National Immigration Museum

The city's former immigrants' hotel.

Present in tours

The Museo Nacional de la Inmigración is located in the old "Hotel de los Inmigrantes", a state-funded institution that, from 1911 to 1953, provided free boarding, orientation and training to immigrants arriving in Buenos Aires, and helped them find work.

The museum highlights the social, economic and cultural importance of the various waves of immigration that arrived in Buenos Aires, from those that arrived from Europe, Asia and Africa at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century, to more recent migration from other countries in Latin America. It focuses on every stage of the immigration process - the journey, arrival in Buenos Aires, integration into society, and the legacy left by the immigrants.

You can visit the old dining area, which served guests in sittings of 1,000 people at a time, and see examples of the beds where immigrants slept, as well as documents, photographs, films and testimonies.

The museum also hosts temporary art exhibitions, and the same building houses the Center of Contemporary Art, which has held exhibitions by various international artists.