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Museo Historico Nacional

Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
011 4307-1182
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A very good museum

Although quite small and mainly covering the wars of independence, this was a very good museum with... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Pete S
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Friendly staff and a great tour in English.

From La Boca we were walked up Patricios to Defensa and at Lezama Park went to the Museo Histórico... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Lake of Bays, Canada
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Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield paintings by artist Candido Lopez and tells the story of Argentine history through paintings and artifacts.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
011 4307-1182
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Although quite small and mainly covering the wars of independence, this was a very good museum with some interesting displays. A good place to spend an hour, perhaps before going to the flea market at Sant Elmo.

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

From La Boca we were walked up Patricios to Defensa and at Lezama Park went to the Museo Histórico Nacional. Most of the museum is dedicated to the Argentine Independence with a great deal on Belgrano and most importantly memorabilia of San Martin the competent...More

Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

... but too bad the signs weren't translated in English, because it's about "universal" history that would interest every foreign traveler to Buenos Aires. The museum is located in a an old colonial Spanish building, in a park where the first of them established the...More

Thank Nameusse
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of artifacts from the past and a lot of info written on the walls. Unfortunately everything is in Spanish. But there are English tours a couple of times on a day. All days the entrance is 20 pesos per person, except...More

Thank François V
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I stumbled upon this museum while walking the streets of BA. Surprisingly, my Uber driver mentioned that he had never been there in 50 years living in the city. Ha! I scooped him. The entire museum is dedicated to the history of Buenos Aires. Through...More

Thank Newzdude
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived late morning and were warmly greeted by the receptionist. We paid our entry fee and were asked to wait for an English tour. A few minutes later a lovely young woman named Sheila arrived and we started our tour. It was only my...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a nice classical museum in a pleasant building, tracing the history from the country from its first inhabitants. The main part by far is dedicated to the independence period and is abundantly illustrated with paintings, uniforms and various weapons and spades! This is...More

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The normal fee for the National History Museum is just 20 ARS, and it is free on Wednesdays, so you cannot really complain, but given the large number of foreign tourists who might come here and the significance of the history, the total lack of...More

Thank ItsATouristTrap
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A very interesting museum about the history of Argentina with all the aspects covered from the pre-Colombian years and with may relevant artefacts. Not suitable for non-Spanish speakers, as there is no information in English and only limited availability of guided tours in English.

Thank Orestis N
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This museum contains some very important items related to Argentina's colonial past. However most of it is lost on you if don't read Spanish. We were wandering through the exhibits when we were approached by Vitaly, an official English speaking guide who offered to give...More

Thank Russelljack
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