Museums in La Boca
Buenos Aires Cultural
For many years, this neighborhood was a marshy area, populated by shacks and warehouses. in the mid nineteenth century, port activity grew and La Boca became a maritime district. TO cope with the flooding of the Riachuelo River, immigrants built their houses on stilts and painted them with leftover paint given away at the shipyards. Later, artists and bohemians came to live here, giving rise to this picturesque neighborhood, immortalized in the works of the artist Benito Quinquela Martin.
1.Museo de la Pasión Boquense
For passionate football fans, the Boquense Passion Museum is an unforgettable stop. Located under one of the tribunes of Club Atlético Boca Juniors, this space offers the opportunity to know the rich history of more than 100 years of the club and, as a gift, tour the famous stadium known worldwide as the Bombonera (chocolate box). The visit is an interactive area where the visitor, in addition to contemplating the T-shirts of all times of the club or the trophies obtained, will be able to feel actor and protagonist of the passion, thanks to advanced techniques of exhibition and scenic and light tricks that offer their exhibitions multimedia. To sports memorabilia is added a section dedicated to Diego Armando Maradona, photographs of the world tours, in addition to the three giant statues in homage to the idols of the club: Diego Armando Maradona, Juan Román Riquelme and Martin Palermo.
Address Brandsen 805 Telephone 4362 1100 E-mail [email protected] Web address www.museoboquense.com Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrances: General: museum $ 180 Stadium Tour + museum $ 240 Express visit + museum $ 210
2. Film Museum Pablo Ducrós Hicken
Created in 1971, it has an original collection that belonged to Ducros Hicken, treasuring objects related to the evolution of our cinematography from 1896 to the present time, equipment, cameras, projectors, rollers, copiers, moviolas, Props, models, scenographic sketches, films and prizes obtained by our films at international festivals.
Address Caffarena 49 Phone number 4303 2882 Email [email protected] Web www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museodelcine.
3. Historical Wax Museum
At the beginning of the century, around 1902, one of the first cement houses was built in Rocha's turn in the first Socialist Committee of Dr. Alfredo Palacios. In it the essence of the neighborhood manifests itself in a forceful way, with the experience of wax figures that evoke the remarkable epic of southern Buenos Aires, from its origins to our days.
Address Del valle Iberlucea 1261 Phone 4301 1497 E-mail [email protected] Web address www.museodecera.com.ar Mon to Fri 11.30 - 19hs Sat Sun and holydays from 11 to 20hs
Caminito is one of the most emblematic walks of the city and the attractions not to be missed by visitors. The neighborhood of La Boca, which show its walls painted in different colors, it is also an open-air museum of almost 150 meters in length. For a long time it was part of the route of the railroad to Ensenada (an hour from Buenos Aires) until in 1928 the branch was closed and the route became an abandoned alley. It was thanks to the initiative of several neighbors, among whom was the painter Benito Quinquela Martin (one of the main benefactors of the neighborhood and whose work is commemorated through the colorful houses of La Boca), which in the 1950s Recovered the ground to turn it into a pedestrian promenade and a museum street, which gradually added works by different artists.
In 1959, on the initiative of Quinquela Martín, he was baptized with the name of the famous tango "Caminito", composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto and Gabino Coria Peñaloza and premiered in the carnival of 1926. Adress. Del valle Iberlucea and Magallanes
5.Museo de Bellas Artes of La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín
It has the largest collection of paintings by Benito Quinquela Martín, made between 1922 and 1967. It exhibits a collection of bow masks, made by anonymous artisans with techniques transmitted orally. On its terrace stand out figurative sculptures of Argentine artists, from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century.
Address Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1835 Tel: 4301 1080 mail: [email protected] Opens. Tue to Fri 10 - 18 Sat, Sun y holydays 11.15 - 18hs MONDAY CLOSED Entrance free. Contribution Bonus: $40