Museums in Retiro and Puerto Madero

Museums in Retiro and Puerto Madero

1.Spanish American Art Museum Isaac Fernández Blanco

Housed in the Noel Palace, one of the most beautiful houses in the city, has one of the most important Hispanic-American art collections in the world. The museum’s heritage includes an important collection of art and decorative objects from South America, which covers the colonial period until its independence: the pieces of Peruvian, Altoperuana and Rioplatense silver; Altoperuana and Cuzco painting; Imaginería quite and jesuítica and Portuguese-Brazilian furniture.
The building, neo colonial style, is surrounded by gardens, of Spanish inspiration, which a part of the museum. They perform outdoor concerts in spring and summer, as well as lecture cycles, book presentations, and theatrical performances.

Suipacha 1422 E-mail [email protected] Opens: 11 to 19hs

2.Museum of Immigration and Contemporary Art Center – MUNTREF

The history of the immigrants who arrived in Argentina from Europe, Asia, and Africa in the nineteenth century and the history of those who continue arriving from all South America until today have a place in Buenos Aires, the Immigrants Hotel, which operated between1911 and 1953. The hotel houses the Immigration Museum, created in 1974, and the Contemporary Art Center, inaugurated in 2012. The first one emphasizes the historical, cultural, social and economic importance of immigration. One of its most interesting features is that it presents to the public the experience of the migration in its different stages: the trip, the arrival, the insertion and the legacy. Historical documentation, photographs, films, contemporary testimonies, and relics are displayed – one of the most striking pieces of his heritage are the log books of all the immigrants who arrived in our country.
In addition, the Museum of Immigration hosts itinerant artistic interventions.
A proposal of the Center for Contemporary Art, which promotes the participation of various cultural and social actors. Since its inauguration, international artists such as the French Christian Boltanski, who developed an intervention that was visited by more than 300 million people, the Italian Rosa Barba, the German Ito Steyerl, among others.

Address Av. Antártida Argentina 1355 Telephone 4893 0322 Email [email protected] web Tuesday to Sundays de 11 a 19 hs.



1. Amalia Lacroze Art Collection 

This important private collection of art has more than 150 works by renowned international artists such as Rodin, Warhol, Turner, Dalí, and Blanes, as well as Argentine artists such as Badii, Berni, Quinquela Martín, Noé, Pérez Celis, Fader, Soldi and Xul Solar, among others.
Address Olga Cossettini 141 Telephone 4310 6600 Email [email protected] Web Tuesday to Sunday from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday Closed General admission $ 80 Wednesday $ 40

2. Museum of Calcos and Comparative Sculpture “Ernesto de La Cárcova”

Located close to the Ecological Reserve, it is considered the most important museum of its kind in South America.
It exhibits pieces that represent the most outstanding sculptural manifestations of the Sumerian culture until the Renaissance, as much in relief as in sculpture of bulk. It has a set of reproductions of works of Prehispanic America and with a remarkable collection of original sculptures of Argentine artists.
Address España Av. 1701 Telephone 4361 4419 Web address Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

3. Corbeta Uruguay Museum

It is the oldest Argentine ship that still remains afloat. It was built in England in 1874 and its hull is steel lined in wood. Between 1877 and 1880 he was a school ship of the Argentine Navy. Has integrated the expedition of Commodore Py, which reaffirmed Argentina’s sovereignty in Patagonia. His world-renowned exploit occurred in 1903 when, under the command of Captain Julián Irízar, and capping terrible storms, he rescued the members of the Swedish expedition led by Otto Nordenskjöld, whose ship, the “Antartic”, had been shipwrecked in the ice of the Pole South. He also performed scientific functions, transportation, and support to several observation and study missions on the coasts of southern Argentina. In 1960 it was destined to the museum, and years later it was declared National Historical Monument.
Juana Manuela Gorriti 600 from Monday to Monday from 10 am to 7 pm, $ 5 entrance. It is suspended by rain.

4. A.R.A. Frigate Sarmiento Museum

This frigate, launched in 1897, was one of the most advanced of its time. It has a steel helmet lined in wood and copper plate, three masts and an imposing figurehead with the effigy of the Republic of Argentina. The ship was named in honor of the founder of the Argentine Naval School, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Between 1889 and 1938 he carried out 37 trips around the world and then served as a practice vessel in national waters until 1960. Two years later he was declared a National Historical Monument and a museum of travel and official missions. The Fragata Sarmiento represented Argentina in numerous protocolary events, such as the coronation of Edward VII of the United Kingdom, in 1902; The celebrations of the Centennial of the Independence of Mexico, in 1910; The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914; And the inauguration of the statue of General San Martin in Boulogne Sur Mer, France, in 1909.
Juana Manuela Gorriti 600 Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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