Buenos Aires National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes)
The striking museum, designed by acclaimed Argentinean architect Alejandro Bustillo in 1933, divides its 12,000-piece collection into Masterpieces and Argentinean Art. The belle epoque building can be seen on many walking tours of the Recoleta neighborhood, as well as some city sightseeing tours. If you want a closer look, consider a private tour of the city that will allow you to explore the museum collection with insight from a local guide.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is a must-visit for art lovers.
A coat check is available for backpacks, bags, and other large items.
The entire museum is accessible to both wheelchairs and strollers.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum.
How to Get There
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes stands along Avenida del Libertador, within easy walking distance of Recoleta’s numerous attractions. The nearest subway stations are Facultad de Derecho and Las Heras.
When to Get There
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year, except on certain major holidays. Unless budget is a major issue, avoid visiting on Tuesdays, when admission is free and the galleries can get busy.
Best Museums in Buenos Aires
For a look at contemporary art, head to the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA). The National Museum of Decorative Arts (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo), within walking distance of MALBA and the national museum, offers free admission to its collection of elaborate furnishings. Soccer fans won’t want to miss the Museo River Plate to learn more about Argentina’s most famous team.
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- Palais de Glace
- Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)
- National Library
- Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (Museo de Arte Lationoamericano de Buenos Aires, MALBA)
- Barrio Norte
- Parque Tres de Febrero (Bosques de Palermo)
- Plaza San Martin
- Paz Palace (Palacio Paz)
- Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires (El Museo Judío de Buenos Aires )
- Evita Peron Museum (Museo Evita)
- Kavanagh Building (Edificio Kavanagh)
- Buenos Aires Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanico Carlos Thays)