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Fine Arts Museum - Museo Bellas Artes Tips (18)

National Museum of Fine Arts

Great collection of art ranging form local Argentinian artist to European masters in this small manageable museum that sits in plaza francia in Recoleta. The largest part of the collection is latin American with a few European masters.

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Jim_Eliason
Aug 13, 2016

Great free museum in Buenos Aires

Museo de Bellas Artes is an amazing museum. What is even more amazing is this museum is free! However you are most welcome to slot in your spare cash in the donation box. The museum could certainly use some for upkeep and maintenance, not that it is in a bad shape. The museum or museo in spanish, contains works of Van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Degas, Gaugain and many others. I am not exactly a museum person, but we stumbled upon it while strolling around Recoleta, and decided to take a peek inside. We saw some people hanging outside the museum waiting for it to open so we decided to hang around a bit. The museum opens around noon. Argentinians are not exactly early risers, maybe they stay up late in the evening to tango! Anyway we were certainly not disappointed. Do not miss it if you ever get to Buenos Aires!

Btw, there is Hard Rock Cafe not too far from Museo de Bellas Artes and I bought a t-shirt and a friend bought a short glass. Not that we were specifically looking for Hard Rock Cafe but we stumbled upon it by accident. Yup we chanced upon many unexpected gems as we walked a lot! Hard Rock Cafe is housed in a yellow building called Buenos Aires Design which houses many arts shops. So if you are looking for some art pieces you may want to take a peek into this yellow building.

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walkietalkie2012
Nov 02, 2014

Museo des Belles Artes

The Bellas Artes (Fine Arts) museum in Recoleta was our favourite of the many museums in Buenos Aires. There is a good variety of paintings on display, especially by 19th century European impressionists. The upper level is devoted to South American artists and there are many impressive Argentine paintings as well as pre-Columbian exhibits as well as displays of Peruvian and Mexican artifacts.

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barryg23
Sep 10, 2008

Fine Arts in Buenos Aires

A small but diverse fine arts museum which, best of all, is free! You can see paintings by Rembrandt, van Gogh, Monet, Renior, Picasso, and many local artists. A visit here can easily be combined with a visit to the Recoleta cementary.

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Dec 28, 2007
 
 
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Museo Nacional de Belas Artes - Terrace

First, the entrance to this excellent museum is free: you pay nothing and get to see Renoir, Courbet, Goya as well as an excellent selection of Argentinian Art displayed in a didatic way. Then you have to go upstairs to the terrace, where there are sculptures and a nice view including the Law School and the Metal Flower.

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hugolorenzetti
Oct 16, 2007

Museo National de Bellas Artes

This museum is a good place to visit for both European and Argentine art. The European collection is comprehensive, with several fine pieces that give a good overview of major movements. Compared with the famous world class museums such as the Metropolitan in NY, the Louvre or the Prado, the MNBA may not seem up to par. But that may be seen as a blessing in disguise. You can see a lot without becoming completely overwhelmed. The popular artists are represented: Picasso, Van Gogh, major impressionists etc. There are more paintings by the Spanish painter Joquin Sorolla than I have seen anywhere outside of Madrid.
I think this would be a great museum to take students for an introduction to art history.

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trvlrtom
Aug 13, 2007

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

A very important exposition center in Argentina. Has a permanent group of 10.000 own painting. Highlights: Goya, El Greco, Tintoretto, Zurbaran, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Miro, Sivori, Castagnino, de la Carcova, Quinquela Martin, Soldi and many other famous artists works.
Open: Tuesdays thru Fridays from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Saturdays and sundays from 9:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Guided visits at 3 pm and 6 pm.
Free admission. (You can leave a donation at the front door...that would be very kind)

Es uno de los centros de exposician de arte mas importantes del pais. Cuenta con una muestra permanente donde se exponen cerca de 10 mil obras de su patrimonio. Se destacan obras de Goya, El Greco, Tintoretto, Zurbaran, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Miro, Sivori, Castagnino, de la Carcova, Quinquela Martin, Soldi y otros.
Abierto de martes a viernes de 12:30 pm a 7:30 pm. Sabados y domingos de 9:30 pm a 7:30 pm.
Visitas guiadas a las 3 pm y a las 6 pm.
Libre admision (se puede dejar una donacion en la entrada que sera muy bien recibida).

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sof76
Nov 06, 2006

Museo de Bellas Artes

The museum exhibits most of significant local masters and there are also some international drawings, paintings and sculptures including August Rodin's "The Kiss".
The pieces range from medieval times to the postmodern era.
The truth is I wasn't very impressed with this collection.

The entrance is free.

