About Lucía V
Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since Mar 2012
25-34 year old female
I'm a 27-year-old translator, born and raised in Buenos Aires: a true "porteña". Travelling is my passion and I love being a tourist in my own city. What I like most about Buenos Aires is the identity of each of its neighbourhoods; they are all very different from one another. My favourites are Palermo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero. I also love good food, especially pizza, and Buenos Aires has some of the best pizzerias you will ever visit. As for hobbies, I am an avid reader (mostly fiction), love watching TV series (some of my favourites at the moment are House of Cards, Game of Thrones, The Crown and Sherlock) and period films (my most recent favourite is the BBC mini-series North and South, based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel).
Historic Sites, Art Museums
Architectural Buildings, Civic Centres
Worth visiting if you're interested in Latin American art. This museum houses works by well-known local artists like Xul Solar, Emilio Petorutti, Antonio Berni and Marta Minujin, plus international artists like Frida Kahlo and Fernando Botero. Mainly focused on modern art, the museum is housed in a beautiful building and located in one of the most prestigious areas of the city.
This impressive art museum houses the private collection of Argentine business woman and aristocrat Amalía Lacroze de Fortabat. Exhibits include works by Argentine artists like Berni, Castagnino, García Uriburu and Soldi, and international artists like Dalí, Rodin and Turner, plus you'll find design objects and even some objects from ancient Egypt on display here. The museum is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero.
This definitive art museum in Buenos Aires houses paintings, sculptures and objects from the 12th to the 20th centuries, and includes both Argentine and European art from several different schools, styles and periods. Some of the most famous artists exhibited here include Pettoruti, Spilimbergo, Sívori, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir, Rodin and Goya.
A former mansion designed in the French neo-classical style for the Chilean diplomat Matías Errázuris and his wife, the Argentine aristocrat Josefina de Alvear. This striking building houses sculptures, paintings, furniture, tapestries and china from different periods. Each room is exquisitely decorated, and a true feast for the eyes.
Located in the traditional neighborhood of La Boca, this former power station, built at the beginning of the 20th century and restored in 2008, is now home to a cultural center which includes an auditorium especially designed for symphonic music, as well as multiple spaces that host changing exhibitions and events.
Located in the heart of La Boca, the former house and atelier of the Argentine artist Benito Quinquela Martin was donated by him in 1933 to be used as a primary school and a museum. At present, it houses the most extensive collection of Quinquela Martin's works, as well as works from other Argentine artists.
An entertaining option for people of all ages. 'Not touching is forbidden' is the motto of this science museum where you are encouraged to interact with the exhibitions in order to broaden your knowledge of science, while playing and having fun. Each room at the museum is dedicated to a specific topic: Technology, Music, Waves and Sounds, Math, Visual Perception, etc.
Located right next to the Casa Rosada, this museum was set up on the galleries of the former customs building, which was demolished at the end of the 19th century. The museum houses an impressive collection of historical objects that will take you on a journey through more than 200 hundred years of Argentine history. Also displayed here is the impressive mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros, 'Ejercicio Plástico.'
Museum dedicated to the life and work of Argentine politician Eva Duarte de Perón. The museum houses various objects and documents that belonged to Evita which are exhibited in chronological order, from her childhood, to her years as an actress, to her role as First Lady and her work on the women's vote, to her social work, and right up to her untimely death. A great museum for those interested in Argentine history.
Located on the ground floor of the former Hotel de Immigrantes (Immigrants' Hotel) — where immigrants who arrived in Buenos Aires would be received, given advice and housed — this museum is dedicated to the history of immigration in Argentina, focusing on the historical, cultural, social and economic importance of immigration in this country. Although it's rather small, the museum makes for an interesting visit, especially for those with a personal interest in the subject.