Museums in San Nicolas and Monserrat

Buenos Aires Cultural
Museums in San Nicolas and Monserrat
Museo del Cabildo


The oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Monserrat was the site where the first Spanish settlers in 1580. Around the Plaza de Mayo lie important public buildings, banks, offices, museums and Casa Rosada, the headquarters of the national government.

Manzana de las Luces
In 1633, the Jesuits settled on this site. Until their expulsion in 1767, they constructed numerous buildings, mainly for educational and cultural pourposes. The name of Manzana de las Luces, refers to the important educational and cultural establishments that operated here for centuries. These buildings are among the oldest still standing in the city. You can vsit the underground tunnels that run beneath this city block. They were built in colonial times for defense and smuggling.
Address PERU 272 web: www.manzandelasluces.gov.ar telephone: 4343 3260 from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Casa Rosada Museum
The museum occupies the exact space of the Fort of Buenos Aires in the early eighteenth century and the Taylor Customs, and maintains the brick walls of the original construction of 1855. The visit includes a tour of 200 years of Argentine history from May Revolution of 1810 until today, as well as an artistic area that exhibits landmarks of Argentine heritage and whose centerpiece is the mural "Ejercicio Plástico" by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Address AV. PASEO COLON 100 Free and free admission Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. mail: [email protected]

Museum of the City
It compiles the history of the City of Buenos Aires, that of its inhabitants, its uses and customs, its architecture and the experiences of the porteños and those who passed through Buenos Aires.
Hours: Every day from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fileteado Room in the Museum Bar: Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. General Entrance: $ 5. Monday and Wednesday, free.Tel .: 4331-9855 / 4442 4343-2123 Address: Defensa 219/223 - Alsina 412 Mail: [email protected]

National Historical Museum of the Cabildo

The Museum occupies the building where the Cabildo of the City of the Trinity and Port of Santa Maria of the Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of the River of the Silver worked. In November of 1939 opens to the public for the first time, being enabled only the rooms of the high plant. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the May Revolution (1960), a law of Congress legalized its creation and its national jurisdiction.
The heritage of the Museum is made up of the building itself and collections consisting of documents, paintings and objects from the 17th to the 20th centuries. In the Hall dedicated to the Cabildo as an institution reflects the activity that was carried out in the times of the Spanish colony and we can see, among other objects, the Royal Banner and the Ark of Flows, where were kept the coins collected by the Cabildo through Of the collection of taxes. Also, the Regulation of Militias of 1801, a document that describes how the citizens should conform these armed bodies to enter in combat before the necessity to defend the city. The Cabildo Museum has two touch screens, one with the picture of the "Open Cabildo of May 22nd" and another with the locations of the most important geographical points of the city of Buenos Aires in the year 1810 and its location in The 2010
Www.cabildonacional.cultura.gob.ar Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thurs. from 10.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Optional contribution bonus: $ 15 [email protected]


This neighborhood was named after the San Nicolás de Bari Church. It was the center of defense against the British forces during invasions of 1806 and 1807, and the area where the Argentine flag was hoisted for the first time in the city in 1812. In the twentieth century, the church was demolished and rebuilt in the neighborhood of Recoleta, to make way for Roque Saenz Peña avenue (also known as north diagonal) and to widen Corrientes Avenue. In this place, the icon of the city, the Obelisk, was erected in 1936 in commemoration of the 400 years of the first Spanish settlement in the lands of the River Plate.
Rivadavia Avenue separates these two neighborhoods so characteristic of Buenos Aires. If we are in the Plaza de Mayo, we are in the neighborhood of Monserrat, but if we cross to the Metropolitan Cathedral, we will have already entered the neighborhood of San Nicolás. These short distances allow us to visit the museums of these neighborhoods with great ease. Just choose the ones that interest you most, and, map in hand, to tour the city!

1.World Tango Museum

The museum encompasses a large section of the Carlos Gardel Palace and is home to the National Academy of Tango. The museum takes a tour of the history of tango from 1850 to the present, a store selling CD and other tango objects and a sample of photos by Annemarie Heinrich of famous figures of tango and cinema.
Address Av. Rivadavia 830 Telephone 4345 6967 Web www.anacdeltango.org.ar

2. Jewish Museum Dr. Salvador Kibrick

The Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires was founded in 1967 by Dr. Salvador Kibrick, a member of the Argentinian-Israeli Congregation, who was the first to donate personal objects from his collection, such as Torah scrolls, Sidurim, paintings, ritual objects, Old books, coins, mezuzot, among others. It was the first Jewish Museum in Latin America and is located in the old Jewish district of Buenos Aires, adjacent to the temple of Libertad Street, the first Argentine synagogue. Its heritage belongs to the Israeli Congregation of the Argentine Republic and has a testimonial area, art gallery, and library.
Address Libertad 769 Telephone 4123 0832/33 E-MAIL [email protected] Web www.museojudio.org.ar Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contribution $ 150 or USD10. Argentinos $ 50

3. Numismatic Museum Héctor Carlos Janson (Central Bank Headquarters)

It has collections of coins, banknotes, and documents, reaching its heritage more than 15,000 pieces. The different collections of currency and paper money issued in the country are also exhibited and also houses the first gold coin - the Coat of Arms of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata - carried out by order of the Assembly of the Year XIII; Gold and silver coins from the Province of La Rioja; Of the Mint; Of the Argentine Confederation, etc.
Address San Martin 216 Telephone 4348 3882 E-mail [email protected] Web www.bcra.gov.ar/Museo/index.asp Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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