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Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1902, Buenos Aires C1425AAS, Argentina
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This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating...

This grand mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece, has a fascinating collection of period furnishings, silver, sculptures, paintings and Zubov miniatures from Russia.

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A great place to visit.

The museum is a beautiful french style palace as it was lived. They have it in best condition and its location is also easy to get close to recoleta.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is a beautiful french style palace as it was lived. They have it in best condition and its location is also easy to get close to recoleta.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to visit and realized the museum is free on Tuesdays. We believe the normal admission is 20p. Each room entrance has an English as well as a Spanish explanation as to its purpose. But once in a room, only Spanish wording. Interesting, that the French architect designed this building, as well as 4 other structures in Argentina, without ever... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is an architectural treasure by itself! The permanent collection is beautiful as well the mansion that used to be a house of a wealthy family of Buenos Aires in times French architects were hired to design in the image and likeness of Paris. In addition to the permanent collection there are generally interesting temporary exhibitions. At this time,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing exhibitions and beautiful architecture. There are usually several exhibitions at the same time. Can't remember the price of tickets, but surely very cheap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on a Tuesday... were surprised that it was free admission. It was only 40 pesos to take the 2-30 PM Tuesday guided tour in English. Lots of exciting secrets revealed. Amazing to see the opulence experienced by the wealthy class of the 1900-1940 period ... Architects , old master paintings (There is an El Greco to see here)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The National Museum of Decorative Art was built originally to serve as a family home. The museum now makes an effort to show not only works of art, but also to depict the life of the high class porteños of the XIX century. A must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to spend an hour on a rainy day. You can get lost looking at the giant tapestries and the collections have some very interesting pieces. It's great to imagine how people used to leave here, especially in the lavish golden ballroom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is an amazing attraction in the city - we were taken with the whole place and got the English guided tour

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The National Museum of Decorative Art, created in 1937, was originally the residence of the family formed by Josefina de Alvear and her husband Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar. French inspired with most of the product shipped from France. Furniture Paintings Sculptures This easily can be done in under an hour. Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 7 pm. CLOSED MONDAY ENTRY... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We ended up as a couple with one tour guide in English spending a wonderful afternoon in this mansion. The tour was informative and helpful in making connections with the European roots of Argentina. It is a grand home with plenty of objects that will remind you of European history, characters and art. My favorite was the library and Rodin... More 

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