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12 noon | The museums district

A host of culture packed into just a few blocks.

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In just a few blocks, you'll find a lot of museums to visit, covering everything from decorative art to architecture and sculptures.

Crossing Av. 9 de Julio and turning into Suipacha, you'll find Museo Isaac Fernández Blanco (Suipacha 1422), famous for its collection of Hispanoamerican silver. It's named after a collector who donated his pieces to the city government in 1922.

Continuing along the street, you'll reach Av. del Libertador. Opposite, you'll see the National Railway Museum, which traces the history of Argentina's train system. Six blocks further along Av. del Libertador to the left, is the Museum of Architecture and Design, located in an old water tank.

Don't miss Floralis Genérica, a 20m high sculture whose aluminium petals open at dawn and close at dusk, and on the other side of Av. del Libertador is the Palais de Glace (closed for renovation until July 2019), a museum that was once an ice rink and now houses various art exhibitions. The building has a glass dome allowing natural light inside.

Less than 50 metres away, crossing Av. del Libertador again, you'll see a large pink stone building with four columns on its facade. This is the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, often considered Argentina's most important collection of art. It has more than 11,000 pieces by artists including Picasso, Rembrandt, El Greco, Manet, Goya, Van Gogh and Degas as well as some of Argentina's most recognised artists. 

Continuing along Av. del Libertador, three blocks on, you'll find Palacio Errázuriz, location of the Museum of Decorative Art. This period mansion belonged to a Chilean diplomat and collector. It was acquired by the state, along with the pieces inside, in 1937.

Turning right towards the parallel street Av. Figueroa Alcorta, then walking two blocks, you'll find our last stop in the museum district: the Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA). This museum houses works by Frida Kahlo, Antonio Berni, Lam, Rivera, Botero, and more. The modern building also hosts temporary exhibitions, film screenings, conferences and has its own shop.

Guided tours: 

On Tuesdays and Saturdays, you can explore the northern part of the city with Urban Trekking - the 8km northern circuit, which starts in Puerto Madero amd finishes at the Planetarium.
 

Tip:

Both the Museum of Decorative Art and MALBA have restaurants, which are good options for lunch. Another option is to walk along Av. del Libertador, where there are many places to eat.

Moving on:

Walk to Las Heras and junction with Calle Billinghurst, where you can take bus number 37, 110 or 60) to our next stop, Av. Callao and Riobamba. 
 
 
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