10 Most Popular Buenos Aires Museums

Buenos Aires is one of those cities that has art on every block. From intricate street art to grandeur public statues, there are unique examples of art everywhere you look. It’s no wonder then that Buenos Aires museums are some of the best in the world. The city is proud of its artistic talent and fosters everything from national art galleries to local artist exhibitions. You could devote more than a week and not be able to visit all of the Buenos Aires museums! Here is a small sampling of some of the most popular Buenos Aires museums:

1. MALBA- Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires

For fans of Latin American art, this is the place to go. Local and international artists such as Frida Kahlo, Antonio Berni Emilio Pettoruti and Fernando Botero all have art housed here. The museum in of itself is a piece of art with a modern design, high glass walls, and intricate wooden benches. The special rotating exhibits bring in world renowned artists such as Andy Warhol and Mario Testino, the Peruvian fashion photographer.

 MALBA is easily one of the most popular museums in Buenos Aires

MALBA is easily one of the most popular museums in Buenos Aires

2. Fundacion Proa

Another museum located in La Boca, this modern art museum offers a lovely waterfront location with a high-class restaurant attached. In the intimate space, exhibitions vary from international modern artists to local emerging talent.

Fundacion Proa is located in La Boca and offers a waterfront view of the historic neighborhood

Fundacion Proa is located in La Boca and offers a waterfront view of the historic neighborhood

3. Museo de los Niños

If you are travelling with little ones, the Children’s Museum is a great interactive option for the whole family. From science experiments to hands on art projects, children will love the brightly colored layout of the museum. Its a great place for your children to run and explore while using their imagination.

Located in the recycled Abasto Shopping mall, the Kid's Museum is perfect if traveling with little ones

Located in the recycled Abasto Shopping mall, the Kid’s Museum is perfect if traveling with little ones

4. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes- National Museum of Fine Arts

This free for entry national museum focuses on paintings and sculptures in a range of styles and periods from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Both Argentine and European artists such as Pettoruti, Goya, Rodin, Renoir, and Gauguin all represent different schools of the fine arts.

The National Museum of Fine Arts is located on Libertador Ave, one of the city's most important avenues

The National Museum of Fine Arts is located on Libertador Ave, one of the city’s most important avenues

5. Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

This museum is built from the private collection of Amalía Lacroze de Fortabat, an Argentine aristocrat and business woman. It is located in beautiful Puerto Madero, and includes both Argentine and international artists like Dalí, Berni, and Rodin. A surprising piece is that of Amalía herself, in a pop-art portrait by Andy Warhol. Don’t forget to look up at the moving ceiling!

This beautiful museum is located in the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero

This beautiful museum is located in the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero

6. Museo del Bicentenario

Located right next to the government house Casa Rosada, the Museo del Bicentenario is located in a former customs building. This is a journey through Argentina’s history, with objects that date throughout the 200 years of the country’s time. An enormous mural by David Alfaro Siquieros called “Ejercicio Plástico” is the star of the museum.

Located next to the Casa Rosada, the Bicentenario Museum will guide you through some of Argentina's history

Located next to the Casa Rosada, the Bicentenario Museum will guide you through some of Argentina’s history

7. Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

This French neo-classical mansion was originally built for an Argentine aristocrat and her Chilean diplomat husband. The home exudes luxury, from the grand staircase, to the decorative furniture, art pieces, and feminine Salón de Madame. Afterwards, enjoy a lovely tea at the museum cafe Croque Madame in the front garden.

Come see decorative art in one of the most beautiful palaces in Buenos Aires

Come see decorative art in one of the most beautiful palaces in Buenos Aires

8. Museo River Plate

Futból fanatic? Visit the museum of the team that has won the most cups than any other Argentine club team. Learn about local futból rivalries and the rise of the giant team in its breathtakingly large stadium.

Check out the River Plate Museum to learn about one of the most popular local futbol clubs in Buenos Aires

Visit the River Plate Museum to learn about one of the most popular local futbol clubs in Buenos Aires

9. Museo Evita

This modern historical museum tells the life of beloved Eva Perón, the Argentine national heroine. It is located in a former children’s home that she helped create and explains how she came to power and the details of her life’s work. Real life objects make the stories come to life and videos of her death will bring tears to your eyes.

Learn about the life of Eva Peron, wife of President Juan D. Peron, at the Evita Museum

Learn about the life of Eva Peron, wife of President Juan D. Peron, at the Evita Museum

10. Usina Del Arte

This cultural center, located in the olden neighborhood La Boca, was originally a power station built in the beginning of the 20th century and was restored in 2008 to its current function. Concerts, exhibitions, and cultural events are held in this beautifully restored space, which holds daily tours for visitors.

This former power station has been renovated into a ultra-modern cultural center and theater

This former power station has been renovated into a ultra-modern cultural center and theater

These are just some of the many Buenos Aires museums. For more things to do in Buenos Aires, continue reading our blog or contact Say Hueque today to start planning your trip! 

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