Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Recoleta
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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  • B d A
    Athens, Greece982 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    a fine capsule with a porteno restrained grandeur- explore the Libertador
    Informative, revelatory, contrapuntal. spacious, no entrance ticket. Located on a major and impressive in the adjacent sections majestic thoroughfare. The extrnals are in clumsy hybrid style but the innards are of intrinsic and analytical interest. You can follow the streams of creative impulse from Europe and the New World visual establishment. In contrast to protestant America here we have languor and musing and a creation of impressions. Some non exceptional works by exceptional artists and less of the contrary. Well placed. There was a Rodin exhibition of special value. We did not follow the contemporary sheaths out of selective respect, in order to absorb the Goyas. We haeve done that over a decade ago.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • BTheWanderingScholar
    Phoenix, Arizona89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art is a slice of life
    A day of art throughout time. The works in this museum deserve a visit. Its free so no excuse. Its lighting, displays and placement add to the air of beauty. They have the names we all know Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Manet and others we may not like Alfred Hlito. Definitely make a early afternoon of this museum and a cafecito.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Pamela R
    Las Condes, Chile113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exploring Artistic Treasures at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires
    The National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires is a true treasure trove of art, boasting an impressive collection that spans centuries and continents. One can find renowned works by artists like Degas, whose "Deux danseuses jaunes et roses" (Yellow and Pink Dancers) from 1898 captivates with its grace and elegance. The museum also houses "Virgen con el niño y San Juan" by Bugiardini, a beautiful portrayal of religious devotion. Among the diverse array of art, Jasper van der Lanen's "Diana y sus Ninfas de caza" from the 17th century immerses visitors in a world of myth and nature. Lucas Cranach the Elder's "Crucifixión de Cristo" from the early 16th century is a powerful depiction of religious symbolism, while Prilidiano Pueyrredón's "Retrato de Manuelita Rosas" from 1851 captures a moment in Argentina's history. The museum doesn't only showcase European art; it also features Latin American treasures like Guillermo Kuitca's "La Conquista de México. Tabla V" from the late 17th century and Eduardo Sívori's "Le lever de la bonne" (The Maid's Awakening) from 1887, reflecting the region's rich cultural heritage. What makes the National Museum of Fine Arts even more fascinating is its eclectic mix of styles and eras. From classical masterpieces like "Retrato de mujer joven" by Rembrandt to contemporary works such as Emilio Pettoruti's "Dinámica del viento" from 1915, the museum offers a diverse visual experience that caters to all tastes. Visiting this museum is not just an art appreciation journey; it's a cultural immersion into the heart of Buenos Aires. It's a place where the past and the present converge, where art enthusiasts can explore the intricacies of human expression across centuries. If you have the opportunity to visit, don't miss out on this extraordinary cultural gem. The visiting hours are as follows: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 September 2023
  • ScreamingBuddha
    Winnipeg, Canada5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant addition to a visit
    It's a very nicely-sized museum, with an emphasis on Argentinian artists (there was a large Sívori exhibition). There was a Rodin retrospective happening when I attended, and they had out some sculptures from their collection (I learned about the connection between Rodin and Buenos Aires, which I was not previously aware of). I also enjoyed the Degas paintings and sketches on display. Unlike many older buildings in Buenos Aires, I was able to get data connectivity inside of the museum; I found this very helpful as many signs were Spanish language only, and I could use Google Lens to translate them for me. The building has been updated to be accessible for people with varying levels of disability, although the washroom doors are still a bit narrow for anyone in a wheelchair.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprised to find this great museum in Buenos Aires
    My wife and I had a late flight home from Buenos Aires, so we had a few hours after we checked out of our Airbnb before we headed for the airport. I happened to find the National Museum of Fine Arts just a few blocks from our Airbnb in Recoleta. We spent about two hours looking through the fabulous paintings and sculptures. This is a world class museum. It has a section devoted to Rodin. I didn’t realize the connection that Rodin had with Buenos Aires until viewing the exhibition. I traveled down to BA for the steak, the tango, Teatro Colon, San Telmo Flea Market, Recoleta Cemetery and an asado in Palermo, plus Iguazu Falls. I was not disappointed. The cherry on top was the Fine Arts Museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • FrodoBaggins2008
    Melbourne, Australia205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free! And not a huge place, highly recommend
    Lovely small museum of fine art, great to do on a rainy day and took about 1-2 hours. It's free and opens at 11am. They have some Monet, Gaugin, Rodin, Van Gogh and more, and an eclectic mix of artists to see.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
  • dudoldve
    Bokeelia, Florida410 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum
    This museum is on the smaller side but has some very nice paintings, sculptures and artifacts. It was an enjoyable 1-2 hour stop on a hot afternoon and it is also free to the public which is very nice. We combined it with the Recoleta cemetery and floralis which are relatively close to each other.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • itsGREGSWORLD
    Tarpon Springs, Florida277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent art museum with all of the classics
    This beautiful museum has an easy layout and you can miss nothing. Monet, Manet, El Greco, Rubens, Rivera, Degas, Van Gogh, on and on. Must see museum when in Buenos Aires. Was FREE on the day we visited. Incredible!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 December 2023
  • Fernando R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great small sample of fine art
    I have visited several museums of fine arts in Europe. the USA and a few in South America. I highly recommend this museum because it holds a small but fine collection of works of art, both European and local, spanning from the 6th century B.C. to the 20th century A.D. I believe that by visiting this museum, you can get a feel for what a larger museum in Europe or the USA has to offer. Also, it's free of charge, something rare to find. Hope you enjoy this small sample of beautiful art!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 January 2024
  • David B
    Annapolis, Maryland41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Art To See
    The museum has a variety of art from Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet just to name a few. Not a large museum so can easily see. Good location as there are other site seeing close by. If you like art, well worth the trip.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
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Dan P
Ethiopia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The MNBA is a very thoughtful place. Each period is well represented, not necessarily only by the best although they have Franz Hals, Modogliani, Rubens, Uritti, quite a number og good impressionists, Monet, Pissaro,Manet, Gaugain, etc. and some nice abstractionists including a good Pollock. Most rooms have an explanations of the characteristic of the period, school, etc. At the upper level, an excellent collection of Argentinian modern artists!! You come out after 3 hours, without being a zombie, like you do from those monster museums that simply overwhelm you. I would say it is a very well balanced museum!!
Written 27 February 2020
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LMCM111
Perth, Australia675 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Enjoyed visiting this museum, especially as we visited it late Sunday when it was free. Made a nice sunday evening with nearby markets to walk around. A lot on offer and particularly enjoyed the impressionists and Rodin. Definitely worth a visit
Written 15 February 2020
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NikaNumber1
Royal Oak, MI8,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A very interesting museum to spend some time out of my bummer of a week in BA after a welcome mugging on my first day. :/

