Governor of Buenos Aires province and military General Juan Manuel de Rosas acquired what is now Palermo around 1836. Later, the land was home to the School of Arts and Crafts, the Military Academy, and the Naval Academy. In 1875, the Tres de Febrero Park was inaugurated. Soon after, the Botanical Gardens and the City Zoo also opened.
1. Latin American Art Museum (MALBA)
It is one of the most interesting in the City: it houses the Costantini Foundation’s art collection, with approximately 400 works (paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and objects) by great Latin American artists of the 20th century. The modern building, lined with limestone and large glass and steel surfaces, was made in 1997 by the Atelman-Fourcade-Tapia studio, winners of an international competition whose jury was composed of the famous architects Norman Foster, César Pelli and Mario Botta. The Costantini Collection includes works by Frida Kahlo, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaquín Torres-García, Antonio Berni, Jorge de la Vega, Tarsila do Amaral, Pedro Figari, Lygia Clark and Guillermo Kuitca. Temporary exhibitions of artists from around the world are also regularly exhibited. In the museum, there is a cinema, a café, a gift shop and a bookstore.
PHONE: 4808 6500 Hours: Thursday to Monday from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. TUESDAY CLOSED Entry: $ 100. Wednesday $ 50
2. Historical Museum of the Grenadier Regiment General San Martín
It was inaugurated in 1968, commemorating the 156th anniversary of the creation of the Grenadier’s Horse Regiment, to preserve and promote the life of its creator, the history of the Regiment and the values of San Martin. It displays documents of the actions for the freedom of America, uniforms, arms, old photographs and objects of daily use. They stand out the raven saber of the Libertador San Martín, Protectorates of Peru with his signature, a sword used in Chacabuco and Maipú.
Address Av. Luis María Campos 554 Telephone 4576 5663 Web www.granaderos.ejercito.mil.ar/Museo.html
3. Evita Museum
An area that tells the life and work of one of the most important women in Argentine history. A space with modern forms, which uses technology to bring history to the present. It proposes a vital experience, where people know, feel and understand, with historical rigor, a fundamental part of the history of the country. In the interior and in the patio of the museum they operate a restaurant and a bar.
It proposes to the visitors a tour through moments of the life of Evita, recreated by means of modern museography techniques. To know the life of the political leader fragments of national life.
It opened its doors on the 50th anniversary of Evita’s death. The museum has an important heritage: clothes, personal objects, graphic material, family memories, decorations, elements that remember her life as an actress.
Address Lafinur 2988 Telephone 4807 0306 email: [email protected] Web www.museoevita.org Tuesday to Sunday 11 a 19hs. The museum will be closed every Monday of the year, May 1st, December 25th and January 1st.
4. Museo del Automóvil Club Argentino
In this museum, you can find vehicles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in an excellent state of conservation, as well as pieces related to the era. Also, there are sports cars that were used by the great athletes that our country had in the last century
Address Av. del Libertador 1850 Telephone 4808 4240 Web www.aca.org.ar
5. Museum of Plastic Arts Eduardo Sívori
It was inaugurated in 1938 as the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts. After occupying numerous venues, in 1995 it was established in its current location. Its patrimony is representative of the Argentine plastic arts, especially those of first half of century XX.
Dedicated to Argentine art, its collection of more than 4200 works includes paintings, engravings, drawings, tapestries, etc. There are works by Spilimbergo, Badii, Berni, Pettoruti, among others. It has a closed sculpture yard and a specialized library. Sívori (1847-1918) was painter, draftsman, and engraver. One of his most famous paintings, The Wake of the Maid, is exhibited
Address Av. Infanta Isabel 555 Phone 4778 3899 at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Mail: [email protected] Web www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museosivori Tuesday to Friday from 12 to 20 hours. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed Monday. General admission: $ 10. Wednesday and Friday free. Bonus contribution: $ 25.
6. Museum of Popular Art José Hernández
Its heritage includes mainly historical and contemporary crafts, representative of the Creole traditions and the Aboriginal communities of Argentina. The collection has about 8,000 objects, including pieces in silver, horn, bone, pumpkin, wood, leather, iron, pottery, basketry, textiles, glass, imagery and musical instruments. The permanent sample is made of rural silver from the 19th century. The building houses the Library of National Folklore.
Address Av. del Libertador 2373 Telephone 4803 2384 Schedule Tuesday to Friday from 13 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed holidays: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. Electronic mail [email protected]
Web www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museojosehernandez |General Admission: $ 10. Free Wednesday.
7. National Museum of Decorative Art
The mansion that houses it, neoclassical style, is a work of 1911 by the French architect René Sergent. Its decoration testifies to the way of life of a sector of Argentine society of the early twentieth century. The permanent collection of the museum is made up of furniture, sculptures, porcelain, glass, paintings and tapestries from Europe and the East from the 14th to the 20th centuries. His heritage includes works by El Greco, Corot, Fragonard, Manet, Boudin and Fantin-Latour. European furniture from the S. XV-XIX. Sculptures, porcelains, ceramics, pieces of gold and silverware, tapestries and collection books.
Address Av. del Libertador 1902 Tuesday to Sunday 2 to 7 pm Free admission E-mail [email protected] Web address www.mnad.org
8. FOTOTECA LATINOAMERICANA (FOLA)
Is a space dedicated to the exhibition, dialogue and thought about Photography.It was born from the possibility of having a closed space of 1200m2 within what is called Arcos District, a commercial, gastronomic and cultural area recently developed within the former railway and cargo maneuvering grounds in the area of the Palermo station San Martín Railway.
Address Godoy Cruz 2620/2626 – Arcos District Hours Monday to Sunday from 12 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Wednesday closed) Phones 5789 – 2773/2873/2748 [email protected]