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Villa Ocampo

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Address: Elortondo 1811 | Beccar, San Isidro, Argentina
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+54 11 4732-4988
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Wed - Fri 12:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 19:00

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A splendid afternoon

Opens at 12:30. I arrived on time so that I could have lunch on the pleasant varanda (menu and prices on the webpage). It gets full quickly, come early or make a reservation... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Natal, RN
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Natal, RN
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Opens at 12:30. I arrived on time so that I could have lunch on the pleasant varanda (menu and prices on the webpage). It gets full quickly, come early or make a reservation. Guided tours start at 14:00, very much worth it. Very interesting explanations and insights into Victoria Ocampo's life. Don't miss the tour as the explanation are much... More 

Thank JennyGay
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We spent the afternoon with my girlfriend and her aunt. We took some tea and learnt about Victoria Ocampo, one of the most relevant women of her time.

Thank ariel7616
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It belogs to the UNESCO. Victoria Ocampo had a ver interest view of the future. The place is incredible and its manteinance is excelent. In the gardens you can see the two trees which inspired Antoine Saint Exupery for the baobabs in The Little Prince!

Thank 100alejandra
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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235 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the place where Victoria Ocampo spent much of her life and hosted a good number of historic leaders and cultural personalities from all around the world, from Rabindranath Tagore to Federico García Lorca, Graham Greene, Albert Camus or Jorge Luis Borges, the list is endless. The house itself is elegant but not extravagant, and the gardens, the library... More 

Thank Jesusmiguel58
New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is the place where the East met with the South. Rabindranath Tagore with Victoria Ocampo. The eastern raga "Purabi" got a different melody in "Sur". This ancestral house of Victoria Ocampo, the " La Infanta", is now a UNESCO cultural and heritage centre. It houses more than 12000 books and is visited by streams of art and culture loving... More 

1 Thank Abhijit M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The house is incredible but the story of Ocampo, her life, and her personal library is stunning. You can reserve books to read online. Make sure to eat in the restaurant and try the assorted teas.

1 Thank GSDirtboy
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This old mansion in the hill above the river was the home of some famous Argentine writer/critic. Interesting to see how people lived here +/-100 years ago. We went on a nice sunny winter day and stopped here on our way back from the Tigre.

1 Thank Jim_from_Seattle
Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

What a fascinating place and a fascinating woman! If you like history and literature this house is a must see. The tour was great, the entry cheap and the gardens beautiful. I learned a lot and enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea. Don't forget to get an original copy of Sur on your way out. A piece of history!

Thank LenaW8
San Isidro, Argentina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens surround this once magnificent villa. Even though much seems have been done to restore it, it is far from the past glory and left me wondering of the splendor it was described by in history books... The restaurant/cafeteria is of basic standard but set in a cozy room, decorated with pictures of the many writers that visited and... More 

Thank Maria M
Buenos Aires
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134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This beautiful historic mansion was once the summer home of Victoria Ocampo where she hosted many famous dignitaries and celebrities. It is now part museum and part restaurant. It is a very peaceful and tranquil place with a tremendous aura of Argentine history. There is a nominal admission fee and it is well worth the visit.

1 Thank TravellerRoy

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