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Address: Lavalle 289, Tigre 1648 , Argentina
Phone Number:
+54 11 4506-9594
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The national drink of Argentina, mate, is a brewed herb that’s...

The national drink of Argentina, mate, is a brewed herb that’s traditionally sipped through a special metal straw—and in a social and communal setting. This museum in nearby Tigre plays tribute to the special role of mate in Argentinian culture—and of course, offers both a store and a “Matebar” where guests can consume this unique beverage.

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We visited this quaint museum while in Tigre on a day trip. We didn't even know of Mate before this! The museum was filled with various things relating to drinking mate. The video... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2015
Nashville, Tennessee

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Pecs, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I haven't heard about this museum before I went to Tigre, I saw the sign only by coincidence, but I am so happy that I found this place! Although the short video at the beginning is a bit outdated, but the lady at the museum has a wide knowledge about every detail in connection with mate. I enjoyed listening to... More 

Thank faagi22
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The signs clearly said it was open, the town information desk said it was open, but it was closed, lights off, no one there, and no sign posted as to what happened or when it would open. Luckily it is a very short walk to get there so it's not much of a hassle to turn around (or go on... More 

Thank LoveToTravel3102
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Although only is Spanish, the little tour was fun and informative. You really get to see how important mate is in the culture. Entry cost is now 50 pesos.

Thank erich545
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I read bad reviews about this museum but being someone who loves to try and know nothing about mate, I wanted to gain my knowledge about mate; so I made it in my checklist as a museum I must visit. It was a great disappointment. We were charged 50peso per pax for entry where a lady explained the historical background... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This wee museum is kind of cute, but doesn't reaaaaally provide any information. There is a video which tells you the obvious (growing, harvest, distribution) but seriously, you could just do a quick google and we learnt more about it from people we had met. There is tons of mate paraphernalia which is interesting I guess, much of it you... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Of course this is highly typical and if you happen to walk in front of it a small stop will be interesting. However you won't learn very much in this museum. The 5 rooms are basically full of mates (hundreds and hundreds, some funny ones), bombillas and packs of herba.... admittedly on focus but, well... A promotional movie, realized by... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We visited this quaint museum while in Tigre on a day trip. We didn't even know of Mate before this! The museum was filled with various things relating to drinking mate. The video at the end was wonderful and gave a quick overview of how it is made. The gift shop attendant was sweet and even offered us a sample... More 

Thank tamerella
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This museum is mainly a mass display of Mate paraphernalia, which you'll see throughout Argentina. The thing that sets it it apart is a short video (10 min?) that shows the mate plant and explains how it is harvested, dried and packaged for sale. We were pretty curious and this video offered a great explanation. The staff is the gift... More 

Thank Dottie H
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Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

This neat little museum is worth the trip on the train to Tigre. It has 2000 items and the owners are very informative about this nacional past time. It has a video to watch with English subtitles. I even bought a mate cup, straw and some yerba as the price was very resonable.

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