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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires C1425AAA, Argentina
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+54 52889900
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11:30 - 19:30
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of the...

There’s no fee to enter this fine museum housing significant works of the European masters from pre-Renaissance days to the present and a vast collection of 19th- and 20th-century Argentine sculptures and paintings.

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Great museum!!!

This museum was very nice and has a lot of good artwork and history inside! It is a pretty big museum and was very clean.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was very nice and has a lot of good artwork and history inside! It is a pretty big museum and was very clean.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous art from a variety of time periods. Two floors with an easy-to-read map guiding visitors from room to room. Statuary as well as paintings. Mostly European, so go elsewhere for strictly Argentinian art.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small museum that's not overwhelming. Collections include a great sampling of classics/ famous artists (Rembrandt, Picasso, Pollack, Rothko, etc) plus an extensive collection of Argentine artists. Just the right size - and its FREE!

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here to kill a few hours on an overcast day and was really impressed. First it was free which is always a pleasing surprise. It had a great contemporary section with a lot of Argentinian artists from 1950 to current. It also had some excellent older period pieces including Rodin. Well worth the visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you finish walking through the over-hyped cemetery, walk on a couple of streets more and visit this art gallery. Absolutely you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Key art museum, very nice space with information in multiple languages (in key places, not all exhibits)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum and it is free!!!! We visited the museum to see the Xul Soler paints and art exhibition. We also enjoyed seeing some of the impressionists as well as some wonderful paints by Prilidiano Pueyrredon. Not a huge museum but nice one

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at the impressive collection of art at the Belles Artes. Van Gogh, El Greco, Monet, and more legends were represented. Actually being a free museum, it's a bit misleading as Belle Artes is as impressive as most pay-to-enter museums.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with young adolescents and we all enjoyed our visit very much. We had the chance to go for the Xul Solar exposition.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can enter for free and there is classic and moderm art works, from Latinoamerican artists but also from famous European and Americans like Monet, Renoir, Rothko, Polloc, Modilliani and others. Some gems also in the medieval section! It will take you approximatelly 2 hours to see.

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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