thank Nameusse
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of artifacts from the past and a lot of info written on the walls. Unfortunately everything is in Spanish. But there are English tours a couple of times on a day. All days the entrance is 20 pesos per person, except...More

Thank François V
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

I stumbled upon this museum while walking the streets of BA. Surprisingly, my Uber driver mentioned that he had never been there in 50 years living in the city. Ha! I scooped him. The entire museum is dedicated to the history of Buenos Aires. Through...More

Thank Newzdude
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived late morning and were warmly greeted by the receptionist. We paid our entry fee and were asked to wait for an English tour. A few minutes later a lovely young woman named Sheila arrived and we started our tour. It was only my...More

Thank CathyC741
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a nice classical museum in a pleasant building, tracing the history from the country from its first inhabitants. The main part by far is dedicated to the independence period and is abundantly illustrated with paintings, uniforms and various weapons and spades! This is...More

Thank JMGeneva
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