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Museo National de Bellas Artes

A fine Museum with lots of well known Painters and Sculptors. For my taste there could be more "modern" stuff. (personal non-professional opinien ;-))

Entry is free (voluntary)
oh yeah... closed at tuesdays!

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Feb 07, 2005

Museo nacional de Bellas Artes

Ubicado en Av. del Libertador 1473, ofrece una muestra permanente con una muy completa colección de obras argentinas de los siglos XIX y XX, de los siguientes artistas: Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Pellegrini, Morel, Della Valle, Sívori, Spilimbergo, entre otros; y una importante colección ermanente de obras maestras de artistas extranjeros, entre los que se cuentan El Greco, Goya, Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec y Van Gogh.
El MNBA fue creado en 1895, abriendo sus puertas en 1896 bajo la dirección del pintor Eduardo Schiaffino, siendo el mayor acervo del país y uno de los principales de América.

The Museum of Fine Arts is located in Av. del Libertador 1473, offers a permanent sample with a very complete collection of Argentine works from the 19th and 20th Centuries, of the following artists: Prilidiano Pueyrredón,
Pellegrini, Morel, Della Valle, Sívori, pilimbergo, among others; and an important permanent collection of master works of foreign artists, among that lot is El Greco, Goya, Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. The MNBA was created in 1895, opening its doors in 1896 under the direction of the painter Eduardo Schiaffino, being the major heritage of the country and one of the main ones in the Americas.

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MeZuGa
Sep 19, 2004

Museo nacional de Bellas Artes

Ubicado en Av. del Libertador 1473, ofrece una muestra permanente con una muy completa colección de obras argentinas de los siglos XIX y XX, de los siguientes artistas: Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Pellegrini, Morel, Della Valle, Sívori, Spilimbergo, entre otros; y una importante colección ermanente de obras maestras de artistas extranjeros, entre los que se cuentan El Greco, Goya, Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec y Van Gogh.
El MNBA fue creado en 1895, abriendo sus puertas en 1896 bajo la dirección del pintor Eduardo Schiaffino, siendo el mayor acervo del país y uno de los principales de América.

The Museum of Fine Arts is located in Av. del Libertador 1473, offers a permanent sample with a very complete collection of Argentine works from the 19th and 20th Centuries, of the following artists: Prilidiano Pueyrredón,
Pellegrini, Morel, Della Valle, Sívori, pilimbergo, among others; and an important permanent collection of master works of foreign artists, among that lot is El Greco, Goya, Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. The MNBA was created in 1895, opening its doors in 1896 under the direction of the painter Eduardo Schiaffino, being the major heritage of the country and one of the main ones in the Americas.

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MeZuGa
Sep 19, 2004

BUENOS AIRES : MUSEO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES

I had expected the usual boring classic art-work but instead, I was superbly impressed with the very, very INTERESTING modern art sections. Excellent works! Good European and Argentine works too.

One of my most enjoyable museum experiences.

Entry was free for me. I went on a Sunday. To be honest, I am not sure if it is free everyday, or just on Sundays.

But do go on a Sunday, so that you can enjoy the Feria at Plaza Francia opposite right after.

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swesn
Feb 24, 2004

Things To Do Near Fine Arts Museum - Museo Bellas Artes

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Centro Cultural La Recoleta

The centre originally was a convent of hermits. Now the ochre and reddish tones centre is use for cultural activities. Art in Historic Surroundings. There is a small café, a gift shop and bookstore on...
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Palais De Glace

Collections: Prize-winning works from the National Salons (1911-1998) - Plastic Arts (Painting and Sculpture, 423 works), Engraving and Drawing (191 works), Textile Art (42 works), Ceramic Art (62...
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Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetary, this 18th Century Jesuit church is the 2nd oldest building in Buenos Aires and has been extensively restored since. It is worth looking inside for its baroque silver...
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Recoleta Cemetery - Cementerio de la Recoleta

The cemetary is beautiful and unique - i've never seen anything like it! You probably don't need a ton of time - a lot of the tours are LONG for looking at a bunch of similar sepuclres, but definitely...
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Biblioteca Nacional- National Library

OK, here is what my guide told me about the National Library: It was founded as an institution back in 1811 by the Primera Junta. The Library is using the building you see on the picture for the last...
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Recoleta Distict

This is one of the upper class neighborhoods In BA. It is full of shops and nightclubs. The big tourist attraction here is Evita's grave but you will also find numerous museums and restaurants in...
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Av del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires

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  • Sunday 09:30 to 19:30
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:30 to 19:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 to 19:30
  • Thursday 11:30 to 19:30
  • Friday 11:30 to 19:30
  • Saturday 09:30 to 19:30

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