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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires

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Address: Avenida Pte Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina
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+54 11 4808-6500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors...

This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors in 2001 with the mission to promote contemporary Latin American artists.

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Nice place for a quiet afternoon

Nice museum with a great permanent collection that changes periodically and interesting exhibitions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited the museum two years ago and been impressed by the exhibitions and the museum itself, i was hoping for more. However, the museum was a let down. Staff were quite unhelpful and we were not impressed by the exhibits which were sparse, bleak and on the whole uninteresting and unoriginal. For the 100 pesos (~7 dollars) entry price... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice museum with a great permanent collection that changes periodically and interesting exhibitions.

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Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice way to spend a couple hours. Not all that big of a museum but has nice art. It is nice to know about the history and explanations of the artwork, so definitely try and catch a guided tour. The museum is half price on Wednesdays and free for students on Wednesdays too.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

MALBA was a great way to spend a rain y afternoon. It is spacious enough to have some great pieces of art, small enough to only take a few hours. Both the regular exhibit and visiting ones had many things to offer. I especially enjoyed that they grouped things thematically rather than just by time period or type, and gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building which exudes fantastic light and space. We strolled through the gallery for a couple of hours appreciating the artwork including the gorgeous book store and gallery where you can purchase magnificent handmade jewellery, leather bags, posters, artwork, ceramics and the like. Highly recommended and worth the visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent around 2 hours and could see all exhibits without rush. The collection is quite broad, but I could not find any outstanding Piece of art. Never the less, the Museum gives a good inside of the Artist of LATAM. What really should be improved is that the explantion on who, when, what, are too often to fare away... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If interested in modern south american art and culture, you will enjoy this nice museum You can stroll through it's 2 main exhibit floors in approx 1 hour, dont miss the Rivera and Frida Callau works. enjoy

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like the MoMA in NYC or the SFMOMA in San Francisco, you'll like this. Very cool modern collection and stylish building, with a cool cafe and a very very attractive crowd of hip Argentinian art lovers! There was an extra exhibit that people lined up to see, but we didn't have enough time here so we missed that,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small but very interesting. The atmosphere is calming and I enjoyed walking around and admiring all the beautiful art work that was on display here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice collection of South American art with special focus on local artists of Argentina Quite less known abroad Note Monday days museum is closed

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Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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