I noticed there was some installments from Goya. A famous Spanish painter I had studied some during HS and college during my 7 years in Spanish. He was known to paint subjects through his own light and reality, which usually wasn’t in a good light. His pieces were often morbid and graphic.

There was also a mixed media pieces from Korea.
Written 3 February 2020
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Jocelyn D
London, UK373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a wonderful art gallery. I am very interested in the impressionist painting and I was not disappointed there is a great selection of European art, and Argentina Art. There is a small display of the tortoise shell hair combs that women wore,they are fascinating. It takes about two hours to see the displays. A must when in Buenos Aires
Written 21 January 2020
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kvasir
London, UK1,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This fascinating museum in the Recoleta district houses a diverse selection of paintings by European masters from the Middle Ages through to the 20th Century. Distinguished Argentinian, Peruvian and other Latin American artists of the 20th Century also are well represented.

Elsewhere, the Rodin exhibition is simply magnificent, and the expressive exhibits of pre-Hispanic art are educational and thought-provoking.
Written 26 February 2020
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James V
Makawao, HI181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This modern museum of art is undoubtedly the very best that this capital city has to offer. Several stories of diverse art is displayed in numerous rooms and halls. Prehistoric to modern art is on display here. Prepare to spend a few hours to see it all!
Written 22 January 2020
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Starting out chronologically, I was pleasantly surprised to find European masterpieces- Cranach, Rembrandt, El Greco and more. From there it moved up to more contemporary stuff- from modern tradicional, to more experimental and conceptual works. Whatever the style or era though, This museum was full of wonders. It seems a bit pricier than other musums in BA. There are free days and hours, but I'm not sure if they apply to non- Argentines.
Written 9 March 2020
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Ehaas1
Cupertino, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Part of the cultural wealth of this City is the Art production and this is the "official" Fine Arts Museum, you can not find some Art more argentine that this one... with also a small Van Gogh in it. Quite interesting for the understanding the Argentine history.
Written 23 January 2020
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Nelson C
Salvador, BA1,404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Norah Borges, a great surprise

This is the best museum I’ve visited in Buenos Aires. Besides some examples of European artists, from Picasso to Goya; from Leger to Manet; it featured a great Uruguayan section. The top of our visit was an exhibition of Norah Borges, sister of Jorge Luis Borges and wife of Guillermo Torre. Her painting and specially for me her extensive work on literary revues and book illustrations. How can anyone miss her exhibition?! Visited it on January, 17th, 2020
Written 21 January 2020
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Penny R
Nanaimo, Canada223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I cannot say enough about this fantastic museum full of national treasures. The Rodin sculptures are outstanding and the collection of European masters sizable. I also learned a great deal about Argentinian artists. Allow several hours if not repeat visits to appreciate the size of this collection. Free admission
Written 6 February 2020
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