Museums in Balvanera
Buenos Aires Cultural
1. Children´s Museum
Is located at the second floor of Abasto Shopping and is dedicated to imitate the city spaces in a child scale.It is an interactive museum where children can play to become builders, doctors, nurses, cameraman, capitain and sailor, bank and market employees, chefs, radio operator, journalist, actors, and also parents.
Then museum was designed to children up to 12 years old, it has a special space to under 3 to estimulate their activity. It also has an exposition room and auditorium with different shows, films and other cultural activities.
Adress: Av. Corrientes 3247 Telephone 4861 2325 mail [email protected] web: www.museoabasto.org.ar opens: from 13 to 20hs
2. Carlos Gardel home and museum
It was the Gardel's last home in Buenos Aires.He bought it in 1926 ad lived here with his mother, Berta, until 1933, when he left to París. The building id the typical of the era, a style called "casa chorizo" for it layout of several rooms along an internal courtyard.
Although Gardel had been born abroad (it is still disputed whether it was in 1890 in Toulouse, France, or in 1887 in Tacuarembo, Uruguay), he came whith his mother to Buenos Aires and grew up in the same neighborhood where he is the museum. During his very long career as a tango singer he recorded songs and films in Latin America, Europe and the United States.
The mausoleum of Carlos Gardel is in the cemetery of the Chacarita. There is a statue of the famous singer smiling, dressed in suits, with his left hand inside his trouser pocket and his right hand folded at the abdomen. Did you know the custom of visitors? Place lit cigarettes there.
Adress JEAN JAURES 735 Telephone 4964 2015 mail: [email protected] Opens: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri from 11 to 18hs Sat, Sun y holydays from 10 to 19hs TUESDAY CLOSED Entrance $10. Wednesday Free Web www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museocasacarlosgardel